The Louvre : Michelin's recommendations
Three great regions share the collections of this fabulous museum, perhaps the greatest in the world. Sully presents the departments of Egyptian, Greek and Oriental Antiquities (based on the collections of Champollion), , objets d'art (with the famous medieval treasurel) and French painting. Denon will allow you to discover Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities ( Vénus de Milo, sarcophage des Époux), Italian and Nordic sculpture, Italian painting (the Mona Lisa is the centre of attention, so do not miss the opportunity to see Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Veronese, Titian and Raphael), Spanish painting (El Greco) and the grands formats of French painting ( Le Radeau de la Méduse by Géricault). Richelieu houses Islamic art, French sculpture, oriental antiquities, French painting from the 14th to the 17C and the northern schools (Van Eyck, Holbein, Cranach, Brueghel le Vieux, Frans Hals... ). The arts «premiers» (Africa, Oceania, America, Asia) have since 2000 been granted a space of 4400 sq mts which can be reached via the porte des Lions. A circuit has been set up for one-day-only visitors who wish to see the «star» pieces. Parisians and those who have a little more time will visit such and such a department according to their interests at the time, and have well excellent maps to guide them.
- Address : 1 pl. du Carrousel F - 75001 Paris75001Paris
- Phone : 01 40 20 52 63
- Website : http://www.louvre.fr
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