Clip: Paris, France: The Magnificent Louvre

Filled with over 30,000 works of art, the Louvre is a treasure trove of Western civilization. This vast former palace is famous as home to Mona (Lisa) and Venus (de Milo) — but that's just the appetizer course. You'll find Greek and Roman sculptures, plus masterpieces from the Renaissance to Romanticism, starring Michelangelo, Delacroix, Gericault and many others.

Here's a preview from Rick of what you'll experience (including bypassing the ticket lines!) on a money-saving, off-season 2015 Best of Paris in 7 Days tour. (6½ min)

You can also save by traveling sooner — later this year: 2014 Best of Paris in 7 Days