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Visit the museum rooms and galeries, admire the palace architecture and enjoy the views!
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Grand sphinx de Tanis (détail)

Egyptian Antiquities

Explore the Pharaonic collections on level 0 and 1 of the east side of the Sully Wing.

Egyptian Antiquities

Exposition temporaire : Richelieu / Petite Galerie, du 17 octobre 2015 au 4 juillet 2016 - 140 * 87 px

Founding Myths: From Hercules to Darth Vader

The very first Petite Galerie exhibition looked into how illustrators, sculptors, painters, puppeteers, filmmakers, and musicians around the world have drawn inspiration from myths, given them form, and brought them to life.

Petite Galerie

Ceiling by Delacroix, Galerie d'Apollon, Department of Decorative Arts (Room 66, 1st floor, Denon)

Galerie d'Apollon

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.

Decorative Arts

Petite Galerie 3 : Théâtre du pouvoir - 140 * 87 px

Power Plays

This third Petite Galerie exhibition focused on the connection between art and political power, from antiquity to the present day.

Petite Galerie

The moat of the old Louvre fortress, Medieval Louvre (lower ground floor, Sully)

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.

Medieval Louvre

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What activities does the Louvre offer that can be enjoyed from home?

Pyramide du Louvre, 30 ans de la pyramide

There are many Louvre resources available online that can be enjoyed by all the family:

- One minute in a museum
- YouTubers at the Louvre
- Mona Lisa VR experience
- 800 years of history
- A closer look at Louvre artworks

 

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Practical information

In line with the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène Delacroix are closed up until Tuesday December 1, 2020.
All those who have purchased a ticket for this period will automatically receive a refund—no action is required.
Thank you for your understanding.

The Tuileries and Carrousel gardens remain open.