Musée du Louvre
The Louvre Museum, former residence of the kings of France, has for two centuries been one of the biggest museums in the...
NewNote: As of April 2014 there is no longer free admission on the first Sunday of each month during the high season (April to September).
Access to all the collections is still free for all visitors on the first Sunday of the month from October to March.
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.
"The Venus de Milo", Musée du Louvre
© OTCP - Amélie Dupont
Musée du Louvre fresque
© OTCP - Amélie Dupont
Le Louvre peinture visiteur
© OTCP - Henri Garat
Louvre pyramide nuit
Le Louvre cour Napoléon nuit
The Louvre Museum
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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.
Second empire style
Antiques, Archaeology, Decorative Arts, Islamic arts, Graphic arts, Jewellery, Furniture, Objets d'art, Painting, Sculpture, Renaissance (15th century - 16th century), Mannerism (16th century), Baroque (16th century - 17th century), Neoclassicism (18th century - 19th century), Romanticism (18th century - 19th century), Realism (19th century), Impressionism (19th century), Symbolism (19th century)
The Tuileries gardens have been linked to the Louvre since January 2005.
|Member of the Paris Museum Pass|
Services and facilities of the establishment
Educational activities, Audioguide, Gift shop, Coach park, Restaurant
|Visits in a foreign language|
|Documentation in a foreign language|
English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, chinois , Korean, Arabic
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 : €2, €5 and €6.
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.
The Louvre entrance ticket also provides visitors with same-day access to the temporary exhibitions and collections at the musée Eugène Delacroix.
Le Grand Louvre
Carrousel du Louvre.
Member of the Paris Museum Pass, Cloakroom, Bookshop
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.
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|Number of private rooms|
Entrance fees and modalities
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.
For information call +33 (0)1 40 20 52 63. The group meeting point is situated under the pyramid.
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 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.
|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
- Chèque Vacances
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.
|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).
Wednesday and Friday until 9.45pm
Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November
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Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre
GPS : 48.86059909999999 / 2.337622499999952
Telephone : +33 (0) 1 40 20 53 17 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 40 20 54 42Contact
Website : www.louvre.fr
District : Louvre
- Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
- 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 76, 81, 95
Coach park : Carrousel du Louvre.
Adapted to disabled people
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Establishment with the 'Tourisme et Handicap' label
'Tourisme et Handicap' label
'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Hearing disability
'Tourisme et Handicap' label - Mental disability