While staying in Paris holiday rentals, visitors should take their time to explore the world around them. The "city of love" has much to offer visitors in the form of culture, attractions and museums. The Louvre Museum is one of the most lavish and largest of all the attractions in Paris. The famous museum is so large and holds such an extreme amount of works of art that it is nearly impossible to see it all in one day. The best way to tackle the Louvre Museum is to determine which section or sections is personally most important for visitors to see.
The Louvre is set-up in a shape that is similar to a "u" and within the museum there are three main wings. The wing on the right side of the "u" shape is the Denon wing. The Richelieu wing is on the left side and the Sully wing is in the back of the museum. There are several floors to each wing and different types of exhibits are on display as well. When staying in Paris holiday rentals, keep the following areas of the museum in mind.
The Denon wing of the museum holds one of the most famous paintings in all of the Louvre. "Mona Lisa" draws huge crowds in this portion of the museum. Sculptures from Spain and Italy from the 11th to 15th century. Works from Michelangelo can be found here. The Denon wing is also the home of art from Asia, Africa and the Americas. Quite a few memorable pieces are housed in this section of the museum. They include pieces from treasures and royal jewels, paintings that cover entire walls and more paintings from the 13th to 18th century. Also, the Denon wing is one of the main entrances to the museum. Try not to get too warped up in this wing and forget about what the other areas have to offer.
The Richelieu wing is a part of the Louvre that has the works from Northern European artists on display. German, Dutch, and Flemish works can be found on the third floor of this wing. The second floor holds items from the Renaissance. The bottom floor is made up of French sculptures from the 5th century through the 19th century. Ancient artifacts from Mesopotamia, paintings from the Middle Ages and furniture from the time of Napoleon are other main features of the Richelieu wing.
The Sully wing of the Louvre is made-up of French paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Drawings from this time are also on display in the Sully wing of the museum. Decorative arts from the 17th and 18th centuries can be seen in this section of the Louvre as well. This is on the lower level of the wing. It includes furniture and other decorative pieces. Items from ancient Egypt, Iran and Arabia such as a huge Sphinx compose large exhibits. In this bottom level of the Sully Wing the famed "Venus de Milo" is on display with the Greek collections.
While at a Paris rental travelers should decide what pieces of art are most significant and where most of these items are on display. You may get distracted and lose track of time. The Louvre is open every day with exception to Tuesday. The museum opens at 9:00 a.m. and closing times vary. Admission ranges in price from $10 Euros to $14 Euros.
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