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Musée du Louvre

Located in the former home of the kings of France, the Louvre is one of the largest and finest museums in the world. It brings together 460,000 works from Western art in the middle ages but also from ancient civilizations.

The collections are divided into eight departments:
– Near Eastern Antiquities
– Egyptian and Greek
– Etruscan and Roman
– Paintings
– Sculptures, Islamic Art, Art Objects
– Graphic Arts
– Middle Ages until 1848.
The Louvre has 35,000 works of paintings, including the famous Mona Lisa painting (by Leonardo da Vinci), the crown jewels of France, but also, the Venus de Milo, the Victory of Samothrace and many other treasures to discover .
The Louvre is also an ancient castle in which can still see some of the vestiges in the accessible basement of the museum in a splendid light.
An absolutely must-see museum in a grandiose setting with the famous glass pyramid that is located in the heart of Paris, near the Seine, near the most historical places of the capital. After visiting the museum, take the opportunity to explore them as well!


© karen Gallo

© karen Gallo


Renseignements complémentaires

Metro: Line 1 – Palais Royal Louvre

Hours: open daily from 9h to 18h except Wednesday and Friday from 9h to 21h45 / Sunday: closed

Tel .: 01 40 20 50 50

Price: 12 Euros


Friends of the Louvre:

Paris, S’il vous plait vous plait! Recommends subscribing to the society of “Friends of the Louvre if you are staying in paris for a year. The mission of the association is to offer privileged access to the national collections. In becoming a “Friend of the Louvre,” you participate in the collective and exceptional patronage of this museum as well as receive many benefits, including free and priority access to the collections and exhibitions of the Louvre for one year. This is an original and unique way to participate in the acquisition of masterpieces for the Louvre.