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1. Go on a Wednesday I would try to do this on a Wednesday, since this is the day in which both the Rodin Museum and the Louvre are open late. The former closes at 20h45, the latter at 21h45. This is to maximise the time available to get this trip done, thus reducing its time-criticality. 2. Reserve your Tickets I can't stress this enough: reserve your ...


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No Free Sundays April to September First of all one must know that free Sundays have recently been suppressed from April to September. The Louvre website says: Admission on Sunday From October to March: access to the permanent collections is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month. From April to September: no free admission on the ...


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I think the biggest cross-gallery "virtual tour" at the moment is the one that Google did, Google Art Project. It covers 17 leading world art galleries, but alas the Louvre isn't currently one of them... If you look at their FAQ it lists the museums currently available, such as the National Gallery in London and MoMA in New York. Be warned though, you can ...


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There is a lot you asked and even more to answer so as gerrit suggested, you can separate questions. 1 and 3: Travelling To come from Beauvais to Paris, you will have to take the 16 € bus which will let you in Porte Maillot. Paris is very little, you can easily walk between attractions (except Montmartre). You can use a ticket t+ for any metro, tramway, bus....


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You can find almost everything about Louvre's permanent exhibits and events in the museum's site. Famous permanent exhibits that I'd personally wouldn't miss are: The Winged Victory of Samothrace, Nicolas Poussin's painting The Rape of the Sabine Women, and Eugène Delacroix's painting July 28: Liberty Leading the People. You can find more about the ...


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Louvre's website throws up two options which come close: Virtual Tours: Requires QuickTime plugin. Shows pans of specific exhibits and areas. 3D Tours: Requires a special 3D plugin (Virtools) and has 3D recreations of exhibits. Not particularly impressive.


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Targeting Question 1: You mentioned you're under 26 and you're travelling in the beginning of march. If you're in Paris on a weekend check out the "Ticket Jeunes Week-end". Unfortunately there is no english version of this site. It costs 3,65€ per day for zone 1-3. It was perfect on my last visit. To buy the ticket just head for the ticket office and ask ...


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France is a free country, so you can basically do as you please, and a flash mob shouldn't be an issue anywhere in a public setting. However, if you want to stick to the letter of the law, this would probably be considered a public reunion, which may require authorisation from the "Préfecture". Also, the use of music in a public setting normally implies ...


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In mesopotamian collections, don't miss the code of Hammurabi found in Susa (Shush, Iran), the first written law in the world.



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