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 33,000 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 (currently closed for works, scheduled to reopen on 20 March 2024).
**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 (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 or the day after your visit (currently closed for works, scheduled to reopen on 20 March 2024).
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€) (new rate from 15 January 2024: €6)
Membership (Louvre Youth Card, Louvre Professional Card, Société des Amis du Louvre, Louvre Family Card)
Information points under the Pyramid
Loan of equipment (walking sticks, folding chairs, wheelchairs...)
Bookshops and shops
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
Visits in English all year round. For tours in Spanish or Italian, visit Louvre.fr)
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.
All group visits must be booked in advance.
Before starting the visit, the group leader must first go to the group reception desk to present the reservation in order to validate the right to visit and the right to speak.
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.
Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 7 people.
Adults: €17 (New price from 15 January: €22). Booking strongly recommended.
Free admission for under-18s and under-26s from European Economic Area countries. For the full list of free admission, visit louvre.fr/en
Guided tours, storytelling and workshops: from €9 to €12.
Guided tours, storytelling and workshops + museum ticket: €26 (new price from 15 January: €31)
Paris Museum Pass accepted: reservation required.
Tours in French and English all year round. For tours in Spanish and Italian, consult louvre.fr/en