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History of The Musèe du Louvre

Fast Facts About The Louvre

Courtyard of The Louvre
  • Location: Center of Paris, on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement
  • In the front of the main entrance of the Louvre, there is a 21 meter glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei.
  • The Lourve is a U-shaped building.
  • The Louvre is the largest museum in the world.
  • Houses 35,000 pieces of art.
  • Its most famous piece is Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

More Than a Museum

Side of Louvre

The Musèe du Louvre located in Paris, France is the most famous museum in the world. It contains treasures from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. The world's most famous identifiable painting, the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo Da Vinci is housed there. The scope of the collection is so massive that it could take a week to visit all the of the wings and treasures.

As you go through the website the hope is that you will be inspired to visit the Musèe du Louvre in person to experience the exquisite art treasures housed there. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer imperdiet consectetur tortor, in convallis nunc volutpat ac. Maecenas placerat semper libero, volutpat hendrerit nulla imperdiet eu. Aliquam in felis at eros interdum tincidunt. Nunc sodales eros ut risus mollis ac tempor leo mattis. Cras ac erat in enim vestibulum adipiscing. Etiam sed est et velit condimentum volutpat. Duis vel ligula ipsum. Sed eu odio sit amet sem iaculis tristique. Donec id mi sed orci tempor ultricies. Sed eu tellus a tortor tincidunt accumsan. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Aliquam erat volutpat. Nam sed odio felis. Nam sit amet justo mi.

The Louvre's Beginnings

Side of Louvre

Louis XIV was both the most enthusiastic developer of the site and the most heroic art collector (buying in 1661 much of the Mazarin Collection that contained many paintings owned by Charles I of England), and under him the collection was briefly moved into the Louvre. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer imperdiet consectetur tortor, in convallis nunc volutpat ac. Maecenas placerat semper libero, volutpat hendrerit nulla imperdiet eu. Aliquam in felis at eros interdum tincidunt. Nunc sodales eros ut risus mollis ac tempor leo mattis. Cras ac erat in enim vestibulum adipiscing. Etiam sed est et velit condimentum volutpat. Duis vel ligula ipsum. Sed eu odio sit amet sem iaculis tristique. Donec id mi sed orci tempor ultricies. Sed eu tellus a tortor tincidunt accumsan. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Aliquam erat volutpat. Nam sed odio felis. Nam sit amet justo mi.

When Versailles was established, however, the collection was dispersed. Praesent quis justo id dolor euismod viverra pellentesque quis massa. Mauris pulvinar mauris at sapien aliquam sed commodo nulla mollis. Vestibulum suscipit congue orci, in bibendum mauris suscipit et. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Praesent facilisis sollicitudin metus eu feugiat. Fusce tincidunt, sem quis mollis lacinia, tellus est porta lacus, nec fringilla metus lacus rutrum justo. Integer et ullamcorper elit. Donec dictum est id nibh dapibus sed vulputate urna convallis. Sed faucibus, magna sed accumsan blandit, dui neque fermentum ligula, sit amet vestibulum elit quam non dui. Nulla aliquet tristique convallis. Phasellus dictum malesuada suscipit.

Architectural Sophistication

Sketches of Louvre

The Grand Louvre, which opened in 1993, was one of the prestige projects taken forward in Paris under President François Mitterrand. Ut nec mattis est. Quisque eu cursus velit. Aenean ante arcu, rhoncus ut fringilla at, blandit quis massa. Donec dignissim sem non arcu dictum lacinia. Nullam vitae erat nunc, sit amet blandit nulla. Pellentesque et libero libero, vel iaculis leo. Vivamus auctor posuere turpis, in blandit felis pellentesque at. Nulla ac erat id tortor ullamcorper rutrum et accumsan quam. Sed libero mauris, ullamcorper at gravida et, interdum dignissim tellus. Donec vel lorem vel mauris molestie placerat.

The museum almost doubled its space by taking over the Second Empire north wing, within which vast glazed sculpture courts were constructed and a new entrance complex was built in the Cour Napoléon under the transparent pyramid designed by I.M.Pei.Donec eu justo interdum metus commodo consectetur et et massa. In volutpat eros at lectus malesuada id ornare tellus ullamcorper. Cras id nulla at lorem vulputate adipiscing tempus a lorem. Morbi aliquet imperdiet nisl vitae semper. Integer viverra pretium risus eget volutpat.

No other country has a central museum on such overwhelming scale. Sed vestibulum dui sit amet nisi sodales vel porttitor massa eleifend. Maecenas sollicitudin diam id metus volutpat vestibulum. Nulla interdum velit at ante accumsan vel vehicula turpis blandit. Curabitur fermentum diam sit amet orci mattis vel fringilla felis accumsan. Nunc in massa felis. Vestibulum turpis est, luctus id lobortis eget, elementum sit amet purus. Morbi vel lorem eget lectus varius consectetur. Nulla molestie ante non massa egestas aliquam. Pellentesque id sem nisl, at feugiat odio. Aenean in mi id odio viverra gravida.





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