The Louvres Museum, originally the Louvres Palace is the largest museum in the world and a historical monument in Paris. Built in the 12th century under the King Philip II, it has been modified and expanded several times. Previously the royal house for French kings, King Louis XIV decided not to live there and built his own castle in Versailles. Since then, it has been a place to display art collections. Today, the Louvres Museum is one of the most famous and visited museum in the world with more than 35,000 pieces of art collection from the Prehistoric period till the 21st century. Among those art collection pieces, you can find popular master pieces such as: Mona Lisa portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci, the ancient Greek statue Venus de Milo found in Milos Island in Greece or the Seated Scribe from the Egyptian antiquities. Short period exhibitions are also held in the Louvres Museum.
The museum is open every day from 9am to 6pm except Tuesday. But some public holiday days the museum is close so it’s better to check before going.