Louvre Hotel Deals
, or as it is offically known as, the Grand Louvre, is one of the most famous art museums in the world. Housed in the Louvre Palace on the right bank of the River Seine, is a collection of nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century. In 1682, after Louis XIV moved to the Palace of Versailles
, the royal collection was left on display in the Louvre Palace. For 100 years, the Louvre Palace was occupied by the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres and the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. During this time, the first salon took place in the palace. During the French Revolution, it was decided that the Louvre should be used as a museum to display the siginificant artworks owned by the nation. When the museum opened it's doors to the public, there were only 537 paintings on exhibtion. However, throughout the years, with the help of Napoleon, Louis XVIII, Charles X and the Second French Empire, the collection significantly grew. The works on display today include collections of Etruscan, Coptic, Islamic, Assyrian and Greek art and antiqiuties.
One of the many highlights the museum has to offer, and the first that each visitor will encounter on there arrival at the main entrance, is the Louvre Pyramid. The Grande Pyramid is located in the heart of the Louvre complex, in the central courtyard. This 21m-high glass structure stands above the visitor's centre. The most popular works housed in the Louvre include the Seated Scribe (Room 22, 1st floor, Sully Wing), the Venus de Milo (Room 7, ground floor, Denon Wing) and the Winged Victory of Samothrace (opposite Room 1, 1st floor, Denon Wing). All of these are from the antiquity collection. The most popular Renaissance works include the Michelangelo's The Dying Slave (ground floor, Michelangelo Gallery, Denon Wing) and works by Raphael, Botticelli and Titian (1st floor, Denon Wing). Famous 19th century French artworks iclude the Ingres' The Turkish Bath (Room 60, 2nd floor, Sully Wing), Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa (Room 77, 1st floor, Denon Wing) and works by Corot, Delacroix and Fragonard (2nd floor, Denon Wing). One of the most visited masterpiece in the whole of the Louvre is Da Vinci's Mona Lisa (1st floor, Denon Wing).
The Grand Louvre is surrounded by numerous Parisian attractions. Such as the Jardin des Tuileries, which is home to the Arc de Triomphe
du Carrousel, the delightful Musee de l Orangerie
and the contemporary art gallery, Jeu de Paume. Across the Seine, on the left bank is Musee D Orsay
. When this opened artworks in the Louvre that were created after 1848, were transfered to the Musee D Orsay
. This museum houses art collections from 1848 until 1914. The Grand Louvre is located in the heart of Paris, not far from the shopping and theatre disitrict of Opera, the modern art museum, the Pompidou
and the stylish Champs Elysees
At Your Hotel Deals Paris, we offer a superb range of luxury deals
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accommodation near the brillinat Louvre. Best Western Hotel Aux Ducs De Bourgogne
offers luxury rooms between the Louvre
, Musee D Orsay
and the Saint-Germain-des-Pres
district. Each room is furnished with colourful and comfortable textiles and furniture. Citadines Prestige Saint-Germain-des-Pres Paris
is also within walkin distance of the Grande Louvre and offers a great location to enjoy the local enterainment. Novotel Paris Les Halles
offers fantastic budget accommodation near the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens and the Royal Palace. For a further selection of Louvre Hotels check out All Hotels. If you find the hotel deal for you, book now before they are all gone.