1. Don’t… see the Mona Lisa.
More than 25,000 people visit the Louvre every day, and it seems like the majority of them head straight for this painting.
The Mona Lisa is much smaller than most people think and is easily blocked by just a single head in front of you — it’s nearly impossible to ever get a clear view.
Do… beat the crowds at the Louvre.
Head in the opposite direction of the masses and discover some of the other 35,000 masterpieces on show, such as Napoleon III’s apartments, the incredible Egyptian gallery, and the ruins of the original Louvre constructions, built as a 12th-century fortress.
Thanks to Da Vinci, the vast majority of these can be viewed in complete solitude.