Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum
View of the Louvre Museum and Louvre Pyramid.
Photo by: McPig, Creative Commons

The Louvre is the national museum of France. It is situated in the capital city of Paris. The museum is considered by many to be the best in the world. The museum covers a total area of 652,300 square feet and has more than 35,000 objects placed in it. Due to its size and vast collection of art and artifacts it is impossible to see the entire museum in a couple of hours. The collection spans from the 6th century BC till the 19th century AD.

This museum was actually built as a living space for Philip II and some remains of its original form are still present. A lot of structural changes have been made to give the Louvre its present look. The museum was inaugurated in 1739. However, due to some infrastructural problems, it was shut down for a period of almost five years. Some of the most famous pieces of art that are displayed include Antonio Canova’s Psyche, the Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa, as well as Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiques. The museum has a very rich heritage that has made the French very proud and kept visitors coming through its doors.

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25 thoughts on “Louvre Museum

  1. rose

    i want to know , how built it , when , where , what are the most famous things in it ? .
    please can any one help me

  2. emilie

    What does,and I quote,”There is a very common saying for the French that they consider themselves the best in the world. One can only be less or equal but never better than them,” have any significance on this webpage when regarding Le Louve?

  3. Natalie

    I would like to know what was the insperation towards making this museum in Paris? Also Why the priamid

  4. mj

    I just went to the Eiffel tower and started crying when i saw it, later that day i went to the Louvre and saw the Mona Lisa..
    it was so beautiful!!! I totally rec amend Paris. (Even just paris it self).

  5. mizzbabezz

    the eiffel tower is soo cheesy but cheesy good if you want to be a tourist, i recommend the croissants! they are to die for!

  6. Cole

    The Louvre was originally built by one of the kings of France, I think it was Louis IV, he used it as a private collection of art. Many works of art were later brought to the Louvre and it eventually turned into a museum available for public viewing.

  7. Kimi

    when was it built, whats the location, whats the usage, whats the impact? what are some features of this museum? need help!!!

  8. Ali

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  9. giorgia

    I’m sorry but I have to point out this massive gramatical mistake;
    Okay, so you said “It is situated in the capitail city of Paris” there is no capitail city in Paris, Paris is a capitail city, it should be “It is situated is the capitail city, Paris.”

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