The Louvre Pyramid and Louvre Palace

 © 2012 Musèe du Louvre / Olivier Ouadah 

20 February 2021  |  Tourism

The Louvre

As an ancient royal residence, the Louvre is inextricably linked to eight centuries of French history. Designed in 1793 as a universal museum, its collection, among the best in the world, spans many millennia and miles, from the Americas to Asia.

Over 38,000 artworks are grouped into eight curatorial departments, including universally-admired works such as The Mona Lisa, The Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the Venus de Milo. With over 7.4 million visitors, the Louvre is the world’s most visited museum in 2016.

Louvre Palace

Louvre Palace

 © 2013 Pyramide du Louvre, arch. I. M . Pei, Musèe du Louvre / Olivier Ouadah 

The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

For further information, visit the offical website: www.louvre.fr/en

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