Hours, Admission & Directions
High visitor numbers are expected in the coming days. For this reason, we strongly recommend buying tickets online to ensure entry to the museum.
From 17 July until mid-October 2019, while renovations are ongoing in its usual location, the Mona Lisa will be displayed in the Galerie Médicis (room 801) on level 2 of the Richelieu wing. More information
Musée du Louvre opening hours
Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
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.
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:
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
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.
Opening of the museum on French public holidays:
Museum open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.*:
- April 21, 2019 (Easter Sunday)
- April 22, 2019 (Easter Monday)
- May 30, 2019 (Ascension Day)
- June 9, 2019 (Pentecost)
- June 10, 2019 (Pentecost Monday)
- July 14, 2019 (Bastille Day)
- August 15, 2019
- November 11, 2019
*Rooms begin closing at 5:30 p.m.
Museum open from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.**:
- May 8, 2019
- November 1, 2019 (All Saints' Day)
**Rooms begin closing at 9:30 p.m.
- January 1, 2019
- May 1, 2019
- December 25, 2019
The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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.