Hours & Admission Open every day except Tuesday
Following the terror attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, the Musée du Louvre is strictly applying the security measures decided by the French authorities to ensure visitor safety, while remaining open as usual.
It is strongly recommended not to bring suitcases and luggage to the museum.
Only luggage not exceeding 55 x 35 x 20 cm (21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5 inches) can be accepted and must be placed in the lockers after being checked.
All visitors must comply with the security checks. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience or delay caused by the extra security checks at the entrances.
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.
Given the exceptional number of visitors, the Vermeer and Valentin de Boulogne exhibitions will open until 9:45 p.m. on Saturdays.
From May 10 to May 22, 2017, visitors will also enjoy additional late-night openings on a daily basis, except on Tuesdays and Sundays.
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: only for groups with their booking confirmation
Opening of the museum on French public holidays
|Public holidays in 2017||Museum open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.*||Museum closed|
|April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday)||X|
|April 17, 2017 (Easter Monday)||X|
|May 1, 2017||X|
|May 8, 2017||X|
|May 25, 2017||X|
|June 4, 2017 (Pentecost)||X|
|June 5, 2017 (Pentecost Monday)||X|
|July 14, 2017 (Bastille Day)||X|
|August 15, 2017||X|
|November 1, 2017 (All Saints' Day)||X|
|November 11, 2017||X|
|December 25, 2017||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.