Art and Monuments of Paris
Look at Some Art
Paris is known as the "city of art" because of all the famous museums, galleries and exhibits. It's home to some of the world's most famous museums such as the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. Paris is recognized globally for its public landmarks and masterpieces of architecture including the Arc de Triomphe and a symbol of France, the Eiffel Tower. Paris is well-known for their art. For a long time Paris has attracted many artists from around the world including some of the most famous such as Picasso, Dalí and Leonardo Da Vinci. Even just simply walking around Paris will make you realize just how artistic Paris really is.
Fun facts about the Louvre:
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- Former residence of the kings of France turned two centuries ago into one of the greatest museums in the world, a collection of over 35,000 works.
- The Louvre was originally built as a grand fortress in Paris, and was later turned into a royal palace in the 16th century before becoming a museum in 1793. It was shut down for a while when the infrastructure proved to be unfit for regular visitors.
- If you were to spend 30 seconds on each piece of art in the Louvre, it would take 100 full days to get through them all.
- With more than 9 million visitors per year, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world.
- Visitors to the Louvre can still view the remains of part of the fortress’ medieval masonry in the 13th century Lower Hall or Salle Basse.
- There are 7,500 paintings in the museum, of which about 66% are all done by French artists
- The Louvre
- The Monalisa
- Leonardo da Vinci