Museum

Musée du Louvre

Pyramide du Louvre - 75001 Paris

Louvre - 1er Arrondissement

What's on?

COVID19: reopening of the Louvre museum on July 6, 2020 (ticket office from June 15, 2020). Reservation of a time stamped ticket compulsory. Wearing a mask is compulsory. Hours from July to September 2020: Wednesday-Monday, 9am to 6pm.

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.
Download the free 'My Visit to the Louvre' app and be your own guide!

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
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

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

Visitor tools

Free "My visit to the Louvre" app 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 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

Le Grand Louvre

Coach park

Carrousel du Louvre.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Ticket booked online (recommended) with time slot on https://www.ticketlouvre.fr: €17/adult. Ticket bought on site: 15€/adult. The ticket is valid the same day, for the Louvre museum (permanent collections and temporary exhibitions) and the Eugène-Delacroix museum (for 48 hours).

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 the first Saturday of the month from 6pm to 9.45pm. 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

Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm. Wednesday, Friday and the first Saturday of every month from 9am to 9.45pm. Except in exceptional circumstances (works, transport strikes, etc.), an annual calendar shows which 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, Friday and first Saturday of the month until 9.45pm

Exceptional opening

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

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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, 27, 39, 68, 69, 72, 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

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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