Le Louvre is one of the famous landmark of the capital. Built around 1200, it was a former palace for the royal family. It became a museum in 1793 (during the french revolution, after the death of Louis 16). Don’t miss masterpieces as Mona Lisa of Leonardo Da Vinci and Venus of Milo. If you want see the whole museum you need at least a complete day (2 or 3 days is better).
The neighborhood of the Tuileries is completely dominated by the Louvre, whose turbulent and eventful history has left us one of the richest museum collections in the world. The gardens (the Palais Royal and the Tuileries) and the squares (Vendome, Victoires, and the Place de la Concorde) surround the Louvre, making this area exceptionally nice to visit. It is also well-known for its small luxury boutiques.