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 responses to “Louvre Museum”

  1. danielle merlino says:

    heyy love the website danielle

  2. rose says:

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

  3. emilie says:

    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?

  4. N'Kaia says:

    well documented but has no author,associations w/ universities,goverment agencies,nor organization.

  5. thanks says:

    this was very helpful thanks a bunch

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks this website realyt helps a lot with my report on parris

  7. boe451018 says:

    this will help me for school

  8. Natalie says:

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

  9. Natalie says:


  10. Haru says:

    totaly beautiful i’d love to see it in real life i <3 France

  11. mj says:

    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).

  12. mizzbabezz says:

    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!

  13. Amy fara fowler says:

    Not appreciable, but nice information

  14. ankit says:

    what is the purpose of it

  15. ankit says:

    what what was it made for

  16. nsaijncojnds says:

    why the glass pyramid?

  17. Cole says:

    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.

  18. Natasha says:

    Thanks will help me heaps for my school project.

  19. Kimi says:

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

  20. Zenub says:

    It is capital not Capitol

  21. Riztys says:

    Thank you.

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  23. giorgia says:

    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.”

  24. Riztys says:

    Paris is the capital city of France. Thanks.

  25. Sally Oweans says:

    It had ok detail though would like more facts,however needs some more exiting information ! Good website though!

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