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Hours & Admission Open every day except Tuesday

Following the terror attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, the Musée du Louvre is strictly applying the security measures decided by the French authorities to ensure visitor safety, while remaining open as usual.

It is strongly recommended not to bring suitcases and luggage to the museum.

Only luggage not exceeding 55 x 35 x 20 cm (21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5 inches) can be accepted and must be placed in the lockers after being checked.

All visitors must comply with the security checks. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience or delay caused by the extra security checks at the entrances.

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.

The rooms of the eight departments of the Musée du Louvre are open every day except Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (9:45 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday late-night openings).

Due to the size of its collections and its day-to-day agenda, the museum cannot maintain all of its rooms open every day. Each of the museum's eight departments schedules which of its rooms will be open on which days. Please note that galleries may occasionally have to close at short notice.

Annual schedule of room closures

Near Eastern Antiquities

Antiquités Orientales Syrie côtière

Antiquités Orientales Syrie côtière

© Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

Rooms A to D and 10 to 21: closed on Mondays.
Rooms 1 to 9: closed on Wednesdays.

Islamic Art

Arts de l'islam vue des vitrines

Arts de l'islam vue des vitrines

Hervé Lewandowski 2014 © Musée du Louvre

Room B: closed on Thursdays.

Notice: Due to the level of the river Seine, the lower level of the Department of Islamic Art will remain closed to the public from January 24 to 29, 2018 as a precautionary measure. The rest of the museum will open and close as usual.

The East Mediterranean in the Roman Empire

Omer mobilier de cultes

Omer mobilier de cultes

© 2012 Musée du Louvre / Olivier Ouadah

Rooms 2 to 9: closed on Wednesdays.
Rooms 3b and 4: closed on Thursdays.

Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities

Galerie Daru, salle B

Galerie Daru, salle B

© 2010 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

Rooms 35 to 44: closed on Fridays.

Egyptian Antiquities

Antiquités Egyptiennes  Le temple

Antiquités Egyptiennes Le temple

© Musée du Louvre

Rooms 2 to 30: closed on Fridays.

Decorative Arts

 Objets d'art Suger (Salle 2)

Objets d'art Suger (Salle 2)

© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Stéphane Olivier

Rooms 34 to 66: closed on Mondays.
Rooms 1 to 32: closed on Wednesdays.
Rooms 67 to 96: closed on Thursdays.
Rooms 8 to 20 and 27 to 32: closed on Friday nights.

Paintings, Prints, and Drawings

Grande Galerie, aile Denon, département des Peintures

Grande Galerie, aile Denon, département des Peintures

© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Franck Bohbot

Rooms B, C, and 18 to 73 (as well as Level 2 of the Pavillon de l'Horloge): closed on Mondays.
Rooms 15 to 25 and 27 to 31: closed on Mondays, Wednesdays nights, Friday nights.
Rooms 4 to 16 and 1 to 18: closed on Wednesdays.
Rooms 21 to 39 and A to F: closed on Thursdays.
Rooms 34 to 73: closed on Friday nights.

In preparation for the upcoming Delacroix (1798–1863) exhibition to be held at the Musée du Louvre from March 29 to July 23, the Salles Rouges in the Department of Paintings, housing large-scale 19th-century French paintings, will close in succession during the first quarter of 2018:

- The Salle Mollien will be closed to the public starting January 10. The large-scale paintings by such artists as Gros, Géricault, Delaroche, and Chassériau, will not be available for viewing until February 27. The Delacroix masterworks, including Liberty Leading the People, will be back on display for the public to enjoy as part of the abovementioned major retrospective to be held in the Hall Napoléon.

- From Wednesday February 28 up to and including Tuesday March 20, work will continue in the Salle Daru, home to large-scale French neoclassical paintings, notably David's Coronation of Napoleon, Girodet's Scene of the Flood, and Ingres's Grande Odalisque.


Galerie Michel-Ange

Galerie Michel-Ange

© 2012 Musée du Louvre / Antoine Mongodin

Rooms 21 to 31 and Cour Puget: closed on Wednesdays.
Rooms 1 to 9: closed on Thursdays. 

Arts and Civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas

Salle des Arts d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et des Amériques

Salle des Arts d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et des Amériques

© 2008 Musée du Louvre / Cécile Dégremont

Rooms 1 to 8: closed on Fridays. 

Musée Eugène Delacroix

Musée Delacroix : l'atelier, vue intérieure

Musée Delacroix : l'atelier, vue intérieure

© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

Open every day (except Tuesday) 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