The Louvre Museum
Today’s most famous museum of the World had been in its origins a royal palace. It notably shelters the famous masterpieces Venus of Milo, Nike of Samothrake, the Dying by Michelangelo and of course Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. I is situated in the 1st arrondissement, heart of the city of Paris, also called Ville Lumière.
The museum has a collection, of over one million pieces of art, with about 35,000 on display, ranging from the Antiquity up to the mid-nineteenth century. These ones are spread out over three wings: Richelieu, Denon and Sully, this last one being the oldest part of the Louvre.
When visiting the Louvre, you will probably have the chance to enter by the Louvre Pyramid, the main entrance of the Museum built in 1989 by the famous American architect I.M. Pei.