Louvre Museum

99 rue de Rivoli, Paris

4.5

The Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum. It boasts an expansive collection of artifacts and exhibits. Works of art by celebrated artists stand alongside showpieces by skillful anonymous artists. The Louvre Museum displays showpieces originated from Antiquity to the 19th century. Egyptian Great Sphinx, Greek Winged Victory and Mesopotamian Code of Hammurabi are just a few exhibits confirming the museum’s extraordinary collection. Various Roman, Islamic, Ancient East and European works of art are on display, too.

The Louvre Museum’s collection consists of many paintings, sculptures and reliefs. Various interesting and unusual objects are on display, too, including jewelry and furniture. Finally, don’t leave the museum without seeing a couple of masterpieces. Take a look at the da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Michelangelo’s Dying Slave and the display of sculptures in the Marly Court. You can also appreciate the structure’s medieval past in the Sully Wing. 

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Open Hours:

Opening hours

Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday: from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
Rooms begin closing 30 minutes before museum closing time.

Notice:
Given the exceptional number of visitors, the Vermeer and Valentin de Boulogne exhibitions will open until 9:45 p.m. on Saturdays.
From May 10 to May 22, 2017, visitors will also enjoy additional late-night openings on a daily basis, except on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Admission on Sunday

From October to March: access to the permanent collections is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month.

Entrances to the museum

Pyramid and Galerie du Carrousel entrances: open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays; and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Passage Richelieu entrance: open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays)
Porte des Lions entrance: only for groups with their booking confirmation

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Reviews

  • OLIVER TAMBO

    5
    - 30 May 2018 -

    Wonderful place to spend a London day and meet great people. Art connoisseurs will love it for the wonderful pieces of paintings and sculptures from across Europe. The place is rich with history and the audio guided tour gives a trip down the ages. When all is done your can pick snacks for a refreshing walk on the great lawns and beautiful seating areas...great place to share with loved ones. The experience is memorable

  • Kristine J. Vale

    5
    - 29 May 2018 -

    World class museum worth the hype. It’s huge so try to dedicate one whole day here if you can. Two of the most popular things to visit are the Mona Lisa (surprisingly small) and the Winged Victory (surprisingly grand) so get to these early for some great photo ops. I love the Paul restaurant located inside the lobby for a nice, casual and delicious lunch.

  • JAYESH C S PAI

    5
    - 29 May 2018 -

    I went for the Mona Lisa but the other paintings were stunning and beautiful. Breath taking in its beauty each painting. Take care of your purse as we saw many people loosing their purse to the pick pockets. Seems to be an organised gang. The Egyptian section is also good. The pyramid and the inverted pyramid were both beautiful. The shops are expensive for the souvenirs. But the macrons are real tasty.

  • ana santiago

    5
    - 22 May 2018 -

    Lovely place this museum is huge. We bought tickets to the museum from the Paris official website and it gave us fast access. It’s pretty hectic but a lot of paintings and sculptures. People spend over 2-3hrs here so it is some walking take cause comfy shoes. There’s a shopping center and restaurant once you exit the museum. Also they offer audio guide.

  • Jennifer Grimes

    5
    - 21 May 2018 -

    This museum is stunning inside and out! Amazing works of art and a must once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend!! The line to go though security at the main entrance moved quickly as it took us less than ten minutes. I purchased the audio guide and it was great for mapping out the must sees and getting background information on highlighted artwork. I recommend the audio guide because you can always sit on a bench and listen to the commentary or walk around. The food inside is expensive but that is too be expected. Their gift shops are well stocked with lots of options. Purchased a Paris pop up book in English as a gift and it was definitely worth the price!

