The Louvre Museum is one of the largest and arguably the world's most famous art museum. The building is a former royal palace. Louvre is situated in the center of paris between the river Seine and Rue de Rivoli.
The central courtyard is now occupied by the Louvre glass pyramid, completed in 1989. The entrance of the galleries lies below the glass pyramid.
The Louvre holds rich artistic heritage of the French people, ever since the early Capetian Kings through the Empire of Napoleon Bonaparte, to the present this day.
Louvre's most famous piece is the Mona Lisa. It was painted by the famous Italian renaissance artist, Leonardo da Vinci. This is perhaps the most famous painting in the whole history. It is owned by the French government.
Louvre is enormous and you could easily spend a week to explore its exhibits.