For many years, making the Louvre more accessible to visitors with disabilities has been one of the museum's main priorities.
In keeping with France's 2005 disability law, the Louvre aims to ensure all visitors can access the museum safely and comfortably. Special attention is given to ensuring quality help and care are available throughout the museum.
- At the museum
For all enquiries about your visit to the Louvre, you can contact us at:
Tel. +33 (0)1 40 20 59 90
Alternatively you can contact:
Information desk: +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17
Switchboard: +33 (0)1 40 20 50 50
Support for disabled visitors
- The Tactile Gallery is the only space in the museum where visitors are allowed and encouraged to touch sculptures.
- Disabled visitors can, if they wish, be accompanied from the museum information point to the Touch Gallery, the Carrousel car park or the nearest taxi stand.
Our quarterly brochure suggests a wide selection of programs to help you select the activity of your choice. Check in advance which activities will be accessible for you, depending on your disability.
Specific activities are also offered: descriptive, tactile visits, in French sign language (LSF), lipreading (LL) or in Cued Speech (LPC).
Manually operated wheelchairs and folding seats are available for loan free of charge at the information desk in exchange for an ID card or passport. No reservations required.
Special visits and workshops are available to all types of visitors, adapted to their specific disability.
You are considered a group if you have 7 or more people, including accompanying adults.
Groups are limited to 25 people.
For group visits, folding seats and wheelchairs may be reserved in advance (maximum of 8 wheelchairs per group).
Reservations for a group visit unaccompanied by a museum staff member are free for groups disabled visitors. You must reserve a minimum of 2 months in advance.
Reservations for a workshop or a group visit led by a museum staff member must be made a minimum of 3 months in advance. The cost is €38 for a group of visitors with disabilities and accompanying adults (prices are susceptible to modification during the year). Visits last between 90 minutes and two and a half hours, depending on the activity selected.
Special visits and workshops are available to all types of visitors, depending on their specific needs.
For visitors with developmental disabilities, smaller groups are preferred. Group visits consist of one or a series of guided tours or workshops that present the museum's collections in an appropriate, enjoyable manner.
Groups of visitors with physical disabilities, led by a museum guide, can discover the collections via accessible itineraries.
Visitors who are blind or visually-impaired can take part in guided tours in which works of art are described. They may also participate in tactile visits, in which they are allowed to touch certain works of art or casts of them. Workshops are also available: they are limited to 8 participants and address various themes.
Visitors who are deaf or hearing-impaired can take part in guided tours, given in French sign language. These are led by deaf museum guides and address various themes.
Information on tours for the hearing-impaired:
Tel. +33 (0)1 40 20 59 90
Fax: +33 (0)1 40 20 54 46
The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission on the first Saturday of each month
from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.