Museum

Musée du Louvre

Pyramide du Louvre - 75001 Paris

Louvre - 1er Arrondissement

Description

The Louvre, once a royal palace, bears witness to eight centuries of French history. From the time of its founding in 1793, the museum was intended to be universal. Its collections, among the finest in the world, span several thousand years and an area stretching from America to the confines of Asia. The Louvre is a universal museum with eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities; Paintings; Sculptures; Decorative Arts; Prints and Drawings; and Islamic Art. Some 35,000 works of art are on display, including world-famous masterpieces such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Seated Scribe, the Winged Bulls of Khorsabad, the Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s Slaves, and parts of the palace, such as the Napoleon III Apartments, are works of art in their own right.

Viewpoint

View of the Carrousel du Louvre, 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.

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Free Wifi
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Korean

Visitor tools

Audio Guide available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean and Chinese (5€). Museum map available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German and Italian

Educational activities

The museum offers to 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.

Restaurant

Bistro Benoit, Café Mollien, the Café Richelieu/Angelina, Café Marly, Terrasse Colbert, Goguette, Comptoir du Louvre, Starbuck Café des Maronniers, Terrasse de Pomone, Pavillon des Tuileries, Rosa Bonheur la crêperie, roulette gourmande Eric Kayser, Petit Plisson aux Tuileries, Glacier Petits fermiers.

Coach park

Avenue du Général Lemonnier

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Admission to the Louvre gives you access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, as well as at the Eugène-Delacroix National Museum the same day and the day after your visit to the Louvre (for 48 hours).
Ticket booked online (recommended) with time slot on https://www.ticketlouvre.fr: €17/adult.

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 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

Free

It is strongly recommended that people benefiting from free booking a time slot on https://www.ticketlouvre.fr even for people with the Paris Museum Pass.
Free entry for all visitors on 14 July. Free for under 18s, EU residents under 25 and teachers holding the Pass Education. Free for all under 26s on Friday nights from 6pm. Free access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of the Hall Napoléon for job seekers, those receiving French welfare benefits, disabled civilians and veterans. Full list available online.

Free for young people and children

It is strongly recommended that people benefiting from free booking a time slot on https://www.ticketlouvre.fr 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

The Louvre is open every day from 9 am to 6 pm, except on Tuesdays.
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

Friday until 9:45 pm

Exceptional opening

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

Voir la carte

Musée du Louvre

Pyramide du Louvre
75001 Paris
https://www.louvre.fr/en/homepage

  • Subway - Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
  • RER - Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Bus - 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 69, 72, 81, 95

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

Priority access with queue-jump for people with disabilities and their 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.

Physical disability:
- Adapted parking spaces in the 2 nearby car parks (accessible routes)
- map of accessible and adapted areas
- The entire museum and all its activities are accessible for wheelchair users
- The main hall has 14 wheelchair accessible spaces.
- Help desk available under the pyramid, where wheelchairs and canes can be loaned.
- For safety reasons and the comfort of visitors, the number of wheelchair users is limited to 8 per group.
Visual impairment:
- The Children’s Tactile Gallery is designed for the blind and the visually impaired, it allows all visitors to share the experience of tactile perception. Through touch, you will discover 18 moulds of historic works of art from the 19th century, giving insight into the different ways that childhood has been represented over the centuries.
- Specific communication tools have been developed for visually impaired users
- Descriptive and tactile guides (with thermographic reproductions), allowing visitors to discover the museum’s artworks.
- Tactile tours offer another view of sculpting. It also allows visitors to take part in arts and crafts workshops.
- The Louvre offers audio guides for hearing impaired visitors (in French and English). This offer will be expanded to include tours of all the museum’s permanent collections.
- Only the Islamic Arts section and the Tactile Gallery has been adapted.
- Transparent benches are arranged arounds the Islamic Arts room and may constitute a hazard.
- La Petite Galerie includes a guide trail, a specific tactile book, a downloadable audio-guided path and various material samples available during the visit.


Hearing Impairment:
- The museum offers tours in French sign language (LSF) by deaf tour guides.
- Visitors can follow tours using lip reading, cued speech or by setting their hearing aid to T
- The louvre offers visual guides in French sign language, the offer will be gradually expanded to include tours of all the museum’s permanent collections.
- Subtitling devices are available in the following sections: Islamic Art, Egyptian Antiquities, Spanish paintings, The roman empire, The Pavillon de l’Horlage, and La Petite Galerie.
- French sign language tours and tactile descriptions can be downloaded from the museum’s and La Petite Galerie’s website.
- Sign language spoken by museum staff.
- Magnetic hearing loops present in the main hall and at the till.
- Given the complexity of the building, it is recommended to take an information map (available in 13 languages) from the reception desk under the pyramid or to ask a staff member if you get lost.
- Signs around the Louvre will use images and text, but not directions.


Mental Disability
- Tours and activities adapted to suit specific disabilities.
- Educational workshops are available for groups.
- Designated routes are available, three of which are intended for autistic people (downloadable from the museum’s website under the ‘visits and activities’ tab)
- Easy-to-read brochure for the museum and La Petite Galerie.

Contact for disabled visitors: Tel: +33 (0)1 40 20 59 90 - Email: handicap@louvre.fr

More details on accessibility

'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
  • For visual disability For visual disability

Museum in the same district: Louvre

Museum in the same arrondissement: 1st arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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