My Visit to the Louvre

My Visit to the Louvre

By MUSEE DU LOUVRE

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2016-07-05
  • Current Version: 0.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 134.94 MB
  • Developer: MUSEE DU LOUVRE
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 2
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From 18 Ratings

Description

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 The application "My Visit to the Louvre" will be improved regularly to make you enjoy new features and improved stability. Your feedback has a great importance for us, thank you to let us know at: louvre.app@smartapps.fr

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  • Can’t Believe an App this Bad is from The Louvre

    1
    By Photo Nurd
    This app is terribly unorganized, clunky and THE AUDIO DOESN'T WORK!! So, they didn’t even bother to fix the only reason for this app to exist. Go find a free app or pay for something else. This app is a huge disappointment... especially considering the museum may be the best in the world.
  • Outstanding commentaries but...

    1
    By Gfdgsfg
    The saving grace of this app is the outstanding commentary. It is lush and generous and illuminating. That alone makes the app a worthwhile purchase. However... The technical implementation of this app is a disaster. Without careful planning before your visit, you could actually ruin your experience of the museum struggling to tame this wild beast of an app. First, and most important, it is a terrible battery drain. The phone heated up so badly I could have cooked an egg on it. Two hours of use will kill your battery completely UNLESS you go into Settings and disable its access to everything: Location Services, Siri, Notifications, and cellular services. Don’t worry, you won’t be losing anything important by doing this. The app’s map is useless for real-time geolocation and navigation. And... The app’s free content is useless. (I guess you get what you pay for.) The audio guide is worth the extra bucks but you absolutely MUST DOWNLOAD IT BEFORE YOU GO TO THE MUSEUM. The Louvre’s free WiFi network is too slow. I saw all sorts of people struggling to connect and growing frustrated at their inability to load their purchase. Finally, be aware that the commentaries, excellent though they may be, are only available for ~600 works. That may sound like a lot but it represents only the tiniest fraction of the 35,000 works on display in the museum. It is shameful that the Louvre lags so far behind its sister museums in producing a functional smartphone-based app worthy of its magnificent collection.
  • Disappointing

    1
    By Thygor
    I cannot recommend this app, unless you are an art history expert! I found no way to search for a piece of art, except to scroll through each of the 600 audio files! This is especially disappointing as the couple of audio files i listened to were very interesting and well done. I asked 3 louvre employees where I might get assistance, and they had no idea.
  • Doesn't download content

    3
    By Circus fan
    Update: after attempting many, many times I was finally able to download all of the content. It took well over an hour to complete. It actually looks good now that I've looked at it. I just purchased the entire content for $4.99 and it will not download at all. I'm at my house in the US with strong wifi, but it's not downloading anything and eventually times out.
  • Great idea, can't get past download phase

    2
    By Abq Michael
    Bad on me, I didn't get the App until I arrived. Then I tried downloading the big 600 meg content package while there. That didn't work. Ok, I get it. Bigger pipe needed. Back at my room, trying every which way to download (wifi , orange 4G), and still not getting much past 15%. I think it's their servers plus the download software. Here's a hint or two developers. Break the big downloads into smaller packages. That way users can dribble it out whether on bad lines or from overloaded servers. Next, implement a recoverable downloading process. It's really a solved problem and there's a lot of software solutions out there to build on. Finally, move your servers to the cloud so you can easily scale on demand.
  • Excellent Tour Guide for the Louvre

    5
    By mgroves
    The previous 1 star and 2 star reviews are curious; they do not describe the app I dowloaded and used. It is important to download the audio in advance of a trip to the museum; it does take some time; but once you have it works very well. Descriptions of the paintings and sculptures and some scholarly commentaries in French and English are offered. The art works are numbered. Tap in the number and--voilà--you have the commentary. 600 of them. You are told where to find them, the room and floor, and you are given some suggested itineraries, depending on your interests. Furthermore, one can take a virtual trip through the museum by looking at photos of your favorite works and the listening to the audio guide.
  • Audio does not work

    1
    By Rjawsmail
    I should have looked at the reviews before paying extra for the audio. It does not work. This app detracts from the experience of the Lueve. Just go without.
  • Not as advertised

    1
    By shellbenn
    Huge signs in the Louvre recommending this App. But why offer the whole audio commentary when you can't download it while you're there? Wasted over an hour before I was told to try using the shopping center's wifi "because it was better". I had downloaded just one audio tour the day before which worked. But after purchasing them all I couldn't download the tours individually!! Very disappointed.
  • Utterly useless

    1
    By Ape Twin
    I'm standing in the louvre right now and this app has actually made my visit WORSE because I didn't get a map as I came in and this app is utterly useless, and for some idiotic reason there are no maps in the Louvre, you have to leave and come back in to get a map. This app provides no information about the art, has a completely useless "map" that actually makes things harder to find and the "How to get there" feature flat out does not work. Don't waste your time downloading this garbage.
  • Poor execution

    2
    By pgnpixi
    This app has great photos of the artwork, but I paid extra for the audio guide and it does not work! Also, it stated in the description that there are itineraries, but they are not what you would expect- it's just a list of pictures of things that match the interest you selected, without any guidance as to what order to see them in. You can select how to get to each one, but it doesn't list them in a logical order that you can follow from one to the other.

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