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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  • h2theizzob2thelizy

    5
    - 29 August 2018 -

    Absolutely breathtaking! You can easily spend two days here, it's so massive! Take lots of snacks though and maybe a lunch, the snacks inside are pricey. I only found one little snack shop with bagel sandwiches, water, coffee and pastries. So it would probably be best to bring your own food. The entrance is through the pyramid! You can buy your tickets online and it's quicker getting in. Be careful of the guys that are around the bridge and in front of the pyramid they will try to put bracelets and other things on you and then demand money. Besides that the Louvre was amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat. The art work is breathtaking. For any art lover they would absolutely appreciate this place. It's a piece of history that's preserved in all its beauty.

  • Bibhu Arya

    5
    - 24 August 2018 -

    Definitely it is world largest art museum. You will never be disappointed after spending time here, even if you are not having much interest in art. You will world best sculptures, paintings etc. One day is not sufficient to visit all. you can take camera inside and capture the creations. (I would suggest to capture all beautiful portraits in your eyes.) Thumbs up (y)

  • Sharon Tam

    5
    - 21 August 2018 -

    The Louvre is beautiful inside and out. There are so many amazing artworks and statues. Well worth the visit, especially for art lovers. You can spend a whole day here, it is huge. They start closing the toilets and start to push people out at about 30 minutes before closing time. Buy your tickets online to avoid massive queues and choose the tickets with timed entry as those lines take 5 minutes to get you in. Also try entry through the Louvre Carousel (a shopping centre underground) as people don't normally enter through there the line would be much shorter. We went at 9am and we got in really quickly.

  • aramisamour

    5
    - 12 August 2018 -

    What can l say about a famous museum as this which hasn't been said? Oh yeah "Use the Lions Gate entrance" if you want quick easy access to this amazing place. Also expect to spend hours...HOURS if you plan to see it all, it's a Palace. Gorgeous interiors and famous masterpieces litter the walkways of the timeworn structure. And l mean timeworn in a good way as you can feel the history and age, both by the ambience of Paris but with a hint nostalgia which lace the walls of this prestigious museum. It's a must!

  • Frances Perrett

    5
    - 05 August 2018 -

    Amazing. One of the places I was least looking forward to in Paris and only went because my friends wanted to, but turned out to be one of the highlights for me! The queues were no way near as bad as I thought they would be, and as I'm under 25 and an EU citizen I got in for free!!! I only had time to see the Egyptian and Arabic/Asian(?) (Think it was listed as one of those two but seemed more Mediterranean to me) sections, but they were both gorgeous. There are a few descriptions in English, but I really enjoyed the challenge of deciphering the French. Also saw their current pastel exhibition, which is stunning. Would 100% recommend.

  • Rodrigo Bastias

    1
    - 28 July 2018 -

    While I was traveling in Europe for the 'Map Your World Week' Google #LocalGuides. In my second time in Paris and I keep loving to visit this museum. However their Customer Service has decreasing in its quality in less than 2 years. Staff are not friendly and in the border to be rude. If you are not prepared to work in the Hospitality Industry, then do not do it! - the quantity of visitors per day can not affect the quality of the service that they must provide

  • Julie

    5
    - 27 July 2018 -

    As one of the most famous museums in the world, it's definitely worth a visit. I would highly recommend purchasing your tickets online ahead of time and set an entry date and time to bypass the very long line ups. I read online somewhere that you could probably complete the museum in 4 hours; however, I think it would take longer if you want to visit every exhibit/gallery, especially if it's a busy time. Wear comfortable shoes and attire because you will be doing a lot of walking! Flash photography is not allowed, and you have to go through security as well. There's so much to take in, you might want to take a few minutes when you enter to get the museum map and info pamphlet and plan a route so you don't miss out on anything.

  • Basil Moore

    4
    - 26 July 2018 -

    The Mona Lisa is overrated! Way too many people there! At least I got too see it😉. I highly recommend the person made out of fruit, very interesting. The Louvre is HUGE! There are a few restaurants, and there is a shop. I would recommend getting something from the place next to the Starbucks, which has a long line, that moves very fast (Thankfully.) I do not recommend trying to see the Mona Lesa (no one cares, not even your friends) and you hopefully know that there are HUGE Crowds. Overall, the art presented in the Louvre, especially the Islamic Art in the Islamic Gallery, and if you do not know what Islamic Art is, it is beautiful! I recommend going to the Louvre, just don't go to the Mona Lisa, You have been warned.

  • Claire McGee

    4
    - 22 July 2018 -

    A section of the museum is closed every day so check the website before you go if you are really invested in seeing specific things, going twice is okay. Go early in the morning for easiest access to Mona Lisa and other prominent pieces. Make sure to check out the touch space it's pretty cool. It's a maze so take a map wear comfortable shoes and bring water you'll need both.

  • Omar Eduardo Fernandez

    5
    - 19 July 2018 -

    I would simply be restating what everyone already said here. This is a must see in Paris. Amazing art, huge museum, you won't be able to see everything so just go in with that in mind. Also, know that at any given time they only showcase one third of their collection because they have so, so much. The place is magnificent and you can easily get lost here for days. I read somewhere that if you looked at every piece in the Louvre for 30 seconds, it would take you 100 days without any breaks to see everything. Bottom line, have a plan and wear comfy shoes.

  • 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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