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.
High visitor numbers are expected in the coming days. For this reason, we strongly recommend buying tickets online to ensure entry to the museum.
Due to the size of its collections and the renovations of certain galleries, the museum cannot keep all of its rooms open at all times.
On this page you will find the “Schedule of Room Closures” indicating the days of the week and times of day rooms are open or closed, as well as the list of exceptional closures, due in large part to renovation work.
Near Eastern Antiquities
Statue de l'intendant Ebih-Il
© 2011 Musée du Louvre / Raphaël Chipault
7500 BC–AD 700, Sully wing, Level 0: Rooms 306 to 316 (Palace of Darius) are closed on Mondays.
5000 BC–AD 700, Richelieu wing, Level 0: Rooms 227 to 230 (The Cour Khorsabad) are closed on Wednesdays.
Panneau à la joute poétique
© Musée du Louvre dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Raphaël Chipault
1000–1800, Denon wing, Level -1: Rooms 186 and 187 are closed on Thursdays.
Near Eastern and Egyptian Art
Portrait de femme dite L'Européenne
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Georges Poncet
30 BC–AD 1800, Denon wing, Level -1: Rooms 176 to 182 are closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Room 186 is closed on Thursdays.
Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Philippe Fuzeau
700 BC–AD 400, Sully wing, Level 1: Rooms 645 to 656 (Galerie Campana, Greek Vases) are closed on Fridays.
Le "scribe accroupi"
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Christian Décamps
4000–30 BC, Sully wing, Levels 0 and 1: Rooms 317 to 337 (Ancient Egyptian Civilization) and 633 to 644 (Chronological Display) are closed on Fridays.
La Vierge à l'enfant dite de Jeanne d’Évreux
© Musée du Louvre dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Hervé Lewandowski
France / 1650–1800, Sully wing, Level 1: Rooms 607 to 632 (Period Rooms) are closed on Mondays and Thursdays. Room 705 (The Galerie d’Apollon) is closed every day until December 2019.
France / 1780–1860, Richelieu wing, Level 1: Rooms 535 to 564 (Napoleon III Apartments) are closed on Mondays and Thursdays.
France / 1850–1870, Richelieu wing, Level 1: Rooms 558 to 564 are closed on Wednesday and Friday nights, as well as on Sundays.
Eugène Delacroix, Le 28 Juillet : La Liberté guidant le peuple, musée du Louvre
© Musée du Louvre / E. Lessing
Northern Europe / 1600–1850, Richelieu wing, Level 2: Rooms 858 to 864 are closed every day. Rooms 836 to 857 are closed on Wednesdays and Fridays.
France / 1650–1850, Sully wing, Level 2: Rooms 910 to 952 are closed on Mondays, Wednesday nights, Thursdays, and Friday nights.
France / 1700–1780, Sully wing, Level 2: Rooms 916 to 930 are closed on Wednesdays.
France / 1780–1850, Denon wing, Level 1: Room 702 is closed every day until September 17, 2019.
Italy/Spain/Greece/Russia / 1400–1850, Denon wing, Level 1: Rooms 720 to 734 are closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday nights and Saturdays. Rooms 717 to 719 are closed on Wednesday and Friday nights.
The Musée du Louvre invites you to explore a selection of paintings recovered from Germany after World War II. Thirty-one works from the MNR collection (Musées Nationaux Récupération) are on display in rooms 804 and 805 (Richelieu wing, Level 2; closed on Wednesdays).
Chevaux de Marly
© 1997 Musée du Louvre / Pierre Philibert
France / 1700–1850, Richelieu wing, Level 0: Rooms 219 to 226 (The Cour Puget) are closed on Wednesdays.
Europe / 500–1600, Denon wing, Level -1: Rooms 160 to 169 (Donatello Gallery) are closed on Fridays.
Arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas
L'homme bleu de l'île de Malo
© musée du Quai Branly, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais
700 BC–AD 1900, Denon wing, Level 0: Rooms 424 to 433 are closed on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Musée Eugène-Delacroix
Musée Delacroix : l'atelier, vue intérieure
© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier
The museum is open every day (except Tuesdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.