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The Louvre Conservation Center

The national collections held in the Louvre’s storage spaces are to be moved to new facilities in Liévin in northern France, in the immediate vicinity of the Louvre-Lens. The Louvre Conservation Center was created to protect the museum’s collections from the risk of centennial flooding and improve conditions for conservation and research.

The new center, inaugurated on October 8, 2017, will contribute to the cultural development of the region alongside the Louvre-Lens.

Project management: The public establishment of the Musée du Louvre
Delegated project manager: Hauts-de-France region
Location: Liévin (Hauts-de-France), in an extension of the Louvre-Lens site, in the former Jean-Jaurès urban development zone, located in the heart of the "Green Arc" of Euralens
Plot size:  40,000 m²
Building surface area: 18,500 m² (floor surface area), with 9,600 m² reserved for storage space

Operating budget: €60 million, all expenses included
Construction budget: €42 million


  • Musée du Louvre: €34.5 million
  • European Union (ERDF, under the managing authority of Hauts-de-France region): €18 million
  • Hauts-de-France region: €5 million
  • Ministry of Culture: €2.5 million

The Lens-Liévin urban area contributed €2.66 million to the project by selling land to the State, for use by the Louvre, for a symbolic sum of €1.
Operating costs of the center will be entirely covered by the Louvre, thanks to a portion of the interest earned from the Louvre Endowment Fund.

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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