Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” earned international success during the early 2000’s. The secrets in the novel revealed during an investigation by symbologist Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu bring a real feel in readers. The success of The Da Vinci Code led to the adaption of the novel into Ron Howard’s movie of the same name.
Private Louvre Museum Tour Devoted to The Da Vinci Code
The Louvre Museum offers a visitor trial, which is designed to let participants or visitors find out what are the factual and fictional things mentioned in The Da Vinci Code. If you are a Robert Langdon tetralogy’s fan, and you loved Howard’s film, exploring the Musée du Louvre’s visitor trial is your chance to walk in the investigators’ footsteps and discover Priory of Sion’s secrets.
Taking the Louvre tours dedicated to The Da Vinci Code is the ideal way to see artworks that feature in it from a distinct perspective. The national museum has chosen ten works of art and locations that you should visit in order to see for yourselves and make your mind up whether the book’s theories are possible.
Hera of Samos
According to the author of The Da Vinci Code, all myths or legends have a sanctified feminine figure. The lack of a female deity figure in the Christian Bible and their custom is, for the novel’s characters, the key to a secret.
The Arago Medallion by Jean Dibbets
On the museum staircase that has the statue “Winged Victory of Samothrace”, the medallion that led to the symbologist following an imaginary line called the “Rose Line” in Dan Brown’s book. It caused him to make an intuition.
In reality, the meridian is a geographical marker. The Arago Medallion is Dutch artist Jan Dibbets’s work. There are 135 medallions in the City of Lights; this one resides in the Louvre Museum.
The Salon Carré
Visible in the movie, the Square Salon is one of the most symbolic rooms situated in the former palatial home turned museum. The killer in The Da Vinci Code was standing here.
The Virgin of the Rocks
This painting by Leonardo da Vinci is displayed in the museum. It is believed to be holding a concealed secret. Its mystery lies in the Virgin’s hand position. What she is really holding in her hand is the reason why the grandmother of the cryptologist was murdered.
The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
According to Sigmund Freud or a Freudian theory, this Leonardo da Vinci painting conceals a vulture’s form. This particular theory is referred in The Da Vinci Code in order to support Dan Brown novel’s theories.
Noli Me Tangere
According to discoveries in the work of fiction, events linked in the Bible that led to Mary Magdalene being perceived as a reformed sex worker are thought to be a church’s conspiracy against her. Noli Me Tangere by Agnolo Bronzino is thought to demonstrate this secret historical episode.
The Death of the Virgin
Even though this painting by Caravaggio is the setting for one of The Da Vinci Code’s interpretations – there is certainly a secret concealed in it. The painting depicts a draped curtain, having the same color as the robe of the Virgin, which has been interpreted as the intention of the painter to depict the ascension of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The Wedding Feast at Cana
The longer people stare at this Paolo Veronese painting, the more characters they discover. The people in the feast are positioned in a way that appears strange to viewers. In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown puts forth an interpretation that serves his main characters’ adventures.
The Mona Lisa
Arguably, this is the most famous painting the world has ever known. For your information, its popularity is such that when a record-breaking painting was sold, people dubbed it the “African Mona Lisa”.
The mysteries that surround the world-famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci are explained in a fully logical way during their investigation: The smile of La Gioconda, the position of its subject’s hands, and the landscape. These elements in the painting hide something or the other.
The Red Rooms and the Inverted Pyramid
The Louvre Museum’s three rooms are home to works of art by famous French painters. Their red walls and décor form a contrast with their paintings. The opening of the film is set here, with the fictional Louvre Museum curator character Jacques Saunière runs through the rooms, wounded mortally.
According to the discoveries of Robert Langdon, the pyramid in the Carrousel du Louvre is the site of the grave of a Biblical figure. This fictional revelation in the novel has nonetheless made sure that little monument has entered tourist myths and local legend.
Of course, you will get to find out more about the facts and fictions when you take the private Louvre Museum tour.