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Four O'Clock: Closing Time at the Louvre painting reproduction, Francois Auguste Biard
Francis I of France painting reproduction, Jean Clouet
Francois I painting reproduction, Francois Clouet
Four O'Clock: Closing Time at the Louvre
Francois Auguste Biard
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Francis I of France
Jean Clouet
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Francois I
Francois Clouet
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Frau mit Papagei painting reproduction, Eugene Delacroix
Gabrielle d'Estrees and One of Her Sisters painting reproduction, Fontainebleau
Ginevra de Benci painting reproduction, Leonardo Da Vinci
Frau mit Papagei
Eugene Delacroix
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Gabrielle d'Estrees and One of Her Sisters
Fontainebleau
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Ginevra de Benci
Leonardo Da Vinci
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Hahn's La Belle Ferroniere painting reproduction, Leonardo Da Vinci
Head of John the Baptist painting reproduction, Andrea Solario
Ice Flows on the Seine at Bougival painting reproduction, Claude Monet
Hahn's La Belle Ferroniere
Leonardo Da Vinci
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Head of John the Baptist
Andrea Solario
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Ice Flows on the Seine at Bougival
Claude Monet
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Il Figlio Ingrato painting reproduction, Jean Baptiste Greuze
Infanta Margarita painting reproduction, Diego Velazquez
Jean-Baptist Isabey with His Daughter painting reproduction, Francois Gerard
Il Figlio Ingrato
Jean Baptiste Greuze
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Infanta Margarita
Diego Velazquez
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Jean-Baptist Isabey with His Daughter
Francois Gerard
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Joseph the Carpenter painting reproduction, Georges De La Tour
La Belle Ferroniere (Portrait of a Lady from the Court of Milan) painting reproduction, Leonardo Da Vinci
La Belle Nani, Portrait of a Woman painting reproduction, Paolo Veronese
Joseph the Carpenter
Georges De La Tour
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La Belle Ferroniere (Portrait of a Lady from the Court of Milan)
Leonardo Da Vinci
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La Belle Nani, Portrait of a Woman
Paolo Veronese
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La Grand Odalisque painting reproduction, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
La Morte di Alcesti painting reproduction, Pierre Peyron
Lady Alston painting reproduction, Thomas Gainsborough
La Grand Odalisque
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
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La Morte di Alcesti
Pierre Peyron
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Lady Alston
Thomas Gainsborough
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Landscape with Acis and Galatea painting reproduction, Claude Lorraine
Leda and a Swan painting reproduction, Leonardo Da Vinci
Les deux Cousines painting reproduction, Jean Antoine Watteau
Landscape with Acis and Galatea
Claude Lorraine
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Leda and a Swan
Leonardo Da Vinci
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Les deux Cousines
Jean Antoine Watteau
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Liberty Leading the People painting reproduction, Eugene Delacroix
Lorenzo Bartolini painting reproduction, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Louis XIII Between Two Female Figures painting reproduction, Simon Vouet
Liberty Leading the People
Eugene Delacroix
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Lorenzo Bartolini
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
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Louis XIII Between Two Female Figures
Simon Vouet
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Musee du Louvre (the Louvre Museum) is synonymous with fine art, and no trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to this famous museum. Housed in a former royal palace, the Louvre is world's most visited art museum and displays more than 35,000 art objects, spanning the vast period from pre-historic times to the 19th century.

History
The Louvre Museum became a royal art gallery when the French kings moved their court from Paris to Versailles in the late 17th century. After the French Revolution, the former palace was open to the public, with just 537 paintings. Today, the museum's collection numbers approximately 380,000 objects, less than 10% of which are on display at any one time. The Louvre welcomes nearly nine million visitors annually.

Highlights of the Musee du Louvre
It would take weeks, if not longer, to see every object on display at the Louvre, so don't even try. However, it is possible to savor several of the museum's highlights during a day's visit. Some on the things you'll not want to miss include:

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci - Perhaps the museum's most famous work, this small canvas captivates, even in a room with dozens of other art lovers.

Venus de Milo - This armless ancient Greek sculpture is thought to depict the Greek goddess, Aphrodite.

Winged Victory of Samothrace - This marble figure of the Greek God Nike, from the 2nd century B.C.A., is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world.

Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix - This painting of French nationalism is a good example of the Romantic school of French painting. The figure of Liberty is said to have inspired the figure of the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

The Louvre is divided into eight collections, including Egyptian antiquities; decorative arts; Greek, Etruscan and Roman art; oil paintings; and decorative arts. In addition, the museum hosts a full schedule of temporary exhibits.

Visiting the Museum
The Louvre Museum is open every day except for Tuesdays and major holidays. The museum is also open in the evenings on Wednesday and Friday nights. The Louvre Museum is easy to reach from all over Paris. It even has its own Metro station. If you get hungry while visiting, the Louvre has a cafe as well as a McDonald's outlet.

How to Save on Your Museum Visit
Paris sightseeing isn't known for being inexpensive. However, there are a few ways you can save when visiting the Louvre. Admission to the museum is free to everyone on the second Sunday of the month. In addition, admission is free every day for those under 18 years of age, art and art history teachers and disabled visitors and their helpers. If you are planning to visit several museums while in Paris, you can save money by purchasing a Paris Museum Pass (available online and at Paris Metro stations.) One price includes admission to 60 Paris museums. Plus, with the pass, you don't have to wait in the ticket line. You can walk right into the museum.

If Paris is on your agenda this season, don't be intimidated by the fame and the size of the Louvre. Even a visit of a few hours can leave a lasting impression.

For further information, visit:
- Musee du Louvre Official Site
- About Musee du Louvre
- Open University on The Louvre