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Louvre Museum

A museum in Paris, France.

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A Quick Tip by berryhappyl

  • Jun 9, 2010
I would recommend seeing what you really want to see, due to the time-warp factor of the museum. Then, start from the top and work your way down. There aren't as many people on the top floor.
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Quick Tip by . March 29, 2010
Dont enter through the glass pyramid entrance. Instead there's a secret entrance across the street next to the arch
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2010
Awesome museum! Don't enter thru the glass pyramid entrance. Instead there's a secret entrance across the street. Brings you underground.
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 The Musée du Louvre or officially the Grand Louvre — in English, the Louvre Museum or Great Louvre, or simply the Louvre — is the largest national museum of France, the most visited museum in the world, and a historic monument. It is a central landmark of Paris, located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (neighbourhood). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet).

The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) which began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are still visible. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1672, Louis XIVchose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection, including, from 1692, a collection of antique sculpture.[3] In 1692, the building was occupied by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres and the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which in 1699 held the first of a series of salons. The Académie remained at the Louvre for 100 years.[4] During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum, ...

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