The Musée du Louvre, the world’s largest art museum, is located on the right bank of the river Seine in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. It is housed in the Louvre Palace, a former royal residence. When Louis XIV moved the French royal household to the Palace of Versailles in 1682, the Louvre was used to display the royal art collection. Its role as a national museum was decreed by the National Assembly during the French Revolution. The Louvre is renowned for its Louvre Pyramid and for housing over 50,000 Egyptian antiquities and famous paintings by Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, including his Mona Lisa, and Eugène Delacroix, including Liberty Leading the People.


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