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Louvre Museum Skip the Line Tickets: Guaranteed Entry Within 30 Minutes

€17
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  • Get guaranteed entry within 30 minutes to the world’s largest and most visited museum, the Louvre.
  • Roam the halls of the museum with these day-long valid tickets and browse through 35,000 artistic exhibits at your leisurely pace.
  • From the 4000-year-old Egyptian artifacts to modern Oriental art, the Louvre is a reservoir of the world’s artistic heritage; not to forget, home to the world-famous Mona Lisa painting.
  • Additionally, benefit from same-day access to the temporary collections (depending on availability) and free admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix within 48 hours.
  • Upgrade your ticket to include an engaging audioguide available in 9 languages.
  • Note: From 21 July, all visitors to the Louvre aged 18 and over must show a European Health Pass. From 30 September, this obligation will be extended to all visitors aged 12 and over.
  • Groups of 7 or more are required to purchase tickets in batches or purchase a group tour.
  • We do not sell free tickets. If any visitors are eligible for it, they will have to contact the Louvre directly to get the tickets. We only sell adult tickets (+18 years for non-EU citizens and +26 years for those from the EU).

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Skip-the-Line Entry
  • Skip-the-Line Entry + Audioguide
  • Try going either early in the morning or around 3 pm in the afternoon. You’ll never have the Louvre Museum all to yourself, but mornings and evenings will be the least crowded hours of the day.
  • To dodge long queues, we recommend using the 'Lion's gate' if you want to avoid the crowds entering through the pyramid. It is located on the east of the Pont Royal on the Quai des Tuileries.
  • In the next step of the booking, you will have to choose the date on which you would like to visit, along with the time slot during which you will gain entry. You will be allowed to gain entry within 30 minutes of the selected time slot (for example, should you choose a 10am time slot, you will be allowed to gain entry up until 10:30am) by lining up in the yellow line meant for visitors with pre-purchased tickets for a certain time slot.
  • The visit routes will be signposted, with no possible backtracking to avoid crossing flows. Additionally, re-entry is not allowed after you leave the venue.
  • Strollers and/or wheelchairs can be loaned at the Louvre.
  • Entry is free for children under the age of 18 and European Union citizens under the age of 26 but they will need to get a physical ticket at the venue owing to the new COVID-19 rules and regulations. Also, please display a valid ID at the entrance of the museum for proof of age.

Note: We only sell adult tickets (+18 yrs for non-EU and + 26 yrs from EU). We do not sell free tickets. If visitors are eligible for it, they will have to reserve a ticket online through the official Louvre website owing to the new COVID-19 rules and regulations.

  • This experience cannot be canceled. However, reschedules are possible up to 12 hours before your selected slot, subject to availability.

Louvre Guided Tour - Express [90 Min]

€55.90
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Duration: 1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr.
Skip the Line
  • Skip the winding ticket queues and step inside the Louvre with your English, French, or Spanish-speaking guide to explore the world’s grandest assortment of art on this guided tour.
  • Wander from gallery to gallery on this specially curated tour that takes you through the famous artworks as well as lesser-known artistic treasures of the Louvre; from the Mona Lisa to The Dying Slave to Liberty Leading the People, The Raft of Medusa, and many more.
  • This guided tour of the Louvre is a perfect treat for art aficionados, an experience sure to enchant you and change the way you view art forever!
  • Navigating your way through 35,000 exhibits in the world’s biggest museum can be a daunting task, something you shouldn’t have to worry about when equipped with these tickets in hand!
  • After the guided tour, wander through the halls of the Louvre at your own pace with these day-long valid tickets.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • Infants aged 0-2 go free. Children aged 3-17 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Louvre Guided Tour - Comprehensive [3 Hours]

€56
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Instant Confirmation
Duration: 3 hr.
Free Cancellation
  • Embark on this 2.5-hour carefully curated guided tour of the Louvre with your English-speaking expert guide and walk through the world’s most expansive treasure trove of art.
  • With skip-the-line access and an audio headset to keep you from missing out on the guide’s commentary, spend your time understanding works of art from several periods in history including Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, and Roman artifacts.
  • After the guided tour, wander through the halls of the Louvre at your own pace with these day-long valid tickets.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • Infants aged 0-3yrs can go in for free. Children aged 4-14yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Combo: Palace of Versailles + Louvre Museum Tickets

