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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

In line with the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène Delacroix are closed up until Tuesday December 15, 2020.
All those who have purchased a ticket for this period will automatically receive a refund—no action is required.
Thank you for your understanding.

The Tuileries and Carrousel gardens remain open.