Explore one of the world’s largest museums and most impressive collections of art and culture at Le Louvre
Le Louvre or Musée du Louvre is one of the world’s largest museums with 2,000 staff and 7.5 million visitors passing through its doors each year making it the world’s second most visited museum. As one of the greatest historical and important landmarks in the French capital of Paris, the museum contains over 38,000 objects dating from prehistory to the 21st century.
The museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property. It has since grown to exhibit Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Islamic culture arts and artefacts in addition to decorative arts, paintings and prints.
Each artefact is carefully exhibited over an area of 783,000 square feet across various rooms and collections. There’s no other place in the world quite like Le Louvre which is often acclaimed as a paradise for art lovers as its one of the best venues to observe pieces from various time periods collected from across the world.
The Louvre Museum is undoubtedly the best place to observe art pieces from across the world. It is so huge that it can take days to fully appreciate each collection entirely. The paintings and ancient sculptures are breathtaking while the operations of the museum take advantage of modern technology to offer an exhilarating visitor experience with an interactive app to guide you through the museum and downloadable audio guides.
As one of the best hotels near Le Louvre, Fraser Suites Le Claridge offer the perfect accommodation for solo travellers, families, groups and couples for a memorable stay in Paris. Enjoy spacious luxury serviced apartments in the heart of the most famous avenues in the world, the Champs-Elyées.
Plan and book ahead
It’s wise to plan to spend a half day exploring Le Louvre and its facilities as the vast museum offers many breath-taking collections and displays. Take a look at the website to plan your visit to make the most of your time there and note the areas which you wish to see. Many exhibitions and events take place over the year focussing on artist’s work which will be available to view for a limited time. Skip the queues to save extra time and pre-book your tickets up to 30 minutes before you travel to the museum.
Most of the information displayed beside artefacts are presented in French therefore if your first language is not French, you can consider downloading the official museum app for some detailed knowledge. Audio guides can also be purchased to offer a personal insight while you walk around at your own pace.
The Louvre is owned by the French government and 2,000 staff carefully manages and maintains its operations and care daily. If you need mobility assistance or wish to organise group tickets for your visit, refer to the official website for more information.
Sip on a delicious coffee and enjoy fresh pastries from the Parisian cafés dotted around the museum and the Carrousel and Tuileries gardens. There are 15 food outlets from restaurants to takeaway stalls each serving snacks and meals to suit all tastes.
How to get there
The Louvre is slightly uneven from the famous ‘historic axis’, a roughly eight-kilometre (five-mile) architectural line crossing the city. It begins on the east in the Louvre courtyard and runs west along the Champs-Elysées.
You can access Le Louvre quickly and efficiently from your residence with us. The quickest route is by car or taxi which will take you only 8 minutes to get to the museum. Alternatively, consider walking by foot to take in the magnificent Parisian culture and architecture en route, this will take just over 30 minutes. The metro can also take you to Le Louvre in 17 minutes. If you are unsure of how to get there, simply ask our knowledgeable staff for assistance.
Choose to stay in a luxury serviced apartments near Le Louvre
Our guests often remark on the beautiful suites, facilities and balconies overlooking the magnificent Champs-Elysées during their stay with us. Immerse yourself in the 1900s heritage residence of Le Claridge luxury apartments. Our accommodation of 114 stylish rooms range from executive standard to one, two and three-bedroom penthouse suites making us the perfect choice for basing yourself in the city.
Careful consideration has gone into the design and influence of each room, achieving a contemporary feel keeping within the tradition of the building. If you need to do more research of places to go and things to do, utilise the handy in-suite smartphone available to all guests. The comprehensive mobile travel guide comes with a built-in city guide, with categories covering restaurants, shops, bars, and attractions. Discover more about the best museum in Paris with this unique facility from one of the best hotels near Le Louvre.
Kick start your day exploring and sightseeing with a delicious American breakfast in the Dining Room. A delicious buffet is available daily including fresh coffee, tea and orange juice. For the perfect way to revitalise hit the 24-hour gym for an early morning workout to get your adrenaline pumped up and feel energised for an exciting day ahead.
Visiting the French capital with Fraser Suites Le Claridge is a great way to explore the city, especially staying in our luxury serviced apartments near Le Louvre. Being in the very heart of Paris is perfect for guests who would like to enjoy the atmosphere of charming patisseries and cafés, shop at some of the world’s most prestigious fashion labels and discover attractions such as the Grand Palais, Palais des Congres and The Eiffel Tower. Another advantage of staying at Fraser Suites Le Claridge is our close proximity to Charles de Gaulle Airport.
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