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The Louvre Pyramid

Local name: Pyramide du Louvre

The Louvre Pyramid belongs to the most unusual buildings of Paris. Located in the museum courtyard. It is made of 273 glass plates and hides under the museum's main hall. In the evening it is highlighted and is then the main element of the palace courtyard.

The pyramid was built on the initiative of French President Francois Mitterrand. Her model was the Cheops Pyramid. The object was unveiled in 1989. At the beginning he aroused great controversy, but with time it grew into the Louvre landscape. It covers and illuminates the main hall of the museum. Four smaller pyramids are placed above the side corridors.

There is another inverted pyramid in the shopping center under the courtyard. Its tip is pointing down. Both buildings and the guesses surrounding them became the canvas of Dan Brown's novel "Leonardo da Vinci Code".


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    The Louvre Pyramid map
    Cour Napoléon 75001 Paris , France