€44
Duration: 1 hr.
  • Use this money-saver combo ticket to visit two must-see Paris attractions: the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre Museum!
  • Choose between the King Grand Apartment entry that gives you access to the Main Palace where the Hall of Mirrors is; or choose the Passport Access that allows you to visit the Gardens & the Trianon Estate as well.
  • The ornately built King Grand Apartments give you a peek into the lives of the infamous King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
  • In the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the 357 mirrors that were placed in a way that reflected the light of the candles, and protect the ornate walls and ceilings from smoke.
  • With just a few flames, the reflection from so many mirrors was enough to light up the entire hall.
  • At the Trianon estate, which is 30 min away from the Main Palace, but within the same domain, explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Head out to the gardens, situated to the west of the Palace: landscaped in the classic French formal garden style, you'll find manicured lawns, parterres, sculptures, and fountains.
  • The latter served as a private meeting place for the Queen and her closest friends; a place of leisure.
  • Later, Get guaranteed entry within 30 minutes to the world’s largest and most visited museum, the Louvre.
  • Roam the halls of the museum with these day-long valid tickets and browse through 35,000 artistic exhibits at your leisurely pace.
  • From the 4000-year-old Egyptian artifacts to modern Oriental art, the Louvre is a reservoir of the world’s artistic heritage; not to forget, home to the world-famous Mona Lisa painting.

Palace of Versailles

  • Timed entry for the Main Palace of Versailles & the Grands Apartments
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Audioguide
  • Temporary Exhibits
  • Gardens (including fountain or musical show)
  • Grand & Petit Trianon (passport only)
  • Queen’s Hamlet (passport only)
  • Park

Louvre Museum

  • Guaranteed access to the Louvre within 30 minutes
  • Cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Louvre Guided Tour - Small Group [<15 guests]

€56
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Instant Confirmation
Duration: 2 hr.
Skip the Line
  • Enter the Louvre as dusk falls and the crowds recedes, so as to consume the beauty of the world’s largest art museum in quiet contemplation over 2 and a half hours.
  • Enjoy the company of your English speaking art historian guide on this after-hours small group tour ( no more than 15 people) as you explore the beautifully adorned corridors of the Louvre museum and acquaint yourself to the masterpieces in the museum.
  • See the Mona Lisa at her most peaceful time on this carefully-crafted itinerary and spend as much time as you’d like observing the intricacies of the painting.
  • These limited nocturnal tickets are a favourite among art fanatics, a chance to make your way into the world’s most visited museum and observe art without having to jostle for space with fellow art-lovers!
  • Children aged 4-17 years enjoy reduced prices and those aged 3 years and below do not require a ticket.
  • This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

Combo: Palace of Versailles + Louvre Museum + Orsay Museum Tickets

€60
Duration: 1 hr.
  • This pocket-friendly combo ticket brings to you three must-see Paris attractions: the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre Museum, and the Orsay Museum!
  • Choose between the King Grand Apartment entry that gives you access to the Main Palace where the Hall of Mirrors is; or choose the Passport Access that allows you to visit the Gardens & the Trianon Estate as well.
  • The ornately built King Grand Apartments give you a peek into the lives of the infamous King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
  • In the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the 357 mirrors that were placed in a way that reflected the light of the candles, and protect the ornate walls and ceilings from smoke.
  • At the Trianon estate, which is 30 min away from the Main Palace, but within the same domain, explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Head out to the gardens, situated to the west of the Palace: landscaped in the classic French formal garden style, you'll find manicured lawns, parterres, sculptures, and fountains.
  • Later, get guaranteed entry within 30 minutes to the world’s largest and most visited museum, the Louvre.
  • Roam the halls of the museum with these day-long valid tickets and browse through 35,000 artistic exhibits at your leisurely pace.
  • From the 4000-year-old Egyptian artifacts to modern Oriental art, the Louvre is a reservoir of the world’s artistic heritage; not to forget, home to the world-famous Mona Lisa painting.
  • Continue your artistic exploration with a skip-the-line entry to the Orsay Museum.
  • Marvel at the stunning works of artists like Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne, Frederic Bazille, and many more.
  • Some of the most iconic works of art include Gustave Courbet’s 'The Artist’s Studio' (1854–55), Édouard Manet’s 'Luncheon on the Grass' (1863), and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (1876).

