One of the world’s largest and most authoritative museums, the Louvre's magnificent Classical silhouette (and funky upside-down glass pyramid) are well-known attractions in the center of Paris. But as nice as the Louvre is from the outside, it really must be seen from the inside.
Its collection ranges from Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greek antiquities to masterpieces by artists such as da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt. With 35,000 artworks of art (all created before 1848), it's a big (and worthwhile) commitment.
The Louvre is one of Paris's 'Big Three' museums - the other two are the Museé d'Orsay (with Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art from the years 1848-1914) and the Centre Pompidou (with 20th-century works created after 1914).