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.

The Louvre also offers temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, public events, the Tuileries Garden and the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix.

Redevelopment of reception areas under the Pyramid :

  • creation of new information points

  • regrouping of counters and ticket offices (on the ground floor of the former bookstore)

  • unique area for locker rooms, toilet facilities and luggage storage.

A redesigned signage, in order to give a clear vision of the spaces to be discovered and the most important works of the permanent collections.

The Pavillon de l'Horloge

In the heart of the museum, in renovated historic spaces, a journey retraces, using emblematic works and new mediation tools, the metamorphosis of the palace of the kings of France into a museum.

A free application in French and English accompanies the consultation of the devices.

Services:

  • "My Visit to the Louvre" app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play (French, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Korean and Japanese in February 2013).

  • Louvre Kids app available on the Apple App Store (French and English).

  • Suitable for everyone.

Note:

  • Pushchairs and baby carriers available free of charge.

  • Café Mollien and a range of restaurants in the Carrousel du Louvre shopping centre.

  • Tuileries Gardens are close by.

Facilities and services:

  • Individual tickets available online: www.ticketlouvre.fr (Ticketweb, FNAC, Ticketnet, Paris Museum Pass)

  • Other distribution channels :

Available at Information Tourism Points located in Paris aiports, Disneyland, Versailles and Galeries Lafayette

  • Louvre-Nintendo audio-guide

  • Group tours with or without a guide

  • Membership (Ami du Louvre Youth, Professional, Friend of the Louvre and Family card)

  • "Grande Galerie, le journal du Louvre" magazine

Events and activities:

  • Cultural and educational activities: talks, architectural tours, workshops and educational sessions, tour of the rooms and more.

  • A range of events and activities in the Tuileries Gardens Louvre

    -Auditorium: concerts, lectures, talks, children's concerts

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 9 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. 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.

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.

Included in the Paris Museum Pass.

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

Audioguide languages

  • English
  • French
  • French sign language
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • 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

Booking

  • Group booking required
    Reservation deadline (in days) : 60 days

    External guide accepted : Yes
    Right to speak : Booking necessary for groups of 7 or more people (including guide)