Louvre Palace

Local namePalais du Louvre
Location1st arrondissement of Paris, France

The Louvre Palace, often referred to simply as the Louvre, is an iconic French palace located on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris, occupying a vast expanse of land between the Tuileries Gardens and the church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois. Originally a defensive castle, it has served numerous government-related functions in the past, including intermittently as a royal residence between the 14th and 18th centuries. It is now mostly used by the Louvre Museum, which first opened there in 1793.

Whereas the area had been inhabited for thousands of years, the Louvre's history starts around 1190 with its first construction as a castle defending the western front of the Wall of Philip II Augustus. The Louvre's oldest section still standing above ground, its Lescot Wing, dates from the late 1540s, when Francis I started the replacement of the medieval castle with a new design inspired by classical antiquity and Italian Renaissance architecture.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre_Palace

Official Website https://www.louvre.fr/

Phone +33 1 40205050

Address 10P Place du Carrousel, Paris 75001, France

Coordinates 48°51'39.677" N 2°20'9.059" E

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