Things to Do in Paris
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You don’t have to be an art aficionado to love The Louvre. The building itself, a former (centuries old, from Medieval times) palace, could stand alone as a place of majesty and awe. That it contains vast collections of art is a bonus. It is a landmark, not just as it relates to Paris, but for world culture.
The Louvre contains the world’s most eclectic and extensive works of art, sculpture and decorative objects from the pre-20th century period. This is where visitors can view the Mona Lisa (prepare for line-ups or go as soon as The Louvre opens on a weekday) and the Venus de Milo. It would take about two weeks of daily access to completely tour the entirety of the exhibits, three weeks to do it properly.
As such, most visitors to The Louvre pick a section and concentrate on one collection at a time. The choices are tricky: Rembrandt (and many other Old Masters); Vermeer; or perhaps Caravaggio. Security is tight here, so be ready for your belongings to be checked upon entry.