Almost every city in China, no matter how big or small, has a museum. We were even taken to tremella museum in remote and poor county of Sichuan.
Most foreign museums are built in major cities of each country. The National Museum of New Zealand has a very cute name Tepapa, it is located in Wellington, capital of New Zealand, most of it is educational and entertaining exhibitions, because local students often listen to lectures and study there. The Victoria Museum of Australia is located in Melbourne, is not ticketed, more like an art gallery, has many Chinese exhibits, and will also be open to local teachers and students to study in. In this edition of Cade Speaks, museum we will be talking about is Louvre in France.
The Louvre ranks first among four largest museums in world, and other three are British Museum in UK, Hermitage in Russia and Metropolitan Museum of Art in USA. The Louvre is located on north bank of Seine in center of Paris, France. It is one of largest royal palace buildings in France. 50 French kings and queens once lived here. It is one of most valuable buildings in French Renaissance. A rich collection of classical paintings and sculptures .
The pyramid-shaped glass entrance in front of Louvre was designed by Chinese architect I. M. Pei. The sunset and night views are especially beautiful. There are so many exhibits in Louvre that it is impossible to see them all in one day. The Louvre not only collects statue "Venus", oil painting "Mona Lisa" and stone sculpture "Goddess of Victory", which are known as three treasures of world art, but also a large number of antiques from Greece, Rome, Egypt and East, as well as France, Italy and other ancient relics around world.
The Louvre requires tickets, price is 15 euros, you can visit permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions of Louvre with a package ticket. In fact, this ticket also includes nearby Delacroix Museum. Tickets can be purchased online on official website, which saves time waiting in line. If you want to shoot Louvre from outside, it is recommended to avoid tourist queues in early morning and evening.
The best time to visit Louvre is when it is open in morning and evening. Every Friday after 18:00 permanent exhibitions are open to visitors under 26 free of charge (regardless of nationality). With exception of Tuesday, it is open every day from 9:00 to 18:00 and every Wednesday and Friday until 21:45. To get to Louvre, you can take Paris metro line 1 or 7, Palais Royale. -Musee du Louvre, station.
The three treasures of world art at Louvre - Mona Lisa, Venus and Goddess of Victory - are places where most Louvre tourists have to register, so there are usually a lot of people. Every piece in Louvre has a lot of stories behind it, and looking at it for yourself often creates fog, so it's best to ask your guide to explain it.
The last time we were in Louvre was a week after terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, so there were few tourists there. At that time, a Chinese commentator was invited, and his name is still remembered: Li Hua. He settled in France for many years and studied Louvre. Although trip to Louvre was hasty, his memory is very good.