|       Home       |       Paris Tourist Attractions       |       Paris Museums       |       Paris Entertainment       |       Paris Restaurants       |       Paris Images       |
Related Information

Paris Tourist Map
Additional Information

Paris Landmarks
Paris Monuments
Paris Statues
Paris Churches
Paris Bridges
Paris Squares
Paris Gardens
Paris Tours
Paris Fountains
Paris Transport Systems
Paris History
Video Library
Holiday Travel Guides

Taking a holiday in Paris
Emergency Number 112
EHIC Health Insurance Card
Travel Documents
Driving in France
Police in Paris
French food delicacies
About Us

Linking to us
Contact us
Google Plus image divider Facebook image divider Twitter image divider Wordpress image divider Flickr

Blogger image divider Pinterest image divider Tumblr image divider Deviantart image divider Linkedin
French National Holidays In France

HD photographs of Prince of Troy statue on Aile Lescot at Musee du Louvre - Page 914



Again we were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Musee du Louvre, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Paris, Prince of Troy, which was sculpted by Antoine Etex.

[ Map of Paris Statues ]

<<  Previous  901  902  903  904  905  906  907  908  909  910  911  912  913  914  915  Next  >>


Prince Of Troy Statue Aile Lescot Musee Du Louvre

This first HD photo shows a statue called Paris, and in ancient Greek mythology he was the son of Priam and Hecuba, who were the King and Queen of Troy, and is recognised for a couple of different stories, with one being where he fatally wounds Achilles in the heel with an arrow, hence how the term achilles heel came about.

However, it is the stories relating to Paris, the Prince of Troy, either abducting or eloping with Helen that are the most widespread, and Helen was reportedly the most beautiful female married to King Menelaus, yet because of these stories she became referred to as Helen of Troy, and this act by Paris and Helen was what instigated the Trojan War.

Marble Prince Of Troy Statue By Antoine Etex

But getting back to the Paris, Prince of Troy statue, this was produced by Antoine Etex who was born in Paris in 1808 and followed in his fathers footsteps to become a French sculptor, Entering the Ecole des Beaux Arts and studying under James Pradier.

Antoine Etex was also able to study for two years in Italy and upon his return to the capital city received numerous different commissions for statues and sculptures, with his most famous works probably being the two monumental groups on the Arc de Triomphe, yet others can be found at other tourist attractions such as Madeleine church, the Avenue du Trone, the Les Invalides church and three for the former Palais du Louvre.

East Facade Aile Lescot Prince Of Troy Statue

Yet here you can see the location of the Paris, Prince of Troy statue positioned within a niche on the Aile Lescot, and when you are looking at this facade from the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour Carree, you will see that this is the fourth statue from the left hand side.

And this is on the central part of the historical Aile Lescot wing on the ground floor level, and next to the statue of Paris, Prince of troy, to the left of the door, you will find the statue of Helen, Helen of Troy, which was also sculpted by Antoine




Related information


  -  Helen of Troy statue
  -  Photos of Musee du Louvre
  -  Musee du Louvre
  -  Start of the Louvre museum

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden
  -  Pont des Arts
  -  Joan of Arc statue
  -  Place de la Concorde
  -  Photos Pont Neuf
  -  Photos Square du Vert Galant
  -  Photos of Institut de France


If you would like to use any of these photos for non commercial use we only ask that you please do include recognition to ourselves "eutouring.com", but if you are not sure with regards to usage, please contact us.






Copyright © www.eutouring.com All Rights Reserved