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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2001
We brought this guide with us on our last visit to Paris. We hadn't been to the Louvre before, its size had overwhelmed us. Armed with this guide, we were able to focus on what we wanted to see, and had a wonderful souvenir when we got home. The pictures are tremendous and the section on the history of the Louvre was very interesting. The descriptions of the art itself were, however, frustratingly brief. Also, even though at over 500 pages, the guide is hardly "pocket", it didn't include several paintings we wished it had.
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on September 30, 2014
My sister (60) was SOOO looking forward to visiting the Louvre on our recent (first) trip to Paris. I bought her this book to help plan her route in advance to see the specific works she was interested in. We had such a short time in Paris that she would have only one day for the Louvre and pre-planning was essential. I found layouts of each floor of the Louvre buildings online and printed them for her to mark up. This book helped her immensely. She found it well organized for locating the areas she most wanted to explore.

The paperback is about 2 inches thick and loaded with pictures of Louvre art (although not the complete collection). Although it was a little cumbersome, she carried it with her on her visit. She felt that the planning was well worth the effort because she maximized her time viewing the art and had a great day!
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on March 4, 2012
Very informative, but not quite as portable as one would really like. A little large for a pocket, but okay for a purse or backpack.
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on February 1, 2015
A great book that helped me to plan my trip to the Louvre
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9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2000
This book captured the essence of the Louvre. It is the perfect resource for those too time-poor to make the trek to Paris. You will want to read it while you have your morning espresso in a sidewalk cafe.
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