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The Louvre Museum ( Musée du Louvre ) illuminated at night

The Louvre Museum ( Musée du Louvre ) illuminated at night


The Louvre Museum is the most visited

and one of the oldest, largest and most famous

art galleries and museums in the world.

The building was previously a royal palace and is famous

for holding several of the world's most prestigious works of art,

such as Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa",

"The Virgin and Child with St. Anne", "Madonna of the Rocks"

and Alexandros of Antioch's "Venus de Milo".

Located in the centre of Paris between the Rive Droite of the Seine

and the Rue de Rivoli in the Ier arrondissement,

it is accessed by the Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre Metro station.

 

Louvre in Paris by Ciprian Curca

The Louvre Pyramid is a large glass pyramid,

commissioned by French president François Mitterrand,

designed by Ieoh Ming Pei, and inaugurated in 1989.

The pyramid covers the Louvre entresol

and forms part of the new entrance into the museum.

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Ciprian Curca

 

The Louvre Museum ( Musée du Louvre ) and Art Gallery in Paris

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The Louvre Museum ( Musée du Louvre ) and Art Gallery in Paris

The Louvre Museum ( Musée du Louvre )

 

The Louvre Museum ( Musée du Louvre ) and Art Gallery in Paris

The Louvre Museum ( Musée du Louvre )


The Louvre Museum ( Musée du Louvre ) and Art Gallery in Paris

The Louvre Museum ( Musée du Louvre )

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