Louvre Museum Tickets

Louvre Museum Tickets

Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

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  • Skip the Line Smartphone Ticket
  • Full access to the permanent collection & all temporary exhibitions

Louvre Museum fast-track tickets and audio guide

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  • Skip the Line Smartphone Ticket
  • Audio Guide available in 10 languages
  • Full access to the permanent collection & all temporary exhibitions
  • Map with tour itineraries and visit advice

Paris Louvre Museum: Priority Entrance with Audio Guide

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  • Skip the Line Smartphone Ticket
  • Audio Guide available in 10 languages
  • Full access to the permanent collection & all temporary exhibitions
  • Map with tour itineraries and visit advice

Paris: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Louvre Museum and Seine Cruise

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  • Louvre Museum: Skip the Line Smartphone Ticket with optional audio guide
  • 1-hour Seine River cruise ticket with audio guide

Paris Museum Pass: 2, 4, or 6 Days

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  • Entry to over 60 museums & monuments in and around Paris
  • Skip the line access to selected venues

Ultimate Louvre: Fast-Track Guided Tour With Ticket

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Head in faster and see art from an expert’s perspective, follow a smart route through the Louvre to get up close to “Mona Lisa”, with time to stop and take photos.


Louvre Museum Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry and Guided Tour

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With over 7 million yearly visitors and 36,000 exposed artworks and other masterpieces, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entry and take a guided tour to discover the stories behind ...


Paris: 2-Hour Small Group Louvre Highlights Tour

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See the best of the Louvre in just 2 hours with skip-the-ticket-line entrance.


Paris: Louvre by Night Skip-the-Ticket-Line Guided Tour

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Explore the Louvre Museum at night. See famous masterpieces in a unique and comfortable setting. Discover the many exquisite artworks known the world over, including the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and Venus de...


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

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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 Louvre Museum: Guided Tour with Tickets

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Get a fantastic overview of the Louvre Museum in Paris on a guided tour of its major highlights, such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. With skip-the-ticket-line entrance, stroll past the long lines after a lovely walk through the Tuile...


Plan Your Visit

If you've only time for one museum when in Paris, then make it the Louvre. Lying on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement, the Louvre is one of the city's landmarks. It was home to the French monarchy until Louis XIV moved the royal household to the Palace of Versailles. A century later, the palace opened to the public as a museum. Today, it houses nearly 40,000 objects in its galleries, sweeping you from the Egyptians to the Greeks and on to the Romans, Renaissance and beyond. As you browse this grandiose former royal palace, be sure to admire the world's most famous painting: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Read on to discover the best Louvre museum ticket options and for tips on planning an enjoyable visit.

Why book tickets in advance?

The Louvre is always busy. In fact, in 2018 a record-breaking 10.2 million people passed through its doors, making the Louvre one of the most visited attraction in the world! That's great for the museum, but not so great for culture vultures as queues at the ticket office can keep them waiting for two hours or more at peak periods. Definitely not our idea of fun, especially when it's hot outside. In high-season - like summer school holidays and Christmas - the museum becomes full to capacity, sometimes so full that the ticket office runs out of tickets for that day. However, there is a way to avoid long queues or possible disappointment. Buying your ticket online in advance guarantees entry for a day and time that suits you. And, of course, with no waiting in a queue, you have more time to explore the museum.

Louvre ticket options

    Skip the Line Ticket - Costing just a little bit more than the standard ticket, the skip the line ticket is definitely a good purchase. 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 ticket entrance with full access to both permanent and temporary exhibitions (subject to availability).

    Skip the Line Ticket with Audioguide - Are you someone who just likes to see where their feet take them in a museum? Or are you someone who wants to know everything? If so, then for just a small additional cost you can add an audio guide to your skip the line ticket.
    Wander the museum at your own pace (a route map with suggested itineraries is included), while experts talk about featured artists and point out highlights. This information helps you understand the history and significance of some of the world's greatest masterpieces. These informative audio guides are available in ten languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean. Please note: a deposit of 32EUR is payable when you pick up your audio guide. This is refunded when it is returned.

