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Enter the Louvre in Paris and all anyone wants to see is the Mona Lisa. The queue can last hours. And while it is one of the most iconic works of art in the world, it would be a shame to miss out on the chance of a lifetime to see these five other masterpieces in Paris. 

Auguste Rodin, ‘Le Penseur’ (1880)

Behold, the most pensive man in Paris. Rodin's masterful statue is often used represent philosophical musings. He sits proudly outside the Musee Rodin.

Boulevard des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France

Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People (1830)

The woman in this iconic painting is a personification of the concept of the July Revolution in 1830 and the goddess of Liberty leading the people over the fallen.

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The Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

Otto Dix, Bildinis der Journalistin Sylvia von Harden (1926)

The painting has both masculine and feminine qualities throughout and was once considered so strong it was recreated for the opening scene for the 1972 film, Cabaret.

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Musée National d'Art Moderne Paris, 55 Rue Rambuteau, 75004 Paris, France 

Pablo Picasso, Celestina (1903)

Picasso’s Celestina is one artwork that will most definitely trigger all kinds of emotions. Picasso painted this during his ‘blue’ period to depict a destitute woman - during this period, Picasso's works were often beggars, prostitutes or out-of-work actors.

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5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France

Michelangelo, Dying Slave (1513–1516)

Michaelangelo’s Dying Slave is a must-see when it comes to historical masterpieces. The huge blocks of marble have been carefully carved into perfect pieces of art. It’s important to know that this work wasn’t initially a solo piece, but in fact meant to live as part of a story alongside Michelangelo’s Rebellious Slave’ at the tomb of Julius II.

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The Louvre, 75001 Paris, France