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Getting Here By metro, car, bus, boat...

Metro: Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station (line 1).

Bus: the following bus lines stop in front of the Pyramid: 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95, and the Paris Open Tour bus.

Car: an underground parking garage is available for those coming by car. The entrance is located on avenue du Général Lemonnier. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Batobus: get off at the Louvre stop, quai François Mitterrand.

From Orly Airport: take the RER C train, direction Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel, and get off at Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame. Walk to the place Saint-Michel and take bus no. 27, direction Saint-Lazare. Get off at the Louvre, in front of the Pyramid.

From Charles de Gaulle Airport: take the RER B train, direction Massy-Palaiseau, and change at Châtelet-les-Halles to line 14, direction Saint-Lazare. Get off at Pyramides station and walk to the Louvre from there (3 minutes). Alternatively, take Métro line 1 at Châtelet-les-Halles, and get off at Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre.

Vélib' stations (bicycle sharing system):
No. 1015: 2 place A. Malraux
No. 1023: 165 rue Saint-Honoré
No. 1014: 5 rue de l’Echelle
No. 1013: 186 rue Saint-Honoré

Entrances for individual visitors

Visitor with advance tickets (including Paris Museum Pass): entrance via the Pyramid without having to queue.

Holders of one of the Louvre member passes: Passage Richelieu entrance.
This includes members of the Société des Amis du Louvre and the American Friends of the Louvre, as well as holders of the Carte Louvre Jeunes and the Carte Louvre Professionnels.
Members of partner organizations and companies can also use these entrances on presentation of their passes.

Visitors without advance tickets or member passes: Pyramid, Porte des Lions or Galerie du Carrousel entrances.

Entrance for visitors with special needs

Disabled visitors and visitors with mobility impairments can enter directly at the Pyramid entrance, without having to queue.

Entrances for groups

Groups of adults with their own guide or lecturer must enter either by the Passage Richelieu or the Galerie du Carrousel.

  • Groups that already have a reservation, an authorized tour guide sticker, and tickets may enter the museum directly.
  • If a group does not have an advance reservation, the group leader should go alone to the group reception desk to make a reservation, acquire a tour guide sticker, and purchase the necessary tickets.

Groups of adults, or groups of young people accompanied by adults, who have made reservations for a lecture or a workshop should also enter by the Passage Richelieu or the Galerie du Carrousel.
At the entrance, the group must present the reservation form issued by the museum. They may then proceed to the group reception desk to get their tickets.

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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