Former palace of the Kings of France, the Louvre Museum presents vast
and rich collections: in all, more than 38 000 works of the ancient
civilizations around the Mediterranean, the arts of Islam and Western art from
the Middle Ages to 1848. The most famous artworks include the Mona Lisa, the
Victory of Samothrace or the Venus de Milo, but also the squatting Scribe, the
Code Hammurabi, or Vermeer’s Lacemaker.