Places of Interest nearby
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The Musée du Louvre (French pronunciation: [myze dy luvʁ])—in English, the Louvre Museum or simply The Louvre—is one of the world’s largest museums, and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). With more than 8 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world’s most visited museum.
Did you know that during the liberation of Paris some Germans hid in the Egyptian sarcophagi from the Louvre.
The Louvre exhibits ‘The Astronomer’ of Johannes Vermeer. This painting is very much related to the painting ‘the Geographer’ by Vermeer, which is on display in the Städelsches Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt am Main.
It also exhibits ‘The Lacemaker’ by Vermeer.