Friday, March 25, 2011

The Louvre Museum- General informations

Here are some general informations about the Louvre:The Louvre Museum Louvre is the most visited museum on the world, and is ranked number 1 in France. It's located in Paris and hosted 8.5 millions of visitors each year, in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  • Hours and days of opening:
-every day except on Tuesday and on december 25, january 1 and may 1-
-from 9am to 6pm, except on friday and wednesday: 9am to 10pm.
  • Entrance
You will have the choice between several entrances:
- Pyramid and Galerie du Carrousel entrances: from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Passage Richelieu entrance: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Porte des Lions entrance: from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. except on Friday.
  • Free entrance or reduced rate
The admission to the Museum Louvre is free on the first Sunday of every month and on July 14 (national holiday). It's free for those under 18 years old, free for students under 26 years old, disabled visitors and their helpers, and for some groups of people.  
  • The entrance fee
It costs 10 euros- the ticket gives you full entrance to the Louvre (except for the temporary exhibitions and for the Eugène Delacroix museum). To be able to see the temporary exhibition it will be 11 euros, and if you want to access not only the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions but also the Eugène Delacroix Museum, it will cost you 14 euros.

You may pick a map and you will have the different indications.
You can also have access to a multimedia guide to help your during the visit, it will cost you around 6€ more, for an adult.

Because of the size of the museum, you can't see all the arts, painting, collections, sculptures, exhibitions in one day. You may feel also overwhelmed and confused. So try to plan everything in advance.

You can also take pictures (with no flash), and for your comfort, wear comfortable shoes for not to have to suffer during the long visit of the Louvre.

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