The Bucket list: Louvre Museum, Paris

Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Former palace of the kings of France – now the largest museum in the world covering almost 10,000 years of history.

Louvren is the most visited museum in the world as well as a historical monument housing approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century.

The museum has an impressive gallery space of 72,735 sq.m exhibiting prestigious art by Tizian, Rafael and Leonardo da Vinci.

Quick Facts

  • Located in the first district of Paris
  • Built as a fortress on the order of Philip II in 12th century
  • The museum was designed by the architect Jacques Lemercier
  • Transformed into a museum after the French Revolution
  • The museum opened to the public on August 10, 1793
  • Louvre has over 9 million visitors per year
Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Photo by judith_ekd
photo by @judith_ekd
Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) photo by @villgloria

Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre)

Located at the piazza (Cour Napoléon) outside the Palais du Louvre is the famous pyramid made of glas and metal structure. A contemporary creation by architect Ming Pei who had already worked on the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Surrounded by three smaller pyramids. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre museum.

Read more about Pyramide du Louvre

Photo by @villagloria

"The Red Rooms, which derived their name from the colour of their walls, are home to some of the largest paintings in the Louvre, including masterpieces by the greatest 19th-century French painters from David to Delacroix."
“The Red Rooms, which derived their name from the colour of their walls, are home to some of the largest paintings in the Louvre, including masterpieces by the greatest 19th-century French painters from David to Delacroix.”

These rooms initially served as the summer apartments of Anne of Austria, mother of Louis XIV. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte used them to showcase antiquities. Today, visitors can admire the Louvre’s ancient Roman collections in this sumptuous setting beneath the original ceilings.
“These rooms initially served as the summer apartments of Anne of Austria, mother of Louis XIV. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte used them to showcase antiquities. Today, visitors can admire the Louvre’s ancient Roman collections in this sumptuous setting beneath the original ceilings.”
The Grande Galerie has been a hotspot in Louvre since the palace became a museum. And the emblematic gallery has a long history! Nowadays, visitors come to the Grande Galerie to see the Louvre’s extraordinary collection of Italian paintings, one of the largest and most impressive of its kind.
“The Grande Galerie has been a hotspot in Louvre since the palace became a museum. And the emblematic gallery has a long history! Nowadays, visitors come to the Grande Galerie to see the Louvre’s extraordinary collection of Italian paintings, one of the largest and most impressive of its kind.”

The first VR experience of the Mona Lisa

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The first VR experience of the Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass will reflect Leonardo da Vinci’s own revolutionary practice as a true Renaissance polymath, working in science, engineering, architecture and art. The virtual reality experience will pay tribute to an artist who constantly embraced innovation throughout the course of his wide-ranging influential career and will celebrate da Vinci’s enduring legacy as one of the greatest painters in history.

Source: http://louvre.fr

Where to get it:

The App Store

Google Play (Link currently missing from Google Play)

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