Paris Monuments and Museums

The glass pyramid tells you our History

La pyramide de verre vous raconte notre Histoire

La pyramide de verre vous raconte notre HistoireThe Louvre Museum is one of the largest museums in the world and the largest in Paris. Located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris between the right of the Seine and the street of Rivoli, the Louvre invites you to discover a long history of artistic and historic conservation of the old regime to the present. You can find world-famous pieces such as « the Mona Lisa », « the Venus de Milo » or « The Seated Scribe ».

At the beginning, the Louvre was … a castle, created by the King Philippe Auguste in 1190 to protect Paris. Then the Louvre was converted to Royal palace in the 16th century to be renamed the Napoleon Museum during the reign of Napoleon.

Then, it was Western art from the Middle Ages to 1848, those old civilizations that preceded and influenced (Oriental, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman), and arts of the early Christians and Islam.

La pyramide de verre vous raconte notre HistoireThe pyramid’s Louvre was created in 1985. Commissioned by the French President, François Mitterrand, this architecture is signed Leoh Ming Pei and consists of 603 diamonds triangles and 70 triangles.