The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in Art & History

Your Visit to The Louvre

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The Louvre is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. Today the Louvre has evolved from Fortress to Palace to mega museum. Below are some details to help you plan your visit to The Louvre.

  • Established:                        1793
  • Location:                             Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France
  • Visitors Numbers:            Over  9 million per year
  • Public Transit Access:
    • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre Paris Métro Line 1
    • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre  Paris Métro Line 7
    • Louvre-Rivoli Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1

Website:                                                  http://www.louvre.fr/en/homepage

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“Keep a thing seven years and you’ll find a use for it.” French proverb

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Photo Credit: By Jean-Christophe BENOIST (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons