About


Welcome to Louvre Kids.

Here, you will find:

-  a series of 5 tales about Napoleon Bonaparte’s expedition to Egypt and some of the most fascinating artworks in the Louvre: the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the ‘Regent’ diamond and the Lady of Auxerre.

- a gallery of artworks, each accompanied by an illustrated story.

- four summer tales about artworks in the museum, animated by a professional storyteller.

Have fun exploring with Louvre Kids!

You can also find us at louvre.fr/en

Publishing

Musée du Louvre
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75058 PARIS CEDEX 01
Siret: 180 046 237 00012 APE 9103Z
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 40 20 50 50
Publishing Director: Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre

Web hosting

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Tel.: +33 (0)1 70 13 70 00

Editorial management and content design

Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Director of Mediation and Cultural Programming
Maïté Labat, Head of the Digital and Audiovisual Department

Coordination team:
Didier Boucheron, Dominique Dufils, Cécile Passaquay, Sandra Verne

In collaboration with:
Benoît Deshayes,  Moira-Marie Filiol, Sophie Grange, Christina Kékicheff,  Laurence Roussel, Nathalie Steffen.

Camille Penman, Documentary and Editorial Resources Division

and
Goodbarber

Credits

All illustrations and images of artworks on this website featuring a signature or the ‘©’ symbol are protected by copyright law.
As public cultural information, the only images and texts that can be reused under Article 11 of French Law 78-753 of 17 July 1978 and upon authorization, as outlined below, are:
- images credited to © Musée du Louvre /… that the exclusive property of the Musée du Louvre and have been used by the Musée du Louvre with the permission of their authors or rights’ holders.
- images credited to © Musée du Louvre /… that are the exclusive property of the Musée du Louvre
- images credited to © RMN /… that are the exclusive property of the Réunion des musées nationaux (RMN)
To obtain the rights to reuse any image of the Musée du Louvre’s collections, the palace, the Louvre Tuileries estate, the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix, an exhibition or other cultural event organized by the Musée du Louvre, please contact the Photograph Agency of the RMN: agence.photo@rmn.fr [1].
[1] mailto:agence.photo@rmn.fr

Website videos

Stories and Gallery

© 2007 François Place/ Emmanuelle et Benoît de Saint-Chamas/ Les Armateurs / Musée du Louvre
Project initially managed by Marie-Claire Le Bourdellès.

François Place
Author - illustrator
 
Emmanuelle et Benoît de Saint-Chamas
Authors
 
Reciproque et Les Armateurs
Production and film-making
 
Alexis Victor et François Jérôme
Voices

Sally Laruelle
Translation into English

Website images

Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities – Salle des Caryatides
© 1998 Musée du Louvre / Etienne Revault

Stories

Diamond, known as the ‘Regent
© RMN - Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Stéphane Maréchalle


Léon Cogniet, Egytian Expedition led by Bonaparte, ceiling of the Salles Campana
1835
© 1998 Musée du Louvre / Etienne Revault

Female statue, known as the Lady of Auxerre
© RMN - Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Daniel Lebée et Carine Deambrosis

Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa
15th century
© RMN - Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado

Aphrodite, known as the Venus de Milo
About 100 BC
© RMN - Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Anne Chauvet

Summer tales

Illustrated by Christine Alcouffe

Sea Plumes, Lithophytes and Shells, Anne Vallayer-Coster
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Angèle Dequier

View of the Grande Galerie of the Louvre, Patrick Allan Fraser
© RMN - Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Stéphane Maréchalle

Gallery

Eugène Delacroix, 28 July: Liberty Leading the People (28 July 1830)
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Angèle Dequier

Bowl of General Djehuty
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Christian Décamps

Nakht’s tomb, fishing scene
© Wikimedia Commons public domain

Nicolas Poussin, Summer or Ruth and Booz
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Angèle Dequier

Statues of sphinxes
© 1997 Musée du Louvre / Christian Larrieu

Statue: royal sphinx
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Christian Décamps

Michelangelo Buonarroti, known as Michelangelo, Captive (‘Rebellious Slave’)
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Raphaël Chipault

Gudea, prince of Lagash
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Philippe Fuzeau

Basin known as the ‘Baptistery of Saint Louis’
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Hughes Dubois

Basin known as the ‘Baptistery of Saint Louis’, detail
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Hughes Dubois

Hyacinthe Rigaud, Louis XIV, king of France, full-length portrait in royal costume
© RMN - Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Stéphane Maréchalle

Costumes for the ballet entitled ‘Night’, performed for the Court in 1653, in which Louis XIV is shown dressed as the sun
© Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France