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The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) is a large glass and metal pyramid designed by Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard (Cour Napoléon) of the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) in Paris. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. Completed in 1989, it has become a landmark of the city of Paris.

In popular culture

The pyramid played a central role in the plot at the denoument of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and subsequently appeared in the final scene of the 2006 screen adaptation.



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