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Hours, Admission & Directions


In keeping with government directives to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Musée du Louvre, Tuileries Garden and Cour Carrée will remain closed until further notice.

If you have purchased a ticket to visit the museum or take part in an activity after March 14, 2020, you are entitled to a refund. See refund terms and conditions.

This service continues to operate on a work-from-home basis but given the high number of tickets to be processed, you may not receive your refund before September. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Musée du Louvre opening hours

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–9:45 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–9:45 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

On the first Saturday of each month, the museum is also open from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and admission is free for all visitors (booking required for activities in the Richelieu wing).

Rooms begin closing at 5:30 p.m., and at 9:30 p.m. on night openings.


When is the best time to visit the museum?
First thing in the morning or on night openings.

How can I get into the museum in less than 30 minutes?
By purchasing your ticket online:

Purchase your ticket

You can also see how busy the museum is by downloading the application "Affluences".


Tuileries Garden opening hours:

- From September 24, 2017 to March 31, 2018:
Daily, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

- From April 1 to May 31, 2018:
Daily, 7 a.m.–9 p.m.

- From June 1 to August 31, 2018:
Daily, 7 a.m.–11 p.m.

- From September 1 to 22, 2018:
Daily, 7 a.m.–9 p.m.

Musée Eugène-Delacroix opening hours:

Monday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m
Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month)
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Last admission is at 5 p.m.

Musée Eugène-Delacroix website

Opening of the museum on French public holidays:

Museum open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.*:

- April 12, 2020 (Easter Sunday)
- April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)
- May 21, 2020 (Ascension Day)
- May 31, 2020 (Pentecost)
- June 1, 2020 (Pentecost Monday)
- August 15, 2020
- November 1, 2020 (All Saints' Day)

*Rooms begin closing at 5:30 p.m.

Museum open from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.**:

- May 8, 2020

**Rooms begin closing at 9:30 p.m.

Museum closed:

- January 1, 2020
- May 1, 2020
- December 25, 2020

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

For your safety

All visitors must comply with security checks. The Musée du Louvre thanks its visitors in advance for their understanding and cooperation in this matter. Large suitcases and bags are prohibited. In the event of an incident, visitors must vacate the danger zone, alert our security staff, and follow their instructions. Visitors may be confined or evacuated to a secure area while waiting for the police to arrive.

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