Jewish Louvre Tour
What is the “Jewish Louvre tour” ?
The Jewish Louvre is a 3 hours tour inside the Louvre including all the classics, the art masterpieces with a detour to learn about the Jewish History of Israel in the Louvre, with anecdote about the lives of famous Jewish artists and to see some artefacts coming from Israel region.
During this experience, we will learn about the Jewish French society and their contribution to Art.
Introduction of Flora:
My name is Flora Goldenberg. I am a fully-licensed Guide-interpreter and a private tour guide in Paris.
I study Art and history in Sorbonne University of Paris III.
I guide visitors inside the Louvre museum.
We discover together the Art masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Wedding in Cana and many more.
My origins are very important for me that’s why I have designed a Jewish Louvre tour inside the Louvre to reveal to you the jewish related treasures and the History of Israel as part of a classic Louvre tour.
The Louvre was not originally a Museum but built as a Fortress to protect Paris from the invaders.
As the city evolved around the river and the fortress of the Louvre was inside the walls of Paris, it was not anymore positionned strategically to protect Paris from the outside.
Thus, the king moved his quarters to live inside the Louvre and transformed it into a beautiful palace.
During the French Revolution, the people of France took the Louvre Palace and opened it as a National Museum. Many Art Masterpieces were confiscated from the kings, by the people and are now displayed in the museum. The Louvre has been unchanged since then.
The Louvre is not just a big building in Paris, but part of the History of Paris itself.
That’s why today, the Louvre is the biggest and the richest national museum of the world.
Here you can see the fortress walls inside the Louvre Museum as the Louvre building always expanded around itself.
The Jewish Louvre tour
Duration : 3 Hours
Languages : English
Through the Highlights of the Louvre, we will focus on the Jewish influence on the Louvre museums, the jewish artists, and of course, the artifacts prooving the history of Israel, some of them goes back to 3000 years ago.
Thanks to the artifacts found in Jordan, Egypt and today’s Israel, you will discover how the Jewish History is portrayed in the most beautiful selection of Art in the world.
We will see the beautiful sumptuous rooms of the Napoleon wing, with original Art masterpieces such as the : the Winged Victory, the king and the queen’s Jewelery, the Venus de Milo, the biggest french and italian paintings, some egyptian and mesopotamian antiquities, roman and greek sculptures and many more!
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Let’s discover the oldest ever mention of Israel, the fascinating story of the Crusader period, how and why the country was disputed by Syria and Egypt.
Jerusalem inspired many painters from different countries.
Today, their paintings are displayed in the Louvre :
We will also see the many jewish donations made to the Louvre in the past centuries. These donations have been made by successful Jewish families who took interest in Art and were a major contribution to French culture.
We will talk about the influence of the jews on the french society and how we live today in France.
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I hope I see you soon !