The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre or Le Louvre) is the largest museum in Paris by its surface: 210 000 square metres of which 60 600 devoted to exhibitions. It is one of the oldest in the world, and the third in terms of area. The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, with 8.3 million visitors in 2006.
The building is a former royal palace, the Palais du Louvre.
Universalist Museum, the Louvre covers a wide chronology and geographical area, from antiquity to 1848, Western Europe to Iran, via Greece, Egypt and the Near East. The works are of a varied nature: paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, archaeological objects and objects of art ...
Among the most famous of the museum are the Code of Hammurabi, the Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, and Liberty leading the people of Eugène Delacroix.