In accordance with government recommendations, all visitors to the Louvre aged 18 and over must show a Health Pass. From 30 September, this obligation will apply to all visitors aged 12 and over.
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Information regarding COVID-19
Time-slot bookings are compulsory, including for free-admission visitors. In accordance with government recommendations, from 21 July 2021 all visitors to the Louvre aged 18 and over must show a Health Pass. From 30 September, this obligation will apply to all visitors aged 12 and over. All visitors aged 11 and over must wear face masks.
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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.
The Musée du Louvre
- 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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.
Tickets purchased online
-18 year olds, -26 year old residents of the EEA
Map, entrances & directions
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.
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
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.
Frequently asked questions
Answers from the Louvre.
Last updated 20 August 2021