In order to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, all visitors aged 18 and over must present a health pass as of 21 July.
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Time slot booking required
During off-peak times, there may also be a limited number of time slots for same-day visits available for booking at the museum. However, if you wish to guarantee your entry to the museum, we strongly advise booking your time slot in advance online.
Due to current circumstances, only card payments will be accepted.
From 21 July, all visitors to the Louvre aged 18 and over must show a European Health Pass. From 30 August, this obligation will be extended to all visitors aged 12 and over.
The European Health Pass can be obtained by providing one of the following:
- proof of your completion of the full vaccination regimen
- a negative RT-PCR or antigen test result less than 48 hours old
- a positive RT-PCR test result at least 11 days and no more than 6 months old, certifying your recovery from Covid
All relevant information is available on the French government website.
If you arrive from a non EU country and do not have a European Health Pass, you can show a negative PCR or antigen test result less than 48 hours old.
When you arrive at the museum, you will need to show your QR code on paper or in digital format (on the TousAntiCovid app) before you go through the security check.
Opening hours and access
The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day except Tuesdays.
Two entrances to the museum will be open: the Pyramid entrance, where there will be specific lines for each time slot, and the Richelieu entrance, for visitors with member cards (Amis du Louvre, Louvre Pro, ICOM, Ministère de la Culture, Patrons Circle, etc.) and groups.
Safety measures and advice
- All museum staff and all visitors over 11 years old must wear a mask. The museum does not provide masks; visitors must bring their own. You must use the hand sanitizer dispenser before entering the museum. Social distancing rules and preventive measures must be respected in the museum.
- Independent tour guides are allowed to bring groups of up to 25 people. However, in order to respect social distancing measures, they will be required to use headsets and a microphone.
- Audio guides, wheelchairs, and pushchairs supplied by the Louvre are disinfected after each use.
- The museum’s restaurants and cafés are closed; only the outdoor catering facilities in the Carrousel and Tuileries Gardens are open.
Visit the museum safely
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Admission and exit
Think ahead of everything you would like to do at the museum as any exit is final.
Blue signs have been placed around the museum to guide visitors and avoid overcrowding, while some rooms have been temporarily closed. The Salle des États (where the Mona Lisa is displayed) will be entered and exited through separate doors.
Room openings during the health crisis
Due to the health crisis, some rooms in the museum may be closed. Thank you for your understanding.
Open: Medieval Louvre; Pavillon de l’Horloge (Level 1); Near Eastern and Greek antiquities; Egyptian antiquities; Islamic art; European decorative arts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance; Galerie d’Apollon; Napoleon III Apartments; European and French sculpture; French paintings; Flemish and Dutch paintings; Italian, Spanish, British, and Northern European paintings; and the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.
Closed: Decorative arts of the 17th and 18h centuries; Greek terracotta, bronze, and ceramic works; Roman antiquities
Due to construction work, it takes longer than usual to reach the Venus de Milo via the lifts. Feel free to ask museum staff for information during your visit.