Universal museum, the Louvre covers a wide chronology and geographical area, from antiquity to 1848, from Western Europe to Iran through Greece, Egypt and the Middle East. It consists of eight departments: Oriental Antiquities, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman, Islamic art, sculptures, decorative arts, paintings, graphic arts and has 35.000 works en 60.600sqm. The museum's works are varied in nature: paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, archaeological and art, among others. Among the museum's most famous pieces are the Code of Hammurabi, the Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, and Liberty Leading the People of Eugène Delacroix. The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world with over 8.5 million visitors yearly.
In Paris, several national museums have works distributed from the collection of the Louvre.
Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France
Open daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm except Tuesdays
Evenings until 9:45 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Closures: On January 1, May 1 and December 25