The Louvre is one of the cultural highlights of Paris and home to an almost unmatched collection of works of art and historical items. The most visited museum in the world, The Louvre now has 35,000 objects spread across eight distinctive departments.
Visitors wishing to explore the historic treasures of The Louvre should base themselves at a hotel on Champs Elysees in Paris. The Radisson Blu Hotel Champs-Elysees has 46 expertly designed rooms which reflect the style and splendour of the French capital.
The Treasures of The Louvre
The Louvre in Paris began its life as a royal gallery in 1682 and has continued to display works of art to the modern day. Over eight million art lovers now visit The Louvre each year to enjoy its iconic collection and unsurpassed beauty.
The most famous painting in The Louvre's collection is Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Considered the most iconic image in art history, the work showcases the brilliance of da Vinci and the subtle genius of his skills.
The ancient Greek Venus de Milo statue is another huge attraction housed in The Louvre. Sculpted from marble around 100BC, it is thought to depict the God of Love Aphrodite and was only rediscovered in 1820.
Whilst The Louvre is renowned for its works of art by greats such as Caravaggio, Raphael and Michelangelo, the museum also has irreplaceable artefacts from the Ancient Egyptian, Persian and Roman worlds.
Staying in Paris
The Radisson Blu Hotel Champs-Elysees is perfectly placed in the French capital for tourists to walk to the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower as well as The Louvre. After a full day exploring Paris, guests can retire to the on-site bar for a cocktail or dine at La Place, which offers a range of succulent French cuisine.