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Musée du Louvre, Paris © OTCP - Henri Garat

The Louvre Museum, former residence of the kings of France, has for two centuries been one of the biggest museums in the...

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Musée du Louvre

75001 Paris

District : Louvre

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The Victoire de Samothrace and the famous staircase are not visible until summer 2014, due to renovations.
To find out more, and support the renovations (for just €1), visit Louvresamothrace.fr.
Description
The Louvre Museum, former residence of the kings of France, has for two centuries been one of the biggest museums in the world. Its collections are spread over 8 departments : Near Eastern Antiquities, Islamic Art, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Paintings, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, and Prints and Drawings dating from the Middle Ages to 1848.
The Louvre in figures: 35,000 works of art in 60,600 m² of rooms devoted to permanent collections, with 2,410 windows, 3,000 locks and 10,000 steps.
Musée du Louvre, Paris © OTCP - Henri Garat

Le Louvre peinture visiteur

© OTCP - Henri Garat

"The Venus de Milo", Musée du Louvre, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

"The Venus de Milo", Musée du Louvre

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Fresque égyptienne, Musée du Louvre, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Musée du Louvre fresque

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Le Louvre, Paris © Thinkstock

Le Louvre

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Le Louvre, Paris © Thinkstock

Louvre pyramide

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La Pyramide du Louvre, Paris © Thinkstock

Louvre pyramide nuit

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Le Louvre, Paris © Thinkstock

Le Louvre cour Napoléon nuit

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Viewpoint

View from the Carrousel du Louvre of the Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe. The hundreds of windows provide unique views over the Seine, Cour Napoléon, Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois Church, Pont Neuf and Rue de Rivoli.

Architectural style

Second empire

Collections

Antiquités, Archéologie, Arts décoratifs, Arts de l'Islam, Arts graphiques, Joaillerie, Mobilier, Objets d'art, Peinture, Sculpture, Renaissance (XVe - XVIe), Maniérisme (XVIe), Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe), Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe), Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe), Réalisme (XIXe), Impressionnisme (XIXe), Symbolisme (XIXe)

Garden

The Tuileries gardens have been linked to the Louvre since January 2005.

Statute

National

Member of the Paris Museum Pass Member of the Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Audioguide, Gift shop, Coach park, Restaurant

Visits in a foreign language

anglais, espagnol

Documentation in a foreign language

anglais, allemand, espagnol, italien, japonais, chinois , coréen, arabe

Audioguide

Multimedia guide: Featuring a selection of works and a choice of tours in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and French sign language. They are available for hire from the Denon, Sully and Richelieu entrances for between €3 and €5.

Educational activities

The museum offers children aged 4 years and over (drawing, painting) workshops, stories and tours with a guide who helps them discover the collections in an active way.

Combined tickets

The Louvre entrance ticket also provides visitors with same-day access to the temporary exhibitions and collections at the musée Eugène Delacroix.

Gift shop

RMN

Restaurant

Le Grand Louvre

Car park/Parking

NC

Coach parking

Carrousel du Louvre.

Photos allowed

NC

Member's card

NC

Other

Member of the Paris Museum Pass, Cloakroom, Bookshop

Miscellaneous

Filming and photography in any of the exhibition spaces of the museum is strictly forbidden as is the use of cell phones. Eating and drinking is not allowed within the museum. There is a free service beneath the pyramid enabling visitors to leave their luggage while they look around the museum.

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

4

Number of private rooms

NC

location_salle

No

information_location_salle

NC

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

Permanent collections: €12 - Ticket only valid on date of purchase for the Louvre (except exhibitions in the Hall Napoléon) and the Musée Eugène-Delacroix. Exhibitions in the Hall Napoléon: €13. Combined ticket: €16 - Access to permanent collections and all temporary exhibitions at the Louvre and the Musée Eugène-Delacroix. To avoid queues, you can buy your ticket in advance online at www.louvre.fr.

