Louvre Museum

  • Museum
  • Fine Arts
  • Arts and culture

The collections of this museum which was founded in 1793 bring together works of western art from the Middle Ages to 1848, works from ancient Oriental, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilisations, works of graphical art and Islamic art. It houses more than 38,000 individual works, including the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo.

A former palace of kings, the Louvre has been intimately linked to the history of France for eight centuries. Conceived from its creation in 1793 as a universal museum, its collections, which are among the finest in the world, cover several millennia and a territory that stretches from America to the borders of Asia. As a universal museum, the Louvre houses eight departments. Egyptian Antiquities, Oriental Antiquities, and Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, sit alongside more modern collections such as those in the Paintings, Sculptures, Works of Art, Graphic Arts and Islamic Arts departments. In total, nearly 33,000 works are on display, including world-famous masterpieces such as the Victory of Samothrace, the Crouching Scribe, the Winged Bulls of Khorsabad, the Mona Lisa, Michelangelo's Slaves and the Napoleon III Apartments. A ninth department devoted to the arts of Byzantium and Eastern Christianity is currently being created and will open in 2025.

The Louvre is also home to temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, activities for all audiences, the Tuileries Gardens and the Eugène Delacroix National Museum. The Louvre ticket allows access to the Eugène-Delacroix National Museum on the day or the day after your visit.

**Discover the Studio

This new 1,200-square-meter space, located on the ground floor of the Richelieu wing, is designed to host creative and practical art workshops and training courses offered by the Louvre. At the entrance to the Studio, the Forum is a place of discovery, exchange, and programming open to all visitors, enabling them to learn about the museum, its collections, and its professions. Families and schoolchildren, students and young workers, professionals and visitors from the social field and the disabled: everyone will find a suitable proposal to develop their curiosity and artistic practice.

The museum's offer

  • Online ticketing, reservations strongly recommended (www.ticketlouvre.fr): individual and group tickets

  • ANCV holiday vouchers are accepted

  • The Paris Museum Pass includes access to the Louvre

  • The Louvre ticket allows access to the Eugène-Delacroix national museum on the day or the following day.

  • Delacroix on the day or the day after your visit

  • Museum map available in French, English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Italian and German

  • Audioguide available in French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (5€)

  • Membership (Louvre Youth Card, Louvre Professional Card, Société des Amis du Louvre, Louvre Family Card)

**Services

  • Information points under the Pyramid

  • Loan of equipment (walking sticks, folding chairs, wheelchairs

  • wheelchairs, etc.)

  • Cloakrooms

  • Bookshops and shops

  • Restaurants

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Telephone charging points

  • For families: loan of pushchairs and baby carriers, changing tables

  • Tourism & Handicap label

**Events and activities

  • Workshops and guided tours for everyone from 4 years old

  • Tours in English

  • Private and prestige tours

  • Cultural programme: concerts, conferences, cinema, events

  • Various activities and events in the Tuileries Gardens

Self-guided groups (7 people or more) are invited to enter the museum via the Passage Richelieu or the Carrousel du Louvre gallery.

The group leader must first go to the special ticket office under the pyramid for formalities (removal of the right to speak sticker).

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 9 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday. All year round. Every day from 9am to 6pm. Nocturne on Fridays until 9.45pm. Online booking required. Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

The admission ticket to the Louvre gives you access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions as well as to the Eugène-Delacroix National Museum on the same day and the day after your visit to the Louvre.

The admission ticket to the Louvre gives you access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, as well as to the Eugène-Delacroix National Museum on the same day and the day after your visit to the Louvre.

Rates

Price reduction applied : €0.50 from 500 tickets

Right to speak cost : Flat fee

Adult: 17 € (Online booking required (guaranteed entry in less than 30 minutes).).

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 25 people.

Free: European Union residents under the age of 26.

Paris Museum Pass accepted: compulsory reservation of a time slot.

Reception

Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers
  • Children

Groups

  • Minimum number of people : 25
  • Sales TO/Distributors

Additional information

  • On site restaurant : Le café Grand Louvre. Housed in the prestigious glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei, this 120 m² space filled with fresh bright colours and clean lines brings modernity to the Louvre.

Visits

Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 180 minutes (individual)

Services and facilities

Services

  • Ticketing in number

Languages

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Visit languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Audioguide languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Additional information

Child auidioguide languages : German, English, Korean, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese

Adult multimedia guide languages : German, English, Korean, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, French Sign Language

Child multimedia guide languages :German, English, Korean, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese

Accessibility

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability
  • Visual disability
  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Absence of slope > 5%
  • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
  • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
  • Internal doors with easy openings
  • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • Height under table >= 70 cm width >= 77 cm
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • Visual alarm with flash light
  • Magnetic loop available at the reception
  • Reception staff trained in the French Sign Language
  • Presence of pictograms and / or simplified visuals
  • Documentation available in Braille
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Access

Metro Palais-Royal – Musée-du-Louvre, lines 1 et 7
Bus 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95

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Contact information

  • Musée du Louvre 75058 Paris 1er
  • +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17
  • www.louvre.fr

Your contacts

Booking group tours with museum guide

  • Mr and Mrs Contact réservation groupe Booking
  • +33 (0) 1 40 20 51 77
  • +33 (0) 1 40 20 84 58

Booking group tours with external guide or external speaker

  • Mr and Mrs Contact réservation groupe Booking
  • +33 (0) 1 40 20 57 60
  • +33 (0) 1 40 20 58 24

Informations

  • Mr and Mrs Contact service tourisme Information
  • +33 (0) 1 40 20 50 50