Louvre Museum Paris, France 1793
Housed in a grand palace stretching along the Seine River, the Louvre is one of the largest and most important museums in the world, displaying over 300,000 objects.
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- Louvre MuseumMusée du Louvre
- 48.860868° N, 2.336655° E
- main dates
- 1793 constructed
- Rue de Rivoli75001
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
The Louvre Museum is extremely large and impossible to see in its entirety in a single day. Visitors are advised to plan a visit based on their particular interests and spread their time over several days if possible. The color-coded maps provided by the museum are excellent for planning, showing the locations and highlights of each department and pointing out exactly where to find the most famous exhibits. The layout of the historic Palais du Louvre and its multiple floors can make navigation confusing, but the museum is otherwise one of the most visitor-friendly in Europe. continue reading →
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- Sefrioui, Anne. A Guide to the Louvre. Reunion des Musees Nationaux. 2012. Print.
- Goetz, Adrien. Jewels in the Louvre . Flammarion. 2009. Print.
- Bonafante-Warren, Alexandra. The Louvre. Barnes & Noble. 2012. Print.
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