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.
The rooms of the eight departments of the Musée du Louvre are open every day except Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (9:45 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday late-night openings).
Due to the breadth of its collections and transfers of artworks, the museum cannot maintain all of its rooms open every day. The schedule of room closures (see download document to the right) indicates which rooms are open and closed until September 18, 2016.
Each "Notice" section gives the detailed list of rooms currently closed for renovation.
Some storage rooms are also closed as part of our collections care program.
Near Eastern Antiquities
Antiquités orientales, salle B, Levant : Syrie côtière, Ougarit et Byblos
© 2003 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier
Département des Arts de l'Islam, vue des vitrines du rez-de-cour
© 2013 Musée du Louvre / Hervé Lewandowski
Reopening of the Department of Islamic Art
The Musée du Louvre is pleased to announce that the Department of Islamic Art will reopen to visitors on Thursday, July 14, 2016.
Due to the threat of flooding, the Department of Islamic Art had closed to the public on Friday, June 3, and the collections moved to a non-flood zone as a precautionary measure.
On the occasion of the reopening, visitors can admire a Mamluk Qur’an copied and illuminated in Cairo at the end of the 14th century. This exceptional display reveals the extraordinary history of this medieval Egyptian work, which belonged to the Emir Abdelkader in the 19th century. The exhibit of a series of six carpets bears witness to this major art form of Islamic civilization in India, Iran, and the Ottoman Empire.
The East Mediterranean in the Roman Empire
Orient méditerranéen dans l'Empire romain, aile Denon, entresol, salle 3 b
© 2012 Musée du Louvre / Olivier Ouadah
Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities
Aile Denon, salle B, Galerie Daru
© 2010 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier
Rooms 39 to 44 (Galerie Campana): closed on Thursdays.
Antiquités Egyptiennes, salle 12
© 2008 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier
Richelieu, 1e étage. Moyen Age
© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Stéphane Olivier
Rooms 75 to 81 (Bourbon Restoration-July Monarchy): closed on Mondays and Thursdays, as well as on Wednesdays and Friday nights.
Room 20: closed for an indefinite period.
Paintings, Prints, and Drawings
Grande Galerie, aile Denon
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Franck Bohbot
Rooms 15 to 25 and 27 to 31 (Spain, Italy 17th-18th centuries): closed on Wednesday nights, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Rooms 24 to 33 (French paintings, 17th–18th centuries): closed until fall 2016.
Rooms 34 to 49 (French paintings, 17th–18th centuries): closed on Friday nights.
A selection of 17th-century French paintings are temporarily on display in room 17.
Rooms 17 to 39 and A to F (Northern Europe): closed from April 4, 2016 to February 17, 2017 for renovations.
A selection of masterworks by artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jacob van Ruisdael are on display on the 2nd floor of the Sully wing (rooms 20 to 22) and on the 1st floor of the Denon wing (Salle des Sept-Cheminées) throughout the renovations.
The Beistegui collection is temporarily on display in the Salle des Sept-Cheminées (Sully wing, 1st floor, room 74).
Rooms 34 and 35 (French paintings, 17th century): closed for an indefinite period.
© 2012 Musée du Louvre / Antoine Mongodin
Arts and Civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas
Salle des Arts d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et des Amériques
© 2008 Musée du Louvre / Cécile Dégremont
Rooms 1 to 8: closed on Friday nights.
Musée Eugène Delacroix
Musée Delacroix : l'atelier, vue intérieure
© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier
Open every day (except Tuesday) from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Louvre Médiéval © 2010 Musée du Louvre / Antoine Mongodin
© Musée du Louvre
The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.