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Groups & Schools General conditions for group visits

All group visits to the museum must be booked in advance for a specific time slot. Groups of 7 up to a maximum of 25 persons are admitted. There are two options for visiting the museum as a group:

1) Self-guided visit: a group accompanied by their own teacher, leader, or guide
2) Tour with an official Louvre guide

Prior to visiting, please check the schedule of room closures.


Via the Porte des Lions group reception area (map) if you are:
- a guide wishing to complete the necessary formalities
- a group with an official Louvre guide

Groups with their own guides can access the museum via the Passage Richelieu or Galerie du Carrousel entrances.

Groups with disabled visitors have priority access to the museum via the Pyramid entrance. Please note that the lift under the Pyramid is not currently able to accommodate motorized wheelchairs but our staff will be happy to assist.
You can call +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17 on the day of your visit for further information.

Official guides are available to conduct tours in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and French Sign Language.
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

Days and times

Tours run every day except Tuesdays and the first Sunday of each month from October to March, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reservation schedules

Planned date of visit Reservation to be made as of
Before September 30, 2017 Now
October or November 2017 September 12, 2017
December 2017; January or February 2018 November 7, 2017
March, April, or May 2018 February 6, 2018
June, July, or August 2018 May 9, 2018

To make a reservation:

- Call  +33 (0)1 40 20 51 77
From 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays
- Send an email to
Attach the duly completed PDF form
You will receive your confirmation by email, which you must print at home and present at the group reception area.

- Send a request by mail to:
Musée du Louvre
Direction de l'Accueil du Public et de la Surveillance
Service Vente Réservation à Distance
Groupes avec leurs conférenciers
75058 Paris Cedex 01

Any request sent without the duly completed form shall not be processed.

Access the Musée du Louvre via the Porte des Lions: see map

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