The Louvre in Paris is one of the most famous museums in the world and achieved an all-time public record in 2018 with 10.2 million visitors. The tradition-rich house owes its great popularity not least to the abundance of world-famous works such as the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci, the painting "Liberty Leading the People" by Eugène Delacroix or the stone sculpture "Venus de Milo". A total of around 35,000 objects are permanently on display here, and around ten times more can be found in the collection.
In total, the Louvre has nine departments, including the painting collection, the Egyptian antiquities, the sculpture collection and the collection of drawings and prints. But it is not only the works of art that are a sight to see but the building itself. The seat of today's museum was built as a fortress in the 12th century, then served as a royal residence for many centuries and was not officially declared an exhibition house until 1873. In the 1980s, the building complex was thoroughly renovated and redesigned and also received its striking glass pyramid in the inner courtyard.
All of the originals of these works are on display at the Louvre.