Palace of Versailles

  • Timed entry for the Main Palace of Versailles & the Grands Apartments
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Audioguide
  • Temporary Exhibits
  • Gardens (including fountain or musical show)
  • Grand & Petit Trianon (passport only)
  • Queen’s Hamlet (passport only)
  • Park

Louvre Museum

  • Guaranteed access to the Louvre within 30 minutes

The Orsay Museum

  • Skip-the-line entry into the Orsay Museum
  • Cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Combo: Louvre Museum + Arc de Triomphe Tickets

€30
Duration: 1 hr.
  • Get access to the iconic Louvre museum and the intriguing Arc de Triomphe rooftop with this super-saving combo ticket.
  • Get guaranteed entry within 30 minutes to the world’s largest and most visited museum, the Louvre.
  • Roam the halls of the museum with these day-long valid tickets and browse through 35,000 artistic exhibits at your leisurely pace.
  • From the 4000-year-old Egyptian artifacts to modern Oriental art, the Louvre is a reservoir of the world’s artistic heritage; not to forget, home to the world-famous Mona Lisa painting.
  • Note: From 21 July, all visitors to the Louvre aged 18 and over must show a European Health Pass. From 30 September, this obligation will be extended to all visitors aged 12 and over.
  • Make your way to the mighty Arc de Triomphe to enjoy an unparalleled view of the city, with skip-the-line access letting you bypass the waiting crowd.
  • Grab an informative pamphlet available in 10 languages and gain a better understanding of the monument.
  • This unforgettable, intricately sculpted arc sits at the center of the Étoile (star) roundabout in unison with a magnificent view of the 12 Parisian avenues.
  • The base of the Arc houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a tribute to the brave is one of the most revered monuments that honor the 1st World War's fallen.
  • Note: Tickets are not valid for the special event "Christo and Jeanne-Claude at the Arc de Triomphe" that will take place from the 18th of September until the 3rd of October.
  • Entry into the Louvre
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Arc de Triomphe
  • Rooftop access
  • Cannot be canceled, amended, or refunded.

Combo: Louvre Museum + Picasso Museum Tickets

€31
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Instant Confirmation
Duration: 1 hr.
  • Experience the best of Paris's artistic treasures at both the Louvre Museum and Picasso Museum, with a single money-saving ticket.
  • Enjoy guaranteed entry within 30 minutes to the largest and most visited museum in the world, Louvre Museum.
  • Explore the home of Mona Lisa at your own pace, containing over 35,000 artistic exhibits, and a wide collection of ancient and modern artifacts.
  • This ticket also gives you same day access to temporary collections (subject to availability) and admission to Musée Eugène-Delacroix within 48 hours.
  • Note: From 21 July, all visitors to the Louvre aged 18 and over must show a European Health Pass. From 30 September, this obligation will be extended to all visitors aged 12 and over.
  • Groups of 7 or more are required to purchase tickets in batches or purchase a group tour.
  • Apart from Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, must-see artworks include Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix, and Michelangelo's The Dying Slave and the Rebellious Slave.
  • Later, avoid waiting crowds at the Picasso Museum and enter directly with skip-the-line access.
  • Explore over 5,000 works of art from the genious mind of Pablo Picasso.
  • The drawings, studies, sketches, engravings, photographs, illustrated books, and more will give you an interesting insight into the artist's creative process.
  • Visit the basement for a rare glimpse at the contemporary forms of comic strips.
  • See select artworks from Richard Fauguet, Sergio García Sánchez, Émilie Gleason, and more.

Louvre Museum

  • Guaranteed access to the Louvre within 30 minutes
  • Access to temporary exhibits
  • Admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix

Picasso Museum

  • Skip-the-line access to Picasso Museum
  • Access to temporary and permanent exhibitions

Louvre Museum

  • Entry is free for children under the age of 18 and European Union citizens under the age of 26 but they will need to get a physical ticket at the venue owing to the new COVID-19 rules and regulations. Also, please display a valid ID at the entrance of the museum for proof of age.

