All you need to know about Louvre opening hours


Open 9am–6pm

Last Admission


Louvre Museum

The Louvre remains open from 9am to 6pm on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with extended opening hours from 9am till 9pm on Wednesday and Friday.

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 9:00am–6:00pm 5:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00am–9:00pm 8:00pm
Thursday (Today)9:00am–6:00pm 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am–9:00pm 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–6:00pm 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am–6:00pm 5:00pm
louvre opening hours

The last time of entry is at 5:30pm, 30 minutes before closing.

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

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Jan 1 TO Mar 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Mar 31)

Monday 7:30am–7:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am–7:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am–7:30pm
Thursday 7:30am–7:30pm
Friday 7:30am–7:30pm
Saturday 7:30am–7:30pm
Sunday 7:30am–7:30pm

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Best time to visit the Louvre Museum

Weekday vs Weekend

Choosing weekdays over weekends is your best bet if you want to visit the Louvre with peaceful ambience. As the museum remains closed on Tuesdays, you will most probably find a larger crowd on Wednesdays. Hence, for the best experience, you should consider Mondays and Thursdays to explore the renowned art collection of the Louvre Museum.








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Peak season vs Low season

Paris experiences its peak crowds from June to September, making the attractions busier, costs sky-rocketing and weather comparatively warmer. The period between January and April is far more favorable if you want to ditch the crowds and cut the costs!













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Frequently Asked Questions about the Louvre Museum opening hours

How long does it take to visit the Louvre?

The Louvre Museum is huge - 400 rooms and 35,000 artworks; impossible to see EVERYTHING in one day. If you have 3 hours to spare (an ideal time to visit the museum), visit the Denon Wing which houses some famous masterpieces - Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, The Raft of the Medusa, and more. However, if you can spend an entire day (9 hours) at the museum, head to the Sully and Richelieu wings after the Denon Wing.

What are the opening hours of Tuileries Gardens?

The opening hours of the Tuileries Gardens vary throughout the year:
April, May, and September from 7 am–9 pm;
June, July, and August from 7 am–11 pm;
January, February, March, October, November, and December from 7.30 am–7.30 pm

What are the opening hours of Musée National Eugène-Delacroix?

The Musée National Eugène-Delacroix is open Wed–Mon from 9:30 am–5:30 pm. It is closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25. On the first Thursday of every month (except August 1, closing at 5:30pm), the museum is opened in the evenings till 9pm.

Is entry to the Louvre Museum free?

Entry to the Louvre Museum is free only on the first Friday of every month, after 6 pm. However, this rule excludes the months of July and August.

Are there night openings at Musee Eugene-Delacroix?

Yes, the museum is open till 9 pm on the first Thursday of every month (except August 1, closing is at 5:30 pm).

Is the Louvre Museum accessbile in the evenings?

Yes, the museum is open till 9 pm, every Wednesday and Friday evening.