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What To Know Before You Go To The Louvre Museum Of Paris, France

Formerly a royal palace, the Louvre Museum has embraced the history of France for eight centuries. Its collections is the finest in the world. Divided among eight departments, these collections feature works admired throughout the globe, including the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the Venus de Milo.
The ground-level entrance to this complex was crowned by a controversial steel-and-glass pyramid designed by the American architect I M Pei. The Louvre pyramid, installed in 1988,  and its purpose is to provides light to the underground lobby. The glass pyramid is a celebrated element of the landmark museum's design. It shows the Louvre's timeless beauty.
The Louvre was originally built as a fortress in 1190, but was reconstructed in the 16th century as Royal Palace of Louis XIV. The idea of using the Louvre as a public museum originated in the 18th century. The completed Louvre was a vast complex of buildings forming two main quadrilaterals and enclosing two large courtyards. It remolded during 1980 to 1990.
Most famous attraction of Louvre Museum is original Monalisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506. This is one of the most famous female portraits in the world.  Visit to this painting always need time because of heavy crowd and long line.
World Famous Monalisa Painting
Gallery exhibiting Sculptures and Italian renaissance.
A vast underground complex of offices, shops, exhibition spaces, storage areas, and parking areas, as well as an auditorium, a tourist bus depot, and a cafeteria, was constructed underneath the Louvre’s central courtyards.The ground-level entrance to this complex is crowned by a glass pyramid.
Spectacular curved stair case from ground floor to underground display gallery is a Architectural Wonder. Main attraction of Louvre Museum is major works of the Venus de Milo, the Coronation of Napoleon I and Leonardo de Vinci's Mona Lisa. One who really love art and history must visit this museum. You must have little more time to spend as its a huge-one.
Glass Pyramidal Roofed underground lobby displayed French sculpture and ancient Assyrian artworks. Natural light from glass pyramid make this display magnificent. 
Staircase from bottom
Collection of Louvre Museum of Paris
Collection of Louvre Museum of Paris