Museum

Musée du Louvre Member

Pyramide du Louvre - 75001 Paris

Louvre - 1er Arrondissement

What's on?

From 5 January, the largest museum in the world will be open every first Saturday night of the month from 6pm to 9.45pm, free for all visitors.

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.

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
  • 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 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: €15 on site - €17 online at https://www.ticketlouvre.fr/, valid on the same day, access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in both the Louvre and the Musée Eugène Delacroix (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

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

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 adn 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
  • 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, 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, video guide for inaccessible areas, wheelchairs and folding chairs available to loan.
- Visual impairment: Touch tours, descriptive tours, information in Braille, audio guides. The Touch Gallery is designed for blind and visually-impaired visitors. 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. The Islamic Arts gallery, opened in 2012, also offers a touch-integrated tour.
- Hearing impairment: Tours in French sign language, lip reading or cued speech.
- Mental disability: Adapted tours and activities.

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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