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Hours & Admission Open every day except Tuesday

Following the terror attacks in Paris November 13, 2015, the Louvre is strictly applying the security measures decided by the French authorities to ensure the safety of our visitors.

Please note that opening hours will remain the same.

It is strongly recommanded not to bring suitcases and luggages to the museum. Only luggages not exceeding 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm will be accepted.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and delay which may be caused by the extra security checks at the entrance.

Opening hours

Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday: from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
Rooms begin closing 30 minutes before museum closing time.

Admission on Sunday

From October to March: access to the permanent collections is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month.
From April to Septemberno free admission on the first Sunday of each month. 

Entrances to the museum

- Pyramid and Galerie du Carrousel entrances: open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays; and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Passage Richelieu entrance: open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays)
- Porte des Lions entrance: this entrance may be closed for technical reasons. Please contact us the day before your visit at +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17.

Opening of the museum on French public holidays

Public holidays in 2015 Museum open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Museum closed
April 5, 2015 (Easter Sunday)  X  
April 6, 2015 (Easter Monday) X  
May 1, 2015   X
May 8, 2015 X  
May 14, 2015 X  
May 24, 2015 (Pentecost) X  
May 25, 2015 (Pentecost Monday) X  
July 14, 2015 (Bastille Day)   X
August 15, 2015 X  
November 1, 2015 (All Saints' Day) X  
November 11, 2015 X  
December 25, 2015   X


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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