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How to Use the Louvre

You are about to enter the Louvre, the world’s largest and most-visited museum, drawing nearly 10 million people each year. It is a museum dedicated to education, with the primary mission to preserve and pass on our heritage to future generations.

To help you make the most of your visit, while respecting the collections and other visitors, we invite you to discover what the Louvre is all about and how you can help us preserve the collections it houses.

Enjoy your visit!

Over the course of your visit, you will find pictograms displaying the six main rules to follow in the museum. By following these guidelines, you help to protect and enhance our heritage, and ensure the greatest possible comfort for all museum-goers.

Filming and photography are permitted in the permanent collection exhibition rooms. The use of flash and other lighting equipment, however, is not permitted. Filming and photography are not allowed in the temporary exhibition rooms.

Please refrain from:

  • smoking
  • drinking
  • eating
  • raising your voice
  • touching artworks
  • running in the museum exhibition rooms

ARTICLE 37 of the Musée du Louvre Visitor Regulations: "Visitors are bound to comply with the requests issued thereunto pursuant to the present regulations, by members of the visitor services and security staff of the Etablissement Public du Musée du Louvre."

Louvre mode d'emploi - Respecter les collections - image1

Louvre mode d'emploi - Respecter les collections - image1

© Musée du Louvre

Louvre mode d'emploi - Respecter les collections - image2

Louvre mode d'emploi - Respecter les collections - image2

© Musée du Louvre

Practical information

The Louvre is now open. All visitors are required to wear a mask in the museum. Please find all of the information you need to know before visiting the museum this summer on this page.

Opening hours :
The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed on :
January 1, May 1, December 25
We strongly advise booking your time slot in advance online

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