Since 2007, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to these unique sites in a collector coin series. From 2014 on, a new leaf is turned in this series, that will be dedicated over several years to one of the most famous sites in France : the Banks of the Seine in Paris. Each year, monuments sites within the site’s delimitation are honored, and a common reverse for this series will help visualize the location of each monument on a Paris’ map. The inside half of the obverse of the coin hemisphere shows Louvre palace, former royal palace. The Pavillon Richelieu is located between the Colbert wing and the Turgot wing. This leads to the Library Pavilion of the Library, thus opening onto Rue de Rivoli and Place du Palais-Royal. It is in front of the Pyramid. The roof is adorned with a huge triangular pediment supported by eight caryatids.
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