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Hours, Admission & Directions

Welcome to the Musée du Louvre website.

Formerly a royal palace, the Louvre has embraced the history of France for eight centuries. Intended as a universal museum since its inception in 1793, its collections—among the finest in the world—span several thousands of years and a territory that extends from America to the confines of Asia. Divided among eight departments, these collections feature works admired throughout the globe, including the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the Venus de Milo. The Louvre is currently the world’s most visited museum.

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.

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


FAQ

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" (in French).
 


 

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.
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.

Site du musée Eugène-Delacroix

Opening of the museum on French public holidays:

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

In 2018, the Musée du Louvre welcomes you the following days:

- Sunday April 1 (Easter Sunday)
- Monday April 2 (Easter Monday)
- Thursday May 10 (Ascension Day)
- Sunday May 20 (Pentecost)
- Monday May 21 (Pentecost Monday)
- Saturday July 14 (Bastille Day)
- Wenesday August 15 (Assumption Day)
- Thursday November 1 (All Saints' Day)
- Sunday November 11 (1918 Armistice)

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

Museum closed:

- Monday January 1 (New Year's Day)
- Tuesday May 1 (Labor Day)
- Tuesday May 8 (end of the Second World War)
- Tuesday December 25 (Christmas)

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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