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Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre
The Louvre or Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre, pronounced: [myze dy luvʁ]) is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). With more than 9.7 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum.[6] The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. The museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property. History[edit] 12th-20th centuries[edit] Medieval, Renaissance, and Bourbon palace[edit] The only portion of the medieval Louvre still visible[9] French Revolution[edit] Opening[edit] Related:  Wikipedia BTravel B

Champs-Élysées The Avenue des Champs-Élysées (French pronunciation: [av(ə).ny de ʃɑ̃]) is a boulevard in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, which runs between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is famous for its theatres, cafés and luxury shops, and for the military parade that takes place each year on the avenue on 14 July to celebrate Bastille Day. The name is French for Elysian Fields, the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology. Description[edit] The avenue runs for 1.91 km (1.18 mi) through the 8th arrondissement in northwestern Paris, from the Place de la Concorde in the east, with the Obelisk of Luxor,[1] to the Place Charles de Gaulle (formerly the Place de l'Étoile) in the west, location of the Arc de Triomphe. The Champs-Elysées seen from the Arc de Triomphe. View at pedestrian level as seen from the middle of the avenue looking west. History[edit] Events[edit] Public transport[edit]

Louvre Création du département d'Antiquités égyptiennes La création d'un département d'antiquités égyptiennes au Louvre n'est pas la conséquence directe de l'expédition de Bonaparte en Égypte entre 1798 et 1801. Les antiquités recueillies alors par les savants furent saisies par les Anglais comme butin de guerre ; parmi elles, la célèbre Pierre de Rosette aujourd'hui à Londres. Constitution de la collection Avant Champollion, le Museum central des Arts présente les statues égyptiennes des anciennes collections royales. Parti-pris muséographique "Je jouis d'avance du plaisir que j'aurai à vous montrer cette suite si intéressante de monuments qui remettent, pour ainsi dire, sous les yeux, le culte, la croyance et la vie publique et privée d'un grand peuple tout entier" : en 1827, Champollion résume ainsi sa vision du musée, pétrie de l'esprit encyclopédique. En 1997, dans le cadre du Grand Louvre, il fallut faire des choix.

Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois The Church of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois is situated at 2, Place du Louvre, Paris 75001; the nearest Métro station is Louvre-Rivoli. Alexandre Boëly was organist at this church from 1840 to 1851. History[edit] Founded in the 7th century, the church was rebuilt many times over several centuries. It now has construction in Roman, Gothic and Renaissance styles. During the Wars of Religion, its bell called "Marie" sounded on the night of 23 August 1572, marking the beginning of the St. Panorama of the church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois and the Place du Louvre. Gallery[edit] Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois by Claude Monet in 1867. References[edit] External links[edit] Media related to Église Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois de Paris at Wikimedia Commons Coordinates:

Bruges Bruges (/ˈbruːʒ/ in English; Dutch: Brugge, [ˈbrʏɣ̟ə], French: Bruges, [ˈbʁyːʒ], German: Brügge, [ˈbrʏɡə]) is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country. The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares, including 1,075 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge (from Brugge aan zee[2] meaning "Bruges on Sea"[3]). The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is oval-shaped and about 430 hectares in size. The city's total population is 117,073 (1 January 2008),[4] of which around 20,000 live in the city centre. Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam, it is sometimes referred to as "The Venice of the North". Origin of the name[edit] The name probably derives from the Old Dutch for "bridge"; cf. History[edit] Origins[edit] Very few traces of human activity in Bruges date from the Pre-Roman Gaul era. Trade[edit] Revival[edit]

Louvre Palace The Louvre Palace (French: Palais du Louvre, IPA: [palɛ dy luvʁ]) is a former royal palace located on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris, between the Tuileries Gardens and the church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois. Its origins date back to the medieval period, and its present structure has evolved in stages since the 16th century. It was the actual seat of power in France until Louis XIV moved to Versailles in 1682, bringing the government with him. The Louvre remained the nominal, or formal, seat of government until the end of the Ancien Régime in 1789. Description of the present-day palace[edit] The complex[edit] Aerial view of the Louvre Palace Map of the Louvre Palace complex The present-day Louvre Palace is a vast complex of wings and pavilions on four main levels which, although it looks to be unified, is the result of many phases of building, modification, destruction and restoration. The "Old Louvre"[edit] The "New Louvre"[edit] History[edit] Origin of its name[edit] Fortress[edit]

