The Louvre Experience

The Louvre. The most visited and probably the most famous Museum in the World. I don’t think it needs any special introduction. With an impressive collection of 35,000 artworks, if one would stand 30 seconds in front of every piece of art, it would take thirteen days (yes, all 24 hours of it) to see all of it, not taking into consideration the time it takes to walk from one to another. Yes, it’s that big.

The Louvre from the inside

The Louvre from the inside

It was a dark, windy morning the day we stood in line to see this fabulous museum we’ve all heard so much of. Even though we were there before the opening hour, I think we still must have stood an hour waiting to get in. Yeah, it’s crowded, there’s always a huge line in front of it.

le crowd

le crowd

my first photo in front of the Louvre (frozen and wet, but still yay!)

my first photo in front of the Louvre (frozen and wet, but still yay!)

It was a rainy day, a perfect day to visit a museum. We knew that it was fairly impossible to see everything, still we tried to see as much as we could of it. At the entrance, we all got a map, and we circled everything we managed to see. I still have that map somewhere at home, I have to check it out!

entering the Louvre

entering the Louvre

Although the Orsay Museum remains my favorite museum in Paris, the Louvre has its own wonderful and beautifully decorated places and spaces as well. One of my favorite has to be this part of the museum (I just love it when they mix plants with art):

my favorite place in the Louvre

my favorite place in the Louvre

My favorite collection turned out to be the Egyptian floor, and with that in mind, I’ll be sure to visit the Pergamon (if I ever get to Berlin), and if I ever get to Egypt, I’ll be sure to check in to as much museums as I possibly can. In the gallery below, you can check out a few famous artworks, as well as some very much liked by me.

If I ever get to the Louvre again, I’ll be sure not to run through everything, but rather choose what I’m most interested in and try to see the chosen ones up-close (and not in such a rush that I forget everything by the time I’m out the door).

How about you? How did you get to see the Louvre, what were the areas you were most interested in, and how did you manage your time? 🙂

3 Responses to “The Louvre Experience

  • What? 13 days x 24 hours? Wow, didnt know that they have an extensive collection!! :o))))

  • Adri – Louvre is indeed amazing. I enjoyed Napoleon’s apartments the most. Excellence to it’s highest. Gold and amazing paintings.
    – Ruta

    • Thank you for your comment, Ruta! Too bad the Louvre is so huge and we can’t actually visit everything we would like 🙂

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