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A Closer Look

Our "Closer Look" interactive multimedia modules allow you to see the details of an artwork through a magnifying glass, while commentaries and animations give you its historical and artistic background.

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La Joconde - Vignette

A closer look at the Mona Lisa

Forget the clichés and look at the painting. In the early 16th century, Mona Lisa represented a turning point in the history of portraiture. Leonardo da Vinci linked the monumentality of a figure before a landscape with a virtuoso rendering of flesh tones. Discover the secret behind the smile...

Une Vierge romane - Vignette

A closer look at a Romanesque Virgin

The "Enthroned Virgin" acquired by the Louvre in 1894 is one of the most remarkable from the center of France. After restoration work in 2005, the sculpture has recovered its original colors - which can be admired in this special file.

Le Code de Hammurabi - Vignette

A closer look at the Code of Hammurabi

Learn about the most famous object from the history of the Ancient Near East, and through it, the political, social, and cultural history of the reign of Hammurabi, the ruler who turned Babylon into a powerful – and eternal – city.

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The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
 
Closed on the following holidays: January 1, May 1, December 25
 
Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France
Métro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17
 

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