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.
I don't know whether it was because no one knows this, and the crowd goes out before 5, the usual closing hour. We entered after 5 and the only crowded spot I found was in front of the over-rated Monalisa and Venus de Milo. I hadn't expected that I can stroll around the richness of history so conveniently. Too bad most of the descriptions were in French though, I don't understand a word.
The audio guides were very confusing. They offered several options to guide us around, but none of them worked. I only found 4 art items with numbers which corresponded to the recorded message about those objects. Also, the size of the Lourve and some incorrectly placed signs made it very difficult to find the exit at the end of a day. I did not appreciate the "modern art" of Mr. Fabre. That type of art did not meet the standards of the masterpieces displayed here.
Aside from those irritants, the Lourve is unquestionably THE BEST MUSEUM IN THE WORLD!
Go see the most famous museum in the world. Pick 10-15 things to see and hit the highlights. Do not waste time walking around looking for something of interest. The Louvre is way too big to see everything. Find out where certain things are, and go directly to see them. 2-3 hours is enough time to spend here....but one could spend weeks or even months. Bring walking shoes. But, the Louvre is famous in itself!!
The thing i liked the most is the atmosphere. I'm not much of a person who like these kind of stuff but this is a great place to visit... I recommend going any chance you have. You can spend a whole day there witch is a good thing. Some of the most interesting and famous art work in the world why would you pass that up. It is totally worth the trip to France. IT S A GREAT TIME!! HAVE FUN WHILE YOU ARE THERE!!!!!!!! BON VOYAGE!!
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 as this space was orginally intended to introduce young ones to the museum's famous collections.
We of course did not have enough time. You must get the electronic guided tour that is available at additional cost. They have 2 page brouchures in at least 15 different languages. Unfortunately, the only descriptions of the art work in the museum are in French.
This place is even bigger than you think. Don't even try to see everything, but be open to seeing things you hadn't planned. it is a wonderland.
Get a map of the Louvre and/ or check out the official website.
Plan what you want to see most, map out your route and be patient. Pack a lunch. Make sure you remember how you got in because getting out can leave you exhusted. It took us an hour just to find our way out and along the way we ran into many people who were also lost.
Make sure to look at the back of the Venus de Milo!
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