Access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in both the Louvre and the Musée Eugène Delacroix.
Admission is free the first Sunday of every month and on July 14.
Admission is also free to the permanent collection on Friday evenings after 6pm for those who are under 26 years old, regardless of nationality. Photo identification is required.
From October to March: access to the permanent collections is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month.
From April to September: no free admission on the first Sunday of each month.
The museum is open every day except on Tuesday.
Operating hours are 9 am–6 pm on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Operating hours are 9 am–10 pm on Wednesday and Friday.
The museum is closed on the following holidays: January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. For more information on opening hours, click here.
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.
All groups of 7 people or more must reserve tickets in advance and enter through the Passage Richelieu or the Carrousel du Louvre. To prevent overcrowding, groups are limited to a maximum of 25 people. This allows the museum to properly accommodate all visitors throughout the day. The reservation fee for groups is 30€, which does not include individual admission fees or any guided tours. If a group does not have an advance reservation, the group leader should go through the Passage Richelieu entrance to the group reception desk to book the visit, acquire a tour guide sticker and purchase the necessary tickets. For more information, please read questions regarding tours below.
The Lost and Found is located at the Information Desk underneath the Pyramid. You may also contact the Lost and Found at +33(0)126.96.36.199.32.
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)188.8.131.52.77
Fax: + 33 (0)184.108.40.206.58
Products from the gift shop can be purchased on the Louvre’s website. For more information, please click here.
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.
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
American Society of Appraisers
P.O. Box 17625
Washington, D.C. 20041
Tel. (703) 742-8471; 1 (800) ASA-VALU
There are several online databases accessible on the Louvre’s website. Atlas allows visitors to look up information on most of the 35,000 works of art at the Louvre. There is also an online inventory of the Department of Prints and Drawings (available in French only). For a full list of online databases accessible from the Louvre’s website, click here.
The Louvre is a beautiful setting for a private event. To organize a corporate event, please contact Astrid Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 717-5033.
You may also call the Information Desk at +33 (0)220.127.116.11.17.
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. For more information on accessibility for disabled visitors, please click here.
Flash photography is forbidden throughout the entire museum. Photography without flash is allowed except in specifically marked areas.
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. Fees range from 4€ to 9€ per person. Audio guides are also available and can be picked up for 5€ in exchange for a piece of identification at the rental desk underneath the Pyramid.
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