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Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Louvre Museum

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Louvre Museum

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre) is one of the world’s largest museum and a historical monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine. Its collection is nearly 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet). The Louvre is one of the world’s most visited museum with over 7 million visitors.

The Louvre Museum is one of the world’s largest museum and a historic site in Paris, France. The Louvre is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. Today the Louvre has evolved from Fortress to Palace to mega-museum. Below are some details to help you plan your visit to The Louvre.

Masterpieces of the Louvre

About the Louvre Museum

Louvre Map

Louvre Museum

  • Museum:         Louvre
  • Established:     1793
  • Location:         Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France
  • Visitors:           Over  9 million per year
  • Public Transit Access:
    • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre Paris Métro Line 1
    • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre  Paris Métro Line 7
    • Louvre-Rivoli Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
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