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The Louvre

The Louvre

The Louvre Museum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. More than ten million people pass through the halls of this museum each year in order to see the extraordinary works of art that have been amassed over the centuries by french kings. Upon arriving at the Louvre, the one thing that most first-time visitors notice is the size of the museum. It would be impossible to see everything the museum has on offer in just one visit. On the other hand, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Louvre. Its wide range of collections includes antiquities from all regions, sculptures from Antiquity until the Middle Ages and paintings from the Middle Ages until 1848.
The history of the Louvre can be traced back to King Louis XII, who acquired several Italian paintings in the 16th century. Following in the footsteps of Louis XII, François I began to assemble a collection of paintings that were not intended for interior decoration, as was normally the tradition, but for independent exhibition. It was François I who acquired Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, for example. Throughout history, other French kings continued to add to the collection and a project for a museum began to take shape throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. A museum was finally inaugurated in 1793 and this museum became known as the Musée royal du Louvre in 1816.
Bringing together art from eight different departments, the Louvre presents about 35,000 works from diverse cultures, times periods and in various forms.

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