Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre humongous! I have always heard it was big, but then most museums are big. I liken the Louvre to all the Smithsonian Museums housed in one building and trying to tour it in one day! Impossible!

The Louvre was built in 1190 as a fortress, in the 1700’s it became a palace. For centuries it was a residence for Kings. In 1793 Louis XIV moved the royal Palace to Versailles. August 10, 1792 the monarchy was overthrown. The Louvre became the Palais des Arts on August 10, 1793 on the anniversary of the monarchy’s collapse.

The Louvre is the world’s largest museum (approximately 652.300 square feet) and houses thousands of pieces of art. Perhaps none more famous than Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. It was small but larger than what I thought it would be from reports of friends that had seen it in the past.

I left the apartment on foot, a mere two blocks I was at the metro. When I came up from the metro I was at the “#Paris we love you” art in the square. Walked across the street to the entrance to the Louvre. I do not want to spoil your views with my photos in the Louvre go see and enjoy! If you need to enjoy from your computer search artist like Paul Cezzene, Henri Matisse, Pieter de Hooch, Pierre Patel, Alfred London, Samuel van Hoostraten, Camille Corot, Alexander Gabriel-Decamps, Karel Dujardin, Theodore Chasserian, Francis Baird and of course Leonardo da Vinci. Enjoy the arts!


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