Note: We only sell adult tickets (+18 yrs for non-EU and + 26 yrs from EU). We do not sell free tickets. If visitors are eligible for it, they will have to reserve a ticket online through the official Louvre website owing to the new COVID-19 rules and regulations.

Picasso Museum

  • Ages 18 and under go free(carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Visit Louvre Museum in Paris | Book Louvre Tickets & Tours

The Louvre Museum in Paris is the world's largest museum and boasts one of the richest collections of art and historical artifacts in the world. A sprawling French Baroque structure overlooking the Seine River, the Louvre is home to over 3,80,000 artworks, of which 35,000 make up the permanent exhibition. Known for its extraordinary collection of artworks, it is also one of the most visited museums in the world. To visit the Louvre, you can opt for either an online admission ticket or go for a guided tour. Read on to know more about your ticket options and other information would need to fully discover the Louvre.

Louvre Museum Ticket Options

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Skip the Line Tickets

Duration: Gain entry within 30 minutes of the selected time slot and stay as long as you like.

  • Bypass the entry line and make your way inside the museum without queuing up with skip-the-line tickets.
  • Pair the admission tickets with a convenient audio guide, which is available in 10 languages.
  • Enjoy same-day access to the temporary collections (depending on availability) and free admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix within 48 hours.
  • The ticket is timed and hence you will be allowed to enter the Louvre only at the time mentioned on the ticket.
More Tips to Skip the Lines at Louvre
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Guided Tours

Duration: 1.5- 3 hours. You are free to stay after the tour and explore for as long as you wish.

  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Louvre Museum.
  • Going on a guided tour ensures that you learn more about the artworks you see as well as the history of the museum. Your guide will also be able to answer any questions you might have.
  • Choose between an Express Tour (90 minutes) or Comprehensive Tour (3 hours) or a Small Group tour, which has a maximum size of 15 members, depending on how in-depth an experience you wish.
Why Take a Guided Tour of the Louvre?
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Combo Tickets

  • If you want to save money but also explore as much as possible, combo tickets are the way to go.
  • Combo tickets allow you to cover two attractions and are an absolute money saver.
  • You can choose between visiting the Palace of Versailles, Orsay Museum, and Picasso Museum along with the Louvre.
  • These Louvre tickets also offer guaranteed entry within 30 minutes, making your experience a hassle-free one.
  • Take advantage of the audio guides available at these attractions to ensure that you have a fruitful visit.

What is the Best Way to Book Your Louvre Museum Tickets? Book Online Tickets

The best way to get hold of your Louvre Museum tickets is to buy them online. You will be able to get amazing deals and make advanced bookings. And, it also gives you a safe and contactless experience with many additional benefits.

Convenience: You can skip the long queues and book your tickets with just a click. You’ll also get 24/7  customer service on phone, email, or chat. 

Advanced Reservation: You can plan your trip in advance and avoid any disappointments like tickets selling out.

Discounts: Avail of some of the best discounts and book combo tours that allow you to visit popular attractions in Paris along with the Louvre. 

Safety: Online tickets allow for safe and contactless transactions.

Which Louvre Ticket to Choose?

1. If you would like to save time:

The best way to save time during your visit is by opting for Skip-the-Line Louvre tickets. They allow you to bypass the long waiting lines and get priority access to the Louvre museum. 

2. If on a budget:

If you are hoping to plan a trip that is lighter on the pocket, opt for the Skip-the-Line Louvre Tickets. It is a self-guided tour, but the timed ticket ensures that you will not have to wait in lines and explore the whole museum at your own pace. You can also upgrade your tickets to include an engaging audio guide to make your visit more worthwhile.

3. If you’re looking for a guided tour:

If you’re looking for an in-depth understanding of the Louvre, its history, and its collections, it is best to opt for a guided Louvre tour. Your multilingual professional tour guide will lead you to all major masterpieces housed inside the museum while providing you with interesting details about the museum and the artworks.

4. If you wish to explore further:

You can explore beyond the Louvre by opting for the super saver combo ticket that includes access to one/two other attractions in Paris. You can choose to explore the Palace of Versailles, the Orsay Museum, or the Picasso Museum. This will allow you a chance to delve deeper into the history and culture of the capital of the arts, Paris.

