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Visitor Tips

With your comfort in mind, the Musée du Louvre offers a host of services to guarantee a quality visit.

A reception team at the main information desk located below the Pyramid is available to inform and advise you on museum news, services and operations.

The Musée du Louvre building is a sprawling palace with three wings, several levels, and numerous exhibition rooms. Finding your way around the museum is not always easy. That is why several systems have been set up to help you find your bearings and guide you through the museum so that you discover the artworks on display under the best possible conditions.

The eight curatorial departments have each been identified by a color. For example, Egyptian Antiquities by green, Paintings by red, and Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities by blue.

The rooms of each department are numbered (1, 2, etc.).

These colors and numbers are shown on the information map, on the various orientation tables installed in museum exhibition rooms, as well as on the many panels you will find as you make your way through the museum.

To head to a temporary exhibition, simply follow the signage identifying the title of the exhibition and the arrows that point you in the right direction.

Washrooms, restaurant areas, coatrooms, access to elevators and stairs, and other services are clearly identified using simple drawings called pictograms. This information is also shown on the information map and throughout the museum.

Don't forget, members of the visitor services and security staff are available at any time throughout your visit to answer your questions, guide you and help you find your way.

Enjoy your visit.

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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