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Louvre Museum | An Iconic Art Museum in Paris

The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the world's largest museums and boasts one of the richest collections of art and historical artifacts in the world. A sprawling palace overlooking the Seine River, the Louvre is home to an extraoridinary collection of artworks, it is also one of the most visited museums in the world. Read on to learn more about your ticket options and other information would need to fully discover the Louvre.

Which Louvre Museum Ticket is Best for You?

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If you are Short on Time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets
Duration: 2-3 hours
Guide: Expert guide/audioguide

  • These entry tickets provide skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass long queues.
  • Go on a carefully curated 2 to 3-hour guided tour with an audio headset to keep you from missing out on any commentary.

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If you are on a Budget

Go for: Direct Entry Tickets
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Audioguide

  • Get guaranteed entry within 30 minutes and explore the world’s most visited museum with an optional audio guide available in 10 languages, data budget-friendly rate
  • These day-long valid tickets will let you walk around and browse through both the 38,000 permanent works and the many temporary exhibits at your own pace.

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If you are a Solo Traveler

Go for: Small-Group tour
Duration: 2-3 hours
Guide: Expert guide

  • Small group tours offer great personalized and interactive experiences. With fewer people, you can engage with your guide and group and explore the Louvre in depth.
  • See the Louvre’s most notable pieces like the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory, and more.

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Semi-Private Guided Tour of Louvre Museum with Skip-the-Line Tickets

If you are Travelling with Kids

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets
Duration: 2-3 hours
Guide: Expert guide/audioguide

  • With skip-the-line tickets, you can avoid long queues into the museum. The short curated tour will also focus on the major highlights of the Louvre, making them perfect for families with kids.
  • A professional guide will accompany you, providing fascinating insights in a kid-friendly manner.

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If you are an Art and History Buff

Go for: Guided Tours
Duration: 3 hours
Guide: Expert guide

  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry and a guided tour of the museum with a small group of fellow guests.
  • An expert art history guide will take you on a deep dive into both world-renowned masterpieces and the museum's history.

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If You Want to Explore In-Depth

Go for: Small-Group tour
Duration: 3 hours
Guide: Expert guide

  • A professional tour guide will accompany you around the Louvre, allowing you to truly understand the many world-renowned masterpieces 
  • See the Louvre’s most notable pieces like the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory, the great French neoclassical paintings, and the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. 

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Semi-Private Guided Tour of Louvre Museum with Skip-the-Line Tickets

If you want to Explore Beyond

Go for: Combo tours
Duration: Up to 6 hours
Guide: Expert guide/audioguide

  • Explore other popular attractions in Paris around the Louvre Museum, such as the Eiffel Tower or go on a scenic Seine River cruise and see the city’s landmarks.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and guided tours to some of the most-visited destinations in Paris.

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Admission is free for visitors under the age of 18, differently-abled visitors with their companions, as well as for EEA (EU, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) visitors under the age of 26, on presentation of a valid ID.

Cancelation Policy

Most Louvre Museum tickets can be canceled 24-72 hours before the experience begins. However, direct entry and combo tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled. Please check your ticket for details at the time of booking.

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What's Inside the 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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Paintings

The painting collection has more than 7,500 works  from the 13th century to 1848, mostly from Northern Europe. 

Highlights: 

  • Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
  • Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix
  • The Lacemaker by Johannes Vermeer
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Drawings & Prints

Displayed in the Pavillon de Flore, the prints and drawings department showcases various works on paper.

Highlights:

  • The Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault
  • Works by Rembrandt, Dürer, and Michelangelo
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Sculptures

The Louvre houses various ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, as well as works from the Renaissance onwards

Highlights: 

  • Venus de Milo
  • Winged Victory of Samothrace
  • Dying Slave by Michelangelo
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Writing & Inscriptions

There are various displays of writing and inscriptions that offer insights into ancient civilizations, or depict exemplary calligraphy.
Highlights:

  • The Rosetta Stone
  • Code of Hammurabi from Babylon
  • The Book of Kells
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Objects

Displayed across the museum, the Louvre boasts a vast collection of objet d’art (ornamental works of art), as well as many ancient artifacts. 

Highlights:

  • Egyptian mummies and sarcophagi
  • Greek and Roman pottery and weaponry
  • Asian ceramics, sculptures, and religious artifacts
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Textiles

The Louvre has displays of textiles and tapestries in the Richelieu Wing that illustrate important scenes from history. 

Highlights:

  • The Bayeux Tapestry
  • The Hunts of Maximilian
  • Richly embroidered royal garments from different eras
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Jewellery & Finery

The Louvre also displayed many exquisite jewels, encompassing the French crown jewels, and showcasing royal extravagance.

Highlights:

  • The Regent Diamond
  • Jewelry worn by Marie-Antoinette
  • Exquisite tiaras, brooches, and regal ornaments
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Furniture

Explore various collections of historically important furniture from the Middle Ages to the mid-19th century.

Highlights:

  • Napoleon III's opulent throne
  • Marie-Antoinette's 18th-century writing desk
  • Elegant Louis XV and XVI style furnishings

Plan Your Visit to The Louvre

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Louvre Museum Tickets

How much is a ticket to the Louvre Museum?

The starting price for Louvre Museum tickets is €24.99. This typically includes guaranteed access to the Louvre within 30 minutes, access to temporary exhibitions, free admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix, and an optional audio guide. Prices may vary if you book skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, or combo tickets.

How to book tickets to the Louvre Museum?

You can purchase tickets to the Louvre Museum online. Online purchasing allows you to skip the long queues at the ticket office. Additionally, some tickets offer combined access to the Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruises, providing a more comprehensive experience.

Should I buy Louvre Museum tickets in advance?

Yes it necessary to purchase tickets to the Louvre in advance, as only those with timed slot tickets are guarantee access to the museum.

Why should I book Louvre Museum tickets online?

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 an easy 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 by 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.

What do Louvre Museum tickets include?

A standard Louvre ticket includes entry to the museum. However, skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and combo tours are also available.

Are discounts available on Louvre Museum tickets?

Yes, all children under 18 years of age as well as EU residents aged 18-25, and art teachers can visit the museum for free, just provide a valid photo ID.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Louvre Museum?

Yes, you can purchase Louvre Museum skip-the-line tickets. These allow you to bypass the long lines and enter the Louvre with priority access. Some of the best skip-the-line ticket options we offer include:
- Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Louvre Museum
- Skip-the-Line Tickets to Louvre Museum & Seine River Cruise

Are Louvre Museum guided tours available?

Yes, you can avail of guided tours when visiting the Louvre. These can be booked in advance online. Some of the best guided tour options we offer include:
- Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Louvre Museum
- Semi-Private Guided Tour of Louvre Museum with Skip-the-Line Tickets

What is the cancelation policy for Louvre Museum tickets?

The cancellation policy depends on the type of ticket you book. Some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, however, others may not offer a refund upon cancellation. Please check the specific terms before you make your reservation.

What are Louvre Museum opening hours?

The Louvre opening hours are 9 AM to 6 PM (last entry at 5:30 PM) from Wednesday to Monday. The museum remains closed on Tuesdays.

How long does it take to complete a Louvre Museum tour?

Most guided tours of the Louvre Museum typically take about 2-3 hours. However, you can also spend the whole day exploring the museum.

Is the Louvre accessibility-friendly?

Yes, the Louvre has put in place many facilities and services so 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.

Are there restaurants inside the Louvre?

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