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Musée du Louvre

H6 q Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre @ 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95 W Châtelet-Les-Halles x Louvre # 9am–6pm Wed–Mon (to 9:45pm Wed & Fri) ¢ 1 Jan, 1 & 8 May, 25 Dec louvre.fr

First opened to the public in 1793 after the Revolution, the Louvre contains one of the most important art collections in the world.

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t The unmistakable glass pyramid of the Louvre in the Cour Napoleon

Constructed as a fortress in 1190 by King Philippe-Auguste to protect Paris against Viking raids, the Louvre lost its imposing keep during the reign of François I (1514–47), ...

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