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HELVETIA & BRISTOL

Via dei Pescioni, 2
50123 Firenze
Italy


T. +39 055 26651
Fax +39 055 288353
reservations.helvetiabristol.fi@starhotels.it
LA SPA HELVETIA & BRISTOL

Via dei Pescioni 8, Firenze
Toscana (50123)



T. +39 055 2665626
Fax
info@laspahelvetiabristol.com
THE FRANKLIN

24 Egerton Gardens
SW3 2DB Knightsbridge
London


T. +44 (0)20 7584 5533
Fax
reservations.thefranklin@starhotels.com
THE GORE

190 Queen's Gate
Kensington
SW7 5EX London


T. + 44 (0) 20 7584 6601
Fax +44 (0) 20 7590 6725
reservations.thegore@starhotels.com
THE PELHAM

15 Cromwell Place
South Kensington
London - SW7 2LA


T. +44 (0) 20 7589 8288
Fax
reservations.thepelham@starhotels.com
ROSA GRAND

Piazza Fontana, 3
20122 Milano
Italy


T. +39 02 88311
Fax +39 02 8057964
reservations.rosa.mi@starhotels.it
CASTILLE

33-37 Rue Cambon
Paris 75001
France


T. +33 (0)1 44 58 44 58
Fax +33 (0)1 44 58 44 00
reservations@castille.com
THE MICHELANGELO

152 West 51st Street New York
NY 10019 - USA


T. +1 212 7651900
Fax +1 212 5416604
reservations@michelangelohotel.com
HOTEL D'INGHILTERRA

Via Bocca di Leone 14 
00187 Roma
Italy


T. +39 06 699811
Fax +39 06 69922243
reservations.inghilterra.rm@starhotels.it
TERME DI SATURNIA

Terme di Saturnia Natural Destination
58014 – Saturnia (Gr) – Maremma


T. +39 0564 600111
Fax
info@termedisaturnia.it
GRAND HOTEL CONTINENTAL

Banchi di Sopra 85
53100 Siena
Italy


T. +39 0577 56011
Fax +39 0577 5601555
reservations.continental.si@starhotels.it
SAVOIA EXCELSIOR PALACE

Riva del Mandracchio, 4
34124 Trieste
Italy


T. +39 040 77941
Fax +39 040 638260
reservations.savoiaexcelsior.ts@starhotels.it
SPLENDID VENICE

S. Marco Mercerie, 760
30124 Venezia
Italy


T. +39 041 5200755
Fax +39 041 5286498
reservations.splendidvenice.ve@starhotels.it
HOTEL VILLA MICHELANGELO

Via Sacco 35
36057 Arcugnano
Italy


T. +39 0444 550300
Fax +39 0444 550490
reservations.villamichelangelo.vi@starhotels.it
Hotel near Louvre museum in Paris | Hotel Castille Paris - photo 1
A former Royal Palace

The Louvre Museum in Paris

Not far from the Castille Paris Hotel, the Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the most famous in the world, home to over 380,000 objects and works of art.

The museum's pride and joy is its 11,900 paintings, 6,000 of which are on permanent display, representing the second largest collection of paintings in the world.

Among the masterpieces on display, the Italian school stands out with the leading exponents of the Renaissance, including Leonardo da Vinci (the Mona Lisa, The Virgin of the Rocks and The Virgin and Child with St. Anne are all on display here), Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli and Fra Angelico.

There are also numerous works by the French school (represented, among others, by Paul Cézanne, Jean Clouet and Eugène Delacroix), the Flemish and Dutch schools (with Jan van Eyck, Pieter Paul Rubens, Jan Vermeer) and the Spanish, German and English schools.

The wing dedicated to ancient art is also significant, with artworks from Eastern civilizations, ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire and ancient Greece.

The main entrance to the Louvre is the Napoléon Hall under the pyramid, with the ticket offices and access to the building’s three wings.

The other entrances are the Passage Richelieu from Rue de Rivoli, the Porte des Lions, which overlooks Quai François Mitterrand, and the Jardin du Carrousel.

 

The history of the Louvre 

The museum takes its name from the Louvre Palace, a fortress built at the end of the 12th century during the reign of King Philip II.

In 1594, King Henry IV combined the Louvre Palace and the Tuileries Palace, a project that required the construction of the Grande Galerie, which then united the Pavillon de Flore at the southern end of the complex with the Pavillon de Marsan to the north.

The palace was the royal seat until the 18th century, when Louis XV began its transformation into a museum. 

The definitive transformation began, however, in 1791 with the French Revolution. During the following years, the museum was enriched with numerous works taken following the victories of the French revolutionary army.

In the 1980s, Ieoh Ming Pei renovated the entire Louvre, adding the famous glass and steel pyramid to illuminate what would become the new main entrance and the Carrousel du Louvre, a veritable underground city with shops, bars, services, auditoriums, a large bookshop and a room for temporary exhibitions.

 

From October 24th 2019 to February 24th 2020, the Louvre Museum in Paris celebrates the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci, the Reinassance genius, with an extraordinary exhibition.