Musée du Louvre

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Formerly a royal palace, the Louvre embraces eight centuries of French history. Intended as a universal museum since its creation in 1793, its collections – among the finest in the world – span several thousands of years and a territory that extends from America to the confines of Asia. The Louvre is a universal museum with eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Paintings; Sculptures; Decorative Arts; Prints and Drawings; and Islamic Art. Some 35,000 works of art are on display, including world-famous masterpieces such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Seated Scribe, the Winged Bulls of Khorsabad, the Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s Slaves, and parts of the palace, such as the Napoleon III Apartments, are works of art in their own right. A ninth department, devoted to Byzantine and Eastern Christian Art, is being created and is scheduled to open in 2025.

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The Louvre's Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities takes visitors on a journey through the history of the Olympics, presenting some remarkable pieces that shed light on the importance of sport to the Greeks in ancient times, providing a valuable insight into the thousand-year-old legacy of the Olympic Games.


Gratuité accordée à la personne handicapée et à son accompagnateur sur présentation d'un justificatif.


It is strongly recommended that people benefiting from free entry book a time slot on
Under 18s go free, as do under 26 year olds from within the EU and teachers holding the 'Pass Education'. All under 26 year olds are entitled to free entry from 6pm on Fridays during late night openings.


Online booking of a visit is strongly recommended, including for visitors who are entitled to free admission and for holders of a museum access card.
The Musée du Louvre is free of charge for visitors under 18, under 26 who are nationals of a European Economic Area country, Paris Museum Pass holders, teachers, Ministry of Culture staff, ICOM members, jobseekers, and recipients of minimum social benefits.
The Louvre Museum is free for all on the first Friday of each month from 6pm to 9.45pm (except in July and August).
See the complete list of free admission


Between €9 and €12, combined ticket with access to the museum at €26.


Admission to the Louvre gives you access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, as well as at the Eugène-Delacroix National Museum the same day and the day after your visit to the Louvre (for 48 hours).
Ticket booked online (recommended) with time slot on €17/adult.


The cost of booking a visit (including speaking rights) is €70. The individual ticket for admission to the museum is €17, except for free admission. Each visitor must be in possession of a paid or free admission ticket.


Friday until 9.45 pm. Free of charge on the 1st Friday of the month, from 6pm to 9.45pm (except in July and August).


The Louvre Museum is open every day from 9am to 6pm, except Tuesdays. Open until 9.45 pm on Fridays. Nocturne free of charge on the 1st Friday of the month (except in July and August). Entrance to the museum is via the Pyramid for individuals; the Richelieu access is reserved for groups and Louvre loyalty card holders.



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Perspective Carrousel du Louvre, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe. Les centaines de fenêtres du Palais offrent des points de vue uniques sur la Seine, la Cour Napoléon, Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, le Pont Neuf et la rue de Rivoli.


Audio Guide available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean and Chinese (5€).
Museum map available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.


German, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian


The museum offers workshops and tours for all ages from 4 years old, tours of the collections and talks for adults as well as tours in English. From April and throughout the summer, the museum also offers guided tours in Spanish and Italian.


Bistro Benoit, Café Mollien, the Café Richelieu/Angelina, Café Marly, Terrasse Colbert, Goguette, Comptoir du Louvre, Starbuck Café des Maronniers, Terrasse de Pomone, Pavillon des Tuileries, Rosa Bonheur la crêperie, roulette gourmande Eric Kayser, Petit Plisson aux Tuileries, Glacier Petits fermiers.


The hundreds of windows in the Palais offer unique views over the Seine, the Cour Napoléon, Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, the Pont Neuf and the rue de Rivoli.


English, Spanish, Italian

Sustainable approach

The Louvre intends to position itself as a major public player in the region in terms of both low-carbon issues and social and cultural issues. As an example of its commitment to CSR, the Musée du Louvre has been awarded the ISO 50001 label for its energy management system.


Tourism & Handicap
T&H for hearing impaired
T&H for mental impairment
T&H for the mobility impaired
T&H for visually impaired
Offer adapted to disabled people
Hearing impairment

Priority access skip the queue for people with disabilities and their accompanying person. Disabled visitors can, if they wish, be accompanied from the museum information point to the Touch Gallery, the Carrousel car park or the nearest taxi stand.

Physical disability:
- Adapted parking spaces in the 2 nearby car parks (accessible routes)
- Map of accessible and adapted areas
- The entire museum and all its activities are accessible for wheelchair users
- The main hall has 14 wheelchair accessible spaces.
- Help desk available under the pyramid, where wheelchairs and canes can be loaned.
- For safety reasons and the comfort of visitors, the number of wheelchair users is limited to 8 per group.

Visual impairment:
- The Children’s Tactile Gallery is designed for the blind and the visually impaired. It enables all visitors to share the experience of tactile perception. Through touch, you will discover 18 moulds of historic works of art from the 19th century, offering an insight into the different ways that childhood has been represented over the centuries.
- Specific communication tools have been developed for visually impaired users
- Descriptive and tactile guides (with thermographic reproductions), allowing visitors to discover the museum’s artworks.
- Tactile tours offer another view of sculpting. It also allows visitors to take part in arts and crafts workshops.
- The Louvre offers audio guides for hearing impaired visitors (in French and English). This offer will be expanded to include tours of all the museum’s permanent collections.
- Only the labels in the Islamic Arts section and the Tactile Gallery has been adapted.
- Transparent benches are arranged arounds the Islamic Arts room and may constitute a hazard when circulating.
- The Petite Galerie includes a guidance strip, a specific tactile book, a downloadable audio-guided trail and various material samples available during the visit.

Hearing Impairment:
- The museum also offers tours in lip-reading and spoken language (on request).
- Hearing-impaired visitors have the opportunity to follow lecture tours with magnetic loops.
- The Louvre offers visual guides in French sign language, the offer will be gradually expanded to include tours of all the museum’s permanent collections.
- Subtitling devices are available in the following sections: Islamic Art, Egyptian Antiquities, Spanish paintings, The roman empire, The Pavillon de l’Horlage, and La Petite Galerie.
- French sign language tours and tactile descriptions can be downloaded from the museum’s and La Petite Galerie’s website.
- Sign language spoken by museum staff.
- Magnetic hearing loops present in the main hall and at the till.
- Given the complexity of the building, it is recommended to take an information map (available in 13 languages) from the reception desk under the pyramid or to ask a staff member if you get lost.
- The signage combines text and images for services (cloakroom, shop, etc.) but not for directional signage.

Mental Disability
- Tours and activities adapted to suit specific disabilities.
- Educational workshops are available for groups.
- Designated itinerary trails are available, three of which are intended for autistic people (downloadable from the museum’s website under the ‘visits and activities’ tab)
- Easy-to-read brochure will soon be available on the museum website.

Contact for disabled visitors: Tel: +33 (0)1 40 20 59 90 - Email: [email protected]

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75058 Paris Cedex 01
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