My Visit to the Louvre
Be your own guide!
With the App “My Visit to the Louvre” you can be your own guide!
- 60,000 square meters of museum space modeled in 3D to help you find your way around
- find an artwork, collection, or amenity by following the itinerary suggested
- all the practical info you need, plus details of cultural events (exhibitions, auditorium, workshops, etc.)
- 600 comprehensive descriptions of artworks and of significant parts of the Louvre palace
- 600 audio commentaries on the artworks and museum rooms, available through in-app purchasing
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Ratings and Reviews
Worth it to buy the audio guide
We got the Nintendo audio guide and struggled for a ridiculously long time to use it effectively, while the phone app was much simpler to use and had all of the same commentary (with the $5.00 purchase). Often the Nintendo guide did a better job of recognizing our actual location, but phone app was significantly easier to figure out how to get from A to B. We were there about 7 hours and we did kill the batteries on both the Nintendos, and my battery backup for the phone meant we were still covered. I wish I’d started with this guide a lot earlier in the day, but we did ultimately rely on both this guide and the rented one.
Better than nothing but needs work
This app is increasing my enjoyment of the Louvre but needs work. The app takes some tinkering to figure out at first. Then, the you-are-here location dot and « getting there » navigation features turn out to be worthless. The map screen is not particularly easy to use manually, especially since the location dot is wildly inaccurate. Next, few plaques in the Louvre have an audio guide number on them that can be typed into the keypad. I can be in a gallery with no audio guide numbers in sight but if I zoom into the map I can see works that do have audio files. Many of those can be clicked on from the map but not all the links work. Then too there are just problems. Les Noces de Cana is one of only three works in the Mona Lisa room yet the audio file number is not listed on the plaque. When I looked it up manually in the search function it asked me if I wanted to download it even though I had already bought the whole catalog. Finally, as others have noted, the app uses an iPhone battery in 3-4 hours, and I’m starting the day in battery-saver mode. Some of this is just the fact that I’m using the screen constantly but the screen also stays on while an audio file is playing. If you hit the lock button the file stops. The easiest improvement that the developer could make would be to let the screen fade off while listening to audio files. Overall, this is an ambitious app but one that needs a couple hundred more hours of coding to clean it up.
Don’t but this
It doesn’t work properly, the paper guide is much better. The audio guide is a joke. Worst of all, it drains the battery really quick, in an hour I received 20% battery left warning and iPhone reports the battery as “Peak performance capacity”. If it were mining coins the result won’t be any different. This is supposed to be used by tourists, with limited charging options. What were you thinking?
I hoped to have a smart guide in the museum, instead I had to spend the rest of the day without a phone.
And apple does not refund this piece of useless add-on. I see the point, it is a guide and there could be many trying to get a refund when their day at the museum is over. But also erodes the trust relationship with apple. What if it really doesn’t work, as in mine and many others case, who is going to defend my right? The next time I purchase something I will remember that if this thing doesn’t work as advertised apple will not be on my side and I will think twice.
- MUSEE DU LOUVRE
- 149.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017, Musée du Louvre, smArtapps.fr
- In-App Purchases
- The complete Audio Guide on your smartphone $4.99
- Audioguide / Chefs-d'oeuvre du Louvre $0.99
- Audioguide / Paintings $1.99
Get all of your passes, tickets, cards, and more in one place.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.