VisitEverything you need to know before visiting the museum

Information regarding COVID-19

The museum is open. To welcome you under the best possible conditions, all visitors aged 11 and up must wear a mask. All visitors, including those entitled to free admission, must book a time slot.

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Hours & admission

Opening hours

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.

The Musée du Louvre

  • 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Closed

Ticket prices

Tickets can be used to access both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. In line with the measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all visitors, including those eligible for free admission, must book a time slot.

Entrance fees
Tickets purchased online
-18 year olds, -26 year old residents of the EEA

See full list of visitors eligible for free admission 


Map, entrances & directions

Museum entrances

The Pyramid is the main entrance to the museum. At peak times, you can access the museum via the Carrousel and Porte des Lions entrances.

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      Visitor amenities

      Welcoming visitors

      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
      • Cloakroom
      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Toilets
      • Car park

      Audio Guide

      Explore the palace and collections with the audio guide on the New Nintendo 3DS!  Follow a guided tour to learn all the key information about the palace, 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 4 June 2021