The Louvre (US: /ˈluːv(r?)/), or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre [myze dy luv?] ( listen)), is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th to 13th century under Philip II.
Correspondingly, when was the pyramid built in front of the Louvre?
The Louvre Pyramid was built in the 1980s as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. The modern glass structure, which forms a nice contrast with the historic facades of the Louvre, has become a landmark in its own right.
Which kings lived in the Louvre?
Louvre Palace before the French Revolution. Louis XV lived in the Tuileries Palace until 1722, then moved to Versailles. From 1725 to 1789 the Louvre Palace was once again let to artists.
How much money is the Louvre worth?
According to French historian Patrice de Moncan, the Louvre minus its contents is worth a staggering $10.5 billion (£8.61bn). The museum's 35,000 artworks and 380,000 objects have a likely minimum value of $35 billion (£28.7bn). So, in total, the Louvre and its contents would set you back $45.5 billion+ (£37.3bn+).