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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

Tickets purchased online: €17
Quick entry to the museum in less than 30 minutes

Purchase your ticket

Tickets purchased at the museum: €15

Please note that tickets are valid only for the chosen service, date and time.
Once visitors leave the museum (through the Pyramid or the Porte des Lions), they will not be able to re-enter.

Tuileries Garden

Free

Musée Eugène-Delacroix

Tickets purchased at the museum: €7

Ticket prices for the Domaine National du Louvre et des Tuileries (in French)

Visitors eligible for free admission


FAQ

What can I see with a ticket to the Louvre?

In addition to the Musée du Louvre collections, your ticket gives you same-day access to the temporary collections and free admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix within 48 hours.

Is it possible to visit the museum for free?

Yes. From January 2019, all visitors will be able to visit the Musée du Louvre free of charge on the first Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Admission is also free on Bastille Day (July 14).

Are there special rates for youth?

Yes. All visitors under the age of 18 and 18-25 year-old residents of the European Economic Area (EU, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) enjoy free admission to the museum year round.


 

Accepted payment methods

Payments may be made in euros only. Museum ticket windows accept payment in cash as well as by bank card, check, or ANCV holiday vouchers. Only bank cards may be used on our automatic ticket machines.

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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