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Louvre Paris France Holds A Large Collection Of Art

By Julia Barnes

Visiting the Louvre Paris France is an unforgettable portion of a French vacation. As the second-largest collection of art in the world, the Louvre sees more than 8.5 million visitors each year.

The museum was built as a palace for French kings in the 12th-century and first opened to the public in August 1783, with 537 paintings. During Napoleon I’s reign, many pieces of Dutch, Spanish and Austrian works were added to the collection. Another 135 pieces were added during the reign of Louis XVIII and Charles X

Hiding Art During World War Two

Napoleon Bonaparte added another 20,000 pieces to the collection from the 1850s to 1870s. During World War II, museum curators feared Nazi pillaging, so almost every piece of art was moved from location Paris to the French countryside to hide with manors and caretakers until the war was over.

Many Beheadings At Concorde Square

The Louvre Paris France district is a colossal collection of enormous fortress-like buildings. In addition to the palace of the French kings, La Place de la Concorde (Concorde Square) was the former site of the infamous guillotine and many beheadings during the French Revolution.

Today, there are no killing machines, but rather, an Obelisk given to France by Egypt from the ruins of Ramses II’s temple. Between the Louvre and Concorde Square is the Jardin des Tuileries (the Tuileries Garden), which is an incredible Italian style garden with fountains, caves, greenhouses and sculptures.

Shopping In Paris

Below the garden is Le Musee de L’Orangerie, with Renoirs, Monets, Picassos and Cézannes. Also nearby, visitors can find the Vendome Square, which is the epicenter of fine jewelry on location Paris. Shoppers can also peruse Rivoli Street, the Faubord Saint Honoré Street and haute couture houses in Victories Square.

Le Palais Royal (the Royal Palace) is a wonderful piece of architecture surrounded by gardens, columns and arcades. The financial sector is also located in this area of France, with La Bourse du Commerce (the Commodity Exchange) located here. The L’englise Saint Roch Church houses a number of Jesuit art pieces, as well as the bodies of Corneille and Diderot.

Finding A Hotel In Paris

Naturally, many tourists would like to stay in the Louvre Paris France district, given its close proximity to a number of excellent attractions. The closest hotel is the simple, two-star Timhotel Le Louvre Paris hotel, which is just 253 meters from this amazing museum.

The rooms are plain, but you’ll have access to free wi-fi in your room and cable TV. Prices start at $133/night. The Normandy Hotel is also right on the corner of the Louvre Museum. This three-star building looks rather impressive from the street and offers an equally classy, elegant interior for your chance to review and live in style. Starting at $185/night, this is one of the nicer three-star hotels in Paris.

Luxury Hotels For The Well-Heeled Traveler

Located right next door is the four-star Hotel du Louvre Paris, which looks more like a palace than a hotel. Starting at $277/night, guests will enjoy marble baths, jacuzzi spas, plush bedding, a fitness center and nothing but top-notch amenities. For the richest travelers, the Renaissance Paris Vendome ($411+/night) and Park Hyatt Paris Vendome ($750+/night) feature five-star accommodations in the area.

The Louvre Paris France museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st, November 11th, December 24th and December 25th. Extended hours are on Wednesdays and Fridays, when the museum is open until 10 p.m. The Pyramid and Galerie du Carrousel entrances are open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, except Tuesday.

Admission Prices To The Paris Museum, Louvre

The Passage Richelieu and Hall Napoléon close at 6 p.m. and the Porte des Lions entrance closes at 5:30 p.m. Special exhibitions like the "Gates of Heaven -- Visions of the World in Ancient Egypt" are sometimes open until 8 p.m.

The cost of admission to Paris museum, Louvre, is €9 for one day’s access to all exhibits. Guests can save €3 by coming Wednesdays and Sundays from 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. or on the first Sunday of every month, when admission to the Louvre is free.

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More Paris Facts....

When was Paris founded?
Though archeologists have discovered ruins around the city that date back to 4200 BC, the earliest known settlers were the Parissii who were a sub-tribe of the Celtic Senones. Historians show the city of Parissii being inhabited around 250 BC.

Then in 52 BC the Romans, while conquering the rest of the known world, took over Paris and placed a permanent settlement near the Left Bank Sainte Geneviève Hill. They named the town Lutetia. But as the Roman Empire began to fall, this area was given its former name of Paris.

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