Many renowned architects were involved in the construction of the Cour Carrée. Pierre Lescot's Renaissance facade, the oldest in the Louvre, was commissioned by François I shortly before his death in 1545. The decorative sculpture by Jean Goujon pays homage to the French sovereign.
The Musée du Louvre, Tuileries Garden and Cour Carrée will remain closed until further notice.
All those who have purchased a ticket online will automatically receive a refund – no action is required. Due to the number of refunds we have to process, this operation may take up to three months.
Thank you for your understanding.