Louvre Museum

The Louvre museum is arguably one of the most famous museums in the world.

It holds treasures like the Greek statue Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa painting, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace sculpture.

With thousands upon thousands of works of art in the museum, its impossible to even see a fraction of these artworks in one visit. You could easily spend a whole day on just one of the museum floors.

Words fail to describe the immense artistic presence of this place, but hopefully my photos do it some justice.

Museum Exterior

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Museum Interior

Inside, the museum has a modern architectural design with spiraling staircases, vaulted ceiling, and an inverted glass pyramid.

It also hosts a number of restaurants, cafes, and souvenirs shops on the main floor. Two of these were my favorite type of shops- a Starbucks and a macaroon store!

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Venus de Milo

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Winged Victory of Samothrace

Mona Lisa

***Bonus points if you can push through a crowd and get a selfie with the Mona Lisa.

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Mona Lisa

***Bonus points if you can push through a crowd and get a selfie with the Mona Lisa.

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Main Courtyard

The Louvre also exhibits the majestic glass pyramid. It’s simple and and geometric design contrasts with the traditional style of the museum building.

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Louvre Glass Pyramid

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Ft. Macaroons

If you go to France, you have to have some macaroons! I recommend the poppy macaroons, you’re not going be able to find these treats anywhere else.

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Student & Travel Tips

According to one of my friends who was recently studying aboard in Europe, students that show their (European) student ID can get in the museum for free. You must go to a university in a country that is part of the European Union and you should have your passport on you because they might ask.

Also, during the months of October through March, the Louvre offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. The Louvre also offers various days and times which the admission is waived so make sure to check out their website before going!

Also I suggest taking a tour, either a group tour or a audio tour. There is just some much to see at the museum that it can get overwhelming. I wish that I had done that, I feel like I wandered around the museum a little too much!

 

 

 

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