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The Louvre in Paris

Updated on October 28, 2011

Some Photos of The Louvre in Paris

The famous Louvre in Paris, France.
The famous Louvre in Paris, France.
The Louvre at night
The Louvre at night
The Louvre Paris at night
The Louvre Paris at night | Source
Louvre Paris in evening
Louvre Paris in evening | Source
Another shot of Louvre Paris
Another shot of Louvre Paris

About the Louvre in Paris: World's Top Museum

The Louvre is one of not only Paris', but Europe's top attractions so I would like to cover it in some detail.

Definitely the most popular when it comes to the world of art museums, The Louvre absolutely deserves that name. It is a place filled with timeless treasures from different parts of the globe and these kinds of exhibits are definitely for people of all ages.

The structure on its own is a bit of an art and historical adventure. It was constructed by the 13th century, though the museum today still keeps hold of the origins after three hundred years. The present Château du Louvre that occupies a huge area of the space, commenced in 1546.

For many years, the place was a subject for expansion. However, at the recent times, the only big alteration was the completion of the artistic glass pyramid in 1989. This odd structure called the Crystal Pyramid can be found by the entrance.

Inside the walls of the museum, you’ll find Greek and Persian artifacts, Egyptian sarcophagi, paintings from the medieval and Renaissance period. There are also sculptures from the 19th century, both from the classical and romanticist era. According to estimates, there are 100,000 pieces in the museum, but actually, no one really knows the exact number.

The museum is definitely a collection of designs, due to the different changes it went through over the years. It is so big to see everything in a day that’s why the visitor is recommended to pick their favorites per country or period and check out those. Usually, the best way is to take several trip but for most people, that idea is not practical.

The place has pieces popular to people who have minimal interest in art – Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the armless Venus de Milo and the marble of Samothrace. There are also ones which are popular amongst art enthusiasts like The Bather by Ingres, Liberty Guiding the People by Delacroix and many more.

Together with the most known pieces, there are really thousands being displayed recognized by experts or the regular visitors of the area. Most of the collections are placed in storage in given times. Most of the walls are covered from bottom up with various paintings from small ones to huge.

There are actually a lot of those walls. The area is composed of a more than a thousand square meters and has different buildings which include the Château and the Tulieres connected by passageways that existed centuries ago. Some areas from various levels are also joined together by steps so be ready for extensive walks.

It’s a good thing that there are a lot of benches found in the area and some steps are not heavily used. This provides a resting place for the visitors. Just relax and munch on a sandwich before going through the rest of your journey. You can also find areas where you can sit, outside the place. You can delight yourself with the people passing by or just watch the stationary Jardins des Tuileries..

Ticket lines can be a bit long that is why it is recommended to purchase one ahead of time. There are also passes like the multiple-tourist-site pass. You can easily go to the museum by taking the metro or subway. Just exit by the Louvre Rivoli stations or Palais Royal.

When you visit Paris, you should really do your best to stay near the Louvre if you can. Chances are, it won't be a cheap hotel in Paris. But it will be well worth your stay and there are still great deals.

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      DoveFreexrolo 2 years ago

      What a super blog! to significantly info and a quite short lifestyle hehehehe continue to keep it up, fine work

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      Daniel Christian 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      @Reynold. I am so glad you enjoyed! I am off to check out some of your hubs now.

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      Daniel Christian 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      alocsin - Thanks bud. Ya those benches are great.

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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Gosh I am an art major and have never done more than read about the Louve in art books. I am going to seek out more videos on the Louve now that you have presented this one! This is over the top for me! I'll probably come back and watch it a few more times! I imagined they would charge a separate fee to view the Mona Lisa. It looks like they could move it up the wall so those who can't push their way to the front could get a better view of it. A+ from this old teacher.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I used those benches many times when I was in the museum. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Daniel Christian 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thanks Thelma. Ya, same on my trip! It's like a bunch of people standing around it and hard to really get up close. Funny to thing she had no clue she would one day become this famous.

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      Daniel Christian 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      @emichael. Wow, how cool. Ya, there is a special day when all museums are free. I don't really recall the details, but certainly worth looking up!

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      I have visited Louvre a few years ago. It was so fascinating for me looking to the awesome paintings hanging on the wall. Monalisa's painting was very well visited that I could not see much of it because there were lots of people before me standing in front of the most popular woman in the world. Great hub.

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      emichael 6 years ago from New Orleans

      I visited the Louvre with some friends a couple of years ago. We had a great time! We stayed at a hostel walking distance from the Louvre and it was very cheap. So if you can't afford a hotel in the area, look into hostels. The one we found was very clean and very safe. We went to the Louvre on a day when apparently all of the museums are free. I think it was the first Sunday of the month? So that was a nice surprise! They had amazing things to see, but way too much to see it all in just one day. My only complaint was the the museum food is not that spectacular. But other than that, we had an awesome time.