Your Hôtel Les Deux Girafes usually likes to present low-profile exhibitions, workshops and galleries featuring artists on the verge of becoming famous, as well as unusual and authentic places. But today, we make an exception by focussing on one of the essential attractions of Paris; the Louvre and its flagship winter exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo da Vinci; an event
Certain exhibitions set an exceptionally high standard and leave an indelible mark on the culture. This will undoubtedly be the case with the current exhibition at the Louvre dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his death. The number of works by the Tuscan genius on display is simply staggering. There are paintings, of course, but also texts, drawings and sketches, forming an unprecedented retrospective of a man who in many ways remains something of a mystery. Please note that, due to its success, this exhibition is accessible by reservation only. Hurry, as it ends on February 24th!
Rediscover the Louvre!
The most visited museum in the world, the Louvre holds no fewer than 460,000 works in its 73,000 m² of exhibition space and its 14.5 km of rooms and corridors. It would take almost 147 days to fully appreciate all it has to offer! In addition to essential works such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, The Coronation of Napoleon and the Raft of the Medusa, the Louvre has exhibition spaces devoted to Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan antiquities, Islamic art, graphic arts, painting and sculpture. However, we advise you to consult the museum's website before going, so you can plan your visit and make the most of it!
With its superb facades and perspectives representing the beauty of French classicism as well as its astonishing glass pyramid, the Louvre is a must-see. Don’t miss it during your stay at the Hotel Les Deux Girafes!
Hotel Les Deux Girafes, a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Bastille-République district