The French National Museum, the Louvre in Paris, has a great initiative in the style of a treasure hunt, which is a very legitimate and fun alternative way to tour the museum and the art that housed in the Louvre.
The rules that are listed on the official website for these scavenger hunts (http://thatlou.com/) to participate in treasure hunts are:
- You have to photograph your team in front of different artworks that are contained in a list provided to the team
- You can earn extra points as explained in the starting rules that can be found, for example, in the texts or caption of the works.
- At other times, the team can earn extra points for things such as having additional knowledge ofParis.
- A computer may have useful tools for participation, including:
- The map of the Louvre
- A mobile phone with camera, only one is allowed per team
- A free App for smartphones, although this is not mandatory. It can be downloaded at the following link: http://www.infos-du-net.com/telecharger/Le-Pedometre-Gratuit,0301-31225.html
- Other rules to keep in mind:
- Running is not permitted.
- You cannot use outside help such as the Internet, museum staff or tourists.
- You may not use more than one camera per team.
If you are wondering how to participate in these very fun activities, check out the website we mentioned earlier. Much of the content of the scavenger hunt and their routes are written about in the blog, so it’s probably a good idea to read the blog beforehand.
What works can be seen in the Louvre?
The Louvre Museum in Paris houses many types of artworks from different periods of time. The works exhibited in the Louvre, including sculpture, painting and antiques, date from the thirteenth century onwards.
Two of the most famous are the Venus de Milo (an iconic ancient Greek sculpture) and the Mona Lisa, a masterpiece of the Renaissance by Leonardo Da Vinci.
You can also enjoy works of impressionist art, or take a look at their collection of decorative arts and other disciplines, which stem from the extensive collection of the French monarchy throughout its history, along with the subsequent additions that have made the Louvre a role model for the world’s museums.
One of the major European financial centers, the French capital is also one of the most important tourist destinations worldwide.
We highly recommend spending a few days in the city on the Seine, enjoying all the delights that Paris offers. Here are a few places that should be on your to-do list:
- The Eiffel Tower
- The Champs Elysees
- Notre Dame
- The Arc de Triomphe
- The Sacre Coeur Basilica
- The Opera Garnier
- The Balzac Museum
If you´re fond of panoramas, go to the top of theMontparnasseTowerto enjoy one of the world´s most spectacular skylines. You will see the architecture of the city and a unique view ofParisat night, of which theEiffelToweris the crowning jewel.
Now all you need to do is plan your trip to Paris and book your ticket for the treasure hunt at the Louvre. We´re offering you the best options for accommodations in Paris.