The Louvre is exceptional not only for its status as the first museum in the world, but also for its works of art that record the origins of humanity. At the Louvre you can find the first written code of law, the first historical document and the first self-portrait.Our tour offers a historical panorama of the museum and its collections and allows you to explore the elements of art. Find out how Leonardo Da Vinci was able to achieve the subtleties of expression with the Mona Lisa by applying paint with his own fingers. Discover how the first written code of law was able to survive for 4000 years by being carved in black volcanic stone. Uncover the reasons why the Winged Victory is best seen from the side due to its original placement in a Greek Sanctuary. Explore the curvilinear forms of Raphael’s compositions. Walk all the way around the Venus de Milo to achieve the full affect of this object of worship. Finally take in the oversized painting of Napoleon’s coronation.