The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night – so forget about Monalisa. There are only a few people visiting the famed museum in Paris at night and you can get all the selfies you want. Seeing Monalisa? Ha! Good luck getting a good view and a selfie with her.
The Louvre Pyramid is also a beauty during the day. But, I didn’t have that same feeling of awe while visiting it at night. It’s really a good thing that on my first night in Paris, I went here, and boy, I was flabbergasted. It’s a postcard-perfect view wherever you’ll be and whichever angle you’ll take.
The Pyramids at Louvre Museum were designed by a Chinese-American I.M. Pei.
He incorporated his knowledge on feng shui while working on the design.
The big pyramid is surrounded by three other smaller pyramids.
They are made of glass and metal.
The big pyramid is the entrance door to Louvre Museum.
The Louvre Pyramid measures 116 feet wide and 70 feet high.
If you look at it closer, the glass panes are cut into a shape of a diamond.
It’s a brilliant design that looks like expensive jewels.
However, the number of glass panes used here created controversy.
Officially, there are 673 glass panes.
But rumour has it that the actual number is 666 – the devil’s number. Interesting, eh?
Without the Louvre Pyramid, the museum would be dark and suffocating below. It would be like a massive dungeon, I think. 😀
The natural light from the pyramid creates a feeling of more spaces, despite the massive crowd.
For some people, the modern design doesn’t really fit well to the museum’s classic French Renaissance architectural style.
Others also pointed out that the pyramid is a symbol of death in ancient Egypt.
The Louvre Museum is more fascinating and photogenic at night.
In fact, it is very photogenic that it brought the camwhore in me! 😀
That’s why there a lot of Chinese tourists doing their wedding photos in here at night.
They really spend money to bring their own photographers, assistants and lighting directors for the shoot.
That night I was there, there were 6 couples in the entire area. And yes – they’re all Chinese! 😀
Where to Stay in Paris: Hostel in Paris
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!