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The most famous museum in the world, the Louvre Museum, is located on the banks of the River Seine, next to the Tuileries Garden and opposite the most beautiful bridges in Paris. It is now a quintessential world heritage site that was built in 1793, at the beginning of the Age of Enlightenment. The museum was created to protect art and creative work, which was neither the property of royalty nor the clergy, in a public place that was open for everyone to enjoy. Its creation marked a revolutionary moment in the history of museums; private collections were in the public domain for the first time, although it took another 55 years for the museum to become property of the French State.

The museum is located in the 1st arrondissement, in the heart of Paris. Originally Philip Augustus’ fortress during the 12th century, it later became a palace in the 16th century. The museum covers an area of 40 hectares and has more than 60 thousand square meters of exhibition space. The Louvre was connected to the Tuileries Palace until 1870, when the latter was destroyed during the Paris Commune. A large open park is now located in its place.

The history of the Louvre has been dictated by the course of universal history. In 1799, during the French Revolution, the museum was reorganized due to the arrival of a large number of pieces of art that belonged to the monarchy, meaning that the public collection grew. The most famous piece of art that portrays the Revolution, “Liberty Leading the People” by Eugène Delacroix, is still a part of the Louvre collection today.

During the Second World War the museum had to protect the most important pieces of art from the Nazis and the constant bombings. Some 3,690 paintings and sculptures were transported away in 37 convoys in August of 1939. The “Mona Lisa” by Leonard da Vinci and the “Venus de Milo”, which was replaced with an imitation sculpture made out of plaster, were amongst them. During the Occupation, a Nazi division confiscated Jewish art and objects and took them to the German Embassy and three of the exhibition halls in the Louvre were occupied. Employees of the museum were not allowed to enter. You can see this story told in graphic images in an exhibition entitled “The Louvre during the War - Photographs 1938-1947”.

Some of the incidents that took place in the museum have also been depicted in cinema. “Francophonia” by the Russian director Aleksandre Sukorov, which was commended in Venice in 2014, is about the relationship between art gallery director Jacques Jaujard and Nazi officer Franziskus Wolff Metternich. Both art lovers, they became allies in order to protect it. The film was shot in the corridors of the Louvre and documentary material from the era, which was property of the museum, was also used.

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The Louvre is the most visited place in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, being located next to the greatest masterpieces of French architecture. It is beside the Tuileries Garden and Louvre Rivoli, which is renowned for being the most beautifully decorated station of the Paris metro, as well as other architectural gems that are open to the public.

The best accommodation in the area of the Louvre Museum is located very close to this cultural hub. There are hotels to suit all tastes. Some of them are large with Republican style decor; others are small, contemporary and elegant and suited to modern life. However, bear in mind that these hotels are expensive and sometimes their outward appearance does not reflect reality. If good taste and decor are important to you, we recommend that you rent one of our apartments close to the Louvre. They come in many different styles: romantic, classical, modern or avant-garde and they are all close to the museums and the metro stations. They also have natural light and are fully equipped, including Wi-Fi connection. Many of them allow pets and you can be secure in the knowledge that you are going to a place where there are no crowds. If you enjoy life in the fast lane with no frills then studios and B&B’s are the ideal option for you. They allow you to live life to the fullest and see as much as possible in a short amount of time. They are well-equipped, easy to reach from other locations and have Wi-Fi connection. A little further away from the Louvre (but still in the same arrondissement) there are hostels and guesthouses that allow you to stay in this exclusive area of Paris at a more reasonable price. For more comprehensive information, take a look at our catalogue of apartments close to the Louvre Museum and rent the apartment that suits you best.

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If you rent one of our apartments close to the Louvre you can experience this world of art, culture and glamour without denting your budget. Our offer is one that you cannot refuse: we combine the best prices, location and quality and you can rent one of our apartments at the click of a button.

How to Get to the Louvre Museum

Charles de Gaulle-Paris Airport is 25 kilometers away from the Louvre Museum. The No.350 bus will take you to the Gare de l’Est metro station. From there you can take a taxi or Line 7 of the underground to the Palais Royal Musée du Louvre station. The taxis do not have a fixed rate. You will also be charged per item of luggage and the price of the journey will increase at peak times.

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