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Come enjoy the Louvre Museum for the start of the school year

Summer is coming to an end, but the opportunities to make great discoveries are still numerous, and are an invitation to disconnect and relax. In Paris, the monuments are an inexhaustible source of learning and cultural discoveries. Among the must-see sites, the Louvre Museum opens its doors to you for the start of the school year.


The short history of the famous Louvre Museum

If the Eiffel Tower is unquestionably the number one monument in the hearts of Parisians and tourists from all over the world, the Louvre Museum is close behind it.

The Louvre Museum in figures

Located in the1st arrondissement of Paris, in the heart of the capital, the Louvre Museum is one of the largest museums in the world. Spread over an area of ​​60,600 m², this emblematic monument of the City of Light welcomes more than 8 million visitors each year, making it the most visited museum in the world.


There are nearly 35,000 works and objects of art, ranging from prehistory to today. Among the best known, we count the MonaLisa by Leonardo da Vinci, The Venus de Milo, The Winged Victory of Samothrace, or The Wedding at Cana, by Veronese.

The origins of the Louvre Museum

Located in the heart of the Louvre Palace, the Louvre Museum has not always existed. The fortress, built on the initiative of Philippe II, at the end of the 12thcentury , was initially the place of residence of the king, until 1682, when Louis XIV decided to stay at the Palace of Versailles.

The Louvre Palace then hosted the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, as well as the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. The royal collections and the works of various artists are then exhibited.


During the French Revolution, it was then decided that the Louvre would be used as a museum, in order to exhibit the country’s masterpieces. The Louvre Museum then opened its doors on August 10, 1793. After many difficulties related to the history of the nation, the collection grew in size, reaching the 35,000 objects that we have listed today.


In 2008, the works of the Louvre Museum are divided into 8 departments:

  • Egyptian Antiquities;
  • Oriental Antiquities;
  • Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities;
  • Islamic Arts;
  • Sculptures;
  • Paintings;
  • Art ;
  • Graphic arts.


All these works are distributed in various places in the building: the Pavillon de l’Horloge, the Saint-Louis crypt, the Salle de la Chapelle (which offers a magnificent view of the Louvre Pyramid and the Tuileries Garden)…


Le Cadran: a cozy hotel near the Louvre Museum

What could be more comfortable, to visit Paris, than to stay in a 4-star hotel in the heart of Paris ?

A luxury hotel near the Louvre Museum

In the heart of the 7tharrondissement of Paris, theHotel du Cadran welcomes you in a peaceful and relaxing setting. The establishment, decorated under the theme of wine and the vine, offers you a bubble of sweetness near all the greatest monuments of Paris, which will allow you to rest after beautiful days of visits and discoveries. The spacious and comfortable rooms offer you everything you need to spend good nights and recharge your batteries.

A 4-star hotel at your service

Le Cadran Hotel is a boutique hotel that provides you with everything you need for a dream stay in Paris. You will then have plenty of time to enjoy a good glass of wine on the terrace or in your room, thanks to our wine by the glass dispenser which includes many great vintage references.

For even more rest and relaxation, head to the hotel’s wellness and spa area, to enjoy the indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. What to recharge your batteries before discovering the riches of Paris!

A Parisian boutique hotel ideally located

Right in the heart of Paris 7, the Hotel du Cadran is a few minutes walk from the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides and the Trocadero, and just a 15-minute walk from the Louvre Museum.

You will also have plenty of time to discover Paris by using public transport, located near the hotel (metro, bus, RER, etc.).


At the moment at the Louvre Museum

If the works of art of the Louvre Museum ensure you many hours of discovery, you can also take advantage of your stay in Paris to participate in the various events organized in the museum:

  • Current exhibitions: Yves Saint-Laurent, Bolognese drawings from the 16thcentury , Things…;
  • Events and activities for children and/or adults (workshops, conferences, concerts, shows, conferences, films, etc.);
  • Guided tours of the Louvre Museum, and in particular mini-discoveries, commented walks and themed tours.


Visiting the Louvre Museum at the start of the school year is an opportunity to discover the new programs, and take advantage of a gentle recovery to observe the most beautiful works in the world. To ensure a quality stay, book your room now at the Hotel du Cadran, in Paris 7.