Paris The Louvre

Unique things to do with locals near the Louvre in Paris

The Louvre
The Louvre Museum is one of the prime symbols of Paris and is also the main attraction among art lovers all over the world, being the most visited with an average of over 8 million visitors a year. The Louvre was inaugurated at the end of the eighteenth century and is one of the pioneers of its time and history. It was customary for the artworks and exhibitions to be reserved for the monarchy and aristocrats, thereby depriving the middle and lower classes of the possibility of enjoying them. It was for this reason that the opening-up of Louvre meant a lot for both Paris and human rights. The spoils of wars lead by Napoleon as well as the monarchy’s act of transferring some of its most important works made up the first collection of the museum. Today it has more than 300,000 artworks, though only one-tenth of them are exhibited, among which Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is undoubtedly the main attraction of the place. The pyramidal shape of the museum’s entrance is a modern creation that has nothing to do with the original structure.
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