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Have you been to the Vermeer exhibit at the Louvre?

Have you been to the Vermeer exhibit at the Louvre?

Old Apr 4th, 2017, 01:59 PM
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I've got a ticket for the Vermeer for Thursday May 11, AM. Hope to see any comments from FuryFluffy about how visit went. Also interested in Koufax's shoulder bag size inquiry, although mine is a bit smaller. I'm thinking about packing a really small one as an extra, just in case. A jacket with lots of pockets might be good, too!
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Old Apr 4th, 2017, 02:30 PM
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Does anyone know if the Leiden Collection of Dutch Masterpieces exhibit is included with the Vermeer Exhibit? They don't make that clear on the Louvre website. When you push "buy tickets" from the Leiden exhibit page, it takes you to the buy tickets part of the Vermeer exhibit. I'm assuming it must be included, although it seems to be in a different wing of the Louvre.
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Old Apr 5th, 2017, 01:39 AM
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Sue: It seems to me that all tickets are the same - they give access to the whole museum and its exhibitions. However, exceptionally, for the Vermeer exhibition, you have to reserve a specific timing. So, if you have the ticket, yes, you can enter the Leiden collection.
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Old Apr 5th, 2017, 01:43 AM
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koufax: the website of Louvre states that any bag bigger than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm is not allowed in the museum. If your bag is smaller than that than you can bring it inside. I always go with my small bag and it's allowed in all museums.
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Old Apr 5th, 2017, 08:23 AM
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Can you use your ticket to enter at anytime and then go to the Vemeer at your ticket time?
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Old Apr 5th, 2017, 09:27 AM
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The Leiden collection is not considered a blockbuster like the Vermeer, it's just a regular temporary exhibit like all museums have and is included in the regular ticket, you don't need a reservation. In fact, there is another exhibit there that you need a reservation for, but it isn't the Leiden collection (it's the Valentin de Boulougne one, which is combined with the Vermeer).

The ticket includes permanent and temporary exhibits, the only difference from buying in advance is having the ticket and picking the time you want, if you wait until you get there, the time you want may not be free. Of course you do pay a small fee for booking online in advance.

Yes, you can enter the Louvre with the ticket when you wish and view other exhibits until your designated time, they check the ticket separately at those special timed exhibits entrance.
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Old Apr 5th, 2017, 11:49 AM
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Christina, that's what I thought and thank you for details.
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 04:18 PM
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Glad to hear all the exhibits are included with the one ticket. Thanks.
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Old Apr 18th, 2017, 05:36 AM
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So a couple of practical questions:
The date and times I want are available, one of which is a 0900. How early should I arrive that day? Someone also mentioned a later option which is also available and this is my first while day in Paris and I wonder if a later time might be smarter or not?
Also I see multiple options for tickets. It is hard to know which one to pick, I am only really interested I thw 2 special exhibits of Vermeer and the Valentine.
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Old Apr 18th, 2017, 07:05 AM
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9:00 will always be better than later in the day, rosie. The more you wait, the more crowd you get, either in the queue or inside the exhibition room.

For 9:00 you might arrive at 9h, or a bit earlier. As said above, don't go into the queue of the people without tickets, that queue might start long before 9h.

There's only 1 kind of ticket for Louvre. However, particularly in Vermeer & Valentine's case, if you want to see that exhibition you should reserve a specific time-frame for it. Once you bought the ticket for that exhibit, you're free to roam in any other exhibitions/collections in Louvre.
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