One place you can’t miss visiting in France is the Louvre, and trust me when I say that this trip needs a whole lot of preparation. The Louvre is massive! It houses more than 50 thousand art works… FIFTY THOUSAND! You definitely can’t see everything in one go so I took it upon myself to list down my top ten must see in the museum (and no, the Mona Lisa is not one of them).
Let’s get started!
Gabrielle d’Éstrées and her Sister in a Bath
School of Fontainebleu c. 1595
Lamassu at the Louvre
Portrait of a Princess of the House of Este
Pisanello c. 1449
Cupid and Psyche
Picot c. 1817
Winged Victory of Samothrace
Dadd c. 1817 – 1886
Perseus and Andromeda
Puget c. 1678 – 1684
Mummy of a Man
The Ghosts of Paolo and Francesca Appear to Dante and Virgil
Scheffer c. 1835
The Louvre Pyramid
I.M. Pei c. 1989
And that concludes my top ten favorite artworks!
Before your visit, I suggest researching and listing your own must-see artworks in the Louvre, downloading the map and plotting the best way to go around. You can find information on the artworks (which wing, floor or number) in the Louvre website.
Planning your route beforehand is just common sense especially at a place where you can absolutely get lost in. For more tips, check this awesome trip advisor post by Brad Jill. Good luck!