Quick facts about the Louvre Museum, Paris, France
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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In 52 BC, Julius Caesar captured the city which became to be called Gaul. By 5th century, invasions were widespread particularly by the Attila and the Huns. Clovis I renamed Gaul to Paris and as the capital of his kingdom. Soon enough, churches were built. In the 7th century, the Carolingians led by Charlemagne took over Paris and resulted to loss of political power. But in 987 AD, Hugh Capet, became the king of France and French government was once again secured. Then the construction of Notre-Dame Cathedral was initiated by Bishop Maurice de Sully in 1163 and completed only by 1330. During the 12th and 13th century, more... Read more »
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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 »
The wonderful France - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
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 quaint countryside, the vineyards, thick... 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 »
Ein Besuch in Paris - Jun 14, 2009, by mary
Wo liegt Paris? Paris ist die Haupstadt von Frankreich und liegt im Norden. Ca. 10 Millionen Einwohner hat Paris. Der Fluss Seine fließt durch Paris hindurch und teilt die Stadt.Welche Temperaturen hat Paris? Die... Read more »
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 »
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