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Louvre Museum In Paris

People always associate Paris as “The city of love” and the first thing that comes to people’s mind is the Majestic Eiffel tower but Louvre museum is one such attraction which will make people turn their heads around. Did you know that louvre museum was once a fortress and then turned to a palace? Louvre museum has a rich history associated with it apart from the huge collection of arts that it possess now. This building/museum has seen civilizations change over the past three centuries. Once the royal residence was moved to Versailles this building became a centre of various art academicians and they exhibited their artworks to the members occasionally. In 1973, the national museum opened this building as a museum with a collection of 537 paintings.

Louvre art collections

Louvre Museum also called LeMusée du Louvre in French is constructed right on the banks of the Seine river thus making it one of the top attractions in the French Capital. This museum is home to around 35,000 paintings/artwork at any given time. This museum consists of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Monalisa”. This legendary painting was once stolen in 1911 and was recovered in 1913 and since then it has been sealed in bulletproof glass and is heavily guarded with security personals. This Museum also consists of the “Venus de Milo,” which is also called as armless beauty and the ancient greek sculpture “Winged Victory,” also known as “Nike of Samothrace. This collection also includes ancient Greek, Egyptian antiques, and Roman sculptures. This very rich collection is what pulls all the art lovers together and brings them directly to the museum once they land in Paris.

View of Louvre Museum
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Louvre underwent another renovation only bring out another masterpiece in the form of “The Louvre pyramid”. I.M.Pei was the man behind this project named “The Grand Louvre” and hence reopened it in the year 1988 thus revealing the current Glass pyramid which just depicts Louvre’s timeless beauty which is combined with both modern and traditional style of modern architecture.

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Needless to say, the popularity is so huge that this museum attracts roughly around 8 million visitors annually hence expect it to be crowded at times. It is mostly open all throughout the year except for Tuesdays and National holidays like Christmas, new years day and also on international workers day. So what are you waiting for, go ahead build your own itinerary on our DIY website Pickyourtrail for Europe travel packages. In case of queries do reach out to our destination expert who is just a click away on the above-mentioned website. 

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