|The Museum of the Louvre|
The Museum of the Louvre is the superlatives. It brings together exceptional collections of paintings, sculptures and ancient. The Museum of Orsay, located on the other side of the Seine, expose works subsequent to those kept at the Museum of the Louvre. The passage of witness is located approximately at the time of Ingres and Delacroix. The total area of the Museum is to 160.106 m². That which is dedicated to the exhibitions from 31.260 in 1984 m² to 58.470 m² in 2002. She had to reach 60.620 square meters in 2005. At the same time, the annual average attendance has almost doubled. Visitors are foreign to almost two-thirds (63.4%). Europeans lead and represent 36.5% of entries. The Americans of the North (18.5%) and Asian (7%) also form large battalions. The island-of-France (19%) is barely more than the other regions (17.6%). A visitor on two comes to the Louvre for the first time. The average duration of the visit is of the order of 3: 15 pm.