Louvre

See some of the world’s most famous artwork as you visit the Louvre in Paris. Arriving at the gallery, spend some time taking pictures of the impressive building before heading through the iconic pyramid and into the ticket office below.

Open every day except Tuesdays, the Louvre is one of the world’s most visited attractions, and with very good reason. From da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to the ancient Greek Venus de Milo statue, you’ll see masterpiece upon masterpiece as you walk through the museum’s eight main collections, including galleries devoted to Islamic art, Near Eastern antiquities and sculptures.

At the Tactile Gallery you’ll be encouraged to touch the artwork as you explore replica casts exploring the theme of the body. Your kids will love the playgrounds and sailing boats outside at the Tuileries Gardens, and look out for the trampolines and the traditional carousel close to the Esplanade des Feuillants.

To make the most of your visit to the Louvre, take a guided tour. There’s plenty of tours to choose from, including the popular Masterpieces tour which takes you to see unmissable works of art such as The Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese and the stunning architecture at the Apollo Gallery.

If you don’t take a tour, plan your route through the Louvre before you arrive. With 35,000 pieces of art on display, stretching from the Middle Ages right through to the 19th century, it’s impossible to see everything in one go. Pick a few must-visit areas, and take your time as you browse the incredible artwork at this unforgettable museum.