Explore The Louvre

Palace
Pyramid
Tuileries Garden
Collection
Mona Lisa
Facts
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The Louvre Palace, which houses the Louvre Museum, is a beautiful building that dates back to the 12th century. Built by King Philip II during the middle ages as a fortress, the building was converted to a castle between 1364 and 1380. Over the course of the years the building went through many transformations. It was during the French Revolution that the palace was converted into the Louvre Museum.

The Louvre Palace, in itself, is a beautiful attraction that continues to stand as an example of French and Renaissance architecture.

History of the Louvre Palace
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The iconic Louvre pyramid was commissioned by then President of France, François Mitterrand, in 1984. It was designed by famed Chinese-American architect, I. M. Pei, and was completed in 1989. The glass pyramid is over 70 feet tall and consists of more than 600 rhombus-shaped and 70 triangular glass pieces. Located in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace, it functions as the main entrance of the Louvre Museum.

Design of the Louvre Pyramid
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Once a royal and imperial family playground, the Tuileries Garden is a great place to recuperate after your visit to the Louvre, especially if you are visiting with children.

Children can sail little boats along the water of the Grand Basin, or play while you can recharge by grabbing a drink or bite from one of the many cafes and restaurants dotted around the gardens.

There is no entry charge to access the garden. However, check the timings ahead of your visit as the opening hours of the Tuileries Garden vary from season to season.

What to do at Tuileries Garden?
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The Louvre's art collection is divided into eight departments:

1. Paintings: Prominent paintings include Raft of Medusa, and Liberty Leading the People.
2. Sculptures: Venus de Milo and Venus of Arles are some popular statues housed here.
3. Drawing & Prints: View 250,000 drawings, pastels, prints from the 11th to the 19th centuries.
4. Royal Furniture: Explore Napoleon III apartments.
5. Textiles: View tapestries donated by the Chagourys.
6. Jewelry: View the coronation crown of Louis XIV, Charles V's scepter, and more.
7. Writing: Find funerary, proprietary, and epigraphic inscriptions.
8. Decorative Objects: Collection spans the Middle Ages to the mid-19th century.

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The Mona Lisa, one of the most famous paintings in the world, lives inside a protective glass case in the Louvre. Also known as the La Gioconda, the painting is valued at around $870 million, and holds the record for being the highest valued painting across the globe .

Painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century, and was acquired by the French King Francis I after da Vinci's death in 1519. It remained a part of the royal collection until the 19th century when it was placed inside the Louvre Museum.

Today, the Mona Lisa is on display inside the biggest room of the museum, the Salle des États on level 1 of the Denon Wing.

History of Mona Lisa
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  1. The Louvre is the most-visited art museum in the world
  2. In 2002, Advanced Robotic Vehicles, a Seattle-based company, created a remote-controlled robot that could be controlled to clean the pyramid.
  3. The Louvre’s galleries spread over 15 acres making it the largest art museum in the world.
  4. During World War II, the Nazis used the Louvre to store looted art.
  5. The Louvre actually has five pyramids, including an inverted pyramid located in the Carrousel du Louvre entrance underground.

What To See At Louvre Museum?

Home to around 480,000 works of art, of which 35,000 are on display, it is safe to say that there is a lot to see inside the Louvre. Here are some snippets of what you can expect.

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Salle des États

The largest room in the Louvre, the Salle des États, is home to Mona Lisa and other remarkable Venetian paintings such as The Wedding Feast at Cana by Veronese, Titian’s Pastoral Concert, and Tintoretto’s The Coronation of the Virgin.

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Galerie des Antiques

In the Louvre’s gallery of antiquities, you will find masterpieces of Greek sculpture such as the famous Venus de Milo, Venus of Arles, and Hermes Untying his Sandal here.

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Daru staircase

One of the six grand staircases built during the reign of the Second Empire in the 19th century, the monumental staircase is adorned by the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the most famous statue housed by the Louvre.

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Musée Charles X

Musée Charles X, inaugurated in 1827 and named after King Charles X, is Louvre's Egyptian museum. Inside, you will find Egyptian antiquities from the New Empire to the Ptolemaic Period.

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Crypt of the Sphinx

At the entrance to the Louvre’s Department of Egyptian Antiquities, you will be greeted by an enigmatic Sphinx. Inside, you will find a vast display of over 6,000 works such as the Seated Scribe and the statues of kings and queens.

