To enter the world’s largest museum you pass through I. M. Pei’s controversial 21m glass pyramid- a startling though effective contrast of the ultramodern against the palace’s classical lines.

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The large pyramid is accompanied by three small ones.

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Commissioned by the late president François Mitterand and completed in 1989, the pyramid allows sunlight to shine on an underground reception area with a complex of shops and restaurants.

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It seems to be a good choice for wedding pictures.

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The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

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