While you can visit the Louvre any day (except Tuesdays), the crowds thin considerably on Wednesdays and Fridays when it's open until 9:45pm. One could spend eons viewing all of the artwork, but you can see highlights in about three hours, which many guidebooks will outline for you. Too imposing? Consider one of several guided tours from Context Travel, which last 2.5-3 hours. The Mona Lisa is always crowded, but there are many rooms which you may have to yourself. Entry included in the Paris Museum Pass. Photo credit: Britchi Mirela
The Louvre or the Louvre Museum ( French ) is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (ward). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). The Louvre is the world's most visited museum, receiving more than 9.26 million visitors in 2014. It is also one of the largest.