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Book a self-guided tour

What do I need to book?

We advise all groups to book a time slot a few weeks in advance of their visit. 

There are two parts to a group reservation:

  • Pay the group reservation fee: all groups (7 to 25 people maximum, including exempt visitors) must book a specific time and date for their visit and pay a group reservation fee.
  • Purchase a "participants" ticket: this ticket allow for the admission of the whole group. 

The number of visitors per group, as well as the date and time of the visit (pending availability), may be changed up to the day prior to the visit. All reservations must be made online via ticketlouvre.fr by selecting 'Group tickets for the museum' and completing the payment using a bank card.

Reservations available

Group bookings are currently open until September 30, 2024

In order to be granted permission to speak publicly in the museum, tour guides must hold a professional card. As the reservation fee covers the right to speak publicly, once arrangements have been made tour guides may take the group around the museum at the booked time slot.

Please contact us via email if you are a university professor, curator or researcher and would like to make an exceptional request to speak publicly in the museum.

Be prepared!

To ensure that everyone enjoys a comfortable visit, museum guides and their guests must use their own headphones. Without this equipment, groups cannot be admitted to the museum.

How much will it cost?

The reservation fee (which covers the right to speak publicly) costs €70

Individual admission tickets cost €22 (click here for list of visitors eligible for free admission). 

VIP tours: private 90-minute tours for 6 visitors are available for €800. Please contact us at Visites.Protocolaires@louvre.fr to arrange a VIP tour.

What can we see?

On the online ticketing service, you can book a time slot and individual tickets to visit the permanent collections (please note: the "Revoir Van Eyck" exhibition and the "Olympism. Modern Invention, Ancient Legacy" exhibition are not open to groups). 


Due to renovations, some rooms may be closed during the week. Please check the schedule of room closures to better plan your visit.

When can we come?

Every day except Tuesdays, 1 May, 25 December and 1 January. Time slots are available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Friday night until 8 p.m.

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