Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum

I have no doubt that Apollo Gallery is the most dazzling hall at Louvre Museum. Yes, if there’s one room at Louvre Museum that spells grandeur, it would be Galerie d’Apollon. This amazingly-decorated room is fit for a sun god. From its walls to its ceiling Apollo Gallery shimmers in paintings, tapestries, jewels, gilded embellishments, and statues. Its artistry is incredible and its craftsmanship is very detailed.

Travel Tip: Buy your Louvre Museum ticket in advance to avoid the long queue and searing hot outside the museum.

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Paris, France).
Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Paris, France).

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum

Royal Gallery. As soon as you enter, there’s that feeling that you’re in one of the royal rooms of time’s past. In fact, this was the first royal gallery for King Louis XIV. Though small in size, this hall became the prototype of the Hall of Mirror at the Palace of Versailles.

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Paris, France).
Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Paris, France).

The Vaulted Ceiling. You’ll find a lot of things here. Of course, you’ll see Apollo, the sun god. You’ll marvel at the winged cherubs, royal emblems, muses, and gods. The splendid stuccos are everywhere and they’re a delight to see. Above all, you’ll find impressive visual representations of the zodiac signs. I did find mine – Aquarius. Can you find yours?

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Paris, France).
Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Paris, France).

The Frescoes. Before you enter Apollo Gallery, look up and you’ll see these incredible frescoes. Look at each canvas and tell me which one makes you, ‘Whoa…”?

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Paris, France).
From the walls to ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art! (Paris, France)

A Closer Look. This is Hercules and Antaeus. Honestly, this one shocked me. It made my jaw drop to the bottom of the sea. Are they dancing the tango? Or just doing their own version of the trust fall game? I have so many questions. 😂

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Hercules and Antaeus ).
Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Hercules and Antaeus ).

Enjoy the rest of the photos. 

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Paris, France).
From the walls to ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art! (Paris, France)
From the walls to ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art!
From the walls to ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art! (Paris, France)
From the walls to ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art!  (Paris, France)
From the walls to the ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art! (Paris, France)
From the walls to ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art!  (Paris, France)
From the walls to the ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art! (Paris, France)
From the walls to ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art!  (Paris, France)
From the walls to the ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art! (Paris, France)
From the walls to ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art!  (Paris, France)
From the walls to ceiling, the museum is covered in wondrous art! (Paris, France)

Where to Stay in Paris

Traveling on a budget? Then, St. Christopher Hostel / Inn is a perfect place for you. You can book it via Booking.com, HostelWorld, and Expedia.

This is a  medium-priced hostel that’s a few steps from the Gare Du Nord metro stop. The hostel is reachable to a lot of cafes, restaurants, and grocery shops. The hostel itself has a fantastic bar with bulging security guards. 😉 The rooms are sizeable, clean, and well-ventilated. The bunk beds are comfy with electrical pugs and lamps.

How to Save Time and Money in Paris

Paris has an excellent transport system. There’s nothing to worry about getting from one tourist attraction to another. If you have more time in Paris, then, you can do it all on your own. And it would be cheaper and less time-consuming if you are on the Hop-On and Hop-Off Bus. However, if you only have a short time staying in the city and you want hassle-free preparation (especially avoiding long queues), then joining a Paris Tour is always a good idea!

KeepCalmAndWander

A wanderer. A frustrated photographer. Hiker. Lover. Half extrovert, half introvert. Solo traveler.

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