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Grande Galerie

The Grande Galerie is where you will be able to view Louvre’s impressive collection of Italian paintings, one of the largest and most impressive of its kind. You will find works by the greats such as Mantegna, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and, Caravaggio, here.

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Galerie d’Apollon

The glitziest gallery in the Louvre Museum, the Galerie d’Apollon houses the royal collection of 800 pieces of hardstone vessels and the French Crown Jewels. You will find historical diamonds such as the 140-carat Regent, the Sancy and the Hortensia, here.

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Les Salles Rouges

Here, you will find some of the largest paintings in the Louvre, including masterpieces by 17th to 19th-century French painters such as Jacques-Louis David's Madame Récamier, Théodore Géricault's The Raft of the Medusa, and Eugène Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People.

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Michelangelo Gallery

Built between 1854 and 1857, the Michelangelo gallery is home to Italian sculptures from the 16th to the 19th century. It was named after the Renaissance great, Michelangelo, whose work Slaves are also on display here. Other works include Cupid and Psyche and Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss by Antonio Canova.

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Anne of Austria’s Summer Apartments

Orginally the summer apartments of Anne of Austria, mother of Louis XIV, the royal apartments were turned into a museum after the French Revolution. The museum houses Louvre’s ancient Roman collections such as the fragment of the Ara Pacis, the Empress Livia, and the Emperor Hadrian.

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Salle des Cariatides

Designed originally as a royal ballroom, the rooms gets it name from the four ‘caryatids’ made by the sculptor Jean Goujon that support the musicians’ gallery. Today, this spacious gallery displays a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures. Some highlights here include Artemis with a Doe, Sleeping Hermaphrodite and Apollo Sauroktonos.

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Galerie Campana

Galerie Campana features a long row of rooms where you will find ancient Greek pottery. The gallery has been named after Marquis Giampietro Campana, the man whose extensive collections account for a significant portion of the works displayed here. The gallery provides a comprehensive overview of Greek pottery.

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Cour Visconti

Louvre’s collection of Islamic Art is housed here. You will find various art forms of the Islamic world (from Spain to India via North Africa and Egypt) from a time period ranging from the rise of Islam in the 7th century to the late 19th century. The department's collection includes over 3,000 artworks.

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Cour Khorsabad

The Khorsabad courtyard displays the remains of a largest city of the ancient world, Dûr-Sharrukin, which was built by King Sargon II in the late 8th century BC. The fragments of the site were discovered by French archaeologists excavated them in the 19th century.

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Galerie d’Angoulême

Created in 1824, the Galerie d’Angoulême houses some works from the Near Eastern collections, notably works from the Levant, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Cyprus. The oldest of all works at the Louvre is a statue that dates back to 7,000 BC, which is housed here.

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Cour Puget and Cour Marly

These two courtyards in the Louvre showcases statues that were made for outdoor spaces. The Cour Puget houses sculptures from the 17th to the 19th century while the Cour Marly houses some of the statues that used to be on display at the Château de Marly.

Louvre Entrances

The museum has four entrances: Pyramid Entrance, Richelieu Passage Entrance, Porte de Lions, and the Carrousel du Louvre Entrance.

The Pyramid is the museum's main entrance and can be used by visitors with and without tickets, visitors with membership cards, and those who receive priority access, such as visitors with disabilities.

The Richelieu Passage entrance is dedicated to visitors with member cards. The Carrousel entrance, on the other hand, can be used by groups, visitors with membership cards, visitors with disabilities, and those with tickets. The Porte des Lions has been temporarily closed since 2019.

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Plan Your Visit to The Louvre

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Shop
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Rules
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Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Last time of entry: 5:30 PM, 30 minutes prior to closing.

Days Closed: Every Tuesday, January 1, May 1 and December 25.

Best Time to Visit: Early mornings and late evening hours before the museum closes, around 3 PM, will be the least crowded hours of the day.

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Visiting Louvre at night can be an extremely magical experience. Apart from the fact that the crowd is significantly less, there is the fact that the Louvre is illuminated with lights.

With the pyramid all lit up the courtyard takes up a romantic hue. Shop, sip on some cocktails and dine to enjoy a perfect Parisian dinner.

On Wednesdays and Fridays, the opening hours extend until 9:45 PM.

