A Day in the Museum: Visiting the Louvre Part 1 – The Lower Ground Floor

A Day in the Museum: Visiting the Louvre Part 1 – The Lower Ground Floor

No visit in Europe is ever complete without visiting what is considered as the world’s largest museum. Having 11 collections all in all, excluding the history of the Louvre and Medieval Louvre Collection, (Near Eastern Antiquities, Islamic Art, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek and Roman Antiquities, Decorative arts, Sculptures, Prints and Drawings, Paintings, Coptic arts, The East Mediterranean in the Roman Empire, and lastly the Arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas) it is overwhelming to simply go inside the Louvre and start from there. That’s why we have a guided series on helping you plan your next visit to this historic museum starting with the notable pieces in the lower ground floor.

TIP! Make sure to always get the information map that they offer for download on their website and print them out so that moving from one collection to the other won’t be as confusing. Audio guides for smartphones are also available. Be sure to visit their website (http://www.louvre.fr) to have a complete guide of the floor plans as well as the collections available.

  • Mary Magdalene by Gregor Erhart

1510 (Sculptures room C)

Photo credit: Flickr Paul Beattie
Photo credit: Flickr- Paul Beattie
  • The Marly Horses by Guillaume I Coustou

1745 (Sculptures – Courl Marly)

Photo credit: Flickr- Brian Leon
Photo credit: Flickr- Brian Leon
  • Al-Mughira’s Pyxis

968 (Islamic Art room A)

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Portrait of a Woman Known as L’Europeenne

2nd Century AD (The East Mediterranean in the Roman Empire room I)

Portrait of a Woman Known as L Europeenne Flickr Carole Raddato
Photo credit: Flickr- Carole Raddato
  • Jupiter Heliopolitanus

2nd Century AD (The East Mediterranean in the Roman Empire room 3A)

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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