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Travel Series: Musée du Louvre

30
Dec
We travel to Musée du Louvre in Paris.

Our last and final location we visited was the most famous museum in world,Musée du Louvre. Musée du Louvre or The Louvre as its most commonly called in non french speaking countries is the most visited museum in the world with more than 9.26 million visitors last year alone. It is a central landmark of the Paris, and is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement. This impressive museum boasts a nearly 350,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 652,300 square feet,and is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. The remnants of the fortress are quite visible when we went into the basement of the museum. It was not until the French Revolution that the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum to display the nation’s masterpieces,and on August 10,1793 the museum opened with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property.

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The first thing you will notice when entering the area is the massive crowds taking pictures with both professional camera equipment, and smart phones everyone wants to take pictures of the iconic pyramid.

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Of course no visit to Musée du Louvre would be complete with out taking in the sight of the most famous painting in the world the Mona Lisa.

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Musée du Louvre

75001 Paris, France

Trade Hours:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Thursday :9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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