Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lourve Museum & the Secret Entrance

Musée du Louvre (in English, the Louvre Museum) is one of the largest and most visited museum in the world. Lourve Museum is situated on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris, France. You can find all kinds of arts, paintings, antiquities and sculptures from Middle East, Egypt, Greek, Etruria, Rome, France, Italy, Spain, Northern Europe, Asia, Oceania and America are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet) in the Lourve. 

Lourve Museum opens every day, except Tuesday and certain holidays, from 9am to 6pm. However, it is always crowded with visitors and tourists, especially on weekends and peak seasons . You are able to see the long queue from the main entrance of the glass pyramid of the Lourve since early in the mornings. To avoid the hassle problem, there is a secret passage leading to the Lourve, which is not emphasized in the official brochure and the website of the Lourve. 


A huge crowd of visitors flock to the Lourve Museum since early in the morning in Paris, France
A huge crowd of visitors flock to the Lourve Museum since early in the morning.


Standing in front of the main entrance of Lourve Museum


I managed to escape from standing in the long queue, by getting through this secret entrance. To use this secret entrance, you must purchase the ticket in advance. You can purchase the ticket from kiosks (within the surrounding of the Lourve) or via online on the Lourve website. Once you have the ticket, you need to walk towards the North direction of the Lourve. At this time, you have left the glass pyramid of the Lourve and you will be able to see some blocks of shop buildings across the street. Walk along the row of Lourve buildings (facing behind) and search for the entrance of Passage Richelieu. As you walk into the entrance of Passage Richelieu, you will find some velvet ropes on brass poles with the entrance sign to the Lourve for tour groups and reservation. Even though this secret passage is reserved for tour groups but, you are allowed to get into the Lourve from this entrance provided, you have the ticket entrance.

The Lourve Museum has implemented some strict regulations for the visitors. Thus, you must read and abide the regulations before visiting the exhibition halls. All these crucial regulations apply to all museums and churches in Europe:
  • No flash photography or any type of lighting equipment is allowed. Some museums and churches prohibit visitors to take photographs and videos. You need to enquire at the ticket counters or staff in-charged.
  • No running, shouting, speaking loudly and touching any exhibited products
  • Eating, drinking and smoking is prohibited in the exhibition halls and churches.

Convertible elevator moves around the spiral stair in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Convertible elevator moves around the spiral stair



Huge crowds at the Lourve Museum in Paris, France





Inside the Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Inside the Lourve Museum


Beautiful art design on the ceiling in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Beautiful art design on the ceiling


Beautiful ceiling art design in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Beautiful art design on the ceiling


Venus de Milo in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Venus de Milo


Lion art on the bricks in Lourve Museum in Paris, France



The consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
The consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I


The statues at Lourve Museum in Paris, France



Ceiling art design with rich gold in colour in Lourve Museum in Paris, France



Egyptian coffin in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Egyptian coffin

Colossal Statue of Ramesses II in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Colossal Statue of Ramesses II


Egyptian Antique in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Egyptian Antique


The famous Mona Lisa in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
It is very difficult situation to take picture of Mona Lisa in a huge crowd of visitors



The Winged Victory of Samothrace in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
The Winged Victory of Samothrace


The Dying Slave by Michelangelo in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
The Dying Slave by Michelangelo


Psyche and Cupid in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Psyche and Cupid


The original fortress still intact at the basement in Museum Lourve in Paris, France
The original fortress is still intact in the basement of Museum Lourve


Flying horse sculpture at Lourve Museum in Paris, France



Killing sea animal sculpture at Lourve Museum in Paris, France



Another flying horse sculpture in Lourve Museum in Paris, France



Dogs sculpture at Lourve Museum in Paris, France



Art sculpture at Lourve Museum in Paris, France



Green sculpture at Lourve Museum in Paris, France



Art sketching of the sculpture at Lourve Museum in Paris, France



Beautiful art design on the ceiling at Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Beautiful art design on the ceiling
 

Near Eastern Antique in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Near Eastern Antique


Two giant Near Eastern Antiques in Lourve Museum in Paris, France
Near Eastern Antique


Video clip of my Lourve Museum trip:


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