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Louvre

Your ticket to visit the Louvre for FREE—save 15,00 € for admission fees using the Paris City Pass.

Der Louvre in Paris bei Tag, die Pyramide des Louvres im Vordergrund Der Louvre in Paris bei Nacht, die Pyramide des Louvres im Vordergrund Das Louvre Museum mit zahlreichen Touristen vor der weltbekannten und beliebten Pyramide

Measuring to be 60,000 m2 big, the Louvre Museum in Paris is the third largest museum in the world. The Louvre in Paris was originally a French royal palace, but now it is the home to an extensive collection of about 380,000 pieces of western art. In the Louvre in Paris, you will get an overview of art from the Middle Ages to art from 1848. With the Paris City Pass, you will have the ticket to visit not only the Louvre, but also to more attractions and sights in Paris already in your pocket.


Opening Hours of the Louvre in Paris

Thursday, Saturday to Monday: 09:00AM–06:00PM 
Wednesday and Friday: 09:00AM–10:00PM 
Tuesday: Closed 

The opening hours of the Louvre in Paris have been designed to accommodate the opening hours of other top museums in Paris. Please note that the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. The normal opening hours of the Louvre are from 9:00-18:00 (6 PM) every day. However, these hours are extended on Wednesdays and also Fridays until 21:45 (9:45 PM). During normal opening hours, closing time begins at 17:30 (5:30), and for days when there are extended hours, the closing time begins at 21:30 (9:30 PM). The Louvre Pyramid is open every day (except for Tuesdays) until 19.30 (7:30 PM). The opening hours of the Louvre Pyramid was designed to take place also during extended hours so that the Pyramid can be visited on Wednesdays and Fridays up until 21:30 (9:30 PM). Whether you decide to visit the Louvre and the Pyramid during normal or extended hours, you will be able to use the given time well if you use your Paris City Pass—no need to waste precious opening hour times waiting in line, simply show your Pass, skip the line, and enjoy!

Admission Fees for the Louvre in Paris

The Paris City Pass is your admissions ticket into the Musée du Louvre. Buy your ticket here on the official website to get the most affordable price to visit the Louvre and also be able to skip the waiting line! Enjoy preferred access into the most famous museum in Paris.
Please note that safety precautions have been intensified in general and therefore there might also be delays at the Louvre security checks. These security checks cannot be avoided with the Paris City Pass, even if it includes “skip the line entry”. Bags, backpacks, coats and jackets may also be checked.

You can either print out your admissions ticket into the Louvre yourself, or you can also have it saved onto your smartphone and use it immediately. Simply show this ticket at the entrance of the Louvre and enjoy your visit in this world-famous museum - without waiting in endless lines! 

Tip: When booking your ticket to the Musée du Louvre, take the time to also book tickets for other attractions or for a tour of Paris and save money compared to paying normal entrance fees. 

The admission fees of the Louvre in Paris has been (since 2015) revamped to be more organized and uniform—before, admission fees were confusing and hard to understand, making going to the Louvre difficult for tourists. Thankfully, this is no longer the case, and there is now an organized admission fee system for every age group. However, the reorganization of the admission fee system in the Louvre also means that age-related discounts can be raised or lowered sometimes. With your Paris City Pass, you won’t need to worry about thinking about these discount fluctuations or deciding which admission price is valid for you or for your travel partner(s) because the Paris City Pass is all that you need to visit the Louvre. The Pass allows you to freely enter the Louvre without any further cost to you. Jump the annoying waiting lines, and save precious money and time during your visit in Paris.

Tickets to the Louvre Paris

Tickets to the Musée du Louvre in Paris are well sought out for, and the waiting lines in front of the ticket counter are (understandably) also endlessly long. The lines at the Louvre are especially long during the summer months because many tourists plan to be in the French capital during their city tours, and when in Paris, one must visit the Louvre! In order to get tickets to the Louvre, you either have to wait in an endless waiting line in front of the ticket counter, or (better yet) you can do a little planning before your arrival in Paris and purchase an all-round city tour package—the Paris City Pass! The Pass includes entry into top attractions, museums, and sights in Paris—which also includes the Musée du Louvre. Furthermore, with the purchase of the Paris City Pass, you will also receive a ticket to use the public transportation system in Paris. Therefore, you will have both your ticket for the metro and for buses, as well as your admissions ticket to all the museums and Must-See destinations in Paris already in your pocket.

Address of the Louvre in Paris

Address:
Louvre Paris
Rue de Rivoli 93
75001 Paris 

The Louvre in Paris is located in the center of Paris, near the Rue de Rivoli. The Louvre, which is the official name of the building, is located at the same address as the Musée du Louvre. The inner courtyard is located behind Rue de Rivoli 93, which stretches from the glass pyramid entrance to the Grande Arche in La Défense on the historic axis. Reach the Louvre in Paris fast and easily using the Paris City Pass. The Pass doesn’t just serve as your admissions ticket into the top attractions and sights of Paris, but it is also your ticket for Paris’ public transportation system. With the help of the Paris City Pass and the metro (and also buses), you will arrive at your destination quickly and with ease.

