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Groups & Schools General conditions for group visits

All group visits to the museum must be booked in advance. This enables us to schedule groups throughout the day, thereby avoiding overcrowding. Groups of up to 25 are admitted (20 for the Department of Decorative Arts and temporary exhibitions).

You can visit the Louvre as a self-guided group, organizing your tour as you see fit.
Or
You can follow a guided tour with one of the museum's official guides.

New! Reservations can be made by e-mail at:

visites-reservations@louvre.fr

How does it work?

There are 2 types of forms to choose from:
- Reservation form for groups with a museum guide (schools, members, disabled visitors, minimum benefit recipients)
- Reservation form for adult groups with a museum guide

Start by saving the form of your choice to your computer (see download documents on the right of your screen). Then fill in, save and attach your form to your e-mail message and send it to: visites-reservations@louvre.fr

Note:
Any requests sent without the completed PDF reservation form will not be processed.

Groups with a museum guide

Guided tours given by official guides of the Musées Nationaux are available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian, as well as in French sign language (LSF). Each tour lasts 90 minutes.

Days and times of tours

Tours are given every day during opening hours, except:
- public holidays
- the first Sunday of each month
- July 14 (French national holiday)

Tour departure times:
- Wednesday and Friday: 9:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday: 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. except the first Sunday of each month

Reservation schedule

Book your guided tour according to the following schedule

  • Visits from December to February: reservations start in October
  • Visits from March to May: reservations start in January
  • Visits from June to August: reservations start in April

Making a reservation

Download and print your reservation form and return it to us by mail.

Mail
Musée du Louvre
Direction de l'Accueil du Public et de la  Surveillance 
Service Vente et Réservation à Distance 
Activités avec conférenciers
75058 Paris cedex 01
France

You can also book your visit by phone.
Tel. +33 (0)1 40 20 51 77

By e-mail: only with the completed PDF reservation form included as an attachment.
visites-reservations@louvre.fr

How does it work?

There are 2 types of forms to choose from:
- Reservation form for groups with a museum guide (schools, members, disabled visitors, minimum benefit recipients)
- Reservation form for adult groups with a museum guide

Start by saving the form of your choice to your computer (see download documents on the right of your screen). Then fill in, save and attach your form to your e-mail message and send it to: visites-reservations@louvre.fr
Note:
Any requests sent without the completed PDF reservation form will not be processed.

Advance reservations, subject to the same conditions, are also required for group tours of the Musée Eugène Delacroix, which is administered by the Louvre.

Leaders in charge of groups from schools or associations may prepare their visit at the Médiathèque (Media center), free of charge.

Practical information

The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
 
Closed on the following holidays: January 1, May 1, December 25
 
Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France
Métro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17
 

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