Reaching the Louvre from the hotel is easy, as it’s less than 20 minutes away by direct metro line. Art lovers can gaze at a massive collection of Western works dating from the Middle Ages to the mid-1800s, along with a vast array of artefacts from ancient civilisations. Altogether, you can view around 35,000 artworks, which are housed in a former royal palace that was also home to France’s heads of state until 1870. Look out for masterpieces such as the “Mona Lisa” and “Venus de Milo”, and snap selfies in front of Pei’s glass pyramid. Explore the Islamic art gallery in the Visconti Courtyard, which sits beneath a contemporary glass canopy designed by architects Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti. For greater insight into the museum’s exhibits, pick up an audio guide (available in several languages) or sign up to a guided tour in French or English.
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