Note: Extended hours at the Louvre have been temporarily suspended, however, these timings will resume again shortly.

Louvre Night Tours Itinerary
Louvre Tickets, Getting There

Location: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France.

Getting to Louvre

Metro: Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station on Line 1 is the closest metro station to the museum. The museum is a 2-minute walk from the station.

Bus: Buses 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95 stop right next to the Louvre Museum.

RER: Take Lines A, B, or D and alight at Chatelet Les Halles, which is about 8 minutes away by foot.

Directions to the Louvre
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Apart from its permanent collection displayed across eight curatorial departments, the Louvre also has temporary exhibitions set up every season. Currently there are three exhibitions on display at the Louvre:

1. From Afar | Traveling Materials and Objects

22 July 2021 to 4 July 2022; Location: Petite Galerie, Richelieu Wing

2. Yves Saint Laurent at the Louvre

29 January 2022 to 15 May 2022; Location: Galerie D’Apollon, Denon Wing

3. Pharaoh of the Two Lands

28 April 2022 to 25 July 2022; Location: Hall Napoleon

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Louvre Tickets, Facilities
  • Information desks: There are two located under the Pyramid.
  • Cloakroom: Self-service lockers can be availed free of charge.
  • Free Wi-Fi: Available under the Pyramid and in the exhibition rooms.
  • Phone Chargers: Available under the Pyramid. 
  • Toilets: They can be found in the welcome area under the Pyramid and throughout the museum.
  • Lost & Found: Ask a staff member at the Help Desk help you or fill out a report to notify the Lost & Found team.
  • Car Park: An underground car park is located at 1 Avenue du Général Lemonier.
  • Audio Guide: Explore the museum's collection with the help of the audio guide on New Nintendo 3DS, which is available in 9 languages.
Plan Your Visit to the Louvre
Louvre Tickets, Accessibility
  • Visitors with disability and guide/accompanying person get free entry and priority access.
  • Parking spaces are reserved for people with disabilities..
  • I.M. Pei Pyramid entrance and Carrousel entrance have lifts available.
  • Get hold of the museum map and pamphlet to locate quieter areas, benches and toilets.
  • Borrow folding chairs, wheelchairs, assistive listening devices, and other equipment you might need from the Help Desk.
  • The Petite Galerie helps disabled visitors get introduced to the museum collections.
  • Access a public accessibility register at the Help Desk.
Accessibility Measures at Louvre
Louvre Tickets

Don't know where to begin? You can follow one of these walking trails:
Masterpieces of the Louvre: View the most iconic works of art housed at the Louvre.

JAY-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre: View the artworks that inspired and were featured in JAY-Z and Beyoncé’s first music video as a duo, “APES**T”.

Journey Along the Nile: Discover life under the Pharaohs.

Secret Treasures of the Richelieu Wing: View the lesser known masterpieces of the Louvre.

Discover the Louvre Visitor Trails
Louvre Tickets, Gift Shop

The Louvre has four different book and gift stores where you will be able to find guides, books, art objects, replicas and merchandise related to temporary exhibitions and permanent collections.

  • Louvre Gift Shop: Located at Allée du Grand Louvre; Open from 10 AM to 6:30 PM 
  • Salon Denon: Located at Denon wing - Level 1; Open from 9:30 AM. to 5:30 PM. 
  • Denon Counter: Located at Denon Mezzanine, under the Pyramid; Open from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM 
  • Hall Napoléon Counter: Located at Hall Napolean; Open during exhibitions, Wednesday to Monday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM 

The shops are closed on Tuesdays, 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December. You can also also skip the crowds at the shops and visit the Louvre online store.

Louvre Tickets, Eat

There is a selection of restaurants, cafes and takeaway counters available inside the Louvre Palace, in the Pyramid and even the Tuilleries Garden.

