Learn about the history of the Louvre in Paris with iMinds Travel's insightful audio knowledge series.
Imagine entering a place where you can travel back in time from the sixth millennium B.C. to the modern day. A place where you can travel from Europe to Africa and then take in the Americas and the Middle East, all in one day. Okay, you would probably need more than one day, because this place is called the Louvre. It is one of the biggest museums in the world. And it is the home to the most comprehensive collection of art assembled under one roof anywhere in the world.
The Louvre is situated in the center of France’s capital city, Paris, on the northern banks of the river Seine. Although it is based in France, it contains masterpieces from most time periods and cultures throughout the world. In fact, the building that houses this incredible collection of art has an interesting history all of its own.
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Fans of history will love this edition of iMinds, wherein listeners are not only given access to the masterpieces inside the world-famous Parisian museum, but they are also taken on a historical tour of the Louvre edifice itself, which was both a fortress and a royal palace before it housed works of art like Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Listeners will be eager to see the Louvre's acquisitions in person after this episode, but if this audio encyclopedia entry is as close as they physically come to Paris, they're not doing so badly. Australian actress Margo Knight lends her mature and well-rationed voice to the narration, which is further enhanced by background chamber music.
"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)
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