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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.

 

Due to the size of its collections and the renovations of certain galleries, the museum cannot maintain 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.

Annual schedule of room closures

Near Eastern Antiquities

Statue de l'intendant Ebih-Il

Statue de l'intendant Ebih-Il

© 2011 Musée du Louvre / Raphaël Chipault

7500 BC–AD 700, Sully wing, Level 0: rooms 300 to 316 (palace of Darius) are closed on Mondays.

5000 BC–AD 700, Richelieu wing, Level 0: rooms 227 to 236 (The Cour Khorsabad) are closed on Wednesdays.

Islamic Art

Panneau à la joute poétique

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

Portrait de femme dite L'Européenne

© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Georges Poncet

30 BC–AD 600, Denon wing, Level -1: rooms 180 and 186 are closed on Thursdays.

30 BC–AD 1800, Denon wing, Level -1: rooms 173 to 179 and 181 to 182 are closed on Wednesdays.

Greek Antiquities

Cratère-d'Euphorios

Cratère-d'Euphorios

© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Philippe Fuzeau

900–200 BC, Denon wing, Level 0: rooms 420, 421, and 423 are currently closed.

AD 700–400 BC, Sully wing, Level 1: rooms 646 to 656 (Greek vases) are closed on Fridays.

Denon wing, Level 0: room 419 (The Cour du Sphinx / Mosaic of the Seasons) is currently closed.

Egyptian Antiquities

Le "scribe accroupi"

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 Civilisation) and 633 to 644 (Chronological Display) are closed on Fridays. Please note: rooms 332 and 333 (mastaba chapel of Akhethotep) are currently closed for conservation works.

 

Decorative Arts

La Vierge à l'enfant dite de Jeanne d’Évreux

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 602 to 632 (Period Rooms) and room 705 (The Galerie d'Apollon) are closed on Mondays. Please note: rooms 615 to 618 and 621 to 622 are currently closed for technical reasons. 

France / 500–1700, Richelieu wing, Level 1: rooms 500 to 531 are closed on Wednesdays.

France / 1780–1860, Richelieu wing, Level 1: rooms 535 to 564 (Napoleon III Apartments) are closed on Thursdays.

France / 1500–1700, Richelieu wing, Level 1: rooms 506 to 525 are closed on Friday nights.

France / 1800–1850, Richelieu wing, Level 1: rooms 558 to 564 are closed on Wednesday nights.

Paintings

 Eugène Delacroix, Le 28 Juillet : La Liberté guidant le peuple, musée du Louvre

Eugène Delacroix, Le 28 Juillet : La Liberté guidant le peuple, musée du Louvre

© Musée du Louvre / E. Lessing

France / 1350–1650, Richelieu wing, Level 2: rooms 820 to 835 are closed on Wednesdays. Please note: Vermeer's Lacemaker is currently not on display.

France / 1650–1850, Sully wing, Level 2: rooms 902 to 952 are closed on Mondays; rooms 916 to 952 are closed on Friday nights.

The Pavillon de l'Horloge, Sully wing, Level 2: rooms 900 and 901 ("The Louvre today and tomorrow") are closed on Mondays.

Spain / 1400–1700, Denon wing, Level 1: rooms 730 to 734 are closed on Mondays, and Wednesday and Friday nights. Please note: due to renovations, some works are currently not on display in rooms 702 and 711.

Italy / 1600–1800, Denon wing, Level 1: rooms 720 to 729 are closed on Mondays, and Wednesday and Friday nights.

Northern Europe / 1350–1700, Richelieu wing, Level 2: rooms 803 to 819 are closed on Wednesdays. 

Northern Europe / 1700–1850, Richelieu wing, Level 2: rooms 836 to 864 are closed on Thursdays.

Richelieu wing, Level 2: 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 (closed on Wednesdays).

Sculptures

Chevaux de Marly

Chevaux de Marly

© 1997 Musée du Louvre / Pierre Philibert

France / 1600–1850, Richelieu wing, Levels -1 and 0: rooms 105 and 106 (The Cour Puget) and 219 to 226 are closed on Wednesdays.

France / 500–1650, Richelieu wing, Level 0: rooms 200 to 218 are closed on Thursdays. Please note: toom 210 is currently closed.

Europe / 500–1600, Denon wing, Level -1: rooms 161 to 165 are closed on Fridays.

Europe / 500–1600, Denon wing, Level -1: rooms 166 to 169 (Saint Mary Magdalene) are closed until the end of November.

Arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas

L'homme bleu de l'île de Malo

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 Fridays.

The Musée Eugène-Delacroix

Musée Delacroix : l'atelier, vue intérieure

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.

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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