FAQ

How much is admission into the Louvre?

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

Admission is free the first Saturday of every month from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM and on July 14. 

Admission is also free to the permanent collection on Friday evenings after 6:00 PM for those who are under 26 years old, regardless of nationality. 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 Tuesday.

Operating hours are 9:00 AM– 6:00 PM on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Operating hours are 9:00 AM–9:45 PM on Wednesday and Friday.

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?
Pyramid and Galerie du Carrousel entrances: open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays; and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Passage Richelieu entrance: open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays)
Porte des Lions entrance: only for groups with their booking confirmation
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.

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 visit https://www.ticketlouvre.fr/louvre/b2c/index.cfm/calendar/eventCode/GA

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
France
Tel.: + 33 (0)1.40.20.51.77
Fax: + 33 (0)1.40.20.84.58

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)1.40.20.68.32.

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
France
Tel.: + 33 (0)1.40.20.51.77
Fax: + 33 (0)1.40.20.84.58

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.

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

Telepraisal
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
www.appraisersassoc.org.

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

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.

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 Astrid Larson at alarson@aflouvre.org or (917) 717-5033.

For more information regarding visiting the Louvre, please consult the Louvre’s website at http://www.louvre.fr/en/homepage or consult the Activities and Tours web page.

You may also call the Information Desk at +33 (0)1.40.20.53.17.

How can I purchase tickets in advance?

Advanced tickets may be purchased on the Louvre website at https://www.ticketlouvre.fr/louvre/b2c/index.cfm/home

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

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. For more information on accessibility for disabled visitors, 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.

Does the museum provide guided tours?

Private guided tours can be arranged free of charge for AFL members at certain levels by contacting Astrid Larson at alarson@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 https://www.ticketlouvre.fr/louvre/b2c/index.cfm/calendar/eventCode/Audioguide

Guided tours can be booked:
– With the online booking service at www.ticketlouvre.fr
– At the ticket area under the Pyramid

Prices:
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.
More information

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 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)1.40.20.68.37.