The Musée du Louvre is a great place to spend the afternoon. Just don’t forget to prebook your time slot on their website after you get your advanced tickets. Otherwise, you’ll be out of luck if you want to visit.
Musée du Louvre
First, be sure you see the Mona Lisa – and plan for at least an hour start to finish on that experience. We did it first and then enjoyed the rest of our visit. It’s important if you’re on a tight timeline and you want to see the Mona Lisa, since it might take up more time than you planned. It’s not fun being rushed and starting to panic.
This is our view as we waited in the first line. If you read the post on the Mona Lisa, you’ll know that you need an umbrella to stand here for more than 4 minutes. It’s so hot!
After seeing the Mona Lisa we came out into a section of the museum that was taken over by an art class. I liked watching them work more than looking at the art. It was so neat. People watching is so underrated.
A few of our favourite items – the other lady of the Louvre – she’s pretty special.
This next piece is neat because we saw one of the five (I think) created at Buckingham Palace. It was like this pure ‘hey, I know what that is’ recognition moment. So cool.
Lastly, we visited on a Friday afternoon and around 5pm that’s when it’s free for all European Union students, or those under 25 to access. It was at that point they closed a few exhibits. We caught the Egyptian one just before it closed.
In the end, it’s worth the visit.
That’s us, post visit. Pretty happy and fully enriched with art. What a great day.