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Escalier du Ministre 
in the Richelieu wing of the Louvre

The Louvre is filled with architectural designs and details, 
and this staircase, Escalier du Ministre, 
led up to the private apartments of the Minister of State.  
If you visit this area of the museum, you can walk up these steps 
just as the royal visitors once did, 
and amble through the apartments of Napoleon III.

It is interesting to discover the many elegant designs 
of the Louvre staircases.

Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris