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Family Review of Musée du Louvre

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Napoleon opened the Louvre and it remains one of the most famous museums in the world. Its historic building was given a new look when architect I.M. Pei designed the eye-catching glass pyramid that is now integral to the museum--see it from above and below ground.
  • The Mona Lisa is one of the Louvre's most celebrated pieces, but frankly, it's a disappointment and will be especially so to children as it's displayed far behind ropes and glass--hardly inspirational. However, Venus de Milo is every bit as captivating as one imagines, set impressively at the end of a long hallway.
  • Among the Louvre's other highlights likely to appeal to kids: The Egyptian collection with its mummified animals and huge sarcophagi and the Oriental Antiquities gallery. Don't forget that the shopping halls beneath the museum have plenty of family-oriented, along with some very high-end, stores.

Address:
Main entrance in the glass pyramid, Cour Napoléon
34-36 quai du Louvre, 1e
Paris
France
Parking: Sat-Mon and Thurs 9am-6pm; Wed and Fri 9am-10pm
Price: Admission 9€ ($13), children 17 and younger free, free to all 1st Sun of every month. 1 1/2-hr. English-language tours (Mon and Wed-Sun) 6€ ($8.70), free for children 12 and younger with museum ticket


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 01-40-20-53-17
Transportation: Métro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre
Price Information: Admission 9€ ($13), children 17 and younger free, free to all 1st Sun of every month. 1 1/2-hr. English-language tours (Mon and Wed-Sun) 6€ ($8.70), free for children 12 and younger with museum ticket
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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