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Musee du Louvre
is one of the largest and probably best known museums in the world.
Back in the day this was a fortress constructed in 1190 by King Philippe Auguste overlooking the river Seine. In the 16th century The Louvre was replaced with more renaissance style building created by architect Pierre Lescot. It was a palace for the next 3 centuries and today is a magnificent building with the most treasured art collection in the world.
The Louvre has on display Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)
by Leonardo da Vinci, Venus de Milo
, Greek statue from the 2nd century BC and many many more works of art - European paintings and sculpture from 1200 to 1850 as well as Oriental, Geek, Egyptian, and Roman art.
If you are an art lover the Louvre is the perfect place to be and find at least 3 days to explore its massive collection.
The Inverted glass pyramid is located in the main courtyard with access to all the wings of the Louvre. It was created by the American architect I.M. Pei and is a perfect combination between modern and Renaissance architecture. The pyramid is made of glass and naturally lights down the reception area.
Where is the Louvre
: 99, Rue de Rivoli, arrondissement 1, Tuileries Quarter, right next to Jardin des Tuileries
How to get to the Louvre
: By Metro line 1 to Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre station.
: Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday is closed.
To visit the Louvre for free you have to go on the first Sunday of the month.
Louvre inside, Paris
For more information on current events visit the Louvre web site
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