Directions to the Louvre in Paris

Direction:
Metro 1 or 7 to Musée du Louvre
RER C to Musée d’Orsay 

Reaching the Louvre in Paris is easy due to its central location in the city. Our tip: it’ll be worth your while to leave your car at the hotel and use public transportation to get around such a large and busy city like Paris. Many top places to see like museums and other attractions are found in the center of Paris and are located quite near to each other. Using the car to travel between sights will most likely take longer than going by foot or by using public transportation due to heavy traffic in the center of Paris. Save yourself from this stress with the Paris City Pass, which not only allows you free entry into attractions like the Louvre, but it is also your ticket to using Paris’ public transportation system. Avoid traffic and fraying nerves on your way to the Louvre and purchase the Paris City Pass right from the comforts of your own home!

Special Terms of Use

A tip to avoid the security check lines: use the underground entrance, Galerie Carrousel, which is located in Rue de Rivoli 99. 

Highlights of the Louvre in Paris

  • Original Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci 
  • The third largest museum in the world at 60,000 m2 
  • 380,000 western art pieces
  • Art from the Middle Ages to 1848 

Attractions Near the Louvre in Paris

There are many other top-attractions near the Louvre in Paris like the Centre Pompidou, the Musée Picasso, and the Musée d’Orsay. With the Paris City Pass, you can arrive at your destination fast and easily. The Paris City Pass not only allows you free access into the Louvre, but it is also your ticket to using the public transportation system in Paris. 

Entrance of the Louvre in Paris

The Musée du Louvre in Paris doesn’t only offer one entrance into the museum. Visitors can also use the entrance that can be found in the shopping gallery, Galerie du Carrousel. Another entrance, which is also the most famous and most common entrance known to all, is the Louvre Pyramid. However, this entrance also has the longest waiting lines. The last “used-mostly-by-tourists entrance” that can be used, is the Porte Des Lions. All three entrances are officially owned by the museum and guarantees uncomplicated entrance into the Louvre. However, the Louvre in Paris also offers underground entrances into the museum: in the -2 floor of Richelieu, the Denon entrance, and the Sully entrance. Entering the Louvre via these underground entrances is truly an insider’s tip. Your Paris City Pass offers you preferred access into the Louvre and allows you to skip the waiting line. With this Pass, you have the ticket to all the museums in Paris—including the Louvre—and with it, you can bypass the tourist masses and begin your visit to the Louvre in style. Save time, money, and frayed nerves with the Paris City Pass.

Exhibitions in the Louvre in Paris

Jean-Luc Martinez, a classical archaeologist and art historian, has been the museum’s director since April 15, 2013, and has been responsible for all the exhibitions found in the Louvre in Paris. The previous director who was responsible for all exhibitions was Henri Loyette. Exhibitions centering on paintings, sculptures, art pieces, and graphics are showcased in the Louvre. The museum also offers antiques from ancient cultures such as Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman cultures. One can also find art pieces from Islam, Africa, Asia, Oceana, and North & South America here. Therefore, the Musée du Louvre offers more than just its most famous “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo Da Vinci. In 2012, the Louvre in Paris was the most visited museum in the world—about 10,000,000 visitors in total! The Paris City Pass includes your admissions ticket into the Musée du Louvre and allows you preferred access. Access into many interesting exhibitions in the Louvre is also included in your Paris City Pass—all at no extra cost to you.

Architecture of the Louvre in Paris

The architecture of the Louvre in Paris is unique and world famous. The Louvre Pyramid is, in itself, unique and special compared to other museums in Paris due to its minimalistic architecture. With its architectural glass façade, the Pyramid is especially striking in the middle of the elaborate and historical buildings that surround it. The Louvre Pyramid in Paris is made up of 603 diamond shaped blocks, and about 70 glass triangle components. The architecture of the Louvre in Paris would have been minimalistic to the T, but it was instead built to be remarkably larger: 22 meters high and about 36 meters wide. Weighing at about 180 tons and having a glass slope of 51 degrees, the Pyramid is impossible to ignore and is considered as an architectural masterpiece. Marvel at this architecture with the Paris City Pass and have your all-ticket package already in your pocket before your even arrive in Paris. With the Paris City Pass, you will receive preferred access into the Musée du Louvre-- at no extra cost to you. Save money and time and explore the Louvre in Paris-- the world famous museum and home to the most popular pieces of art in the world.

Visit the Louvre in Paris (Musée du Louvre in Paris) for FREE using the Paris City Pass and have your admissions ticket already in your pocket before you even arrive in Paris!