  • In The Palace: Starbucks, Goguette, Denon Takeaway Counters, Le Cafe Mollien
  • In The Pyramid: Paul, Bistrot Benoit, Cafe Marly
  • In The Tuileries Garden: Cafe Des Marronniers, Terrasse De Pomone, Pavillon des Tuileries, Rosa Bonheur Creperie, Eric Kayser, Petit Plisson Aux Tuileries
Restaurants & Cafes at Louvre
Louvre Tickets, Accomodation

Budget: Tonic Hotel Du Louvre, Appi Hôtel

Mid-level: Relais du Louvre, Le Pradey, Hôtel Bonne Nouvelle

Luxury: Hôtel du Louvre, La Clef Louvre, Hôtel Cambon

Louvre Tickets, Rules
  • All visitors must go through the security checks at the museum entrances. 
  • Suitcases and large bags (exceeding 55 x 35 x 20 cm) will not be allowed in the museum.
  • Any item left in the locker must be collected on the same day.
  • While photography is allowed for personal use, the use of selfie sticks, flash or lighting is prohibited.
  • If you loan any equipment from the museum, it must not leave the premises.
  • Once you exit the museum you will not be able to re-enter.
  • You are not allowed to drink, eat, smoke, make noise, touch the artworks or run inside the exhibition rooms.
  • Weapons and ammunition, tools, heavy blunt objects, explosives, volatile substance will not be allowed inside.
  • Animals, apart from guide dogs, are not allowed inside.

Frequently Asked Questions About Louvre Museum Tickets

Q. How do I buy tickets to the Louvre?

A. Louvre tickets are available online. You can book tickets to the Louvre here.

Q. Are online Louvre Museum tickets available?

A. Yes, the Louvre Museum is only accepting online reservations now. You can book your Louvre tickets online. 

Q. What are the different types of Louvre Museum tickets available?

A. Skip-the-line tickets, guided tours and combo tours are the Louvre museum ticket options that are available.

Q. Is it safe to visit the Louvre Museum post-COVID-19?

A. The Louvre now accepts only online reservations, and has administered several health measures in place to ensure the safety of its visitors. 

Q. What are the safety and hygiene measures in place at the Louvre Museum?

A. Several measures have been put in place at the Louvre Museum in light of COVID-19. Entry is limited to those with online tickets, the use of masks that cover the nose and face at all times is mandate and visitor's temperature will be checked by thermal scanners before entry. Guided tours now permit only groups of 10.

Q. Do children get free entry to the Louvre?

A. Yes, children under 18 years of age; EU residents aged 18-25, and teachers of art can visit the museum free of cost. Please note that as per COVID-19 safety regulations, it is mandatory to book time-stamped tickets online for free entry.

Q. Do my Louvre tickets and tours include skip-the-line access?

A. Yes, both your Louvre tickets and guided tours include skip-the-line-access. With this, you get fast-track access to the museum without having to wait in long lines.

Q. Are Louvre Museum guided tours available?

A. Yes, you can avail guided tours when visiting the Louvre. These can be booked in advance online.

Q. What is the maximum group size for guided tours of the Louvre?

A. Each guided tour group can comprise a maximum of 25 visitors now.

Q. Are audioguides included on Louvre tickets?

A. This depends on the type of tickets you purchase. While there are tickets that just offer your skip the line access, there are also tickets that give you skip the line access, along with an audioguide.

Q. What are the opening hours for Louvre Museums? 

A. Louvre opening hours post-COVID-19 are: Wednesday to Monday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:30 PM). The museum remains closed on Tuesdays.

Q. Where is the Louvre located?

A. Louvre is located at Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France.

Q. Can I buy same day tickets to the Louvre?

A. Due to current COVID regulations, even if you want to purchase same day tickets, you will have to do it online. Thus, it is recommended that you purchase online tickets in advance to ensure you get tickets for the day you want to visit.

Q. Should I buy Louvre Museum tickets in advance?

A. Currently, it is absolutely necessary to purchase tickets to the Louvre in advance, as only those with timed slot tickets are allowed in.

Q. What is the best way to buy Louvre Museum tickets?

A. The best way to purchase Louvre Museum tickets is to buy them online. This allows you to book tickets in advance, opt for contactless modes of payment, avoid large crowds and even avail the many discounts available.

Q. Is the Louvre accessibility-friendly?

A. Yes, the Louvre has put in place many facilities and services so that visitors with disabilities can make the most of their visit. Along with loaning walking sticks, and wheelchairs, the Louvre offers reserved parking spots, disability-friendly restrooms and more.

Q. Are there restuarants inside the Louvre?

A. Yes, there are many restaurants, cafes and takeaway counters at the Louvre.