Visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the facades of the Louvre. Come along on a virtual tour and enjoy the view. Currently four tours are available:
Exhibition "The Advent of the Artist" @ Petite Galerie
For its fifth season, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie - a space dedicated to art and cultural education - is holding an exhibition titled "The Advent of the Artist". Discover artworks from Delacroix, Rembrandt or Tintoretto.
Collections from the Pharaonic period are displayed on the east side of the Sully wing, on the ground floor and 1st floor.
Egyptian Antiquities (require Flash)
Remains of the Louvre's Moat
The Louvre was originally a fortress built by the French king Philippe Auguste. It was intended to reinforce the defences that the king had ordered to be built in 1190 to protect Paris from attack via the Seine. Today, visitors can walk around the original perimeter moat and view the piers that supported the drawbridge.
Medieval Louvre (require Flash)
The Galerie d'Apollon, situated above the Petite Galerie, was destroyed by fire in 1661 and rebuilt by Le Vau. The ceiling, begun by Le Brun, is a homage to the Sun King, Louis XIV. The central panel, Apollo Slaying the Serpent Python, is by Delacroix (1851). The gallery was recently restored.
Galerie d'Apollon (require Flash)
(photo credit: Pedro Szekely, Jean-Christophe BENOIST)