October 11th, 2016

Layout of the Louvre

The setting is the Louvre, Paris, 1911


I need a way from Location A to the Mona Lisa, by way of a staircase (either by using one or passing one).


I have two characters stealing the Mona Lisa, and I need a route for them to walk. At the moment I start them in front of the Denon Wing, room 77, at Liberty leading the People, and I want to move them to Denon Wing, room 6 to the Mona Lisa (E).



The thing is, though, I want them to hide near a stairwell at a certain point to escape a guard, but I think there are none on the direct route from location A to B. There is an elevator, but I don't know if there's a place to hide there.

I could have them start at a different painting/sculpture first, perhaps have them on the ground floor/second floor, but I would need to know which hung/stood in the way to the Mona Lisa in 1911. I'm having some trouble finding a list or an account.

I've never been in the Louvre, so I don't know if it's possible to hide behind a colum or somewhere else. That would be good, too, as long as it's big enough to hide two people.


Research:
I looked up the ground plans of the Louvre displaying the ground floor and first floor (where both the Mona Lisa and Liberty leading the People hang).

I found a list of paintings that hang in the Louvre on Wikipedia, but it doesn't always say when the painting came to the Louvre. Only when the painting is very well-known are there records of where the painting has been.

I tried the Interactive floor plans at the Louvre site but I can't make sense of it.

I used the terms in Google:
  - Louvre layout
  - paintings Louvre 1900
  - paintings in the Louvre
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