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If there's a world champion art museum, Louvre may be it

No matter what one's taste in art, the Louvre usually can satisfy it. With a "universal" collection of 35,000 works of art, the celebrated Paris museum attracts 6 million visitors annually. TripAdvisor, a travel website, proclaims the Louvre the most popular art museum in the world, based on informational searches by trip-planning site users. Among the Louvre's biggest drawing cards are the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci and the statue "Venus de Milo." For art lovers who can't afford a trip to the City of Lights, the museum offers 1,500 works for viewing on its www.louvre.fr website, with expert commentaries in English. The world's 10 most popular art museums, based on TripAdvisor data:

The Louvre Paris
Vatican Museums Vatican City, Rome
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
J. Paul Getty Center Los Angeles
Musée d'Orsay Paris
Uffizi Gallery Florence, Italy
Art Institute of Chicago Chicago
Tate Modern London
Prado Museum Madrid
National Gallery of ArtWashington

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