My Visit to the Louvre

My Visit to the Louvre

By MUSEE DU LOUVRE

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2016-07-05
  • Current IOS App Version: 1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 142.61 MB
  • IOS App Developer: MUSEE DU LOUVRE
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 830 IOS App 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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  • Don’t but this

    1
    By Antin kuntin
    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.
  • Better than nothing but needs work

    2
    By Tom Pr
    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.
  • Worth it to buy the audio guide

    4
    By EricaPyt
    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.
  • Useless

    1
    By Norm E
    I too will be seeking a refund. I bought all the audio guides and there is no way to sort them or find them by where you are, you just have to scroll endlessly to try to match up the thumbnail photo with the Art you’re standing in front of.
  • audio guide doesnt work

    1
    By jn6zo
    I downloaded the audio guide for 5 dollars but i cant listen to it. It seems that it is trying to play something but there is no sound. Wasted money and time
  • App failure

    1
    By NW Bayshore
    Very unhappy w this app. Could not connect during our visit to the Louvre. Waste of money.
  • App is unstable

    1
    By Rick Steve's app is far better
    Everytime I am listening to it it, the app suddenly stops working, waste of money.
  • Disappointed

    1
    By Whitmill01
    Took forever to download and never was able to use it.
  • Do not buy!!!

    1
    By Lanetried
    Will be contacting Apple to get my money back but - heads up- do not buy this!!!! This is billed as an equal to the audio guide available at the museum. I downloaded the files at home before my visit. At the museum I turned off everything- cell, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. Still This app had my newish iPhone running nuclear temps even while incommunicado- I’d been in the museum 20 minutes and my phone went from 100% charge to 80. By the way there is a “charging station “ on the printed museum map, and in live signs- it’s not operational. So I rationed what I could listen to and was able to listen to 10 descriptions (these are average two minute audio files) before my phone went completely dead. This app is broken and you would do better to buy the audio guide in person (there was no line on a Monday in September if that helps). I not only missed out on info but it was a huge travel inconvenience as I had destination and translation info on my phone. Unacceptable.
  • Poorly designed

    1
    By H&DinParis
    The App is very poorly designed. Doesn’t really tell you how to get to where you need to go to see a piece of art. Even the items in the catalog aren’t sequentially arranged so as to make them easy to find and listen to the description on them. Once however you miraculously locate a work you’re interested in, the description is pretty good. Needs some serious work!

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