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Louvre Museum, Paris – the world’s greatest art museum

The Louvre Museum, Paris
The Louvre Museum, one of the largest art museums in the world, houses countless masterpieces, art objects and museum pieces as well as amazing secrets. The museum is waiting for you to discover them all in the most beautiful European capital, Paris.

Tourist Information

Getting there• Car: There are various underground car parks in the area.
• Metro: Louvre – Rivoli station
Visiting hoursMonday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday – 9:00 – 18:00
Friday: 9:00 – 21:45
Tuesday – Closed
Holidays: The Louvre is closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.
It is open on all other public holidays unless they fall on a Tuesday, the museum’s closing day.
All visitors, including those eligible for free entry, must book a time slot.
Tickets17 E
ticket/time slot
LocationRue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France, Europe


The Louvre Museum in numbers

The Louvre Museum in Paris owns 615 797 objects and displays 35 000 works of art.

Since 24 March 2021, 482 943 objects are accessible online.

Louvre Museum collections

Egyptian antiquities

The collection has over 50 000 pieces, housed in more than 20 rooms, and includes artefacts from the Nile civilizations which date from 4 000 BC to the 4th century AD. The collection includes The Gebel el-Arak Knife, The Seated Scribe, The Great Sphinx of Tanis, Akhenaten and Nefertiti.

Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Egyptian antiquities, Louvre

Near Eastern antiquities

The department is divided into three geographic areas: the Levant, Mesopotamia (Iraq), and Persia (Iran). The collection includes Assyrian lamassu (Human-headed winged bull), The Statue of Ebih-Il, The Code of Hammurabi

Human-headed winged bull, Near Eastern antiquities, louvre

Greek, Etruscan, and Roman

The collection includes The Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo.

Greek, Etruscan, and Roman

Islamic art

The collection includes The Pyxis of al-Mughira, Iranian tile with bismillah, and The Baptistère de Saint Louis.

Islamic art, louvre


Many French sculptures are exhibited in “Cour Marly”

sculptures, louvre

Decorative arts

The works are displayed on the Richelieu Wing’s, first floor and in the Apollo Gallery.

Decorative arts, louvre


The painting collection has more than 7500 works. The most important painting, Mona Lisa is in the “Paintings” section, in the Denon wing.

Mona Lisa, Louvre Museum, Paris

There is also a Prints and drawings collection.

My list of masterpieces at the Louvre

The Inverted Pyramid, Louvre Museum, Paris

The Inverted Pyramid

The Inverted Pyramid is located in the Carrousel du Louvre, an underground shopping mall inaugurated in 1993 that adjoins the Hall Napoléon of the Louvre.
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Roman statue of Tiber, Louvre, Paris

The Roman statue of Tiber

The Roman statue of Tiber was discovered in front of the temple of Isis and Sarapis together with its sister statue, the statue of the Nile river.
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Law Code of Hammurabi (1792–1750 BC, Mesopotamia), Louvre, Paris 2

Law Code of Hammurabi

Law Code of Hammurabi is the longest surviving text from Old Babylon and is often considered the first written economic formula.
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Great Sphinx of Tanis, Louvre, Paris

Great Sphinx of Tanis

The Great Sphinx of Tanis is one of the masterpieces at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The Egyptian word for a sphinx was Shesep-Ankh, or “Living Image”, a symbolic representation of the close relationship between the sun god (lion’s body) and king (human head).
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Venus de Milo, Paris, France

Venus de Milo: The Mystery of Eternal Beauty

Whether portraying the grace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, or emanating the aura of majesty of Amphitrite, the goddess of the sea worshiped on the island of Milos, the Venus de Milo statue, the remarkable masterpiece at the Louvre, continues to captivate us with its beauty, retaining its charm unaltered even and after two millennia from the time of its creation.
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About the author


I am Catalina, and my passion for travel, mysteries, legends and archaeology drives me to explore the world and uncover its hidden wonders.