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.

Facts & Stats on the Louvre Museum

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Louvre Museum
Musée du Louvre

Visitor & Contact Information

Rue de Rivoli
Paris, France

Essays on the Louvre Museum

Description of the Louvre Museum

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... view full text »

Resources for the Louvre Museum

  1. The Pocket Louvre: A Visitor's Guide to 500 Works
  2. Louvre: 400 Masterpieces
  3. The Louvre: All the Paintings
  4. The Louvre
  5. Jewels in the Louvre
  6. A Guide to the Louvre
  7. Louvre Museum Official Website
  8. Official Website of the Louvre Museum Official website.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Louvre Museum - Paris, France