Le Louvre

By: Maya Maali

The Louvre

  • The Louvre started out as a fortress for kings and queens to stay in.
  • The louvre opened on August 10, 1939
  • Napoleon temporarily named the pyramid after himself.
  • The Mona Lisa was stolen from the museum and wasn't replaced until 2 years later.
  • The Louvre's glass pyramid was built in 1989 and is 21m high.
  • All the art in the Louvre would total to about 30 billion to 100 billion.
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  • The Louvre holds the Mona Lisa.
  • The Louvre contains more than 380,000 and displays 35,000 works of art.
  • Three smaller pyramids surround the Louvre.
  • The Louvre is one of the world's largest Museums receiving more than 8.8 million visitors a year.
  • It would take you 100 days to see every piece of art in the louvre, if you were to spend 30 seconds at each one without stopping.