More photos in the vicinity:
Inverted Pyramid (Carrousel du Louvre)
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Palais du Louvre

The Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are still visible. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace.
Palais du Louvre
Date: May 22, 2009
Longitude: 2 19.99'
Latitude: 48 51.68'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2011-Jul-31