Discover Louvre museum of France
Located on the right bank of the Seine in the citadel Paris of France, Louvre is one of the largest and the most famous museums in the world with magnificent architecture and it is where to store the priceless masterpieces of French
Louvre was first named the Musee des Arts Center, then changed to the Musee Napoleon and finally named Musee du Louvre finally (the official title of Louvre until now).
The official name of the Louvre Museum.
Louvre is a huge palace with a total area of 210,000 m2, in which the exhibition area is 60,600 m2. The original structure consists of 3 sides:
Devon side (south), Sully side (East) and Richelieu side (North). From 3 sides, there are many ways to lead tourists to visit the museum.
Especially, there is the presence of a large glass and metal pyramid (Pyramid) located in the center of Napoleon Courtyard of the museum. This glass Pyramid glass was designed by a famous American of Chinese descent architect Leoh Ming Pei.
Glass pyramid in the Napoleon courtyard of Louvre Museum.
The pyramid is surrounded by seven triangle fountains leading entrance for visitors to the hall in the basement.
Through the glass pyramid, the light can shine brightly down the galleries and in each side of Pyramids there are main doors to lead the visitors to the exhibition space of the museum.
The entrance of Louvre museum.
The Musée du Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments corresponding to 8 parts on display: the ancient Orient, ancient Egypt contemporary, Greek, Roman and ancient Eltruria, Islamic Art, painting, Sculpture, graphic art and decorative art.
In addition to eight main collections, it is Louvre which is a historic exhibition area of the palace and an art collection of Asia, Africa, America and Oceania.
Art space inside the Louvre.
Louvre has thousands of priceless works of art and perhaps the most famous of which is the painting “Mona Lisa” (also called La Giocondo) of the great artist Leonardo da Vinci. This is one of the most famous portraits in the world, drawn by oil on a poplar panel in Florence in the 16th century, in Renaissance Italy.
Museum is shimmering illuminatingly.
Mysterious Mona Lisa
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