History and visit the Louvre in Paris
The construction of the Louvre was made in 1190 under the wishes of King Philippe Auguste. Construction ended in 1202. The Louvre was the dwelling place of the Kings of France for several centuries. It is located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris on the Place André Malraux.
The Palais du Louvre is a major stronghold through several eras of history. The enclosure of the Louvre Palace is rectangular shaped 78 meters in length and width 72mètres. It has 10 towers and a circular tower. It is the largest palace in Europe, with an area of not less than 135,000 square meters. It is the cultural center which identified the most visitors in France.
King Philippe Auguste built a moat which was destroyed by King Francis I in the sixteenth century. A palace was built on the site of the old castle by the architect Pierre Lescot. Construction continued by successive kings. Famous colonnade of the Louvre was designed by architect Claude Perrault. The glass pyramid in the courtyard of Napoleon was designed by architect IM Pei on the initiative of President François Mitterrand.
The Louvre Palace has several courses adorned with impressive sculptures. Remnants of the medieval foundations are still visible in the basement of the museum. The interior of the palace contains works of art for centuries. The forum is supported by four caryatids statues very impressive was made in 1550. Very detailed carvings adorn the ceilings, paneling down each part of the palace.
Shuttle to the Louvre in Paris
The Louvre is located at a distance of 19.5 km from Orly Airport to 27.7 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 16.7 km from the airport of Beauvais.