The Louvre is one of the cultural highlights of Paris and home to an almost unmatched collection of works of art and historical items. The most visited museum in the world, The Louvre now has 35,000 objects spread across eight distinctive departments.
The Treasures of The LouvreThe Louvre in Paris began its life as a royal gallery in 1682 and has continued to display works of art to the modern day. Over eight million art lovers now visit The Louvre each year to enjoy its iconic collection and unsurpassed beauty.
The most famous painting in The Louvre's collection is Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Considered the most iconic image in art history, the work showcases the brilliance of da Vinci and the subtle genius of his skills.
The ancient Greek Venus de Milo statue is another huge attraction housed in The Louvre. Sculpted from marble around 100BC, it is thought to depict the God of Love Aphrodite and was only rediscovered in 1820.
Whilst The Louvre is renowned for its works of art by greats such as Caravaggio, Raphael and Michelangelo, the museum also has irreplaceable artefacts from the Ancient Egyptian, Persian and Roman worlds.