The biggest palace in France has previously been a mediaeval fort, a residential palace for the Kings of France and finally a museum, founded in 1793!
Discover the magnificent building and you can also visit the remains of the mediaeval dungeons free of charge. The Cour Napoléon, accessible from outside, has become extremely popular thanks to the pyramid constructed by Leoh Ming Pei in 1989.
You can stroll within the grounds and admire the Tuileries gardens, shop in the malls of the Carrousel du Louvre which are located in the Louvre gardens or have a bite to eat in the Café Marly in the Louvre arcades (93 Rue de Rivoli – Tel: +33 (0)1 49 26 06 60) which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Bear in mind that the luxury boutiques of the Rue Saint Honoré are not far away!
99, Rue de Rivoli – 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 20 50 50
Underground : Palais Royale Musée du Louvre line 1
Bus: no. 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81 and 95. Paris l'Open Tour: stops in front of the pyramid.
Carrousel du Louvre open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.