) is the world's largest museum 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 city's 1st arrondissement (district or ward).
Visitez Arras et son beffroi, classé au Patrimoine Mondial de l’Unesco, ou encore son musée des Beaux-arts.
Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet).
The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II.
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.