VisitEverything you need to know before visiting the museum
Due to public strikes, the museum may open later and some exhibition rooms may remain closed. We thank you for your understanding.
Hours & admission
The museum is open daily except Tuesdays.
Last entry 1 hour before closure. Visitors will be asked to vacate the exhibition rooms 30 minutes before closure. Due to a technical problem, the online ticket office is temporarily suspended.In the meantime, you can buy your ticket for today on site, under the Pyramid.
The Musée du Louvre
- 9:00 AM to 6:00 PMMonday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
- 9:00 AM to 9:45 PMFriday
Tickets can be used to access both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Time-slot bookings are recommended, including for free-admission visitors.
Tickets purchased online
Under 18 year olds, under 26 year old residents of the EEA
Map, entrances & directions
Tips for finding your way around the Louvre.
Which entrance should I use?
The Pyramid is the Louvre’s main entrance. At peak times, you may also be able to use the Carrousel or Porte des Lions entrances.
Find out the best way to get to the museum and which entrance you should use to access the museum.
Finding your way around the museum
Download the museum map or take one at the information desk located under the Pyramid upon your arrival.
List of available galleries
Schedule of room closures
Due to renovations, some rooms may be closed during the week. Please check the schedule of room closures to better plan your visit. Please call +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17 for more information on the day of your visit.
Make the most of our services to enjoy your visit in optimal conditions. Staff members are at hand throughout the museum to provide up-to-date information on the museum and its amenities.
- Information desks
- Loan of equipment
- Free Wi-Fi
- Car park
Explore the palace and collections with the audio guide on the New Nintendo 3DS! Follow a guided tour for all the key facts about the palace, the artworks and their history.
Book and Gift Shops
The museum shops offer a wide range of guides, books and art books, together with art objects, replicas and merchandise related to temporary exhibitions and permanent collections.
Restaurants & Cafes
Fancy a break and something to eat?
Choose from a wide range of restaurants, cafes and take-away counters in the beautiful palace setting and gardens.
Visit as a family
Enjoy the Louvre experience with your children at no extra cost – admission to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions is free for all visitors under the age of 18 (or 26 for EEA residents). The museum also offers guided tours, practical workshops and storytelling sessions in the palace, as well as a selection of online media resources to be enjoyed at home.
Visit as a group
The museum offers a range of activities and tools for visiting the museum with groups of school children, disabled visitors and more: how to organise your visit, training, Louvre Pro membership, etc.
Open to all
The Louvre strives to make the museum accessible to all visitors. Measures are taken to ensure visitors find everything they need in the exhibition rooms and at each step of their itinerary.
Frequently asked questions
Answers from the Louvre.
Last updated 5 April 2023