On our visit to Paris, Louvre Museum was one of the museums that I looked forward to visit. It is the world’s largest art museum, the world’s most visited museum and a historic monument in Paris. Located on the right bank of the Seine, the Louvre is huge and you could literally spend a whole week walking through it and not see everything.
The Louvre building was first used as a medieval fortress with the aim of protecting the French capital during the reign of Philippe Auguste (1190-1202). It became a museum in 1793. The Louvre has since housed thousands of works of art from ancient cultures (Oriental, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman) as well as Western and Islamic civilisations. It exhibits extensive collections of sculptures, objects, paintings, drawings, and archaeological findings.