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The Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre), located in Paris, is a historic monument, and a national museum of France. It is a central landmark, located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (neighbourhood). Nearly 35,000 objects from the 6th millennium BC to the 19th century AD are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet).

The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) which began as a fortress built in the 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are still visible. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1674, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum, to display the nation's masterpieces.

The museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being confiscated church and royal property. Because of structural problems with the building, the museum was closed in 1796 until 1801. The size of the collection increased under Napoleon when the museum was renamed the Musée Napoléon. After his defeat at Waterloo, many works seized by Napoleon's armies were returned to their original owners. The collection was further increased during the reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X, and during the Second Empire the museum gained 20,000 pieces. Holdings have grown steadily through donations and gifts since the Third Republic, except during the two World Wars. As of 2008, the collection is divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings. - wiki

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  6. Bont3n 33 months ago | reply

    great scene, the lighting is amazing

  7. Rolye 31 months ago | reply


    INVITATION
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  8. Fran-cesca 30 months ago | reply

    I love this place!

  9. Emax Fresh 30 months ago | reply

    J'aime beaucoup

  10. Marina instant 30 months ago | reply

    Una imagen preciosa!!

    Saludos

  11. Alexandre Gomes. 28 months ago | reply

    Les couleurs sont vraiment magnifiques..

  12. you are fucking gorgeous 26 months ago | reply

    Wow, it's amazing. Love it

  13. ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ [deleted] 26 months ago | reply

    excelente

  14. LilLily7 25 months ago | reply

    This motivates me to visit :)

  15. New York Habitat 18 months ago | reply

    Beautiful sunset shot!

  16. myfashionhub 14 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful. I'm going to use it on this blog and credit you for it ofwitandwill.com/

  17. adi8i 3 months ago | reply

    I will use this photo on my blog and i will credit you . chiclike.blogspot.ro/com

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