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How to Use the Louvre

You are about to enter the Louvre, the world’s largest and most-visited museum, drawing nearly 10 million people each year. It is a museum dedicated to education, with the primary mission to preserve and pass on our heritage to future generations.

To help you make the most of your visit, while respecting the collections and other visitors, we invite you to discover what the Louvre is all about and how you can help us preserve the collections it houses.

Enjoy your visit!

The Visitor Regulations authorize photography without the use of flash in the permanent collection exhibition rooms, under certain conditions:
"Artworks in the permanent collection exhibition rooms may be photographed or filmed for private use by the operator. The use of flash and other lighting equipment is prohibited. Photography and filming is strictly prohibited in the temporary exhibition rooms.
Filming and photography of installations and technical equipment is also strictly prohibited."
Exceptions may be made for educational or research purposes, upon written request to the museum communication department:
Musée du Louvre
Délégation à la communication
75058 Paris cedex 01
Most of the some 35,000 artworks on display in the museum can be found in the Atlas database.
N. B.: images may be reproduced for private use only.

A Prefectoral Order prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages throughout the Louvre property, particularly in the Carrousel Garden and the Cour Napoléon, from May 1 to October 31, from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. This prohibition is based on Order no. 2009-00917.

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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