The Louvre… 12 hours of the Louvre and didn’t even see half of it.
1. Visit on Wednesday and Friday for bonus hours (open late)
2. Buy tickets in advance directly from the Louvre’s website. (Must be printed)
3. If you can not buy them from their website then there is a Tabac shop in the Caroussel du Louvre for the correct price (15€ at this time) which will then allow you to enter the queue.
4. Under no circumstances should you wait in the queue labeled “without tickets”. This queue does not have priority for entering security in the pyramid. The queue for those with timed advance tickets have priority, therefore the line will hardly move.
5. Mona Lisa is roped off and you can not see it closely.
6. The apartments in the Richelieu wing on floor 1 are wonderful – ensure that you visit it.
7. You can purchase an audio guide for your smartphone – remember to bring headphones
I was surprised by the vastness. If you don’t visit on the days with longer hours you will need 3 or 4 days to visit.. I’m hoping to go through it in just 2 on the long days. Ideally if you like to stare at art you could probably spend months there.
Of all the things in Paris, if you only have 1 day, this is the place to go.