The Louvre, has dominated central Paris since the late 12th century. Built on the city's western edge, the original structure was gradually engulfed as the city grew.
The dark fortress of the early days was transformed into the modernized dwelling of François I and, later, the sumptuous palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV. It has been a museum since 1793.
We were there in August of 1999.
Getting to Paris, France:
The most direct way is by air. The Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in the Paris area, is one of the world's principal aviation centers, as well as France's main airport. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. It is located within portions of several communes, 25 km (16 mi) to the north-east of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France.
There are numerous flights & hotels to Paris.
There are several Guided Tour Agencies offering standard city, and historical tours of Paris and the surrounding area.
After arranging your flight we would suggest getting your hotel and then letting them arrange tours of the area for you. If you call the hotels Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
We do this all the time. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem doing it this way!
We have links to Priceline.com on our page so that you can arrange your flight and hotel in Paris.
|Started In 13th Century By Philippe Auguste|
In The 14th Century, Charles V
(Charles The Wise)
Made It His Home
|The Louvre Was Not Used |
As A Royal Palace Until 1546
By Francis I. The Women Of Paris Forced
The Royal Family To Leave Versailles
On 6 Oct 1789
Causing The Louvre To Be Remodled
|The Kings Crown||The Queens Crown|
|A Small Diamond!||The Queens Necklace|
|Louvre, George In The Court Yard||The Louvre Used To Be A Fortress|
Began In 13th Century
Part Of Original Wall,
Deep Under The Palace
|Ferris Wheel Near The Louvre||George & Glass Pyramid|
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