“This object should have ended in the louvre,” Alcouffe told Le Monde.
Obviously, the louvre is not the first museum involved in such revenue-generating deals.
By Nick Mafi The Mona Lisa was stolen from the louvre in August 1911.
I had been to louvre and seen the [Mona Lisa], but it never crossed my mind to be interested in who she was as a person.
Jean-Dominique Vivant Denon, the first director of the louvre Museum, had the same plan.
These were followed by the three portraits of the Rivière family, now in the louvre.
It is situated under the gallery of the louvre, in the Place du Carrousel.
He was in the Palace of the louvre; he had found the way, unaided and alone.
He at last began to hold forth against working at the louvre.
Eustacie thought the louvre had never been half so formidable or impressive.
also louvre, early 14c., "domed turret-like structure atop a building to disperse smoke and admit light," from Old French lovier, of uncertain origin. One theory connects it to Medieval Latin *lodarium, which might be from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German louba "upper room, roof;" see lobby). Another suggests it is from French l'ouvert, literally "the open place," from le, definite article, + past participle of ouvrir "to open." Meaning "overlapping strips in a window (to let in air but keep out rain)" first recorded 1550s. The form has been influenced by apparently unrelated French Louvre, the name of the palace in Paris, which is said to be so named because its builder, Philip Augustus, intended it as a wolf kennel. Related: Louvered.