Art lovers can take a pleasant 25-minute stroll or a quick metro or bus trip from the hotel to the Louvre. Housed in a former palace which dates back to the 12th century, the museum contains around 35,000 artworks. The vast collection encompasses Western art spanning the Middle Ages to the mid-19th century, as well as artefacts from ancient civilisations. You can view masterpieces by Vermeer, Fra Angelico and Michelangelo, and admire Leonardo da Vinci’s « Mona Lisa ». Make sure you leave time to explore the Islamic art galleries, tucked beneath a 21st-century glass canopy in the Visconti Courtyard. The hotel’s 24-hour concierge can help book advance tickets to save you time when you arrive at the museum. Consider visiting on a Wednesday or Friday, when the museum stays open late into the evening. The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.