The Pocket Louvre
Such daunting dimensions can make the museum feel like an endless labyrinth to the uninitiated visitor, and so The Pocket Louvre offers invaluable help, including:
-- A handy user's guide, providing all the necessary information about access to the museum and to its many services, from cards to post office to shops.
-- Suggested itineraries for visits of varying lengths and for visitors with differing interests.
-- A history of the Louvre's long and colorful existence, with particular attention paid to the evolution of its architecture, so that modern-day visitors can orient themselves within the historical context.
-- A history of the collections, from the original royal treasure trove to Napoleon's museum for the people to its current position as one of the world's most important museums.
-- An illustrated catalog of 500 masterpieces, all in color, with brief commentaries that will lure visitors to find and enjoy these works within the museum.
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