Everyone has heard of the Louvre museum, but fewer people are familiar with its location in Paris and how to access it. There are many permanent exhibits without taking into account the number of temporary exhibitions. One thing is for sure, each visit offers the chance to rediscover the largest museum in the world.
The Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world. It was originally built as a fortress, and then became a residence of the kings of France for many years. The Louvre did not become a museum until 1793.
The Louvre Museum: A Must-See Destination
The Louvre is situated in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine. It is instantly recognisable from a distance, thanks to the famous glass pyramid built in 1989. It is one of the finest museums in the world and more than a day is needed to discover the many collections.
How to get to the Louvre
The museum is located in the heart of Paris, close to the most famous historical sites. You can get there by subway via the 1 line down to the Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre station. The Paris Open Tour stops directly in front of the famous pyramid but you can also take the no. 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81 and 95 buses. When arriving by car, it is possible to park in an underground car park on the Avenue du Général Lemonier and a stop of the Batobus is also possible. The Paris Museum Pass allows you to book priority access tickets to skip the often huge queues. Admission to the museum is free for all on the first Sunday of every month.
Exhibitions to Discover
A single ticket provides access to permanent collections and exhibitions.
- Until December 5, 2106, the Louvre is hosting the exhibition "Bouchardon (1688-1762), A Sublime Idea of Beauty." This is the first major monograph tribute of the work of the sculptor and draftsman who was very famous in his time. An unmissable opportunity to discover the works of one of the main protagonists of neoclassicism. This exhibition is held in the Hall Napoléon under the Pyramid.
- Until January 23rd, 2017, one can visit an exhibition entitled "Eugène Delacroix and George Sand, a Pictorial and Literary Friendship" which provides fascinating insights into their relationship.
- From October 20 to 16 January 2017, the Sully Rotunda area of the Louvre will host the exhibition"A Swede in Paris in the Eighteenth Century, the Tessin Collection." There will be about 120 works on display with paintings, sculptures, drawings and art objects.
- Over the same period, one can also visit the "The Baroque Movement, Salzburg Collections" exhibition which will display a hundred works from Austria.
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