The Louvre's little secrets
Paris is one of the cities with the most museums in France. In 2016, a number of 206 museums were counted in the capital.
The Louvre Museum is an emblematic place of Paris. It is located in the 1st arrondissement, on the right side of the river between the Seine and the rue de Rivoli.
Classified as a historical monument since 1889, the museum is a former royal residence.
Today, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world with 10.2 million visitors in 2018. More than 70% of the visitors are foreign, which symbolizes the international influence of this institution.
It is also the largest museum of art and antiquities in the world.
2,091 employees work there, including 1,232 security guards and 1 guard for each of the 403 exhibition rooms.
In addition to being a must-see place in Paris, the Louvre has its own little secrets. The Duquesne Eiffel Hotel reveals them to you.