Ah, Paris. The city of love, and high fashion. It’s the first city I’ve been to that was in a different country. I’ve been to other countries before through cruises, but this was the first time I’ve had to literally fly there. In fact, it’s the first time I’ve ever flown anywhere. It will always hold a special place in my heart for that reason alone.
Of course, one of the most important places we visited while we were there was the Louvre Museum. There’s so much to see and do in Paris, but we had to pick and choose our top choices. There was no way we could manage to see it all, not if we wanted to really enjoy them.
The Louvre Museum was one of the most amazing places in Paris that we visited. The size alone was enormous, but when you realize just how much art and history is located inside, that is when the enormity of it really blows your mind. There was so much to see that it’s almost impossible to see it all, at least in one visit. I know we didn’t manage to fit it all in. If we had, we’d have never made it to any other sites on our list.
There was practically a whole side of the museum that we didn’t even touch. What we were able to see certainly made up for it, though. We may have done a better job of seeing things if we’d have taken a tour, but we wanted to take our time and look at what interested us. And we enjoyed doing that. Maybe we missed out on some things, but that’s okay. We’ll go another time and see the rest. And, if we don’t manage to see something, then we won’t know we missed it anyway.
The cost to enter the Louvre Museum in Paris is 17 Euros per person. I personally would recommend buying the Paris Pass if you plan to go to many locations, because it is a great deal. With the pass, you can get entry into your choice of 60 different Paris attractions. Not only that, but you get to use the public transport system for free with the pass. You can’t beat that deal. Some of the sites even allow you to use the “skip the line” entrance.
The price of the pass depends on how many days you want to use it. If you’re only going to be in Paris for a couple days, you can buy the 2 day pass. But, if you’re planning on being in Paris for the week, the 6 day pass will give you the better value. A breakdown of the pass prices is listed below. These are the prices as of right now, but of course they can change at any time. Be sure to check the website for accurate pricing.
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Having only a few days in Paris, and massive jet lag, we had to limit our time in order to get to more places. Unfortunately, we still didn’t get to see everything on our list, which I am still sad about to this day. One day, I will definitely go back to see the rest! Regardless, the Louvre stood up to the hype. I can’t wait to return to see the rest of what it has to offer.
The statues were one of my favorite parts. I loved walking among them and admiring the different themes and styles. Winged Victory held the top of our list. We were so excited to see it in person. It did not disappoint. She was beautiful and majestic, and certainly popular based on the crowd in the area trying to get close to her. The only other spot worse to get to was the Mona Lisa, which I was not able to manage on that day. I made it into the room, but nowhere near the painting itself. I was quite surprised to learn just how small the painting actually is, I’d always pictured it so much larger.
Napoleon’s apartment section was quite an attraction. It was very interesting to see his real-life living quarters. The amount of red velvet and gold trimming evidenced the luxurious lifestyle with which he was accustomed. To realize that you are walking in the same exact spot as someone so well known from history is really quite humbling. It makes you stop and realize just how small you are in the universe. So many and so much has passed before you, and so many are yet to come.
I can’t wait to go back and resume my tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris. Have you ever been to the Louvre? What was your favorite part? If you haven’t been yet, what are you looking forward to seeing? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
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