A day in Louvre

There’s nothing quite like the Louvre. It’s the largest museum in the world, and a global symbol for priceless art.

The Louvre is older than many countries. It’s been around since 1793. It’s immense and elegant and houses more artwork than any other museum in the world. It’s even said to have ghosts. Visitors and staff have reported seeing ghostly figures of a Roman soldier, a beautiful young muse, a painter, and a World War II German officer wandering through the halls.

It goes without saying your trip to Paris isn’t complete without roaming this famous fort-turned-museum. Its rich history will captivate you at every turn.

The Louvre is filled with beautiful sculptures, artifacts and paintings. They have dedications to anything and everything ranging from Italian classics, English art, Egyptian artifacts, Greek statues, Roman pillars, French paintings, prehistory and so much more.
I am one of the millions who loves the Louvre. My love for the Louvre goes beyond the fabulous art that lines its halls. I adore the grand scale and architecture of the Louvre Palace. I relish in the stunning details within, from the breath-taking painted ceilings to the opulent marble fireplaces that still remain in its galleries, sharing a hint of the luxurious palace it once was.

A large number of the museum’s paintings were owned by the various kings who lived in the Louvre when it was a royal residence; other pieces were acquired through France’s treaties with the Vatican and the Venetian Republic. The collection was further enriched by the spoils of Napoléon I.

Located in such a beautiful castle and being home to so many fantastic artworks, the Louvre Museum in Paris is a must-see place for any art lover.
There are certain relics you have to see when you take a trip to the Louvre. One of these famous works is Victoire de Samothrace, a marble sculpture made between 220 to 185 B.C. it portrays a winged Greek goddess who symbolizes victory.
What makes the Louvre remarkable in every way is having created a lasting legacy with its ceiling paintings.
Another gorgeous ceiling fresco.
The prized and priceless Leonardo Da Vinci painting made headlines after it was stolen in 1911 and recovered two years later.
The Coronation of Napoleon is a work commissioned from the painter Jacques-Louis David, famous for his historical murals. Napoleon made a huge painting of it showing the Emperor at his consecration and the coronation of the Emperor Josephine.
Even if you try, you can’t see the entire Louvre collection in one go. That’s because on any given day, only 10% of the museum’s massive collection is available to the public.
Intellectuals in the Enlightenment age, including French philosopher Denis Diderot, demanded the royal collections be available to the public. And so, the Revolutionary government in France agreed, first opening the Louvre on Aug. 10, 1793.
Love this view out into the courtyard! I love natural light, and thought this was an awesome way to illuminate certain parts of the museum.
The Venus de Milo is similarly an ancient Greek sculpture inspired by a goddess — thought to be Aphrodite. It dates back to 100 B.C.
Bust of Alexander the Great. This guy just hangs out on the wall behind the Venus de Milo, a spectator to the crowds gathered around her.
No matter where you turn your head you will find splendid beauty.
The love affair between Cupid and Psyche is one of the best known classical myths. A true gem – marble sculpture made between 1787 and 1793 by Antonio Canova.
The building itself dates back to the 12th century when it was a fortress built under King Philip II. By the 16th century, King Francis I began construction on the palace.
Just like the Eiffel Tower, the now-famous Louvre pyramid was not popular at first, initially denounced by preservationists. But now the pyramid has become an emblem of the city.

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