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See the Mona Lisa in Paris

The greatest creation of Leonardo da Vinci, a masterpiece of world art known all over the world. The crater on Venus is named after her.

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See the Mona Lisa

#11 of 40 things to do in Paris
The main mystery of the picture is the smile of Gioconda, which Da Vinci himself and his followers often painted, but she reached the peak of perfection precisely in this picture. It is rumored that the artist deliberately delayed the work to enjoy the beauty of the prima donna because he was in love with her.

You can see the famous painting only in the Louvre behind bulletproof glass.

Mona Lisa fans
Photo: Mona Lisa fans, © Amer Kahwaji

How to do?

1. Buy a ticket at the box office of the Louvre or their official website.
2. Head to the part of the Louvre named Denon in the 7th hall of Italian painting (since this is the main exhibit, all the signs in the museum lead there).
3. Look at the most famous picture of western European art, and perhaps you will be able to solve the riddle of the masterpiece.

Where to do?

The Louvre in ParisThe Louvre#2 of 26 places to visit in Paris

One of the largest and oldest museums in the world has a huge collection of art and historical relics from all around the world.

Location: The Louvre is located in the heart of Paris. The exact address is Rivoli Street, the 1st district of the capital.
Open hours: daily from 9 am to 6 pm; on Wednesdays and Fridays till 9:45 pm. The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.
Official website: http://www.louvre.fr

When to do?

The Louvre is opened every day except Tuesdays and 1 January. In other days - schedule does not change. Opening hours are from 09:00 till 18:00. On Wednesdays and Fridays till 21:45.

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