Une Journée in The Louvre Paris
One of my biggest dreams, when I was a child, is to visit the incredible “City of Love” Paris. All of the girls in my town would love to be there. it’s very famous for its romantic European style architectures, buildings, people, culture and they speak the language of love “french”.
How many of you would love to go to this place? I’m pretty sure every single lady would love to be proposed by their lover in front of the Eiffel Tower. to make lovers padlock in the Bridge, and eat french croissant and “pain au chocolat” while sitting in front of the Seine River.
For this part, I’ll show you more of my forte, since I am a historical lover I do love to visits museums and expositions etc. My second official visit to the city town of Paris is most likely to visit the rest of the places that I haven’t visited yet. and of course to tour the most famous and largest museum in the world, a historical place in Paris The Louvre.
What to see in Louvre?
The Louvre or Louvre Museum is one of the most visited places in Paris. it is the third most visited Museum in the world with about 7 million visitors every year.
There are around 38,000 objects from prehistory to 21st century including for sure the masterpiece of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and a lot more aircraft from the most famous people.
Furthermore, the Museum contains the most prestigious collections like.
- Egyptian Antiquities,
- Near Eastern Antiquities,
- Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities;
- Islamic Art; sculpture,
- Decorative Arts;
- Prints and Drawings and a lot more.
What to Expect?
Organizing the visit was quite difficult at first when we passed by to this place we thought that we could directly come in and have a tour.
however, it’s not likely that way here, in this place you will see people queuing up to enter the Louvre that would take 30 minutes to one hour of waiting just to enter imagine?
The day we went to our hotel to plan the tour for the next day. we bought our tickets online and went there as early as possible but well surprise there’s still a queue even 8:00 am but not as much as yesterday.
It was a sunny day, the weather is harmoniously synchronizing with my mood despite the long queue we were able to stay calm and stress less.
Waited for more about 25 minutes finally it’s our turn to enter. (Yehey) I was very excited that I want to see all the precious fine objects inside this famous museum.
Time check 8:30 am and we’re about to start our grand tour.
The Interior Hall View
After a brief tour of the entrance hall its time to kick some oh sorry not to kick to visit the first section. the Greek/Roman/European Empire the most awaiting part garnering the most visited department you know why?
If you have seen the book based film “The Vinci Code” the museum earned $2.5 million by allowing filming in its galleries.
With not further ado here I’ll show you one my favorite galleries including;
- The painting of Mona Lisa,
- The Wedding Feast at Cana,
- The Winged Victory of Samothrace, and many more.
The Roman Empire Wing
I chose this one first since I wanted to see more of paintings, arts, and that feeling to be back on 300 BC. Feeling like a time machine where you can see all the creations, fantastic and incredible creations rather from our ancient people.
Meanwhile, on the other part of the gallery, we have met the unique pieces. The collection of special arts from the different cultural base of several countries.
Starting off with the African rare objects, Asians including from Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Among other collections are also from South and North American and Eastern and Western Europe.
Rare Pieces from different Countries
The one and only piece came from my country which I’m very proud of
The tour from the beginning took us around hours already, we decided to take a break eat a bit and continue. for those who don’t know the Museum area is 72,735 square meters (782,910 square feet)
It might take you an hour to tour just one class of the galleries.
Looking forward to the next department its the Egyptian side. it is really fun to see how this collection was retrieved thinking that it was from way back years ago.
Going through the Near Eastern Antiquities it’s the second new department. the contents are from the archeological objects of Iraq, Iran from Persian period. The most famous collection is the Human-Headed winged bull Assyria, limestone from the 8th century.
Near Eastern Antiquities
The last part was the ancient Greek mythology side where you can see statues of Hercules, Artemis, Zeus, Hermes and a lot more.
Well, I wish I could show you all the fantastic works of art the Louvre Museum has, unfortunately. I have a limited space here so I’m trying to cater the maximum that I can so here are just a quick peek of the Greek Gods.
Greek Mythology Collections
Before I end I want to share with you the most expensive collections. that I have seen this are the jewelry collection of the French Royal family from Louis XV period and the rest of the descendants.
Personally, I would consider it as the “chamber of secrets” like in Harry Potter. A chamber of jewelry and fancy kinds of stuff, the rest of the place are extremely elegant and majestic.
Who doesn’t want to see this thing? I think every girl wants to marry a prince in her dreams.
Royal Family Chamber, Paris
La “journée” in Louvre Museum has ended, started 8:00 am till 4:00 pm. My eyes are very intrigued with all those collections that I have discovered.
Some were familiar to me some were my first time to see especially the Mona Lisa painting, looking at it, it feels like unreal honestly the tour was worth it. Now it’s time to go back home in Brussels.
Finally, I could say after years of coming in and out of Paris I have visited this most famous Museum in the world, no offense from the other Museums, however, this one is the most that I’m looking forward to.
Tips to remember when organizing a visit to the Museum:
- This is a huge really huge place it will take you hours of walking and visiting the entire area,
- There are restaurants in the hall so you can eat when you want.
- Be sure to come early before 8:00 am perhaps especially in summer it’s very tight & full.
- Buy your tickets in advance or online
- You need to select the entrance time so there early before your chosen time.
Nothing much more to say, this a 10/10 score for me, if you’ll visit the Museum soon you can always visit their official website Louvre.fr
Ticket are also available there its 17 euros/person, open every day except Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 6:00pm
Upon entering you’ll receive
- An information map,
- Audio guides from different languages they even
- Offer guided tours and workshops,
It’s all for you now to choose what’s the best fit for your tour. I wish you had a great fun reading this article.
Une Journée in The Louvre Paris