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 "Every genuine work of art has as much reason for being as the earth and the sun."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Game Info[]

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  • 1 free Great Artist.
  • Contains 4 slots for Great Works of Art which provide +4 theming bonus, if you fill the slots with 2 Great Works of Art and 2 Artifacts from different civilizations and different eras.


The Louvre is an important wonder for culture-oriented empires. Thanks to its 4 Great Work slots, it has the most powerful theming bonus, which is not difficult to fulfill at that! It often requires trading Great Works or taking some by force, though. A must for a player seeking a cultural victory; remember, however, to unlock the Exploration tree.

France can benefit greatly from this, as Tourism Tourism bonuses are doubled in its Capital Capital, meaning that they can get a full +16 Tourism Tourism bonus from this wonder.

Civilopedia entry[]

The Louvre is a large and incredibly ornate palace in Paris, France. Originally constructed in the 15th century on the site of an even older castle, for the next two and a half centuries the Louvre served as the home to many of France's kings, most of whom added to the already-huge structure. During the 17th century Kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV and their advisors Cardinals Richelieu and Mazarin began acquiring an extensive art collection which was kept at the Louvre. In 1682 the Royal court moved to Versailles, and in 1793 the Revolutionary government opened the palace to the public. It has remained a public museum ever since. Not surprisingly, it is considered to have the finest collection of pre-modern French paintings in the world.


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Natural Wonders Barringer CraterCerro de Potosi1El Dorado1Fountain of Youth1Grand MesaGreat Barrier ReefKing Solomon's Mines BNW-only.pngKrakatoaLake Victoria BNW-only.pngMt. FujiMt. Kailash GodsKings5 clear.pngMt. Kilimanjaro BNW-only.pngMt. Sinai GodsKings5 clear.pngOld FaithfulRock of GibraltarSri Pada GodsKings5 clear.pngUluru GodsKings5 clear.png
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