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Musee du Louvre and Pyramide du Louvre The construction of the fortress known today as the Louvre began in 1200 The man who built it was Philippe August The Louvre was a palace for Charles V Philibert Delorme began to build the palace. He was succeeded in 1570 by Jean Bullant construction stopped in 1572
Catherine began construction of a wing extending along the Seine called the Galerie du Bord de l'Eau Henri IV added the Pavillon de Flore as well as a short wing at right angles to the Galerie Napoléon, building the northern gallery along rue de Rivoli, and linking to the Pavillon de Marsan was begun.
This bridge was used to connect the Louvre to the rest of Paris across the Seine.
Under Napoléon III the Cour Napoléon was built During the Commune of May 1871, the Tuileries was put to the torch The burned out hulk survived until 1882 when the Third Republic razed the ruined palace They restored the Pavillon de Flore and the Pavillon de Marsan (carried out by Lefuel)
Things the Louvre was used for in the 18 th century A public concert hall Opera The Comédie Française occupied a theater originally built by Louis XIV Except for the royal apartments, much of the Louvre was given over to various tenants (artists, etc.)
The Louvre from a map of 1870, clearly shows the Palais des Tuileries enclosing the western side of what is now called simply the Louvre. The Palais des Tuileries was burned during the Commune, and later razed completely during the Third Republic.
Musee du Louvre and Pyramide du Louvre In 1981Le Grand Louvre, Ieoh Ming Pei was commissioned to create a new reception area and modernized entrance to the Museum The Pyramid officially opened in April 1989 It has been a museum for over 200 years
ILE DE LA CITE The heart of France's capital is made up of the two small islands known as Ile de la Cite These small islands are home to Notre- Dame and Sainte-Chapelle It also is home to L'Hotel de Ville
This is a picture of Notre- Dame Cathedral which is on the Ile de la Cite.
This is a picture of Sainte-Chapelle which is on the Ile de la Cite.
L'Hotel de Ville Home of the city council Burned down in 1871 Square was once the main site for hanging Wonderful work of art
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