Louvre, Paris

7S Place du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

Louvre - one of the largest museums in the world, the third in the world by floor space, part one hundred sixty thousand one hundred six square meters.. The museum is located in the old royal palace of the Louvre, which was originally a fortress, built in the late dvennadtsatogo century under Philip the Second.. Louvre - one of the oldest museums with a rich history of collecting art and historical relics in France since the time of the Capetian dynasty to the present day.. In the Louvre was going to all this museum can be called universal. His collection of works of art by artists from various civilizations, cultures and eras. The museum has about three hundred thousand pieces, of which only thirty five thousands exhibited in the halls. Many of the exhibits are in storage because they can not be shown to visitors for more than three consecutive months for reasons of safety.. The Louvre exhibits are divided into the following collections: Ancient East, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Etruria, Rome, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Objects of Art, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts..

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