Musée du Louvre

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No visit to Paris is complete without seeing Mona Lisa!

This must-see art museum is the largest in the world and there’s a lot more to see besides the beloved Da Vinci’s masterpiece. Formerly a medieval fortress on the right bank of the Seine, then a royal palace for King Charles V, the world’s most visited museum is now divided among eight departments, displaying art that spans a period of nearly 5.000 years, from Oriental, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations.

Its paintings, sculptures, ceramics and archaeological artefacts are housed in 210.000 m2 and include, besides Mona Lisa, other World Heritage icons such as the Venus de Milo and the painting La Liberté Guidant le People (Liberty Leading the People) by Eugène Delacroix.

The entrance for this museum – opened in 1793 – is another emblematic monument of Paris: the glass and metal pyramid, designed by architect I. M. Pei was installed in the centre of the main courtyard, the Cour Napoleon. Very controversial when concluded in 1989, it is now the favourite background for many visitor’s pictures.

Contacts & Details

Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

Sunday:

09:00 – 18:00

Monday:

09:00 – 18:00

Wednesday:

09:00 – 21:45

Thursday:

09:00 – 18:00

Friday:

09:00 – 21:45

Saturday:

09:00 – 18:00