The Louvre is not only one of the most famous museums in the world, it is also a historical monument which was originally built as part of the Louvre Palace in the 12th century.
Location and Transport:
The museum is found in the centre of Paris and can be easily accessed by the Metro, car, bus or the Batobus, which is a riverboat which travels the Seine.
Hours and Rates:
The Louvre is open every day except Tuesday and tickets are €12 for the permanent collections or €13 for exhibitions in the Hall Napoleon. Visitors also have the option of purchasing a combined ticket for €16 which allows access to both exhibitions and the permanent collections.
This museum holds many of the worlds most renowned artworks, including The Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, as well as other paintings, sculptures and jewels from various periods of history.
To avoid waiting in the line, which can be quite long, visitors are able to purchase advance tickets online at the official website of the Louvre, http://www.louvre.fr/en. Here the visitors can also find information on guided tours, as well as museum maps which are helpful in trip planning.