With your comfort in mind, the Musée du Louvre offers a host of services to guarantee a quality visit.
A reception team at the main information desks located below the Pyramid is available to inform and advise you on museum news, services and operations.
To help you prepare your visit and guide you
At the main information desks located beneath the Pyramid, you will find:
• available in 7 languages: Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish
• all of the practical information on the museum, its layout, and the locations of elevators and toilets
• available for download here: louvre.fr/en/plan
The annual schedule of room closures
• in French, English, Spanish and Chinese
• available online: www.louvre.fr/en/hours-admission/schedule-room-closures
• all of the cultural happenings at the museum within a three-month period
• available online: louvre.fr/en/agenda or louvre.fr/en/visites-guidees
Thematic trails for children and/or adults are available on request.
Other thematic trails can be downloaded or printed from the Activities & Tours section: louvre.fr/en/parcours
Explore the museum on your own
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• curators and lecturers guide you through the museum!
• in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, and Korean; some content available in French Sign Language or with audio description
• rented from the museum's ticket area (ticket windows and machines) beneath the Pyramid
• you will be given a voucher to collect your Audio Guide from the counters at the top of the escalators leading to the Richelieu, Denon, and Sully wings; you will be asked to leave a valid piece of ID as a deposit (ID card, passport, etc.).
For more information: louvre.fr/en/audio-guide
Guided tours and workshops
Guided tours provide more in-depth opportunities to discover and discuss the museum's artworks.
The "Welcome to the Louvre" tour, for example, takes you to the Louvre's key works and locations, such as the Venus de Milo, the Wedding Feast at Cana, the Mona Lisa, and the Galerie d’Apollon.
You can find a detailed list of tours here: louvre.fr/visites-guidees
When the weather permits, why not opt for a guided tour of the Tuileries Garden?
For more information: http://www.louvre.fr/preparer-sa-visite/dans-les-jardins (in French)
Go ahead and touch
The Touch Gallery is the only place in the museum where visitors are encouraged to touch. The gallery features plaster or resin casts of the original sculptures on display at the Louvre.
The current exhibition in the Touch Gallery invites visitors to explore around twenty works on the theme of the representation of the body, from Apollo of Piombino through to French works from the 17th and 19th centuries. The chosen sculptures, in relief or full-round, touch on a wide variety of subjects such as divine and heroic nudity, bathers, or the use of drapery both to conceal and highlight the body's curves... The selected works are of all sizes and use original materials like bronze, stone, or earthenware.
For more information on special visits and workshops: louvre.fr/en/accessibility
The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission on the first Saturday of each month
from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
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