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Louvre Museum, Paris, France | Musée du Louvre Timings, History

Louvre Museum, Paris, France | Musée du Louvre Timings, History

The world’s famous and historic monument Louvre Museum is located in Paris, France. The museum is also well-known as Musée du Louvre. Whoever plan a trip to Paris, must visit this museum to discover its exquisite collections. It is a central landmark of the Paris City. 

Louvre Museum

Acclaimed as the world’s largest and most visited museum. Every year, it has been fascinating over 10 million visitors from various parts of the world. The world’s most visited museum has been drawing more than 15,000 visitors per day, 65 per cent of whom are foreign tourists. The primary mission of the museum is to preserve the prehistoric collections and pass on our heritage to future generations. 

I’m sure you will be enthralled the moment you stepped into the museum. Thereafter you will be discovered exceptional masterpieces and outstanding collections. The bewitching museum inaugurated on 10th August 1793. At that time it exhibited around 537 paintings. Subsequently, the collection had been enhanced significantly. Currently, the museum collections are grouped into eight curatorial departments which include Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities, Near Eastern Antiquities, Islamic Arts, Paintings, Sculptures, Decorative arts, and Paints & Drawings.

Louvre Museum

History:

Earlier the museum was a simple defensive fortress. Moreover, it was for a long time used as one of the main residences of French Kings. In the year 1793, it emerged as a museum. Now it houses more than 73,000 sq.m of western work of arts dating from the Middle Ages to 1848 and the art of the ancient civilizations. The Musee du Louvre boasts over 380,000 objects.  From room to room, the former royal palace reveals its masterpieces to the visitors such as the Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa, the Venus de Milo, and The Winged Victory of Samothrace. Apart from it, it possesses nearly 35,000 artworks are on display, the oldest of which date back over seven thousand years.  

Louvre Museum

Plan a visit to the museum during night times. Owing to, the museum will be less crowded at that time. Furthermore, the visitors can enchant the stunning night-time views of Pei’s glass pyramid, the Cour Carrée and the Seine.

Lovely Carrousel and Tuileries Gardens

The Carrousel and Tuileries Gardens are situated very next to the Louvre. These gardens are located between the museum and the Place de la Concorde. 

The Tuileries garden is the largest and oldest public park in Paris. The garden contains stunning landscape art, perspectives and sculptures, it provides visitors with a relaxing setting in the heart of the city.

Louvre Museum

Tours of the garden are scheduled at 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from late April to late October. Tours depart from the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel.

Regulations Have To Adhere By The Visitors:

Visitors have to adhere to the following rules and regulations.

Filming and photography are only permitted in the permanent collection exhibition rooms but not in the temporary exhibition rooms. The use of flash and other lighting equipment, however, is not permitted. 

Please refrain from:

  • smoking
  • drinking
  • eating
  • raising your voice
  • touching artworks
  • running in the museum exhibition rooms

Timings And Address:

Louvre Museum

The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
 
Museum Closed on the following holidays: 
  • Monday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
  • Tuesday, May 1 (Labor Day)
  • Tuesday, May 8 (end of the Second World War)
  • Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas)
Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris – France
Métro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17

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