Architectural Tour of the Louvre Palace through its Façades

Architectural Tour of the Louvre Palace through its Façades
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$69.41
Duration: 2 hours
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For once let's not go inside the Louvre but take some time to appreciate its majestic beauty from the outside. The architectural magnificence is always overlooked by the smile of Mona Lisa and you can't really visit all the 380,000 objects and 35,000 artworks of the Louvre in 2 hours. With our lettered historian on the other hand, you will learn and appreciate 8 centuries of upheavals and evolution engraved onto the façades of Louvre Palace. A promenade full of surprises and rich history!

Stopping by the Louvre Palace nowadays most often just means taking a selfie-break. Yet if you take the time to have a quick look around you, you will embrace in less than 10 seconds a history of centuries, kings, emperors and presidents, each of whom had the will to leave their print on the building. Once a Medieval fortress build to protect Paris, later on a castle erected on the outskirt of the city during the Renaissance, and now one of the most –if not the most– visited museum of the world, the Louvre has never stopped transforming and embellishing.

TheWaysBeyond invites you to a fascinating retrospective of 8 centuries of the Palace to learn how to interpret the amazing patchwork of yards, wings, galleries and pavilions that compose the Louvre and to understand the different steps of its construction. From Louis XIV’s colonnade to Napoléon III’s transformations, to –of course!– Ieoh Ming Pei’ pyramid, the Louvre Palace will bear no further secret to you! The promenade will end with a casual drink in a 5* hotel nearby.

For once let's not go inside the Louvre but take some time to appreciate its majestic beauty from the outside. The architectural magnificence is always overlooked by the smile of Mona Lisa and you can't really visit all the 380,000 objects and 35,000 artworks of the Louvre in 2 hours. With our lettered historian on the other hand, you will learn and appreciate 8 centuries of upheavals and evolution engraved onto the façades of Louvre Palace. A promenade full of surprises and rich history!