  • Ashish Anthony

    5
    - 20 May 2018 -

    When they call it the largest museum, they mean it. It is a humongous place and every gallery and every lane is full of beautiful artworks. The statues of the Roman and Greek dieties and figures are very beautiful and detailed. The people at the information desk are very helpful. The walk to the Mona Lisa is a long one and that gallery is generally pretty crowded but on the way you get to see some really gorgeous paintings and statues thus making the long walk worth it. The food court is pretty good too. Overall it's a very good place to visit but you can't see it all in one day

  • Mark Doctoroff

    5
    - 14 May 2018 -

    Probably the best known museum in the world... and its architecture matches/enhances its fame... and collection! It is best to reserve a ticket in advance... as well as visit the very professional web site to get an idea of the current, featured displays!! The central location, near the Seine River also adds to its appeal. It also can be readily reached by subway/Metro! I find that it is best to visit early, because one wants all of one's senses to be alert and "fresh". There is much more wonderful displays to see than one has time and energy for... so PLANNING is a really good idea! I hope that this has been interesting/helpful!!

  • sourov deb

    5
    - 09 May 2018 -

    The louvre is such a wonderful place. Full of all kinds of art and sculptures. They have a wonderful section of Egyptian history as well all set in magnificent grounds. The place is a little hard to navigate, I would recommend one of the free maps to help you find your way around. The food, while a little pricey is still top notch, you can eat on one of the balconies facing the entrance pyramid. All in all you can spend most of the day. One tip, if you want to see the Mona Lisa up close ( it's tiny) get there at 9am and make it the first thing you see, it's signposted from each entrance. It was so busy when we swung past again at about 10 you couldn't get close! A good day out, spend some time exploring the area around the louvre as the gardens are just lovely and the shopping underneath excellent

  • chaman naaz

    4
    - 07 May 2018 -

    The louvre is such a wonderful place. Full of all kinds of art and sculptures. They have a wonderful section of Egyptian history as well all set in magnificent grounds. The place is a little hard to navigate, I would recommend one of the free maps to help you find your way around. I loved the audio visual aids and guided tours. One of my many highlights was witnessing an artist paint a beautiful piece.

  • Jesse Ansell

    5
    - 28 February 2018 -

    As a person whom is not super arty, I was thoroughly impressed with the breadth of the works here. First, going to see the Mona Lisa is stupid. Just buy it on a postcard and enjoy. The gigantic wall sized paintings in the neighboring wing are far more impressive. The European marble sculptures were probably the most impressive. Busts and figures of seemingly random people with tremendous details that would make a 3D printer tremble. But I found myself looking at the building itself rather than the pieces inside. The ceilings and wall coverings are incredible. I think it was in the Sully wing that was most ornate. Would need more than one day to fully investigate and appreciate everything here.

  • Julie Avra

    - 11 June 2018 -

    I arrived right at 9am and waited an hour and a half between security, tickets and audio guide! Visit galleries with non-western art, such as the amazing Islamic art wing

  • Max Brautigam

    - 27 May 2018 -

    Beautiful building, inside and out! Highly recommend the paintings by Jacques-Louis David.

  • Nick Kolpakov

    - 26 May 2018 -

    Ancient Egypt is my favourite

  • Agnetta Firdauzi

    - 11 May 2018 -

    Architecture

  • Mousa

    - 08 May 2018 -

    One of the most important landmarks in Paris. Don't miss it

  • iman gharoon

    - 06 May 2018 -

    It was totally boring for me but mona lisa

  • Yole Quintero

    - 13 April 2018 -

    The Mona Lisa should have its own museum. Unfortunately it was too crowded to enjoy either one piece of the rest of things around. Visiting the Louvre is a must, but I’m not sure if I’d do it again

  • Kenneth Trueman

    - 06 April 2018 -

    Remember to buy a ticket first. And have a zoom on your camera if you want to see the Mona Lisa...

  • Piccy

    - 04 April 2018 -

    closed on Tuesdays for public. but group visits seemed to be able to enter.

  • Zeynep Ozturk Ozyer

    - 02 April 2018 -

    Arrive early with your museum pass then you will have plenty of space and you’ll enjoy. Otherwise it is really crowded! Looking forward to see English badges for all items!

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