Located along the banks of Paris’s Seine River is the world’s largest museum – The Louvre. This baroque-style museum is home to one of the world’s most impressive art collections and is therefore one of Paris’s biggest tourist attractions. Originally built as a fortress in 1190, and then reconstructed to serve as a royal palace in the 16th century, the Louvre now houses thousands of priceless objects, such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa; which is also one of the museum’s most famous pieces of art. The museum is also home to a collection of Egyptian antiques, artifacts and crown jewels, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and so much more. Muslim visitors must also make it a point to visit the Islamic Art collection housed in the Louvre. With more than 35,000 works on display; ranging from pre-history to the 21st century, visitors to the museum are sure to be occupied for hours.
Ticket rates vary
The museum is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 am to 6 pm Night opening until 9:45 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays
Usually one visit is not enough, so try to fit in as many hours as possible.
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Egyptian antiquities, the collection of ancient sculptures, popular paintings like the Mona Lisa
Although Muslims visiting the Louvre will not be able to find prayer facilities on its premises, they will be able to find plenty of mosques in the city of Paris. Tourists can therefore ask their tour guide to take them to closest mosque. The Grand Mosque of Paris is one such mosque that is frequented by tourists and locals alike.
Even though there are cafes and restaurants in the Louvre, Muslim tourists will not be able to find Halal food while here. They may however be able to locate vegetarian and seafood dishes at these establishments. Muslim tourists should also be aware that they will be able to find numerous Halal restaurants in Paris.