"Louvre Pyramid" Musée du Louvre Tip by xiquinho

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  Louvre Pyramid
by xiquinho

Originally built to defend Paris against the Vikings, this Renaissance palace became a museum in 1793. Today it houses impressive collections of Etruscan, Egyptian, Oriental, Roman and Greek artefacts as well as sculptures, paintings and other works of art ranging from the Middle Ages up to 1850, including Leonardo da Vinci's enigmatic "Mona Lisa." Architect I.M. Pei's amazing glass pyramid, commissioned by the President François Mitterrand, caused a sensation when it was added in 1989.

Address: 99 rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris,
Directions: Admission: EUR7.50 (EUR5 after 3pm); free for children under 18.
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50
Website: http://www.louvre.fr/

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  • Updated Oct 23, 2004
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