Hours & Admission Open every day except Tuesday
Following the terror attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, the Louvre is strictly applying the security measures decided by the French authorities to ensure the safety of our visitors.
It is strongly recommanded not to bring suitcases and luggage to the museum. Only luggage 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.
In the event of an incident, visitors must vacate the danger zone, alert our security staff and follow their instructions. Visitors may be confined or evacuated to a secure area while waiting for the police to arrive.
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.
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 2016||Museum open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.*||Museum closed|
|March 27, 2016 (Easter Sunday)||X|
|March 28, 2016 (Easter Monday)||X|
|May 1, 2016||X|
|May 5, 2016||X|
|May 8, 2016||X|
|May 15, 2016 (Pentecost)||X|
|May 16, 2016 (Pentecost Monday)||X|
|July 14, 2016 (Bastille Day)||X|
|August 15, 2016||X|
|November 1, 2016 (All Saints' Day)||X|
|November 11, 2016||X|
|December 25, 2016||X|
*Rooms begin closing 30 minutes before museum closing time.
The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.