The Louvre

Winged Victory of Samothrace

Lastly, we visited the amazing Musée du Louvre. The museum is housed in the Palais du Louvre, which has been a used primarily to display France’s art collections since 1682, when Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household. The Louvre is home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, including the Mona Lisa, the Venus De Milo, Psyche and Cupid, the Code of Hammurabi, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, La Grand Odalisque, and more. However, equally impressive is the palace, which is itself a work of art. You could spend days there, but I had to content myself with a morning, because that afternoon I returned to Oxford and St. Annes.

The Louvre Museum

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