The Louvre in Paris. Photo Credit: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Images

Society France2. April 2021

Sit Back, Relax and Take a (Free!) Online Tour of the World’s Largest Art Museum

The iconic Louvre museum in Paris, France, has opened its virtual doors: you can now enjoy the museum’s entire art collection from the comfort of your home – at no charge.

“Today, the Louvre is dusting off its treasures, even the least-known,” says Jean-Luc Martinez, the president, and director of the Louvre. “For the first time, anyone can access the entire collection of works from a computer or smartphone for free, whether they are on display in the museum, on loan, even long-term, or in storage.”

Some 480,000 pieces from the museum’s eight departments are featured on the online platform. People can enjoy Islamic art, Renaissance sculptures, Egyptian antiquities, and paintings from world-renowned artists. Simple or advanced searches are possible, and the website has an interactive map so people can explore the museum, and see the artwork room by room.


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