Musee du Louvre

Musee du Louvre | paintings in chronological order

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Musee du Louvre

Musee du Louvre is located in the splendid city of Paris in France. In the west of the city, close to the Sein River, it is called the city center with a floor space of 60,600 meters. Louvre, known as the world’s largest and most famous museum; It dates from 1973 to the present day. With hundreds of masterpieces of classical and modern arts, it stands out among the others with its greatness. Due to the diversity of the works in the museum, the museum Sully, Richelieu and Denon are divided into 3 separate and 8 sections.

Within each section are works belonging to different cultures and civilizations. In addition to these, the Louvre includes archaeological, architectural and historical exhibits. Sections; Near Eastern works, Egyptian works, Greek, Roman and Etrusk civilization works; drawings and sculptures; decorative arts, Islamic art works and paintings. At the beginning of each, there are competent persons depending on the museum staff in order to protect the works in the museum. Most of the works are exhibited in glass cabinets.

It is the first state museum to feature 35,000 works and more than 380,000 objects. At the same time, according to the year 2012 data, the annual number of visitors is 9.7 million. In addition to all these, it functions as a school. It also contributes to awareness of society by giving trainings on art history and museology. The presence of lecture halls, a rich archives library, and the presence of laboratories that review the works are also supporting factors.

Short History

The Louvre Museum building has been used in various forms over the centuries. It was built as a “palace” in the years when Philippe Auguste ruled in the early 13th century. The palace, named after the English word “Lower”, which means power, power, became the royal center in the 14th century. By the 15th century, the palace had been moved to another place and the building remained empty and neglected for many years. It was intended to be restructured in 1564, but was completed in time for the Third Napoleon. In 1793 the museum was a palace, and in 1871 it had a great fire. The building, which has been built up until the present time, has taken its final shape in 1932.


It is necessary to separate two days to go through all the parts of the museum which is a universal identity. The Louvre Museum is home to an average of 6 million tourists every year. In addition to being easily reached by the metro stop named Palais Royal- Musee du Louvre. renting a car is also one of the most frequently used methods by tourists. After your visit to the gallery you can relax with friends or family in the gardens which are in this wonderful ambiance. Every day except Tuesday, it is open from 09:00 to 18:00. Closed on Wednesdays and Fridays at 21:45 Free entry is available on the first Sunday of every month.


Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

opening hours

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–9:45 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

more information:

official website

Musee du Louvre | paintings in chronological order

1426 -1450

fra angelico coronation of the Virgin

Fra Angelico, coronation of the Virgin, 1430-35

1551 – 1575

giuseppe arcimboldo summer

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, summer, 1573

1626 – 1650

Balthasar van der Ast, Flowers in a Wan Li Vase with Shells, 1640/49

Balthasar van der Ast, Flowers in a Wan Li Vase with Shells, 1640/49

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