[🇫🇷] The #Louvre was originally a fortress before it became a museum. It turned from a fortress to a palace in late 16th century.
Following the completion of the Palace of Versailles, the French court shifted its base away from Paris and the Louvre, leaving the building unfinished and in eventual disrepair. Those buildings that remained open eventually played host to a series of cultural groups that included painters, sculptors and writers as members.
The Louvre first opened its doors on August 10, 1793, with an exhibit of more than 500 paintings and decorative arts, many of which had been confiscated from the royal family and French nobility.
It is estimated that the Louvre is so large that it will take about 100 days to cover each of the paintings. (only if we spent 30 seconds on each!) —————————————————-
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