Museu do louvre

museu do louvre

Where is the Louvre located?

The Louvre (English: /ˈluːv(rə)/ LOOV(-rə)), or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre [myze dy luvʁ] (listen)), is the worlds largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the citys 1st arrondissement (district or ward).

Are there any museums that are not in the Louvre?

Several museums in and outside France have been or are placed under the Louvres administrative authority or linked to it through exclusive partnerships, while not being located in the Louvre Palace.

What was the original purpose of the Louvre?

The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection, including, from 1692, a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture.

What is the Carrousel du Louvre?

Under the main entrance to the museum is the Carrousel du Louvre, a shopping mall operated by Unibail-Rodamco. Among other stores, it has the first Apple Store in France, and a McDonalds restaurant, the presence of which has created controversy.

Until 4 July 2022 There are plenty of good reasons to visit the Louvre! So many works of art to discover in this fabulous museum that used to be a palace! So plan your visit in advance to make the most of it. Why not pick one of our visitor trails to follow a theme-based tour?

When is the Louvre open in France?

Why was the Louvre Museum built?

Updated August 11, 2019 The Louvre Museum was originally constructed over 800 years ago as a fortress to protect the city of Paris from invaders. The fortress was eventually torn down and replaced with a palace that served as the royal residence of the French monarchy.

What does Louvre stand for?

Louvre Museum, French Musée du Louvre, official name Great Louvre, French Grand Louvre, national museum and art gallery of France, housed in part of a large palace in Paris that was built on the right-bank site of the 12th-century fortress of Philip Augustus. It is the world’s most-visited art museum,...

What is a good book on the history of the Louvre?

The Grand Louvre: History of a Project. Paris: Moniteur. ISBN 9782281190793. Biasini, Émile; Lebrat, Jean; Bezombes, Dominique; Vincent, Jean-Michel (1989). The Grand Louvre: A Museum Transfigured 1981–1993. Paris: Electa Moniteur. ISBN 9782866530662. Blunt, Anthony; Beresford, Richard (1999).

What is the purpose of the Louvre Pyramid?

The Louvre Pyramid, built in the 1980s on a design by I. M. Pei, is now the centerpiece of the entire Louvre complex. It leads to the underground Hall Napoléon which in turn serves a vast complex of underground spaces, including the Carrousel du Louvre commercial mall around an inverted pyramid further west.

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