"Louvre - sculptures" Louvre Tip by leffe3

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The Louvre has an extensive collection of sculptures (as well as those in those found in the antiquities sections), although in 1986 all works dated post-1848 were moved to the Musee d'Orsay. Up until then, the collection was to be found dotted all round the museum, but with the freeing of space and shrinking of works, a new exhibition space for French works was created on the ground floor of the Richelieu wing - the stunning covered Puget and Marly courtyards, opened in the mid-1990s.

Overlooked from different floors, the courtyards provide a vista of 'classical' French sculpture and, importantly, the space to appreciate the work. With the glass roof, daytime viewing provides natural light, whilst the late opening nights provide a different experience of discrete lighting.

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 Dec 26, 2010
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