Health pass

In accordance with government recommendations, all visitors to the Louvre aged 12 years and two months or older must show a Health Pass.

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Time slot booking required

All visitors, including those entitled to free admission, must book a time slot. Buy your ticket online on

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.

Health Pass

In accordance with government recommendations, all visitors to the Louvre aged 12 years and two months or older must show a Health Pass.

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 24 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 24 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.
  • Museum’s restaurants and cafés : please note that opening times may be affected by the current situation, so we kindly invite you to check this information.

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.

New itineraries

Some rooms have been temporarily closed.
The Salle des États (where the Mona Lisa is displayed) will be entered and exited through separate doors. 


Schedule of room closures

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Room openings during the health crisis

Due to the health crisis, some rooms in the museum may be closed. Please call +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17 for more information on the day of your visit.

The Louvre is carrying out some major maintenance and renovation work to make the visiter experience as comfortable and positive as possible. As a result, some of the museum rooms have to be periodically closed.
Thank you for your understanding.