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Visit the magnificent Louvre Museum in Paris

A sight that needs no introduction, the renowned Louvre Museum is a must-visit in Paris, housing an exquisite collection of some of the most significant pieces of artwork in the world.

History

The iconic landmark of Paris was actually built as a fortified castle back in the 12th century. After the reconstruction in the 16th century, it was turned into a royal residence and grew more and more in size with every monarch, as extensions were added to the original building numerous times throughout the years. Today, the glass Louvre pyramid located outside the museum has become a very popular photo spot.

Louvre highlights

Nowadays it is the largest museum in the world, providing the opportunity to wander its halls for hours, admiring numerous compelling exhibitions and displays. You can marvel at countless paintings by some of the most talented European artists, as well as see the magnificent collection of jewels of the Royal family, Greek and Roman sculptures, and other priceless artifacts.

One of the most significant ones is undoubtedly the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci, attracting crowds of visitors seeking to get a glimpse of the iconic smile. Some other popular stops while exploring the Louvre are the sculptures of Winged Victory and Venus de Milo, along with Eugene Delacroix's painting of "Liberty Leading the People".

Don't miss the chance to visit the Louvre Museum, a crucial part of any Paris tour.

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