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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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Essays on the Louvre Museum

  • Overview

    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 →

Blog Posts on the Louvre Museum

  • The Big Walk in Paris

    The Big Walk in Paris

    Posted November 7, 2012 by Holly Hayes Part of: Solo UK and France by Train

    I had a good and very productive week in Paris. I took several thousand photos, at least some of them good, and that's the main thing. My French, such as it is, ground back to life and got some good practice. I got to know my way around the city again, saw many parts of it I never have before, and I became comfortable…

  • Nighttime Arrival in Paris

    Nighttime Arrival in Paris

    Posted October 27, 2012 by Holly Hayes Part of: Solo UK and France by Train

    Bonsoir from Paris! My Eurostar train arrived at 9pm (local time, which is an hour ahead of London), and I successfully navigated the Metro (which stinks - both literally and figuratively - compared to the London Underground), then walked in the wrong direction for 10 minutes, but at least I ended up at the Louvre... As you can see…

  • A Day in Paris

    Posted July 24, 2008 by Holly Hayes Part of: The Great European Road Trip

    On Monday we caught the 9:13 AM train from Chartres to Paris, which was incredibly easy since the train station is just down the hill from our hotel. The fare was not cheap at €23 return, but still better than in the UK. The train was clean and mostly empty and the one-hour ride was smooth and fast. Paris has many…

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.

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