The museum is closed

In line with measures taken by the French government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène Delacroix will remain closed up until and including May 18.

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Museums closed

In line with the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène Delacroix are closed until further notice.

All those who have purchased a ticket for this period will automatically receive a refund—no action is required.

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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.

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. The Carrousel and Porte des Lions entrances will be open as of October 1, 2020.

New itineraries

Signs have been placed around the museum to guide visitors and avoid overcrowding. The Salle des États (where the Mona Lisa is displayed) will be entered and exited through separate doors.


Museum map

Museum map

October 2020

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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: Historical palace rooms; Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman antiquities; Egyptian antiquities (ancient Egyptian civilization); Islamic art; European decorative arts; Crown Jewels; Napoleon III Apartments; European and French sculpture from the Middle Ages to the 19th century; French paintings (some rooms remain closed); Italian, Spanish, British, and Northern European paintings; and the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

Closed: Egyptian antiquities (chronological display); decorative arts of the 19th century; Greek terracotta, bronze, and ceramic works; part of the French painting collection.

Safety measures and advice

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.