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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, FranceNotre Dame Cathedral   Reaching the top would give you amazing views of Paris and take a closer look with its famous gargoyles.  It took over 180 years to build this cathedral.  Musee Picasso (Picasso Museum)   The place holds most of Picasso’s works together with his own private art collection.  Paris Opera House   This is the home of The Phantom of the Opera.  It may be small but it is very famous in the city of Paris.  Nowadays, it is being used as a venue for private functions or cultural shows.  Pere Lachaise  It is the most famous Paris cemetery as it serves as an open park due to thousands of trees.  Most famous... 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 »

The good old France - Mar 5, 2008, by lindamura
Bonjour! France c'est magique! France is the country of romance, fine food and beverages and it offers an endless choice of enchanting destinations. This country's landscape from the towering snow capped mountains of the Alps, the... Read more »

Top things to do in Paris - Jun 30, 2009, by diana_ciocoiu
Paris, the capital and largest city of France, is an important cultural center of fashion, entertainment and gastronomy.The most recommended periods to visit Paris are spring and autumn. Why? Because the agreeable temperature provide better... Read more »

What to know about the Notre Dame Cathedral - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most recognized historic monuments in France. It is located on Ile de la Cite, its construction began in 1163 and lasted until 1250. The Notre Dame Cathedral is considered the darkest gothic style... 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 »

 
 

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