The Louvre museum, the most famous museum in the world (until 1793, it was the royal residence) attracts 10 million visitors annually. The best way to be among the 15,000 other tourists who are on its territory at any time is to book online skip-the-line tickets at 1001guide.
It would take you 100 straight days (no sleep break!) to see all of the Louvre's artwork. So tune in to a meeting with the most interesting exhibits for you. Here are the top three masterpieces of this museum:
- Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is the most famous of the 7500 paintings of the Louvre;
- the mummy Belphegor rumored to roam the hallways of the museum, which is not surprising since the building dates back to 1190;
- 21 m glass pyramid (small copy of the tomb of Cheops) decorating the entrance to the museum.
The Louvre galleries cover over 15 hectares. They contain paintings, prints, sculptures, tapestries, jewelry, furniture. The Louvre houses a total of 380,000 works, but only 35,000 of them are on public display. Don't waste your time to appreciate a small fraction of the museum's treasures in a few hours. Remember 100 days without sleep - buy tickets online for skip-the-line access to the Louvre.