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Possibly the most well known museum in the world, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France is one of the world’s largest museums and the most visited museum in the world. Well worth a visit to Paris all to itself, one could spend weeks visiting the Louvre just to get their fill of the wonder and interest locked inside its nearly 35,000 objects, exhibited over an area of 60,600 square meters. Reserve a car hire in Paris for your visit to The Louvre.
The Louvre Palace (home of the Louvre Museum) began as a fortress in the late 12 century. The building was extended many times to form the present structure, and it housed a rich history throughout the process. It became a museum in 1793 with an opening exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works coming from confiscated church and royal property.
As of 2008 the collection is divided among eight categories: Egyptian Antiques; Near Eastern Antiques; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiques; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings. In these classifications are some of the most famous works of all time, holding religious and historical significance that is recognizable by cultures around the world. Add the Louvre Museum to your vacation itinerary and plan ahead by booking a Paris car rental online.
In the heart of the Louvre complex is its signature structure, the Louvre Pyramid. Built above the visitor’s center, the brilliant glass Pyramid was added to the Louvre in 1989 and has accented the general rectangular structure of the Palace, making it instantly recognizable and unique.