PARIS’ ‘LOUVRE’ … MOST VISITED MUSEUM IN WORLD …

Paris’s Louvre Museum has become the most visited museum in the world. All of 10 million people visited it in 2018: its highest number of visitors ever. Most of the 10 million were Americans, with the Chinese a close second. So what do we Parisians think of this?  A sigh is the reply.   A […]

Louvre as seen from Tuileries Garden (cc Marilyn Z Tomlins)

Paris’s Louvre Museum has become the most visited museum in the world.

All of 10 million people visited it in 2018: its highest number of visitors ever.

Most of the 10 million were Americans, with the Chinese a close second.

So what do we Parisians think of this?  A sigh is the reply.

  A sigh because the days when we could just pop into the Louvre for a few hours of relaxing among the artworks are forever over. These days we must plan our visits, book tickets in advance and still fall in line outside the glass pyramid for some time in order to get in.  And once inside one has to – I can almost say – fight to get to an artwork because of the crowds in front of it. Not even to mention those there only to take a selfie in order to show the folks back home that they’ve been to the Louvre.

The Louvre is open every day but Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and on Wednesday and Friday until 9.45 p.m.

It costs 15 euros to go in for an adult and the museum is free the first Sunday each month.

Here is my favourite artwork: it is the tomb of Philippe Pot (1428-1493) Grand Seneshal (steward and majordomo) of a royal house, and Knight of the Golden Fleece. When I visit the Louvre this is where I end up always.

Philippe Pot in Louvre cc Marilyn Z.Tomlins
Marilyn Z. Tomlins

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