A mysterious message to decode
Jacques Saunière is the chief curator of the Louvre. This seventy-six year old man is being chased by an albino man holding him at gunpoint. The mobster is looking for a treasure that the curator would have stolen from the “guardians”.
Jacques Saunière knew full well that if he told the truth or not, he would be executed and this secret he would take to his grave. The albino then fires a bullet into his side. He has only a short time left to live. He takes advantage of it to leave a maximum of information on this famous treasure. It then codes a message.
Robert Langdon, specialist in symbology
In the middle of the night, Robert Landgon is summoned by the police to the Louvre to clarify the message left by the curator next to his inert body. This Harvard professor is a specialist in symbology.
Accompanied by Sophie Neveu, a cryptographer, he went to the site. The museum is then the site of the beginning of a crazy investigation around the world.
The Da Vinci Code, a bestseller with an esoteric background
Second part of the wise Robert Langdon after Angels and Demons and before The Lost Symbol, Inferno and Origin, The Da Vinci Code is the most famous book of the very controversial Dan Brown. It is also his first big success, the previous title having gained public acceptance only later, once the name of the writer was inescapable.
Having maintained the confusion about the true nature of his best-seller until the end, mixing established facts, myths and other obscure theses, Dan Brown has in any case remarkably exploited the mysterious character of the Louvre and its beautiful glass pyramid built on the plans of the architect IIeoh Ming Pei.
The Louvre, a place of far-fetched theories
Since the submission of the project by the American architect of Chinese origin and the beginning of the construction of the Louvre pyramid, it has been the subject of several theories more or less obscure. A fascination that Dan Brown has taken up in his novel The Da Vinci Code whose plot begins in the galleries of the Parisian museum.
The granddaughter of the deceased, Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon attempt to decipher the coded message of Jacques Saunière. A mysterious file taking them to England and Scotland on the trail of the Priory of Sion.
The Da Vinci Code has sold over 60.5 million copies worldwide since its publication.
Inaugurated twice, on March 4, 1988 and March 29, 1989, the Louvre Pyramid has been much talked about. Once singled out, it is now admired the world over.
François Mitterrand commissioned the project in 1983. Designed by the Sino-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, the pyramid consists of a steel and aluminum structure adorned with glass. With a total weight of 200 tons, the building rises to 21.64 meters on a square base of 35.42 meters. It is covered with 603 diamonds and 70 triangles of glass. It was the very first large-scale construction to use laminated glass. The controversial building houses the main entrance to the Louvre Museum at the Cour Napoléon. An architectural feat now accepted by Parisians, it is undoubtedly one of the most famous monuments in the French capital. In 1989, Ieoh Ming Pei returned to the Louvre to build the inverted pyramid in the Carrousel. A smaller version of his mythical pyramid, visible only from inside the building. The Louvre Pyramid has also become a real star. Since its birth, it has appeared in the credits of many films and series, including The Da Vinci Code, Red Notice and Lupin.
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