“Remember to look at the ceilings in the Louvre!”
That’s the advice I took to heart in Paris. The Louvre is intimidating – it’s the biggest and most visited museum in the world, so not only is there so much to see (over 35 000 works of art), you are often jockeying for a prime position to view a piece of art. My advice to both beat the line-ups and to navigate through the crowds is to book a skip the line tour. I booked an Express Tour through Viator, and with our guide, our group breezed through the line, and we were provided with a good overview of the collection. By no means did we see it all (that would take months!), but it was a solid introduction.
And, honestly, mostly I took pictures of the ceilings! Amazing!