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The Louvre

The Louvre

The history of the one-time medieval fortress and now French icon, tourist attraction, and repository of many of the world’s most famous paintings, the Louvre. The Louvre is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. Today, it is open to the public and has about 8.8 million visitors a year but it has not always been that way. The Louvre was once a medieval fortress that was turned into a palace. Over the years, royals accumulated [...]

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