The museum has a collection of over one million works of art, of which about 35,000 are on display, spread out over three wings of the former palace. The museum has a diverse collection ranging from the Antiquity up to the mid-nineteenth century.
Some of the most famous works of art in the museum include Venus of Milo and of course Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
Here are some of the departments my friend Tajul whose whose photos I am using went to and what he saw.
Department of Near Eastern Antiquities (Sumerian works)
The historical and geographical context of our collection spans a nine-thousand year period from prehistory to the early Islamic Period, and encompasses an area stretching from North Africa to the Indus Valley and Central Asia, and from the Black Sea (Anatolia) to the Arabian peninsula (as far as the Indian Ocean).
|Gilgamesh and Winged human-headed bull Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC) Khors|
|"Blessing Genius" Sculpture, Neo-Assyrian, 721-705 BC|
|Frieze of Lions|
|Frieze of Lions|
|Statue of Sény(néfer), Secretary of the King, and his wife Hatshepsut.. Detail of Hatshepsut.. Reign of Amenophis II.|
Department of Sculptures
|Milon de Croton|
|Arria and Paetus|
|Seated Cupid (1757)|
|A marble figure depicting Mercury as the Roman god of commerce, 1780, by Augustin Pajou; Mercury is shown with his winged cap and merchant's bag|
|"The Three Graces" Work of Jean-Jacques Pradier (1831)|
|Marcellus as Hermes Logios|
Department of Paintings
|The Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese|
|Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, naturally one of the most popular masterpieces there|
Paris Museum Pass
4-day pass: €56
6-day pass: €69
It is available at the Louvre's membership center (Espace Adhésion, Allée du Grand Louvre, under the Pyramid), participating museums and monuments, in metro stations and at the various branches of the Paris Tourist Office, including the Espace du Tourisme in the Carrousel du Louvre.