Attracting around 10 million visitors annually, the Louvre in Paris is the world’s most visited museum.
Parts of the former royal palace date from the 12th century, and today the huge complex is home to almost 460,000 paintings, sculptures and other works of art.
The Louvre is known for housing the world’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, although there is so much more to see.
Other highlights include the extensive Egyptian department, the Roman and Greek collections, the Islamic art collection and the more than 7,000 paintings spanning five centuries, including masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio and Michelangelo.Places nearby:
Musee de l'Orangerie: Monet's Water Lilies and More 1 km / 0 mi
Parc Monceau: A Paris Playground 2 km / 1 mi
Trocadero: Paris Destination With Stunning Photo Ops 3 km / 2 mi
Paris Zoological Park: Zoo de Vincennes 6 km / 3 mi
Parc Floral de Paris: Year Round Plants 7 km / 4 mi