Louvre Museum

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The Louvre Museum houses one of the largest collections of artwork and antiquities in the world. The museum is located inside the Louvre Palace, which was constructed in the 12th Century as a fortress by Philip II. After Louis XIV decided to move his court to Versailles, the palace was occupied by a variety of institutions related to the arts. The museum was first opened under the National Assembly in 1793. The establishment is separated into sections, including drawing, painting and sculpture, and houses antiquities from Egypt, Rome, Greece, and several other cultures. Visitors to the museum can explore its many wings and see famous works like the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and Liberty Leading the People.

Location:  Rue de Rivoli, Place du Carrousel

Business hours:  Mo 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., We 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m., Th 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Fr 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m., Sa-Su 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.