The Louvre, Paris is one of the best museums in the world and it is virtually on everybody’s Paris Bucket List. It is grand, opulent, busy and home of many iconic artworks like Monalisa, Venus of Milo or the Winged Victory of Samothrace, just to name a few.
The Louvre Museum is also part of the history of France and it was home to many French Kings, who turned the Louvre Palace into a place as interesting as its artworks.
The Louvre is one of the biggest museums in the world, featuring a grand total of 35.000 works of arts from different periods and cultures. If you wanted to spend one minute in front of every Louvre artwork it could very well take up to 65 days! So if you don’t have 65 days to visit the Louvre, but would love to see its most famous works, we give you some cool Louvre tips and tricks to see the best of Louvre in a short time.
Things NOT to Do when Visiting the Louvre
Don’t expect to see everything at the Louvre
A common mistake people make is to stay at a museum too long to try to see as much as possible, but this will only result in a sensory overload. When visiting the Louvre, it is good to set a time limit for your visit (between 90 minutes and two hours at most) to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Avoid wandering aimlessly
It is important to have a focus to avoid wandering aimlessly waiting to run into the top Louvre attractions and miss them. Instead of briefly glancing at 100 objects and forgetting about what you saw afterward, you’ll have a better experience if you pick a maximum of 20 treasures of the Louvre and spend five minutes on each.
Choose and locate what you want to see ahead and find the best itinerary for you. With a permanent collection spread over 3 wings, 5 floors and 60.000 m2, you may end up walking kilometers and kilometers if you don’t know where to go to see your favorite artworks.
What to See at the Louvre in 2 hours
The Smart Louvre Kit brings you the best things to see at the Louvre, a limited list of must-sees things at the Louvre that you can visit in 2 hours or less. The list is presented on a beautiful table that you can download on your mobile phone or print out prior to your visit.
For each of these most famous works in the Louvre, it gives you the Louvre Department, author, period and a link to an in-depth description that you can check if you are online. It also gives you its location (Louvre Wing, floor, and room number) so you know exactly where to go to find that specific artwork.
We believe that the Palais du Louvre is as beautiful as its content. The Smart Louvre Kit also includes the best of Louvre Palace so you can admire the most beautiful rooms while visiting the artworks.
Create your custom made Louvre Highlights Tour
The Smart Louvre Kit comes with the list of the best things to see at the Louvre also on an excel file so you can filter the artworks according to your interests a create a Louvre Guide “à la carte”.
- Do you want to focus your Louvre visit on the Italian Painting? Take the list and filter by “Department”.
- Do you want to visit Louvre’s Sully Wing only? Take the list and filter by “Louvre Wing”.
- You don’t care about sculptures in general? Take the list and filter by “Subject”
With the Smart Louvre Kit, you can use different filters and create the best Louvre Tour for you!
Louvre Tips and Tricks: Louvre Entrances, Louvre Opening Hours and more
The Smart Louvre Kit includes our Louvre Museum Guide with the best Louvre tips and tricks for visiting the Louvre like a pro. This Louvre guide pdf includes information like:
- Where to buy Louvre tickets,
- Louvre admission price,
- Louvre opening hours 2018 and Louvre visiting hours,
- Best Louvre entrances, the map of Louvre entrances
- How to dress in the Louvre, how to avoid the pickpockets in Louvre
- and much more…
Also, it tells you how to avoid lines at the Louvre and the Weekly Schedule of Room Closures so you know when to go and when not to go to visit your favorite department.