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.
"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.
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
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
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.
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.
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