Skip the Line – Louvre Museum

  • Free cancellation
  • A quick receipt of your electronic voucher by email
  • Don’t wait in line to buy a ticket to the museum
  • It is not necessary to print out your voucher

Where to pick up your tickets to enter the Louvre Museum?

Bring along your electronic voucher, either on your smartphone or printed out on paper. Go the northwest corner of the Place du Palais-Royal, where you will find a newstand shaped like a typically Parisian kiosk, painted green.

This kiosk stands just opposite the restaurant called La Brasserie du Louvre. It is open on the same opening days as those of the Louvre Museum, from 9am to 6.45pm.

Once you get to the kiosk, simply show the bar code on your electronic voucher and you are given your tickets, which give you access to the museum on a priority basis.

Your voucher also shows the exact location of your ticket kiosk and how to get to it.

Newstand

Location of the kiosk where you pick up your tickets.

Place du Palais-Royal, opposite the restaurant called La Brasserie du Louvre.
Same opening days as those of the Louvre Museum, from 9am to 6.45pm.

Louvre Museum

99 Rue de Rivoli – 75004 Paris, France
Metro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (line 1)

Free entry:
• The Louvre Museum is free for visitors under 18 years of age*.

• The museum is free for all visitors every Sunday from October to March, and on the 14th of July.
(You do not need to purchase a ticket on those days, but you must expect huge crowds of people).

• Permanent collections are free for visitors under 26 years of age from 6pm every Friday evening.*

• Free entry for long-term residents of the European Economic Area under 26 years of age.*

* On presentation of official proof of identity (passport or identity card).

Louvre Museum opening hours and days
The museum is open:

• On Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm.
All rooms are closed after 5.30pm.

• On Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 9.45pm.
All rooms are closed after 9.30pm.

We recommend that you visit the museum on a Thursday or a Friday.

Museum closing hours:

• Closed every Tuesday.
• 1st May, 1st November and 25th December.

Opening hours and days of the kiosk where you pick up your tickets:

• Same opening days as those of the Louvre Museum, from 9am to 6.45pm.

Audio guides
You can rent your Audio guide inside the museum.

Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean.

Specific recommendations
Security controls: vigipirate measures

Due to government imposed preventive measures, access to the museum necessarily involves undergoing a security check.
It is highly recommended not to come to the museum with bags or luggage.
Any bags or luggage larger than a maximum size pf 55cm x 35cm x 20cm cannot be taken into the museum. Smaller ones are permitted but must be left in the luggage lockers after the security check.

Food and drink:

No food and drink is permitted inside the museum.
However, your tickets are valid all day. They allow you to leave the museum (for instance to go out to lunch) and then come back and continue your visit.

The Louvre's eight departments
Paintings in the History of Western Art:
Representatives of schools of European painters from the 13th century to 1848.

Egyptian Antiquities:
Vestiges of successive Egyptian civilisations up to the 4th century BC.

Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities:
This collection presents nearly 4,600 years of history of the Mediterranean countries.

Near Eastern Antiquities:
Covering almost 9,000 years of history to the beginning of the Islamic era.

Scuplture:
A vast collection of sculptures from the Middle Ages to modern times.

Art Objects:
An extensive array of various objects from the Early Middle Ages to the 19th century.

Islamic Arts:
Nearly 3,000 works from three continents, covering more than 1,000 years of history.

Graphic Arts
A vast collection of drawings, pastels, prints, manuscripts and other productions.

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Access to the Louvre Museum

You have access to all permanent collections as well as the temporary exhibits for a full day.

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Come and go as you please

Your tickets are valid all day. They allow you to leave the museum (for instance to go out to lunch) and then come back and continue your visit.

Simple, practical

Get your tickets to the museum by showing your electronic voucher at a kiosk located near the Louvre.

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