Distinguished architect I. M. Pei has constructed this 450-seat, oak-paneled auditorium. It fuses state-of-the-art ... More
Distinguished architect I. M. Pei has constructed this 450-seat, oak-paneled auditorium. It fuses state-of-the-art audiovisual technology with world-class architecture evolving into one of the Louvre 's grandest structures. The auditorium offers a multitude of programs including lectures, concerts, and exhibitions. Children are also catered to as this space was originally intended to introduce young ones to the museum's famous collections.
We spent the entire day there and it was worth every cent. The scultptures were my favorite part and there is so much variety. I also liked that you could take pictures everywhere. We went in November and it said that you couldn't take pictures of the Mona Lisa, but everyone was and the staff didn't mind. I can't wait to do back.
We enjoyed the trip to Musee du Louvre. For a half day trip, we had to choose the best attractions in this museum. We bought the ticket in advance and surely it helped to prevent the long line. It was quite a tiring walk for 10 years old girl,but she enjoyed the experience in this grand building. To make children enjoying the trip, try to tell the story behind the paintings or the objects in the museum.
Truly, the Louvre offers a history of Art through the ages.
The crowds in June with loud students make it hard to experience the works as the artist intended.
However, I would not have missed seeing the actual brushstrokes or textures of the works, rather than printed, manufactured copies.
If I could do only one thing in Paris, it would be to go to the Louvre. I spent an exhausting day there, but you could easily spend more. There is a metro stop right under the Louvre and a good food court to stop in when you get tired. Expect a big crowd around the Mona Lisa, but the other DaVinci's are just as beautiful and more accessible. Beware that there are always sections closed for repairs, but there is plenty of other pieces to look at and you'll always have a good reason to return to Paris in the future.
The place is a mob. There is really no other museum like this and it must be seen. But the crowds are horrible.
Luckily, the worst sardine acts are around just a few pieces; most of the visitors are absolutely unaware of many other magnificent works. For example, Vermeer's Lacemakers had no one around it and I could ponder the work for a number of minutes. On the other hand, I couldn't get within 10 metres of Winged Victory. The scene around Mona Lisa is horrible. The painting is behind bullet proof glass and ropes keep art lovers back a tremendous distance.
There are plenty of places to eat underneath the museum now, and they are all non-smoking. This is a complete turnaround from our previous visit.
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