Arc de Triomphe The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.[3] It should not be confused with a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which stands west of the Louvre. The Arc de Triomphe (in English: "Triumphal Arch") honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. History The Arc de Triomphe from the Place Charles de Gaulle The Arc is located on the right bank of the Seine at the centre of a dodecagonal configuration of twelve radiating avenues. The sword carried by the Republic in the Marseillaise relief broke off on the day, it is said, that the Battle of Verdun began in 1916. The design Details Access See also

Wikipedia The Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ((French) Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon) is a municipal museum of fine arts in the French city of Lyon. It is housed near place des Terreaux in a former Benedictine convent of the 17th and 18th centuries. It was restored between 1988 and 1998, and despite these important restoration works it remained open to visitors. Buildings[edit] Abbey[edit] Until 1792, the buildings belonged to the royal abbaye des Dames de Saint-Pierre, built in the 17th century. The Palais du commerce et des Arts[edit] The expulsion of the nuns and the destruction of the église Saint-Saturnin date to the French Revolution, though the abbey's other church (the église Saint-Pierre) still exists and now houses 19th and 20th century sculptures. The Musée des Beaux-Arts[edit] The start of the 20th century was marked by a considerable opening-up of the collections, leading to the Palais des Arts becoming the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Collections[edit] Paintings[edit] Sculptures[edit] Egypt[edit]

St. Bartholomew's Day massacre The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre (Massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy in French) in 1572 was a targeted group of assassinations, followed by a wave of Roman Catholic mob violence, both directed against the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants), during the French Wars of Religion. Traditionally believed to have been instigated by Catherine de' Medici, the mother of King Charles IX, the massacre took place five days after the wedding of the king's sister Margaret to the Protestant Henry III of Navarre (the future Henry IV of France). This marriage was an occasion for which many of the most wealthy and prominent Huguenots had gathered in largely Catholic Paris. The massacre began in the night of 23-24 August 1572 (the eve of the feast of Bartholomew the Apostle), two days after the attempted assassination of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny, the military and political leader of the Huguenots. The massacre also marked a turning point in the French Wars of Religion. Background[edit] Paris[edit]

Ghent Ghent (/ˈɡɛnt/; Dutch: Gent, pronounced [ɣ̟ɛn̪t̪]; French: Gand, pronounced: [ɡɑ̃]) is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Lys and in the Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. Shortly after 1500 AD the city were home to 175,000 people.[2] Today it is a busy city with a port and a university. The ten-day-long "Ghent Festival" (Gentse Feesten in Dutch) is held every year. History[edit] Ghent in 1775 When the Franks invaded the Roman territories (from the end of the 4th century and well into the 5th century) they brought their language with them and Celtic and Latin were replaced by Old Dutch. Middle Ages[edit] Around 650, Saint Amand founded two abbeys in Ghent: the Saint Peter Abbey (nl) (Blandinium) and the Saint Bavo Abbey (nl). Early modern period[edit] Belgian Revolution[edit]

a Palate and a Passport - yule log Posted in Sweet things 22 December, 2011 Bûche de Noël is a Christmas sponge cake that has the appearance of the hard Yule log. Today's recipe is accompanied by a few images that were taken around Paris. What you'll need: • 120g hazelnuts, crushed• 1 Tablespoon baking powder• 6 medium eggs, separated• 40g, all purpose flour• 120g, Fine sugar• 30g Cocoa powder• 3 Tablespoon sweet sherry• 180g, 70% Cocoa chocolate• 80g Marron purée, sweetened • 180g, Icing sugar• 200g butter, soften• 140ml, thicken cream How to prepare:1. Unable to read/write the source directory (/var/www/palatepassport_com/images/stories/palate_passport/Galleries/Paris2010/), please verify the directory permissions (Go to: Fix permissions tutorial)