The New Louvre in Paris, France

The Louvre Palace or Palais du Louvre as it is called in French language , is a former royal palace situated between the Tuileries Gardens and the church of Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois. It is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris. The image I have below was taken as we were on our way to visit the Louvre Palace where the Louvre Museum is. We were in the bus as I took this picture. You can also see part of the Louvre museum at the image here.
The New Louvre is the name often given to the wings and pavilions extending the Palace for about 500 meters westwards on the north (Napoléon I and Napoléon III) and on the south (Napoléon III) sides of the Cour Napoléon and Cour du Carrousel. It was Napoléon III who finally connected the Tuileries Palace with the Louvre in the 1850s, thus finally achieving the Grand Dessein “(Great Design”) originally envisaged by King Henry IV of France in the 16th century. This consummation only lasted a few short years, however, as the Tuileries was burned in 1871 and finally razed completely in 1882.

The northern limb of the new Louvre consists (from east to west) of three great pavilions along the Rue de Rivoli: the Pavillon de la Bibliothèque, Pavillon de Rohan and Pavillon de Marsan. On the inside (court side) of the Pavillon de la Bibliothèque are three pavilions; Pavillon Colbert, Pavillon Richelieu and Pavillon Turgot; these pavilions and their wings define three subsidiary Courts, from east to west: Cour Khorsabad, Cour Puget and Cour Marly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre_Palace

 
 

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