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Quick facts about the Louvre Museum, Paris, France

 
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Louvre is the largest museum of history and art from France and one of the most important museums in the world. It is located in the heart of Paris in a former royal palace, Louvre Palace. It includes a wide variety of works of art (sculptures, paintings, drawings, ceramics, archaeological objects, etc.) and the exponent of the different epochs of civilization, from antiquity to the present. Some of the most famous works are present at the Louvre: Gioconda, Venus of Milo, etc.

In 2008 the Louvre had approximately 8.5 million visitors, being one of the most visited museums in the world.

 

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1. Jun 12, 2004 Visit the Eiffel Tower (Paris)
2. Jun 13, 2004 Quick facts about the Louvre Museum (Paris)
3. Jun 15, 2004 What to know about the Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris)

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Paris, FranceJardin du Luxembourg   The largest park in Paris at 55 acres that features historic fountains and a few other activities.  The Latin Quarter   During the early days, it used to be known as the area for university students but modern times converted it to become a hub of clubs, bars, cafes, and some bookshops that tourists will surely love.  Champs-Elysees   This avenue is not in itself a historical site but tourists would be fond of the area having a lineup of expensive establishments.  Place de la Concorde   Located along Seine River, it was constructed back in 1748 to hold an equestrian statue of Louis XV.  This is considered to... Read more »

 
 
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You will need a lot of time in Paris - Aug 27, 2009, by erato
Paris is just as beautiful as they say. The whole city, the streets, the buildings. Although, I didn't like the contrast between the old buildings and the very modern ones next to each other. The city was also extremely crowded, there... Read more »

Quick facts about France - Mar 7, 2008, by lindamura
Population: 60 million Major Airports: Charles de Gaulle Airport – Paris (CDG) Currency: Euro - EUR ($1 US = $0.83 EUR) Language: The national language is French. Documents: Valid passport and return ticket, a visa is not required... Read more »

Visit the Eiffel Tower - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Eiffel Tower is considered the symbol of Paris and one of the most nonconformist architectural piece of art in the world, even if at first it was met with skepticism. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel and inaugurated in 1889. The tower... Read more »

Public transportation in Paris - Aug 16, 2009, by erato
Paris is indeed an amazing city with world famous monuments and people. It is as beautiful as they say but still causes many surprises for a first-time visitor like myself.Paris - Transportation There are two different cities, one under... Read more »

Weather forecast for Europe - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
France - Paris Spring time is great to visit, as the city is pleasantly warm but not too hot. The southern regions are nicer in the summer time as you want to hit the beaches. Autumn can get cooler and there can be a bunch of rain. The... Read more »

 
 

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