How much is admission into the Louvre?

€15 in-person, or €17 if purchased online.
Access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in both the Louvre and the Musée Eugène Delacroix.

Admission is free on July 14 for both the Louvre and the Musée Eugène-Delacroix, and free on the first Saturday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. for the Musée Eugène-Delacroix only.

Admission is also free to those under 18 years of age. Photo identification is required.

Entry to the Louvre is free for AFL members upon presenting their AFL membership card.

What are the operating hours of the Louvre?

The museum is open every day except on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The museum remains open until 9:45 p.m. on Fridays.

During which holidays is the Louvre closed?

The museum is closed on the following holidays: January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. For more information on opening hours, click here.

Where are the entrances located?

The Pyramid is the Louvre’s main entrance. There are 4 queues: visitors without tickets, visitors with tickets, visitors with membership cards and priority access.

At peak times, you may also be able to use the Carrousel, Richelieu or Porte des Lions entrances depending on which category you fit into.

Carrousel entrance: Carrousel entrance can be used by all visitors.

Passage Richelieu entrance: Richelieu entrance is reserved for groups and visitors with membership cards.

Porte des Lions entrance: If the ticket office is closed, this entrance is reserved for visitors who already have a ticket. The Porte des Lions is closed every Friday. There are no lockers at the Porte des Lions entrance. You will be refused entry if you have a large bag or helmet.

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How accessible is the Louvre for disabled visitors?

The Louvre provides free admission with no wait through all entrances to disabled visitors and a guest or helper. Through all entrances (with the exception of the Passage Richelieu), elevators are available to take disabled visitors down to the reception area under the Pyramid. In exchange for a piece of identification at the information desk, you can borrow wheelchairs and other necessary equipment. Handicap access guides and Museum maps are also available at the information desk beneath the Pyramid.

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How can I best avoid lines at the Louvre?

To avoid lines, it is encouraged to obtain a membership card or purchase tickets in advance to present upon entering. Visitors without tickets or passes can enter through the Galerie du Carrousel shopping area located underneath the museum where tickets can be purchased at ticket windows and machines as an alternative to entering through the Pyramid.

How can I purchase tickets in advance?

Advanced tickets may be purchased on the Louvre website here.

Certain temporary exhibitions require the advanced reservation of a specific time slot. Please consult the Louvre ticketing website prior to your visit here.

Is it necessary to reserve group visits?

All groups of 7 people or more must reserve tickets in advance. To prevent overcrowding, groups are limited to a maximum of 25 people. This allows the museum to properly accommodate all visitors throughout the day.

Groups formed of 7 to 25 people must buy a reservation ticket in addition to an admission that correspond to the number of the paying participants of the group. These tickets must be presented by the group leader the day of the visit. The admission ticket for participants can be purchased until the scheduled time of the group reservation, at the latest.

Group reservation ticket must be validated by the leader at the Groups Reception area located under the Pyramid. For more information click here.

Meeting point:
Group Reception Area under the Pyramid. Opening hours: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (until 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays)

If you require assistance in the museum (wheelchairs, walking sticks, folding stools, baby carriers, etc.), feel free to contact handicap@louvre.fr prior to your visit.

For more information, please contact:

Musée du Louvre
Direction des publics
Service vente et reservations
Visites-conférences et ateliers
75058 Paris Cedex 01
Tel.: + 33 (0)
Fax: + 33 (0)

Do group tours need to be reserved in advance?

Guided tours for groups must be reserved at least 2 months ahead of time. On the day of arrival, a group must present a reservation pass upon entering through the Passage Richelieu or Carrousel, and proceed to the Group reception desk underneath the Pyramid. To reserve, please contact:

Musée du Louvre
Direction des publics
Service vente et reservations
Visites-conférences et ateliers
75058 Paris Cedex 01
Tel.: + 33 (0)
Fax: + 33 (0)

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Does the museum provide guided tours?

Private guided tours can be arranged free of charge for AFL members at certain levels by contacting Constance Barut at cbarut@aflouvre.org.

Guided tours of the museum’s collections are offered daily and vary by theme, including general, historical and monographic. Tours are available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and French sign language, and last for 90 minutes.

Audio guides are also available. For more information click here.

Guided tours can be booked:
– With the online booking service here.
– At the ticket area under the Pyramid

Full price €12, reduced price €9
Visitors paying a full-price ticket will also need to buy an admission ticket to the Musée du Louvre: €15 at the museum ticket area / €17 online at www.tickelouvre.fr
For €26, the combined ticket includes admission to the permanent collections and a guided tour.

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Meeting point:
All tours depart from the Group Reception Area under the Pyramid. Opening hours: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (until 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays)

If you require assistance in the museum (wheelchairs, walking sticks, folding stools, baby carriers, etc.), feel free to contact handicap@louvre.fr prior to your visit.

How can I arrange an event at the Louvre?

The Louvre is a beautiful setting for a private event. To organize a corporate event, please contact Constance Barut at cbarut@aflouvre.org or (917) 717-5033.

For more information regarding visiting the Louvre, please consult the Louvre’s website or consult the Activities and Tours web page.

You may also call the Information Desk at +33 (0)

What if I need to find an item lost at the museum?

The Lost and Found is located at the Information Desk underneath the Pyramid. You may also contact the Lost and Found at +33(0)

If you have already left, you can fill out a report form online here

How can I order from the Louvre’s gift shop?

Products from the gift shop can be purchased on the Louvre’s website. For more information, please click here.

Does the museum allow photography?

Flash photography is forbidden throughout the entire museum. Photography without flash is allowed except in specifically marked areas. Selfie sticks are not allowed.

How can I find more information on a specific work of art at the Louvre on the Louvre’s website?

The database for the Louvre’s collections consists of entries for more than 480,000 works of art that are part of the national collections and registered in the museum’s eight curatorial departments, the History of the Louvre department and the inventory of the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. The Collections database also includes ‘MNR’ works (Musées Nationaux Récupération, or National Museums Recovery), recovered after WWII, retrieved by the Office des Biens et Intérêts Privés and pending return to the legitimate owners. A list of all MNR works present at the Louvre is available in a dedicated album and may also be consulted in the French Ministry of Culture’s Rose Valland database. Lastly, the Louvre Collections database includes information on works on long-term loan from other French or foreign institutions such as the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Petit Palais, the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, the British Museum and the archaeological museum of Heraklion.

How can I obtain the rights to use images of works of art from the Louvre’s permanent collection?

Art Resource is the American affiliate to the RMN (Réunion des musées nationaux) that authorizes rights for use of images in various forms of media. To access images on their website, please visit www.artres.com. The RMN owns the rights to images of all works of art in museums in France. Images can also be ordered on their website at www.photo.rmn.fr.

How do I find information on a work of art and/or have it appraised?

Unfortunately, AFL does not handle requests regarding evaluation of personal items. Please see below a list of recommended organizations that are able to help with appraisal requests

316 East 3rd Street
New York, New York 10009
Tel. 1-800-645-6002

American Society of Appraisers
P.O. Box 17625
Washington, D.C. 20041
Tel. (703) 742-8471; 1 (800) ASA-VALU

Appraisers Association of America
386 Park Avenue South
New York, New York 10016
Tel. (212) 940-8590
Fax: (212) 940-6484
Email: adaa@artdealers.org

How can I get permission to draw or paint in the museum’s galleries?

To obtain permission, contact Isabelle Vieilleville at isabelle.vieilleville@louvre.fr or at +33 (0)