Guided tour

For information call +33 (0)1 40 20 52 63. The group meeting point is situated under the pyramid.

Group tour

Booking required for group tours. There is a maximum of 25 people per group (see terms and conditions at www.louvre.fr). To book a group tour with a museum guide: - By post: Musée du Louvre - Visites-conférences - Service vente et réservation à distance -Direction accueil surveillance vente - 75058 Paris Cedex 01 - By telephone: +33 (0)1 40 20 51 77 - By fax: +33 (0)1 40 20 84 58 Self-guided group tour with an external leader or tour guide: - By post: Musée du Louvre - Groupes autonomes - Service vente et réservation à distance - Direction accueil surveillance vente 75058 Paris Cedex 01 - By telephone: +33 (0)1 40 20 57 60 - By fax: +33 (0) 1 40 20 58 24

Free

Free entry for all on the first Sunday of every month, from October to March, and on 14 July. Free (except exhibitions in the Hall Napoléon) for those under 26 from a country within the European Union, as well as teachers holding the 'Pass Education'. Entry is also free for all under 26 year olds from 6pm on Fridays during late night openings.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s go free, as do under 26 year old from within the EU and teachers holding the 'Pass Education'. All under 26 year olds are entitled to free entry from 6pm on Fridays during late night openings.

Free and reduced for disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people : Free entry for disabled people and an accompanying person upon presentation of written proof.

Methods of payment
  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/mastercard
  • American Express
  • chèques voyage
  • chèques vacances
Opening times
Closing times

Tuesday

Exceptional closure

NC

Opening times

Open from 9am to 5.45pm except in exceptional circumstances (works, transport strikes, etc.). Certain collections are open or closed on certain days of the week, for more information call +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17. Access to the museum is via the pyramid for individual visitors; the Richelieu access point is reserved for groups and those who hold the Louvre loyalty card.

Details of opening times

On 14 July, entrance is free and the museum closes at 5.45pm. On 24 and 31 December the museum closes at 5pm.

Opening of ticket desks

Last entry: 5.15pm (9.15pm during late openings). Rooms start closing at 5.30pm (or 9.30pm).

Late opening

Wednesday and Friday until 9.45pm

Exceptional opening

Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November

Address details
Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre
75001 Paris
GPS : 48.86059909999999 / 2.337622499999952

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 40 20 53 17 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 40 20 54 42

Contact

Website : www.louvre.fr

Access

District : Louvre

  • Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
  • 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 76, 81, 95
Car park/Parking

Coach park : Carrousel du Louvre.

Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to hearing impaired Hearing
  • Adapted to mentally impaired Mental
  • Adapted to physically impaired Visual
  • Adapted to visually impaired Physical
Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free entry for disabled people and an accompanying person upon presentation of written proof.

Adapted activities and workshops

Loan of wheelchairs

More information on accessibility

Priority access with queue-jump for disabled people and an accompanying person. Disabled visitors can, if they wish, be accompanied from the museum information point to the Touch Gallery, the Carrousel car park or the nearest taxi stand.
- Physically disabled: Adapted parking spaces in the 2 nearby car parks (accessible routes), map of accessible and adapted areas, video guide for inaccessible areas, wheelchairs and folding chairs available to loan.
- Sight impaired: Touch tours, descriptive tours, information in Braille, audio guides. The Touch Gallery is designed for the blind and sight impaired. It allows all visitors to share a touch perception experience. You will discover 18 moulds of Antiquity art work from the 19th century, giving you an idea of the different ways childhood was represented over the centuries.
- For the hearing impaired: Tours in French sign language, lip reading or cued speech.
- For the mentally disabled: Adapted tours and activities.
For more information about adapted activities in the Louvre as well as an accessibility guide, visit http://www.louvre.fr/accessibilite.
Contact for disabled visitors: Tel: +33 (0)1 40 20 59 90 - Fax: +33 (0)1 40 20 68 13 handicap@louvre.fr

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