"Temporary Exhibitions." Top 5 Page for this destination Louvre Tip by breughel

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by breughel

You might think that there is already soooo much to see at Le Louvre that this tip on the temporary exhibitions has not much sense. You are right but it can happen that, with the years, you developed some special interest for a specific civilization or type of art.

It might therefore have some interest if you can plan your visit to the Louvre during the period of a special exhibition concerning your particular field of interest.
The temporary exhibitions are announced on the Louvre website under "exhibitions".
Most often the price is included in the normal museum ticket (9,50 ?). For the exhibitions in the hall Napoleon price is 11 ?.

Thematic exhibitions 2011.

Pietro da Cortona (1597-1669) 10/03/2011 to 06/06/2011
Louis de Boullogne (Paris, 1654 ? 1733) 21/04/2011 to 18/07/2011
Claude Lorrain ? The Draughtsman Studying Nature 21/04/2011 to 18/07/2011
Claude Lorrain was one of my best discoveries at the Louvre museum (ref. my tip on his Ideal-Landscape paintings)

From 26 March till 6 September 2010 there was, for the first time, an exhibition on "Meroë, Empire on the Nile".
Meroë, a royal capital with pyramids, is situated in Soudan (not really a "touristy" country) so that this exhibition is an unique opportunity.
Two hundred works of art, most part loans from the Museum of Khartoum, highlight the majesty of an ancient civilization.

Location: Richelieu wing, lower ground floor.

Address: 99 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France, 75058
Directions: Métro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50
Website: http://www.louvre.fr

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  • Updated Feb 23, 2011
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