Thursday, 6 June 2013

Where is the Mona Lisa located at? (France, Paris)

Where is the Mona Lisa located at? Mona Lisa where are you putting up at?

I am a mountain tortoise. So before I went to Europe, this was what I googled "Where is the Mona Lisa located at?". Hence, this post is delegated to all mountain tortoise including myself anyone who may have the same question as me.

Today, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting is located at Musée du Louvre in Paris. The Louvre Museum can easily be accessible through the Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre metro station (line 1 and 7). As a result, we took the metro from our hotel. 
At Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station, look out for this sign (above) once you have alighted from the metro train. Sortie means exit. 
Once you have exit / 'tapped out' from the metro station you will notice this. From here onwards, you are actually in an underground link (similr to our Citylink Mall at City Hall MRT station). There are several signages that would direct you to the Louvre Museum.
Inverted Glass Pyramid
Once you see this inverted glass pyramid, you are very near the Louvre Museum entrance. All you need to do is to go through the security checkpoint, walk into the hall way and you are in the main area where you can purchase tickets. If you are a fan of Macarons, Laduree is located here! Just next to this inverted pyramid. Before you dash off to Laduree or Louvre Museum, remember to take some photos of the inverted pyramid.

The area which you purchase and enter the Louvre Museum is called Under The Pyramid (-2). If you intend to zoom in to Mona Lisa, find the Denon Wing entrance. Once there, you will notice that there are signs placed every now and then to direct you to the Mona Lisa painting. Mona Lisa is located at the 1st floor (1) of the Denon Wing. 
Even with the signages, it took us a long time to get to the Mona Lisa. Once you see this long corridor with its ceiling (lv 1 is the highest floor in the Denon Wing), you are on the right track and getting very close to Mona Lisa which is located in one of the rooms along this corridor. 
Diana à la Biche
We actually missed the sign and overshot the room with Mona Lisa's painting in it. Look out for Diana à la Biche. Once you see Diana à la Biche, stop and enter the room at the side. 
This is how the room looks like when you enter. Noticed the crowd? So many people gathered inside here all wanting to take a photo of Mona Lisa. Do you spot the Mona Lisa painting in the background? 
Mona Lisa Painting
*Drum roll..* Presenting the Mona Lisa Painting, one of the most famous painting in the world - Leonardo da Vinci's most celebrated art work!
The visit to Louvre Museum was an eye opener. The paintings and artworks were amazing. So magnificent, so captivating, so beautiful! If you are someone who is interested in such artwork, do cater a day or two as there are so many exhibits in the Louvre Museum.
Before we left, we went up to the open to take photos of the exterior of Louvre Palace and Pyramid.
Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe which is located at one end of the Champs-Élysées (One of the most famous street with luxury shops along the street. The street is sometimes used for celebrations or gatherings such as after France won the World Cup in 1998. The Arc de Triomphe is a famous monument to honour those who fought and sacrificed their lives for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars.
Eiffel Tower
At night, we visited the Eiffel Tower. The view of the Eiffel Tower from afar was magnificent. The view was also jaw dropping from underneath the tower. The whole structure is made of metal; puddled iron. How did they designed and built this structure back in 1889?

Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre)
75058 Paris - France
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17
Opening Hours: Mon, Thurs, Sat & Sun from 9am to 6pm
                         Wed, Fri from 9am to 945pm
                         Closed on Tue, 1 Jan and 25 Dec

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  1. Beautiful and stunning sculptures. Oh, How I wish I can also see the famous painting of Mona Lisa, so popular and known all over the world.

  2. Louvre Museum is a must-visit place indeed! I was there on few occasions & never got sick of it. U're so cute! Love the post!

    1. Thanks Shirley for being so supportive. =)


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