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Mona Lisa room in Louvre Museum

See Mona Lisa in Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa is the most famous masterpiece of the Louvre. The subtle smile of Mona Lisa is very famous. Leonardo da Vinci used his finger to erase outlines, creating an impression of fuzziness. Mona Lisa is in the Italian Renaissance Paintings department. See Printable Louvre Museum plan.

Mona Lisa is so famous there is always a crowd around it. If you want to see it well, we suggest you come at opening time and walk directly to it.

Musee du Louvre
75058 Paris Cedex 01

Paris metro: station Palais Royal on line 1

The Louvre Museum is open 9am to 6pm all days except Tuesdays, January 1st, May 1st, November 11th and December 25th. The Louvre Museum is open until 9.45pm Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
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History of Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 in Vinci (picture) near Florence in Italy. He was a genius in many fields including painting, music and engineering.

In 1503, King Francois I (picture), fighting a war in Italy, was so impressed by Leonardo da Vinci that he invited him to France. Leonardo da Vinci painted Mona Lisa during his stay in France (1503 - 1506).

Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519 in Clos Luce (picture), near Amboise. Visit Clos Luce on a Loire castle tour from Paris.

Introduction to Mona Lisa

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Full-day Louvre Museum entrance fee: 10 euros. Entrance fee with exhibitions : 14 euros.
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As the Louvre Museum is quite large, we also recommend you a guided visit.

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