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How many hours can you expect a 9 year old to spend in the Louvre?

How many hours can you expect a 9 year old to spend in the Louvre?

Old Jan 6th, 2015, 02:03 AM
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As everyone says.. depends on your child.. but as you said.. since you can in and out on same ticket.. its no biggie if you leave for a few hours and go back.

Also.. do consider the Museum Pass( NOT Paris Pass ) it allows you unlimited access to most museums and site( excludes the Eiffel Tower) with line skipping at some.. ( good for Orsay exspecially) .. and since kids are free they just walk in with you ( children 17 and under) .

I also encourage you to consider the Orsay.. but for my kids skip the Impressionists and hit the lower floors with the Decoratif arts.. they loved the Dr Suess like furniture..

Also , even my 11 yr old girl enjoyed the Invalids Army Museum.. ( yes.. really)

I love the Louvre and go every time I am in paris.. but.. even I wilt after 4-5 hours.. its not just the walking
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Old Jan 6th, 2015, 02:04 AM
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sorry posted too soon...

Its not just the walking and standing for hours.. its the crowds.. they are exhausting.. and the museums ac is barely adequate.. its can be very hot and stuffy in some areas..
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Old Jan 6th, 2015, 03:29 PM
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I would not have expected my two sons to enjoy a whole day at any museum...but each kid is different. I love the Louvre, but three or four hours straight is about my maximum...but that's just me.

Two ideas I like:

1. Do a test run at a nearby museum to gauge your daughter's interest and stamina.

2. I absolutely love Crosscheck's idea about a treasure hunt...a bunch of post cards and the museum map should be lots of fun for a kid who likes art.

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Old Jan 6th, 2015, 05:07 PM
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Well we have decided to get a Museum Pass (Thank you Justine! I was confused about the Paris Pass/Museum Pass thing, but you made me look into it again) and that way we can stop in at the Louvre more than once, and also go to a bunch of other art museums with no guilt if we leave after seeing 3 pieces. I did print off some of the treasure hunts on the Louvre website (they call them Visitor Trails, thanks again Christina) so my daughter can have her little challenges. She already told my mom she gets to go on a "treasure hunt at the greatest art museum in the world" so I think she is into the whole thing.
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Old Jan 6th, 2015, 05:40 PM
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Great decision. all day long in one museum could make anyone bat s#!t crazy

Being able to go in and out whenever you want and not have any stress will be much easier on everyone concerned.
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Old Jan 9th, 2015, 02:17 PM
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That's one benefit of the Museum Pass.. being able to pop in and out of museums for 20 minutes if you wish.. plus .. and this will not seem as strange as you think.. there is the fact that museums always have free and clean bathrooms!!!
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Old Jan 10th, 2015, 04:07 AM
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I don't really know how so many people even hear of the Paris Pass, but I do think the Museum Pass is good for convenience.

As far as decorative arts go, there is an entirely separate decorative arts museum beside the Louvre, which I enjoy. There is also an advertising museum in there, and the fashion & textile museum.

Those museums are manageable in size and I find them more interesting myself. In fact, I most enjoy the Louvre for paintings, not other stuff, but I have seen Egyptian artifacts in several museums of the world, including Cairo and London, so don't spend my time in Paris seeing things I can see elsewhere. If you never had and really were interested in that, I could understand.
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