Staying at the Hotel du Continent means that you can enjoy an ideal location in the heart of the capital, just a few minutes from the Louvre Museum.
The secrets of the Louvre
Did you know that the Louvre is the largest museum in the world (2,000 doors, 410 windows and 5,000 keys)? It would take 100 days to see everything even if you only spent 30 seconds in each room.
The museum’s most famous work, the Mona Lisa, was stolen in 1911 but turned up two years later in Florence, Italy. The guilty party? The Italian handyman whom the museum had employed to put the painting under glass!
And that’s just one of the stories to be found in the Louvre, a magical place filled with mysteries and secrets.
The essential works
Strolling through the rooms and galleries of the Louvre, you will find yourself travelling from one continent to another and from one era to the next... But don't miss the museum’s most highly regarded works, including the following!
1 – Liberty Leading the People
This painting by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution of 1830. The central image of the woman waving the French Tricolour has come to be regarded as the symbol of the French Republic.
2 - The Winged Bulls of Khorsabad
Guardians of the city gates and the palace of Khorsabad in Mesopotamia, these two creatures date from the creation of the city around 713 BC.
3 - The Coronation of Napoleon
This colossal painting was produced in 1806-1807 by Jacques Louis David. It depicts the coronation of Napoleon 1st and the Empress Josephine in Notre Dame Cathedral.
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