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The Galerie d'Apollon, situated above the Petite Galerie, was destroyed by fire in 1661 and rebuilt by Le Vau. The ceiling, begun by Le Brun, is a homage to the Sun King, Louis XIV. The central panel, Apollo Slaying the Serpent Python, is by Delacroix (1851). The gallery was recently restored.
Remains of the Louvre's Moat
The Louvre was originally a fortress built by the French king Philippe Auguste. It was intended to reinforce the defenses that the king had ordered to be built in 1190 to protect Paris from attack via the Seine. Today, visitors can walk around the original perimeter moat and view the piers that supported the drawbridge.
Collections from the Pharaonic period are displayed on the east side of the Sully wing, on the ground floor and 1st floor.
Founding Myths: From Hercules to Darth Vader
The Louvre’s Petite Galerie first exhibition tells how illustrators, sculptors, painters, puppeteers, filmmakers, and musicians around the world have drawn inspiration from myths, given them form, and brought them to life.
The Body in Movement
For its second season, the guest at the Louvre’s Petite Galerie is one of the performing arts : dance. Appreciate the challenge conveying movement represents for artists, and the solutions they have come up with, using different materials and techniques.
For its third season, the Petite Galerie exhibition focuses on the connection between art and political power, from antiquity to present day.
The Advent of the Artist
For its fifth exhibition, the Petite Galerie take a close look at the transition from the typically anonymous craftsman of the classical period to the artist of the Renaissance and further.
What activities does the Louvre offer that can be enjoyed from home?
There are many Louvre resources available online that can be enjoyed by all the family:
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The Louvre is now open. All visitors are required to wear a mask in the museum. Please find all of the information you need to know before visiting the museum this summer on this page.
Opening hours :
The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.