The Louvre

Ile de France

One of the world's largest museums and the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains over 100,000 art objects from prehistory up to the 19th century. Housed inside the stunning 12th century Louvre palace which was once the palace of the Sun King , Louis XIV, the museum has been here since 1793.

The glass Louvre Pyramid was inaugurated in 1889 and is the main entrance to the museum. Inside the beautiful rooms of the palace you'll find 35,000 works of fine art by the European masters including Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Raft of the Medusa, as well as incredible collections of Egyptian, near Eastern, Greek, Estrucan and Roman antiquities.

Places to visit nearby

Paris in Ile de France is France's capital city and a hub of art, culture and fashion that is the most visited city in the world!

Versailles in Ile de France is the home of one of France's most famous and spectacular monuments - the Palace of Versailles.

Giverny in Normandy is a picturesque village that captured the heart of Monet, becoming his home town and inspiring many of his most famous works.

Nearby attractions

Take a tour around Paris and discover 2000 years of history and art from the famous Notre Dame cathedral to the Louvre museum. Or take in a Parisian show and dinner at the Moulin Rouge.

Housed inside the former Orsay railway station which is beautiful in itself and was built for the Exposition Universelle, the Musée d'Orsay holds the world's largest display of Inpressionist and Post-Impresssionist artworks....

The city of Paris has some stunning religious architecture and the beautiful Sainte Chapelle should be high on your list for a visit. Its upper chapel contains an incredible 6,458sqft of stained glass in deep reds and blues...