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In 2017, The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened and presents ancient and contemporary art. You can learn more about the Louvre Abu Dhabi here.

10.2 million people visit the Louvre every year!

Five of the top 20 pieces of art displayed in the Louvre are:

  1. The Wedding at Cana - A story from the Old Testament of the Bible painted by Veronese.

  2. The Lacemaker - A famous 16th Century painting by Johannes Vermeer.

  3. The Coronation of Napoleon - Painted by Jacques-Louis David.

  4. A Table of Deserts - Painted by Jan Davidsz. de HEEM. 

  5. Buffoon with a Lute - Painted by Frans HALS in the 1600's.

The Glass Pyramid at the Louvre was opened in 1989. It took approximately 10 years to build.

Napoleon Bonaparte renamed the Louvre to Musée Napoleon in 1802.

Théodore Géricault is known for many paintings. One which is displayed in the National Gallery is called a Horse Frightened by Lightening.

The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci.

The Louvre was a Royal Palace in the 14th Century under Charles the 5th.

Chief and Lilly encourage you to do your own independent research to find out more facts about the Louvre!