We all know about the famous Louvre Museum in Paris, which is a popular attraction to the tourists in the City of Lights. Millions of the tourists across the world visit the museum every year and if you have been a Louvre guided tour, you will understand that the lines to get into the museum are a complete spoiler of the museum experience. This is where the Porte des Lions comes to help.
The main entrance to the Louvre museum is situated at the glass pyramid, but there are many other ways to enter the place, out of which, the best entrance is via the Porte des Lions.
You can buy the tickets to the museum from this entrance, and enter the place to take the shortest path to the section in Louvre that displays the Renaissance paintings. The Porte des Lions will always have the shortest queue. If it is your first visit to the Louvre museum, you can ask your Paris tour guide about the Porte des Lions entrance to the museum. There are many Louvre guided tour plans that offer efficient personalized tours.
How to Get to the Porte des Lions
You can find the Porte des Lions in the South Western wing of the Louvre museum before the Jardin des Tuileries. If you are in the Louvre museum, you need to stand facing the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which is the little Arc de Triomphe. At this position, you will be standing with your back to the glass pyramid.
Start walking across the street, under the Arch, and then turn to your left side. You need to walk across the grass and follow the wall of the Louvre museum to reach the far end of the same. From here, you can look for the arched doorway with statues of lions on both the sides.
Note: The usual timing of the Louvre museum is from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm, except on Tuesdays (the museum will be closed on Tuesdays). Moreover, the museum will be open until 10:00 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you are planning to visit the Louvre museum late at night on Friday or Wednesday, you need to keep in mind that the Porte des Lions will close at 05.15 pm on Wednesdays and it will be closed on Fridays.