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Things to see at Louvre:
A bucket list of the top sights at Louvre, ordered by popularity.
1. Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
2. Rue de Rivoli
3. Mona Lisa
4. Venus de Milo
5. Winged Victory of Samothrace
6. Pont du Carrousel
7. Amore e Psiche
8. Love Locks
9. Venus
10. Colonnes de Buren
11. Galerie Vero-Dodat
12. Pavillon Richelieu
13. Comedie Francaise
14. Le Cafe Marly
15. Joan of Arc
16. Place Andre Malraux
17. Apple Store
18. Cour Napoleon
19. The Wedding at Cana
20. Old and New
21. Sphinx
22. Horus
23. Mummy
24. Victoria de Samotracia
25. Arco del Carrusel
26. Psyche ranimee par le baiser de l'Amour
27. Nike di Samotracia
28. Cour Marly
29. Code of Hammurabi
30. The Three Graces
31. Lu Fu Gong
32. The Coronation of Napoleon
33. Les Deux Plateaux
34. Liberty Leading the People
35. The Raft of the Medusa
36. Luwr
37. Venere di Milo
38. Athena
39. Aphrodite of Milos
40. Dying Slave
41. Victoire de Samothrace
42. Egyptian statue
43. Cour Puget
44. Hercules
45. Denon Wing
46. Cadenas
47. Gaspard de Coligny
48. Buren
49. Monument a Cezanne
50. Grand Bassin Rond
51. Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss
52. Quai Voltaire
53. La Grande Odalisque
54. ruburuMei Shu Guan
55. Antinous
56. Quai Francois Mitterrand
57. Marly Horses
58. Buren Columns
59. Arago
60. Paryz - Luwr

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre, pronounced: [myze dy luvʁ]) (French   ) is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (ward). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). The Louvre is the world's most visited museum, receiving more than 9.26 million visitors in 2014.

The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection, including, from 1692, a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. In 1692, the building was occupied by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres and the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which in 1699 held the first of a series of salons. The Académie remained at the Louvre for 100 years. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum to display the nation's masterpieces.

The museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property. Because of structural problems with the building, the museum was closed in 1796 until 1801. The collection was increased under Napoleon and the museum renamed the Musée Napoléon, but after Napoleon's abdication many works seized by his armies were returned to their original owners. The collection was further increased during the reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X, and during the Second French Empire the museum gained 20,000 pieces. Holdings have grown steadily through donations and bequests since the Third Republic. The collection is divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings.

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Oldest photo 08/27/2001
Newest photo 02/28/2016
Alternative titles "Musee du Louvre"
"The Louvre"
"Le Louvre"
"Pyramide du Louvre"
"Louvre Pyramid"
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