The famous Louvre Museum presents a rich collection displayed into 9 sections:
- Oriental Antiquities and Islamic art
The Department of Oriental Antiquities preserves works which originate from a huge area stretching from the Indus to the Mediterranean, from the Neolithic period up to around 9500. The Iran and Levant collections are displayed in the Sackler wing for Oriental Antiquities back to 6000 years before Christ.
- Egyptian antiquities
The Department of Egyptian Antiquities displays the remains of the civilisations along the banks of the Nile from the time of Nagada, around 4000 before our time, up to the Christian era, around the XIth century A.D., with a large Coptic section.
- Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities
Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilisations are presented in this section. They illustrate the artistic activity of a vast region, main centred around the Mediterranean, whose history dates back to the Neolithic period (IVth millennium B.C.) up to the VIth century A.D.
The Department of Sculptures of the Louvre museum incorporates sculptures from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and modern times.
- Objets d'art
The collections in the Department of Objets d'Art include furniture, tapestries, ivories, gold and silver items, jewellery, glass, faience and porcelain, small bronzes, dating from the end of the Antique period to the middle of the XIXth century and the apartments from the time of Napoléon III.
The Louvre museum houses more than 6 000 European paintings dating from the end of the XIIIth century to the mid XIXth century and artists like Poussin, Vermer, Rembrandt or Léonard de Vinci…
- History of the Louvre and medieval Louvre
- Arts and civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and Americas at the Louvre
The display, is arranged around the four continents: Africa, Asia, Oceania and America.
- and also a Prints and drawings sections.
Price (Mosaico booking fees included):
- Day Pass - 14€
Time and schedules: from 9 am to 6 pm
From Monday to Sunday, museum closed on Thuesday