Located along the banks of the Seine River in Paris, the Louvre Museum is the world’s most visited museum. Its legendary collection boasts more than 35,000 paintings, sculptures, and artifacts dating back from prehistory to the modern day, and it is deemed to be the greatest in the world. This collection features notorious world-wide works, such as the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the Venus de Milo. Formerly a royal palace, the Louvre has embraced the history of France for eight centuries. The contemporary Pyramid heralds the museum's entrance, which millions of tourists flock to every year. The Louvre museum is one of Paris' most significant tourist attractions.