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

"The Venus de Milo", Musée du Louvre

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

Musée du Louvre fresque

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Le Louvre peinture visiteur

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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 style

Collections

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)

Garden

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

Statute

National

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Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Audioguide, Gift shop, Member's card, Coach park, Restaurant

Visits in a foreign language

English

Documentation in a foreign language

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

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 : €2, €4 and €6.

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

Coach parking

Carrousel du Louvre.

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

0

Room rental

No

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. 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
  • CB/Visa CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex Amex
  • Chèque Vacances Chèque Vacances
Opening times
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.

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, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November

Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris

Events
The forbidden city at the Louvre emperors of China and kings of France

The

from Thursday 29 September 2011 to Monday 09 January 2012


New Department of Islamic Art, opening at the Louvre in Paris

New

from Saturday 22 September 2012 to Thursday 31 December 2015

The newest departments of the Louvre.In Paris, the Louvre boasts one of the world's finest collections in...


Claude Lévêque - The Greatest Show on Earth, exhibition at the Louvre museum

Claude

from Wednesday 02 April 2014 to Monday 04 January 2016

A flash of punk in the Louvre pyramid.A major contemporary artist on the international scene who works with...


The Making of holy images. Rome-Paris, 1580-1660, exhibition at the Louvre

The

from Thursday 02 April 2015 to Monday 29 June 2015

Christian imagery through the ages.In parallel with the exhibition Poussin and God, the Louvre explores...


Poussin and God, exhibition at the Louvre

Poussin

from Thursday 02 April 2015 to Monday 29 June 2015

The human and the divine.As part of the 350th anniversary of the death of Nicolas Poussin (1665), the...


Mark Lewis. Invention au Louvre, exposition

Mark

from Thursday 09 October 2014 to Monday 31 August 2015

Le Louvre fait son cinéma.L'artiste Mark Lewis a débuté sa carrière au début des années 1990....


L'épopée des rois thraces - Découvertes archéologiques en Bulgarie, exposition au Musée du Louvre

L'épopée

from Friday 17 April 2015 to Monday 20 July 2015

Les trésors d'un royaume disparu.Le musée du Louvre présente une exposition qui revient sur le royaume...


La Victoire de Samothrace - redécouvrir un chef-d’œuvre, exposition au Musée du Louvre

La

from Thursday 05 March 2015 to Monday 15 June 2015

De l'ombre à la lumière.Après une restauration, La Victoire de Samothrace est toute neuve et exposée de...


New Frontier IV : the simple pleasures of still life, exhibition at the Louvre

New

from Saturday 31 January 2015 to Monday 27 April 2015

America in the spotlight.The Louvre Museum has organized several events in recent years relating to...


Address details
Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre
75001 Paris
GPS : 48.86059909999999 / 2.337622499999952

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

Contact

Website : www.louvre.fr

Access

District : Louvre

  • Subway Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
  • Bus 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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