Marais District and Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition in Louvre in Paris
Begin your tour in the Marais Quarter, the most interesting and diverse neighborhood in Paris. Learn about its past and visit sites such as Les Halles – once the biggest open market in Paris, Place des Vosges, and the Pletzl area – the historic center of the city’s Jewish community.
Among other sights, you see today are the Hôtel de Ville (city hall), Fountain Of The Innocents and the Cour Carrée that is one of the main courtyards of the Louvre Palace.
You then proceed with the tour of the Louvre Museum, where you explore the exhibition devoted to the 500-year anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. The Louvre holds the largest collection in the world of da Vinci’s paintings, as well as 22 drawings. Today you witness many of the artist’s paintings including the five core works in its collections: The Virgin of the Rocks, La Belle Ferronnière, the Mona Lisa (which will remain in the gallery where it is normally displayed), the Saint John the Baptist, and Saint Anne.
*Note: the museum is closed on Tuesday. Exhibition dates: October 24, 2019–February 24, 2020