Louvre Museum

The Musée du Louvre is the largest museum in France and the most visited museum in the world. The collection of the Louvre is immense: it presents over 300,000 works, of which 35,000 are on permanent display, divided into 8 sections: Ancient Oriental, Islamic Arts, Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman and, as regards more recent history, paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. Inside the museum it is possible to admire some of the most famous works of art in the world, such as the Mona Lisa and the Virgin of the Rocks, works by Leonardo da Vinci, the ancient Greek sculptures of the Nike of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo, La Libertà leading the people, the work of Delacroix. The core of the collection was the royal collection, expanded in the following centuries by purchases or looting. It was opened to the public as museums in 1793. Previously, the Louvre Palace was also the seat of the royal residence, before its transfer to Versailles in 1682 at the behest of the Sun King. Since 1989 the courtyard of the museum houses the Louvre Pyramid, strongly commissioned by former French president François Mitterrand and designed by Ieoh Ming Pei, today it has become an integral part of the new entry.

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Pyramide du Louvre
75001 Paris


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