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Louvre Museum

Spend the day wandering around the awe inspiring world-famous paintings, sculptures and decorative arts on offer at the Louvre.

The Louvre offers 6 hectares of exhibition space housing some of the world’s most famous works of art. Visitors flock from around the globe, many drawn to the Louvre by the legendary Mona Lisa and other works including the marble statues of the Winged Victory of Samothrace and Venus de Milo. The Musée du Louvre - known to most simply as the Louvre – houses a vast collection of works with objects in the collections ranging in date from 5,000 B.C. to the 19th century.

If time allows, it’s worth visiting all three wings in Paris’s largest museum. The Sully wing is the oldest part of the museum and houses the antiquities collection. The Louvre’s impressive Greek collection is home to the Venus de Milo. This Richelieu wing showcases paintings dating back to the middle ages as well as a vast collection of sculptures. The Denon wing’s most famous resident, the Mona Lisa, lures many tourists and is therefore often the most crowded.

To get the most out of your visit to the Louvre, visit the museum’s website – an excellent resource that will help you to list the key works you wish to see. There is often a long queue to see the most prominent and famous works, so allow plenty of time if these are on your list. The website includes a detailed floor plan of the permanent and visiting exhibits, as well as an online catalogue of works. Don’t forget to buy your ticket online in advance as well, allowing you access to entrances where queues are often much shorter.

The Louvre was established in the 16th century and today welcomes more than 8 million visitors each year through its doors, many through the main entrance in the iconic Pyramide du Louvre (Louvre Pyramid), in the centre of the main courtyard, the Coeur Napoleon. Although this entrance is now an iconic symbol of the city, the steel and glass structure, designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei and unveiled in 1989, was initially criticised for being too modern. The pyramid allows sunlight to stream in and illuminate the underground floor.

To further appreciate the ancient and the modern working together in harmony, rent an audio guide offering an excellent introductory overview of the museum and its key pieces. 90-minute guided tours are also available for an excellent overview of the museum and key pieces.

The Louvre is located along the Right Bank of Paris, in the 1st arrondissement, and is easily accessible by metro, bus, car or boat. The Louvre is open daily (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. The museum closes on Christmas day, New Year’s day and on 1st May.

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K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
4 out of 5
4 Boulevard Raspail, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$231 per night from 18 Aug. to 18 Aug.
Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orsay Museum and Le Bon Marche. Tuileries Garden and Saint-Sulpice Church are also within ...
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"Loved this place. Great location"

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Victoria Palace Hotel Paris
Victoria Palace Hotel Paris
5 out of 5
6 Rue Blaise-Desgoffe, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$251 per night from 11 Aug. to 11 Aug.
Located in Paris City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Le Bon Marche and Luxembourg Gardens. Les Invalides and Paris Catacombs are also ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly."

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Hôtel du Louvre, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Hôtel du Louvre, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
5 out of 5
Place André Malraux, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$543 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
This family-friendly Paris hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Palais Royal and Louvre Museum. Tuileries Garden and Palais ...
4.2/5Very Good! (983 reviews)
"This property is in a great location. You can walk to everything. The Louvre, Galleries Lafayette, Angelina’s, Laduree, etc. you will feel safe to walk around this neighborhood in early morning and late at night. The staff are friendly and very helpful. I will deffinitely recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Hôtel du Louvre, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
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Hôtel 34B - Astotel
Hôtel 34B - Astotel
3 out of 5
34 Rue Bergere, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$141 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Hôtel 34B - Astotel
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
4 out of 5
4 Boulevard Raspail, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$231 per night from 18 Aug. to 18 Aug.
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
Victoria Palace Hotel Paris
Victoria Palace Hotel Paris
5 out of 5
6 Rue Blaise-Desgoffe, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$251 per night from 11 Aug. to 11 Aug.
Victoria Palace Hotel Paris
Hôtel du Louvre, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Hôtel du Louvre, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
5 out of 5
Place André Malraux, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$543 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Hôtel du Louvre, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Castille Paris - Starhotels Collezione
Castille Paris - Starhotels Collezione
5 out of 5
33-37 Rue Cambon, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$417 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
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Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
4 out of 5
53 Ter Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$276 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
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Novotel Paris Les Halles
Novotel Paris Les Halles
4 out of 5
8 Place Marguerite De Navarre, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$299 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
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Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
5 out of 5
4 rue de Valois, Paris
The price is AU$572 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
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Le Grand Hotel de Normandie
Le Grand Hotel de Normandie
4 out of 5
4 rue d'Amsterdam, Paris, Paris
The price is AU$141 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Le Grand Hotel de Normandie
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