Roman Hero

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In context : From the Louvre to the Palais-Royal : 8 riddles to solve

The starting point will be the Pyramide du Louvre !

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  • Burning Rome's savior

    Louis XIV disliked the statue, which was reworked in 1687 by François Girardon, to become a portrayal of the Roman hero Marcus Curtius. Will you be able to tell how Le Bernin's original banners were transformed to illustrate a burning Rome ?

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It's actually a bronze mockup of the famous Louis XIV's equestrian statue. The original piece was made in 1677 by Le Bernin and can now be seen in Versailles. The mockup was placed here near the Pyramide du Louvre by the latter's architect, Ieoh Ming Pei.

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