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Touring the Louvre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Europe's greatest museum is the Louvre in Paris. It was a thrill to take our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour group there to enjoy its unforgettable col...

Dramatic Photos Show Impact Of Paris Flooding

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 06.02.2016 | World

Paris' Seine river has risen a whopping 5 meters -- about 16 feet -- above its normal level due to torrential rain and flooding that have ravaged the ...

How Many of the World's Art Masterpieces Have You Seen?

MutualArt | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts

As we turn to 2016, we resolve to do more traveling, with an eye to experiencing the most spectacular, awe-inspiring artworks on the planet.

Female Bodies 3: Forest Sex, Men in Silk & Pastoral Dreams

Frank Browning | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

In the upper spheres of the art world, notably the Louvre Museum's shimmering branch in Lens, the very heart of Le Pen country, it's back to the libertine frolics of 18th Century.

Best Places to Take Kids in Paris

Andrea Poe | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

When you think of April is Paris, it's probably with romance in mind. But for those of us with children, Paris in April doesn't have to be a wash out. Here are some of the best things to do as a family.

War -- Art -- Peace: II

Frank Browning | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

"The Disasters of War" is an original, unprecedented exhibition. Partisans of one camp or another in each of the conflicts will likely leave the museum enraged.

This New Paris Scavenger Hunt Is the Perfect Way to See the City

Jenna-Marie Warnecke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Jenna-Marie Warnecke

When Daisy de Plume, the innovative force behind THATLou (Treasure Hunt At The Louvre), created her popular scavenger hunt in 2012, she didn't expect ...

6 Surefire Ways to Keep Your Kids Happy on Vacation (in Paris) While Enjoying It Yourself

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

This year we spent winter break in Paris with our (for lack of a less egregious word) tweens. It could not have gone better unless I could've eaten croissants at every meal without gaining weight and performed the Tango in the Tuieleries with Armande Assante. But I digress.

Art Saves A City III: Taking the Louvre into Mine

Frank Browning | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Lens, France -- "Why would we print an article on an archaeological exhibit of 3000 year old vases in a museum in a dead mining town?" That's the re...

WHOA: You've Never Seen A Gingerbread House Like This Before

Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

Gingerbread houses have their place -- at the kids' table and in our childhood Christmas memory bank for the most part -- unless, that is, they're one...

Secret Art Collection Threatened | Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts

The Louvre Museum in Paris, the world's most famous art museum, plans to move a collection of more than 400,000 hidden artworks to a location in north...

Louvre Crowdfunds To Save Iconic Work | Posted 09.05.2013 | Arts

he Art Newspaper is reporting that the Louvre has launched a €1 million crowdfunding campaign to pay for the conservation of its “Winged Victory o...

Man And Supermodel

Peter Mehlman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Peter Mehlman

Facebook has transitioned from connecting us to people we know but wish we didn't to people we don't know but wish we did.

Unusual Technique Uncovers Hidden Image Behind Priceless Artwork

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science

What lies beneath the layers of famous paintings? Apparently...more paintings. Researchers recently discovered such a conundrum at the Louvre Museu...

Women Storm the Louvre (By Invitation)

Frank Browning | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

When I first came to Paris and my husband was working, I would walk in the parks if I had free time," said Ouida, a well-spoken middle-aged woman from Algeria. "But I never dreamed I could come in here [to the Louvre]. I didn't think I would be allowed.

What's New In France In 2013

Rick Steves | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Gondolas will continue operating on the Mont Blanc lift up from Chamonix to the Aiguille du Midi and over to Helbronner -- but only in summer and, even then, only in good weather.

Salvatore Ferragamo Backs Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition, Gets Louvre Fashion Show

ARTINFO | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

Leonardo da Vinci's relationship with fashion became evident in January when Florentine fashion house Gherardini produced one of the polymath's nearly...

Leonardo Da Vinci Restoration At The Louvre Stirs Up Controversy

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

A painting by Leonardo da Vinci has been cleaned for presentation -- but did the Louvre ruin the original in the process? According to the Guardian...

EBay Founder Gives Louvre $3M

ARTINFO | Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar is known for the "venture philanthropy" of his Omidyar Network, which has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to support...

Iran Cuts Off Louvre

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts

Iran has cut ties with the famous Louvre museum in Paris, an official said Monday, accusing the museum of failing to live up to an agreement to exhibi...

PICTURES: The Louvre Gets The Apple Treatment

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The simple beauty of Apple products has been praised by the likes of Karl Lagerfield and Rupert Murdoch. Artists have used Apple products to create go...

BLOGWATCH> Protesters Against Ban On Photography In Museums On We Make Money Not Art

OrsayCommons | Regine on December 21, 2010 9:22 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A few months ago, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris decided to ban photographs of the artworks and of the inside of the building, allegedly 'to preserve the...

Snow Pounds Paris, Closes Eiffel Tower (PHOTOS)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS (AP) - Heavy snow in Paris on Wednesday shut down the city's main airport, its bus system and the Eiffel Tower. Elsewhere in Europe, bad weather...

CEILING ART: Artist Cy Twombly Makes His Mark On The Louvre

SPREAD ArtCulture | August 6th, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Cy Twombly's newly commissioned ceiling at the Louvre in Paris is monumental in scale, and covers more than 350 square meters. It was painted with the...

ART OF THE STEAL: Best Art Heists In History Plus The Hunt For A Van Gogh

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Egypt has added to their to-do list to fix 'faulty alarms.' This weekend, a Van Gogh painting, entitled "Poppy Flowers" was s...