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Louvre Museum
Musée du Louvre
48.860868° N, 2.336655° E
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1793 constructed
Rue de Rivoli

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    by 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 →

Bibliography of the Louvre Museum

  1. Mignot, Claude. The Pocket Louvre: A Visitor's Guide to 500 Works. Abbeville Press. 2000. Print.
  2. Soulie, David. Louvre: 400 Masterpieces. Abrams. 2008. Print.
  3. Pomarède, Vincent (commentary), Anja Grebe (contributor), Erich Lessing (photographer), and Loyrette Henri (preface). The Louvre: All the Paintings. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. 2011. Print.
  4. Bonafante-Warren, Alexandra. The Louvre. Barnes & Noble. 2012. Print.
  5. Goetz, Adrien. Jewels in the Louvre . Flammarion. 2009. Print.
  6. Sefrioui, Anne. A Guide to the Louvre. Reunion des Musees Nationaux. 2012. Print.
  7. Louvre Museum Official Website. Web.
  8. Official Website of the Louvre Museum. Web. Official website.

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Holly Hayes
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October 8, 2013
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July 11, 2014