Hours, Admission & Directions
The Tour de France will be passing through the Louvre palace grounds and Tuileries Garden on Sunday, September 20, 2020.
Access will therefore be limited: the Tuileries Garden and Cour Carrée will be closed all day; after 1 p.m., visitors will only be able to access the museum via the Passage Richelieu or the Galerie du Carrousel from the metro (the Cour Napoléon and Pyramid will be closed).
To ensure optimal conditions, all visitors will be required to:
- wear a mask both inside and in the surrounding areas of the museum, including the gardens (mandatory from 11 years old);
- adhere to safety and social distancing measures recommended for public spaces.
Find all the information you need to know before visiting the museum this summer on this page.
Getting to the Louvre
Metro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7) and Pyramides (line 14)
Bus: no. 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95
Vélib’ bike-rental stations:
No. 1015: 2 Place André Malraux
No. 1023: 165 Rue Saint-Honoré
No. 1014: 5 Rue de l’Echelle
No. 1013: 186 Rue Saint-Honoré
Car: underground parking is available on Avenue du Général Lemonier. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Batobus: get off at the Louvre stop, Quai François Mitterrand
I’ve heard visiting the Louvre is very tiring. How can I best prepare for my visit?
The Louvre is indeed a very big museum. Remember to eat, rest well before your visit, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Entering the museum
The entrance to the Louvre is the Pyramid.
Upon arrival, choose the color of your entrance line.
Beneath the Pyramid:
Download the museum map for summer 2020
Don’t hesitate to ask for advice from museum reception staff.
How can I avoid long waits to get into the museum?
Buy your ticket online and enter the museum via the orange line in less than 30 minutes.
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.