    Paris Museum Pass - The Paris Museum Pass includes access to the Louvre Museum and is great value if you plan on visiting more than one museum. It definitely works out cheaper than buying individual museum tickets and it guarantees you entrance into the Louvre providing you visit the museum's official site and make a reservation in advance, specifying an entry date and time.

Important information about tickets purchased online

It's important to be punctual. Your Louvre Museum ticket gives you access 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after your selected time slot. Miss this and your ticket is invalid. Once inside, you can take as much time as you like to browse the collections but if you leave there is no re-entry on the same ticket. Don't worry, there are toilets and cafes inside! You will be asked to show a valid photo ID (such as a passport) on entry. You will have to go through security checks, including bag searches or scans.

Louvre guided tours options

While exploring on your own or having an audio guide is great, nothing quite beats a guided tour. Your guide's expertise and passion for art will shine through as they point out the most famous exhibits, reveal hidden highlights and tell in-depth stories about the Louvre's (often scandalous) history.

    Group Tours - are a cost-effective way of ensuring you see the museum's highlights and are far more interactive than listening to an audio guide. You can ask your guide as many questions as you want.

    Small Group Tours - these are slightly more expensive but do offer a more personalised experience.

    Family Tours - are a great way of introducing children and teens to art. The guide will captivate and educate the whole family.

    Private Tours - take a private tour and the guide will be totally focused on you. They can create a tour that follows your interests whether it's for a particular artist, period or exhibit.

    Night Tours- join a Night Tour on Wednesdays and Fridays when the museum stays open until 9:45 p.m. and you'll see the Louvre's highlights with fewer crowds jostling you.

    Combi Tours - are great if you're short on time. Combine a visit to the Louvre with the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and Notre Dame Cathedral or with a Seine River Cruise.

Visiting the Louvre for Free

On the first Saturday of the month and on Bastille day (the 14th of July) you can visit the Louvre for free from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Meanwhile, if you are under the age of 26 you will be granted free admission every Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
In addition, the following visitors can always visit the Louvre for free:
  • Children under the age of 18
  • 18-25 year old residents of the EU
  • Visitors with disabilities and someone to accompany them
  • Holders of a valid “Pass Education” Card
  • Artists affiliated to the Maison des Artistes or the Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques (AIAP)
  • Holders of a valid ICOM or ICOMOS card
  • Job seekers and people on income support
  • Holders of membership cards (permanent collections only)

Best time to visit the Louvre

Autumn and winter are less crowded than summer while weekdays are quieter than weekends. The peak time for crowds is when school parties or coach trips are at the museum, generally between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Get there early in the day or after 3:00 p.m. and you're more likely to have galleries to yourself. Take advantage of Wednesdays and Fridays when the museum stays open until 9:45 p.m.

Before you go:

  • Remember your valid ID. Without it, you may be refused access.
  • Wheelchairs, walking sticks and foldable chairs can be borrowed (free of charge). All areas of the Louvre are accessible to those with limited mobility.
  • Umbrellas and bags measuring more than 55 x 35 x 20 cm have to be left in the cloakroom (free of charge).
  • Some galleries may close at short notice for maintenance. Check the official website for further details.
  • Get the most out of your visit by planning an itinerary. Pick up a map or visit the Louvre Museum website.
  • To fully enjoy your visit, don't forget to wear comfortable shoes.

How to get to the Louvre?

Address: Musée du Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

    By Metro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)

    By Buses stopping at the Pyramid: 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95 & Paris Open Tour Bus.

    By Car: you can park in the underground garage which is located on avenue du Général Lemonnier. It is open daily from 7.00am - 11.00pm

    By Batobus: Louvre stop - quai François Mitterrand

Opening Hours
  • Monday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 9.00am – 9.45pm
  • Thursday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am – 9.45pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
  • Sunday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
The Louvre is closed on the 1st of January, 1st of May and 25th of December.