The best way to go to the Louvre is taking the metro Train to station : Palais Royal
If you decide to go by metro, please follow exactly my instructions, that I believe are the easiest way to access the Louvre.
To get to line 1 in the Metro, use citymapper .
At any Metro station in Paris, there are very simple plans for Free. You can ask for direction from any clerk at any station, and he can lead you to go line 1.
Once you get to line 1, follow direction to get to Station "Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre"
A lot of my visitors from L.A. or New York find Paris very easy to navigate.
If you come from a big city, you will see how cool and easy it is to take the subway in Paris !
If you dont, take the cab to Place de Caroussel du Louvre.
Line 1 - to Station " Palais Royal - Louvre " Go to Exit 6 : Carrousel du Louvre (open 8.30 am) - This is an underground shortcut.
It is faster but you will miss the Pyramid of Glass.
Exit 6 : Carrousel du Louvre is a shortcut open at 8.30 am to walk directly inside the Louvre from underground
Walk all the way to the tunnel until you exit the Metro area
You can buy metro tickets directly from the Metro station at each entry or exit
As you walk through the tunnels of the Metro network, you will see already few artworks and musicians, street artists...
These few artists are accredited by the City to put a small show, to play music or to dance.
If you see this door, you will also see the Louvre security gates. The security will scan your bag like in an airport.
After this step, you will be inside the Louvre.
Keep going through the Commercial area of the Louvre to find the Pyramid of Glass and the Sully gate and start the visit.
Line 1 - to Station " Palais Royal - Louvre " to Exit 2 (Sortie 2) : This will take you upstairs.
Across the road, you will see 3 big doors . Get inside the big Doors.
If you area group, then go left under these big gates : Richelieu Gate for groups of more than 6 people.
Past Richelieu gate, you find yourself in a big place called : The Carrousel of the Louvre and you already see the pyramid of glass
Find the Big equestrian statue of Louis XIV, a man of a horse to find your guide.
The Place du Carrousel is just one of the most beautiful and quiet places of Paris. You can enjoy a little walk in the gardens and time for pictures with the Louvre Pyramid
The statue was commissioned by the King of France : the Louis XIV . He ordered the excellent Italian sculptor and Architect Lorenzo Bernini ( born in 1598 ) to come to Paris right away and he sculpted from one single block of Carrara marble this statue that was completed in approximately 1677 !
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