Une Jounée 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 of 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 a 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 in the city town of Paris is most likely to visit the rest of the places that I haven’t visit 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 place in Paris. it is the third most visited Museum in the world with more or less 7 millions visitors every year.
There are around 38,000 objects from prehistory to 21st century including for sure the masterpiece of Leonardo De Vinci’s Mona Lisa and a lot more aircrafts 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 for 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 of the long queue we were able to stay calm and stress less.
Waited for more about 25 minutes finally its our turn to enter. yehey I was very excited that I want to see all of 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 in 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 much further a do 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 encountered the most unique pieces. The collection of special arts from different cultural base of several countries.
Starting off with the African rare objects, Asians including from Malaysia, Indonesia, and 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 little bit and continue. for those who doesn’t know the Museum area is 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet)
It might take you an hour to tour just one category 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 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 to 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. chamber of jewelry and fancy stuffs, the rest of the place are extremely elegant and majestic.
Who doesn’t want to see this things? 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 in the Museum:
- This is a huge really huge place it will take you hours of walking and visiting the entire area,
- There are restaurants inside the hall so you can eat whenever you want.
- Be sure to come early before 8:00 am perhaps especially in summer its very tight very 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 will visit the Museum in the near future 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
- offers 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.