Many years back, we visited Paris and naturally we went to the Louvre Museum. It is one of the most well known museums in the world. It’s also one of Paris’ most famous landmarks. I had seen photos of it, but it’s only when you’re actually there that you begin to grasp the concept of how big it really is. It used to be a fortress before it was converted into a palace, serving as the main residence of French kings. It was during the French Revolution that it turned into a public museum. Over the years, the exhibiting holdings increased steadily due to donations and bequests and are now divided into eight sections. If you’ve never been to the Louvre, then be prepared for a treat. Paintings, drawings, sculptures and antiquities from the Hellenic, Roman, Egyptian eras (just to name a few) lie before your eyes awaiting to be carefully scrutinized. However, due to the size of the museum you really need to make time to see this treasure. A couple of hours is only good enough to catch a glimpse of Mona Lisa and its adjacent galleries. So, take my advice and plan carefully your time. Start as early in the morning as possible. Wear comfortable attire because you’ll be doing lots of walking. The Louvre is made up of several buildings. I don’t recollect all that much but, I remember clearly that there was an overwhelming crowd around Mona Lisa. We attempted a couple of times to see it before we managed to get close enough to marvel at her. You won’t have any trouble though with Nike the Samothrace, or Venus de Milo. In any case, I prepared a small video with the highlights to give you a clue about this incredible museum. It is a such an inspiring experience…one well worth living!