The Louvre Bookstore Beneath the PyramidIndoors
With its vast selection of books, and an extensive range of artworks (cast reproductions, prints, engravings, etc.), this is not only one of Europe's largest art bookshops, but also a great place to find and buy gifts.
Located beneath the Pyramid, the Louvre bookstore/gift shop is spread over two levels.
The ground floor features a comprehensive range of publications relating to collections and temporary exhibitions at French and international museums (specialist art books, exhibition catalogs, inventories, illlustrated albums, and guidebooks, plus special interest magazines, CD-Roms, and videos).
There is also a wide selection of publications related to the Louvre museum, its history, collections, and exhibitions.
On the upper floor you will find an extensive range of jewelry, gifts, scarves, and casts of works on display in the world's greatest museums. The "Chalcographie" section (prints and engravings) sells prints issued by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, taken from the museum's collection of original copper plates dating from the 17th century to the present day, including architectural views, landscapes, seascapes, botanical prints, portraits, religious and decorative subjects, and contemporary art. All are produced by hand on a copper plate press and bear the stamp of the "Chalcographie du Louvre."
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Louvre museum, beneath the Pyramid
+33 (0)1 40 20 53 53
Open daily (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
and 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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