National museum of France the Louvre Museum is a central landmark of the city, located on the right riverbank of the Seine in the first arrondissement district (administrative district). It's the most visited museum in the world and arguably the most famous one. Nearly 35,000 objects from the 6th millennium BC to the 19th century AD are exhibited over 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet) of floor space.
The museum is housed in the Palais du Louvre (Louvre Palace) which began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are still visible.