Louvre Museum is the most important museum in France and one of the most important in the entire world. Louvre’s collection comprises more than 300.000 artworks from different periods, of which 35.000 are exposed. It has a dimension of 160.000 m², of which 60.500 are galleries. This info gives us an approach to how huge and impressive the museum is. Located in Paris, only a walk away from Lutece Langue school, the museum receives 8 million visitors every year. And we don’t wonder why.
The history of the museum is as almost as interesting as the works exposed in it. Inaugurated in 1793 (which makes it one of the oldest museums in the world), the museum is located in Louvre Palace, a XII century fortress. Before it turned into the museum as we know it today, it was the residence of some kings as Charles V and Philip II. They used to collect all their art collections in the palace.