Located in the former home of the kings of France, the Louvre is one of the largest and finest museums in the world. It brings together 460,000 works from Western art in the middle ages but also from ancient civilizations.
The collections are divided into eight departments:
– Near Eastern Antiquities
– Egyptian and Greek
– Etruscan and Roman
– Sculptures, Islamic Art, Art Objects
– Graphic Arts
– Middle Ages until 1848.
The Louvre has 35,000 works of paintings, including the famous Mona Lisa painting (by Leonardo da Vinci), the crown jewels of France, but also, the Venus de Milo, the Victory of Samothrace and many other treasures to discover .
The Louvre is also an ancient castle in which can still see some of the vestiges in the accessible basement of the museum in a splendid light.
An absolutely must-see museum in a grandiose setting with the famous glass pyramid that is located in the heart of Paris, near the Seine, near the most historical places of the capital. After visiting the museum, take the opportunity to explore them as well!