Louvre Museum Tickets

Louvre Museum Tickets

Louvre Museum: E-Ticket

by Tiqets
  • Skip the Line Smartphone Ticket with downloadable Audio Guide
  • Access to the museum's permanent collection and all temporary exhibitions
  • Access to Eugène Delacroix Museum's collection and temporary exhibitions
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your visit (if selected)

Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

by GetYourGuide
  • Skip the Line Smartphone Ticket
  • Full access to the permanent collection & all temporary exhibitions
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your visit

Paris: Louvre Ticket with Audioguide App and Seine Cruise

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  • Skip the Line Smartphone Ticket with downloadable Audio Guide
  • Access to the museum's permanent collection and all temporary exhibitions
  • Seine river cruise with priority access
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your visit

Paris Museum Pass: 2, 4, or 6 Days

by GetYourGuide
  • Access to over 60 museums & monuments in and around Paris
  • Valid for 2, 4, or 6 days
  • Seine river cruise (if option selected)
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your visit

Louvre Museum and Mona Lisa: Skip-the-Ticket-Line and Guide

by GetYourGuide

Save precious time in Paris and avail of skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Louvre Museum. Get taken directly to Da Vinci's famous painting of the Mona Lisa, where you will be left to explore the museum at your own pace.


Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit, Louvre, Notre Dame, and Cruise

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Visit Paris' main highlights in 1 day including the Eiffel Tower with Summit access, the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, and a narrated Seine River cruise. Bypass the crowds with skip-the-line access to the Louvre.


Louvre Museum Ticket Options

Visiting the Louvre is an absolute must when in Paris. In order to be allowed into the Louvre, most visitors need to be in the possession of a ticket. Below we describe the three most popular ticket options for visiting the Louvre:

    Louvre Standard Ticket - this ticket can be bought at the ticket office and is the cheapest ticket option available for visiting the Louvre. It is the cheapest ticket option as you are not charged the small booking fee which you are charged when buying your ticket online. Although this ticket is cheaper than the online ticket, this ticket does not give you fast track access into the Louvre. Be aware that lines at the ticket office are usually very long and tickets sell out fast, especially during high season. So, you will need to evaluate if saving a few euros is worth the time spent in line and the risk of possibly not being let in.

    Louvre Skip the Line Ticket - costing just a little bit more than the standard ticket, the skip the line ticket is definitely worth it. You can forget the stress and boredom of standing in a queue and think how smug you'll feel as you're fast-tracked through a dedicated skip the line entrance in the pyramid. You'll have more time to see the museum's top treasures as you get all the benefits of a standard Louvre ticket with full access to both permanent and temporary exhibitions (subject to availability) as well as free admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix within 48 hours.

    Louvre Ticket with Audioguide - you can add an audioguide to both ticket options described above, the standard ticket and the skip the line ticket. The audioguide is a great addition to your ticket. It contains recorded commentaries about the museum's works as well as a route map including numerous itineraries to help you organize your tour better. These informative audio guides are available in many languages including French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Korean.

Visiting the Louvre Museum for Free

Previously we mentioned that most visitors need a ticket to visit Louvre. This is because there are some visitors that can enter the museum for free and who don’t need a ticket to enter. Instead of a ticket they will need to show their ID to get in.
Visitors who can enter the Louvre for free include:

  • Children: all visitors younger than 18 years.
  • Visitors under the age of 26: all residents of the European Economic Area between the age of 18 and 25.
  • Visitors under the age of 26: all visitors younger than 26 regardless of their residency can visit the Louvre for free every Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:45 pm
  • Visitors with disabilities and the person accompanying them
For more information about this and the complete list of visitors who can visit the Louvre for free visited the official website.

While on the first Saturday of each month admission is free for all visitors as well as on Bastille Day, the 14th of July.

Visiting the Louvre with A Paris City Pass

Visiting the Louvre with a Paris City Pass is possible and recommended especially if you are planning on seeing numerous top museums and sights when in Paris. The most popular pass is the Paris Museum Pass. The Paris Museum Pass gives you free skip the line entry to over 60 top museums and monuments in and around Paris, including, of course, the Louvre Museum.
Visiting the Louvre with the Museum Pass is easy but a reservation for your visit is required. To do your reservation all you need to do is go on the official website of the Louvre Museum, click on buy your ticket and then select Paris Museum Pass holders. Here you can choose the date and time slot of your visit.
If you are also interested in free public transportation we recommended the Paris Passlib which combines the Paris Museum Pass with the Paris transportation pass.

Louvre Museum Guided Tours

Louvre tours are great, they always guarantee skip the line access as well as last minute entry. Especially when Louvre tickets are sold out. There are many different tours types to choose from, from private tours, to family tours, to night tours. Exploring the Louvre with an expert guide is highly recommended and an unforgettable experience.

Good to know before you go

    Avoid bringing big bags - bags bigger than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm are not allowed into the Louvre. There are, however, free of charge self-service lockers beneath the Pyramid where you can store your bags.

    Don’t be late - when you buy your ticket online you need to select a date and a time slot for your visit. It’s important to show up on time if you want to enter through the dedicated skip the line entrance. If are late you won't be allowed in through the priority entrance and will need to get in line with all other ticket holders without a time slot.

    Your ticket grants you only one entry - with your Louvre Museum ticket you can get into the museum only once. When you leave the Louvre you won’t be allowed in again with the same ticket. But you can stay inside the Louvre as much as you want.

    Bring your ID - ticket holders, regardless of if they bought a discounted ticket or not, might be asked to show their ID at the entrance. If asked, you need to show your ID otherwise you wont be allowed in.

Louvre Museum Opening Hours

  • The Louvre is open every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, except for Tuesday.
  • On Tuesday the Louvre is closed
  • On Wednesdays and on Fridays the Louvre stays open longer. It opens at 9:00 am and closes at 9.45 pm.