The Louvre during the Olympic GamesPractical information and programme of cultural eventsThe Louvre during the Olympic Games

Practical information

Compulsory booking

All visitors from 1 July to 8 September must book a ticket ahead of time. This includes visitors entitled to free admission and visitors with membership cards.

Tickets available soon.

Ouverture des réservations

 Les créneaux de l’été sont ouverts à la réservation exceptés les créneaux suivants (en raison de la tenue des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques aux abords du Louvre) : 
- Entre le 18 et le 24 juillet ;
- Les 3 et 4 août et les 10 et 11 août ;
- Entre le 24 et 28 août ;
- Les premiers et derniers créneaux de certaines journées

Ces créneaux ouvriront dès que les conditions précises d’accès au musée seront établies 

Days of closure

The Louvre will be open during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, except for 25 and 26 July. The Tuileries Garden will be closed on 28 August.

Opening hours may vary.

Getting here

The museum will remain open to the public all summer long.
The Metro stations ‘Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre’, ‘Louvre-Rivoli’ and ‘Pyramides’ will remain open during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Vehicular traffic may be severely limited in the area surrounding the Musée du Louvre and the Tuileries Garden.

Le jardin des Tuileries

Du 17 juin au 25 septembre, le jardin des Tuileries sera soit partiellement, soit totalement inaccessible en raison des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques. 

Visit as a group

Both guided and self-guided group visits to the museum will be possible during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Vehicular access for visitors with reduced mobility shall be permitted upon presentation of a digital pass obtained via the Préfecture de Police of Paris.


Olympism. Modern Invention, Ancient Legacy

Visitors will discover how and in what political context the first modern Olympic Games came into being in the late 19th century, the iconographic sources on which they were based, and how the organisers set out to recreate the sporting competitions of ancient Greece.

Visitor trail

In the Words of Athletes

On the occasion of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, the Musée du Louvre invites great athletes to give their perspective on works from our collections that speak to them the most.