The Louvre Museum is huge. So, if you want to see all of its 400,000 exhibits, you really will need more than an afternoon (or plan a return visit). If time is tight and you still want to tick the Louvre off your Paris shaped bucket list, then do your research beforehand, and head straight for the exhibitions you want to see (using a handy map from reception).
Home to thousands of paintings, sculptures, artefacts and mummies, the Louvre truly is a fascinating place. Unbelievably, there’s much, much more than Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, so head for the less well known areas if you’re keen to avoid the touristy crowds.