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Musée du Louvre - 75001 Paris

Louvre - 1er Arrondissement

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Description

Every trip to the capital deserves a visit to the Louvre to discover the wealth of treasures it contains. The museum houses western works of art dating from the Middle Ages to 1848, in addition to collections of ancient oriental, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations, as well as graphic and Islamic arts. From room to room, the former royal palace reveals its masterpieces to the public: the Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa, the Venus de Milo, and The Winged Victory of Samothrace. In total, there are 35,000 works to be discovered or re-discovered! With its eight hundred year old history, the Louvre has been influenced by numerous architectural trends, from the medieval fortress of the 12th century to the glass pyramid by Pei (1989). The latest addition, housing the Islamic arts section, was designed by architects Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti. The undulating glass canopy covers the Visconti courtyard, flooding the 2,800 m² new wing with light. A visit to the museum is particularly pleasant at night: the Louvre is less crowded and visitors can enjoy stunning night-time views of Pei’s glass pyramid, the Cour Carrée and the Seine.

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

Epoque des collections

  • 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.

Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • chinois
  • Korean
  • Arabic

Visitor tools

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: €5, Under 18s €3

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. Price: €16.

Restaurant

Le Grand Louvre

Coach park

Carrousel du Louvre.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Ticket: €15, access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in both the Louvre and the Musée Eugène Delacroix.

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.
Admission to the permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions in the Hall Napoléon is free for the unemployed, visitors receiving French benefits, disabled visitors and war veterans.
Details in the ‘Plan your visit’ section of the website : www.louvre.fr

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.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times

Tuesday

Opening times

Open from 9am to 6pm 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.

Late opening

Wednesday and Friday until 9.45pm

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November

Voir la carte

Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre
75001 Paris
www.louvre.fr

  • Subway - Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
  • Bus - 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 76, 81, 95
  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities offered to disabled people

Loan of wheelchairs. Adapted activities and workshops.

Accessibility for disabled people

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

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

  • 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
  • For hearing disability For hearing disability
  • For mental disability For mental disability
  • For physical disability For physical disability

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Museum in the same district: Louvre

Museum in the same arrondissement: 1st arrondissement

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