The Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) which houses the museum was begun as a fortress by Philip II in the 12th century, with remnants of this building still visible in the crypt.
image: Pierre-Emmanuel Malissin, Frédéric Valdes

The Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) which houses the museum was begun as a fortress by Philip II in the 12th century, with remnants of this building still visible in the crypt.

image: Pierre-Emmanuel Malissin, Frédéric Valdes