Tourist Guide Paris

The Louvre

paintings

Over four million people annually visit the largest museum in the world and thus take a glimpse into history. Impressively, here one can see the development from the 12th Century to modern times - and the visitor will certainly not be bored, as with the help of sculptures, paintings and various representations one can gain a basic understanding of different eras. Above all the subject of the ‘Egyptians’ is more than just popular. Entirely new insights are gained by the visitor has he wanders through the Egyptian history and examines the work of farmers at the Nile and admires the Egyptian gods. The ancient world is looked at in particular detail and amongst other things; one will also find the old Babylonian and Roman antiquities. Even upon entering the old museum the visitor is greeted by a fascinating sight; a glass pyramid designed by the American super-architect leoh Ming Pei.

If that was not enough, one can also admire an immensely large collection of paintings. This collection is organised by countries and offers the curious historian, glimpses into old England, Holland, Italy and Germany to name but a few examples. Especially popular is one of the most famous paintings in the whole world – the Mona Lisa. This work of art- created by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1505 has a permanent place in the Denon wing of the Louvre. Other well-known artists are also immortalised here through their work. To be found are art works by Lukas Cranach, Dürer und Rembrandt. Even upon entering the old museum the visitor is greeted by a fascinating sight; a glass pyramid designed by the American super-architect leoh Ming Pei. The museum aims to represent a combination of modernity and antiquity; the glass thus symbolises the modern world!