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This contemporary creation designed by Yan Ming Pei is the front door of the largest museum in the world.

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Pyramide du Louvre

Pyramide du Louvre

This contemporary creation designed by Yan Ming Pei is the front door of the largest museum in the world.


The Louvre pyramid, which caused controversy when it was first opened in 1989, is now one of the symbols of the capital. A contemporary island designed by architect Yan Ming Pei, in the centre of the highly Classical Musée du Louvre, this glass and steel structure is set off by dancing jets of water.

The pyramid, in the centre of the Cour Napoléon, is the front door of the largest museum in the world. And by walking down inside, you reach the vast entrance hall providing access to the temporary exhibitions, the rooms devoted to the history of the palace and the museum, an auditorium, as well as the ditches of the Louvre of Charles V, along with boutiques, cafés and restaurants...


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