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How to Visit the Louvre Museum

The Louvre museum is perhaps the most famous art museum in the world. The sprawling palace holds scores of corridors with walls and walls of priceless art and sculpture. Visiting the museum can be daunting at best because of the sheer size of the palace. Follow these few steps to make your visit to the Louvre museum a seamless and memorable event.

Research the art of the museum before visiting. Knowing the history of the art helps to enrich the experience of viewing it, so do your homework before.

Determine which section of the Louvre you are most interested in. The museum houses everything from Egyptian and Mesopotamian art to French and German impressionism.

Visit the highlights of the museum first, so you can have time to explore the other reaches of the corridors. The most famous of the Louvre's art is located in the Sully wing. In the center of the Sully are greats such as Winged Victory and the Mona Lisa.

Obtain a museum guide from the front desk. They can be purchased for as little as 8 euros, as well as audio guides to the museum that accompany certain exhibits.

Plan your route in the museum so that you touch upon some of the best highlights of each exhibit. Start with the ground floor, the Richelieu floor, which contains sculpture. Then proceed to the 1st floor of the Sully that contains Egyptian, Etruscan, Middle Eastern and Greek and Roman antiques. The Sully wing also encompasses painting and medieval art.

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