Group reception areaMuseum spaces - Archives - April 28, 2018
In 2018, the Musée du Louvre finalized its biggest construction project in recent years.
Inaugurated in 1989, I.M. Pei’s Pyramid was originally designed to receive 4.5 million visitors a year. Twenty-five years later, the museum’s visitor numbers stand at around 10 million. The undersized facilities were causing great inconvenience. The Pyramid Project launched in 2014 sought to improve visitor reception conditions.
After this first phase of work, completed in July 2016, the Musée du Louvre started refurbishing and enlarging the group reception area, which is now spread across two levels.
The luggage and cloakroom facilities, now in a single location, feature a locker system with space for a group’s clothes, umbrellas and small luggage items, giving groups complete freedom to enjoy their visit at their own pace.
This area now has an adequate number of toilets, and the guided tour preparation areas, located on the second floor, have been extended considerably.
The sanitary equipment was made possible thanks to the generous patronage of TOTO.
Le nouvel espace d'accueil des groupes
2018 Musée du Louvre / Antoine Mongodin
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.