Louvre Museum

The world’s most visited museum boasts myriad artifacts and masterpieces from prehistory to modern-day.

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Frequently asked questions about Louvre Museum

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To enter Louvre Museum, you need to have a ticket or be part of a guided tour.

Planning Your Visit

  • Avoid the queues

    The queues to the Louvre can be daunting. The main entrance, through the Louvre Pyramid, is always the most crowded. An insider tip is using the entrance located in the underground shopping center, Carrousel du Louvre, where you can buy your ticket and pass the security checks free of hassle. If you want to experience the Pyramid, you can always do so on your way out.

  • Give yourself plenty of time

    The museum is gigantic, so it’s essential to make sure you have enough time to see everything you want. The museum is open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM on most days, and until 9:45 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. Arrive early, grab one of the free maps at the ticket purchase area, and take some time to plan your visit – it’s worth it!

  • Watch out for Tuesdays!

    Together with a number of Paris’ museums, the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. Take this opportunity to visit other sights such as the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe and come back on another day!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 AM-9:45 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    Ticket prices start at just €12 for access to the permanent collections.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide can definitely help. There are several options for audio guides and small-group tours available!
  • How to get there
    Take the metro on line 1 to the Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station. The Paris Open Tour bus also stops at the Pyramid.
  • Additional information
    * The rooms begin to close 30 minutes before the museum's closing time.
    * From October to March, access to the permanent collections is free on the first Sunday of each month!
    * On French public holidays, the museum may have shorter hours, or may be closed entirely.

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What people are saying about Louvre Museum

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 43,716 reviews

Really good bus tour, the audio was informative and funny. The stop was easy to find using the map on their site. The Seine tour was ok but it was a real person speaking and she spoke mostly in French (which she would being in France of course) and then translated to English by which time we had sometimes already passed the attraction she was speaking about but the boat tour itself is a good way to see the tourist attractions. I would recommend both tours.

Really good experience for a very good deal. We went to 8 museums that were included and saved around $40 with this pass. Pick up of the pass and redeeming the pass at each location was also easy.

Barbara was a great guide who took her time to explain the whole family the highlights of the Louvre. The tour was entertaining and educating both for the grownups and for the kids.

Amazing host Thiery!! Made us feel very welcome and shared lots of history about the Eiffel Tower! Highly recommend, I couldn’t imagine doing this without our wonderful host!

A really nice way to see the city and learn about the history. We also used it for our transportation around the city. VERY PLEASED!!!