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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > France > Paris > Le Louvre


Le Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) and Palais Royal area is one of the most visited areas in Central Paris. In 2006 8.3 million visitors came to the Louvre making it the most visited art museum in the world. The museum contains some of the finest artworks in the world including - Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo. Just to the north of the Louvre is the Palais Royal. It is both a palace and a garden and is home to the Conseil d'État, the Constitutional Council, and the Ministry of Culture. At the rear of the garden are the older buildings of the Bibliothèque Nationale, the national library of deposit, with a collection of more than 6,000,000 books, documents, maps, and prints. West of the Louvre visitors can stroll through the Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries) which connects the museum complex with the Place de la Concorde and forms a part of the large central axis between the Louvre and La Défense business district.


Clarion Saint-James & Albany Hotel - 202, Rue De Rivoli, Paris

The Clarion Saint-james & Albany 4 star hotel is convenient to everything Paris has to offer. The hotel is ideally located on the Rue De Rivoli near the Jardin de Tuileries and a short walk to the Louvre Museum, Place de Concorde and Musee D'Orsay. It is advisable to check the room type and suite availability before booking.

Clarion Saint-James & Albany Hotel - 202, Rue De Rivoli, Paris

Tuileries Garden - wikipedia

The Tuileries Garden (French Jardin des Tuileries) is surrounded by the Louvre (to the east), the Seine (to the south), the Place de la Concorde (to the west) and the Rue de Rivoli (to the north). Further to the north lies the Place Vendôme. It was the site of the old Tuileries Palace.

The Louvre - wikipedia

The Louvre (French: Musée du Louvre) in Paris, France, is the most visited and one of the oldest, largest, and most famous art galleries and museums in the world. The building was previously a royal palace and holds some of the world's most famous works of art, such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, Madonna of the Rocks, Jacques Louis David's Oath of the Horatii, Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo.

Mona Lisa - wikipedia

Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda (La Joconde), is a 16th century oil painting on a poplar panel by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is one of the most famous paintings in the world, and few other works of art have been subject to as much scrutiny, study, mythologizing and parody. It is owned by the French government and hangs in the Musée du Louvre in Paris.

The Palais Royal - wikipedia

The Palais Royal is a palace and garden located near the Ier arrondissement of Paris and opposite the north wing of the Louvre. Today it houses the Conseil d'État, the Constitutional Council, and the Ministry of Culture.

Rue de Rivoli - wikipedia

Rue de Rivoli is one of the most famous streets of Paris, a commercial street whose shops include the most fashionable names in the world. It bears the name of Napoleon's early victory against the Austrian army, at the battle of Rivoli, fought January 14 and 15, 1797.


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