Sole Traveling Mama says that it can be a real treat to go to the Louvre and NOT seek out the big names art works. While hordes of tourists mob Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, you cana leisurely stroll through random galleries and get up close and personal with other stunning creations. French, Italian, Ancient Greece, Rome, and busts galore, get off the beaten paths and discover your own favorites!
Avoid the long lines and buy your tickets online at http://www.louvre.fr/en. Open late on Wednesdays and Fridays until 21:45 and daily except Tuesdays. FREE admission on the first Sunday of every month EXCEPT April through September.