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“Tous Mécènes” – Help raise one million euros for a spring 2021 renovation of the Grande Allée

Located at the heart of the Louvre and Tuileries National Estate, the Grande Allée was designed by André Le Nôtre as one of the greatest legacies of the Tuileries Garden.

Today, the Musée du Louvre is undertaking an ambitious renovation project of the Grande Allée, with the planting of two rows of disease resistant elm trees. The goal is to re-establish the layout of the17th-century garden, thereby spotlighting the grand historical axis of Paris. By providing more cool shade and greenery, the project will offer increased comfort to visitors and boost biodiversity.

Sponsor a bench with a donation of $4,800 or above (upon availability), or make a general contribution to support this exciting project!

Important update

The Louvre will be closed from October 29, 2020 through December 1, 2020

In line with the measures taken by the French government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène Delacroix will be closed from Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6 p.m. through December 1, 2020.

All of those who have purchased tickets for this period will automatically receive refunds—no action is required.

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Antonio CANOVA (1757 – 1822) Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss Marble - H. 1.55 m; L. 1.68 m; D. 1.01 m MR 1777 Paris, Musée du Louvre © 2010 Musée du Louvre / Raphaël Chipault

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