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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  • 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.

  • Melissa Pearce

    5
    - 04 July 2018 -

    This place is phenomenal. I travel with students in the summer, and we stopped for a visit. You could spend months in here and not see everything. You could plan the major pieces you want to see in advance, but one of my favorite things is stopping along and discovering new-to-me art pieces or recognizing other pieces I've seen copied of in the past. We usually spend half a day here, but there's so much to see! Gift shops, restaurants, and restrooms are easily accessed.

  • Nazmi Dehni

    5
    - 25 June 2018 -

    Pyramide du Louvre (Pyramide du Louvre) Pyramide du Louvre | Paris  C'est une pyramide de verre et sa structure est métallique. Entouré de trois plus petites pyramides, dans la cour principale (Cour Napoléon) du Louvre à Paris. La Grande Pyramide est l'entrée principale du musée du Louvre. Il a été achevé en 1989 et est devenu un point de repère pour la ville de Paris.  Escaliers hélicoïdaux sous la pyramide de verre Conception et construction Commandé par le président français François Mitterrand en 1984, il a été conçu par l'architecte IMP, responsable de la conception du Musée Miho au Japon, de la Tour Banque Royale (Place Ville-Marie) à Montréal, de la National Art Gallery à Washington et d'autres. La structure, construite intérieurement avec des dalles de verre, atteint une hauteur de 20,6 mètres (environ 70 pieds), sa base est carrée et fait face à 35 mètres (115 pieds). Il se compose de 603 objets spécifiques et de 70 morceaux de verre en forme de tranches # ENGINEER_HEIGH_KAFA # ENGINEERING_Information هرم اللوفر أو (بيراميد اللوفر) Louvre Pyramid | Paris هو هرم زجاجي وهيكله معدني. يحيط به ثلاثة أهرامات أصغر، في الباحة الرئيسية (كور نابليون) من قصر اللوفر في باريس. الهرم الكبير هو بمثابة المدخل الرئيسي لمتحف اللوفر. تم الانتهاء من إنشاءه في عام 1989، وأصبح معلماً لمدينة باريس. Helical stairs under the Glass Pyramid التصميم والبناء بتكليف من الرئيس الفرنسي فرانسوا ميتران في عام 1984، صمم المهندس المعماري آي إم بي، المسئول عن تصميم متحف ميهو في اليابان، وبرج البنك الملكي (بلاس فيل ماري) في مونتريال، والمعرض الوطني للفنون في واشنطن العاصمة وغيرها. الهيكل، الذي شيد داخلياً بشرائح الزجاج، ويصل ارتفاعه إلى 20.6 متر (حوالي 70 قدما)؛ قاعدته مربعة وواجهته 35 مترا (115 قدم). ويتكون من 603 معين معين و70 قطعة زجاجية على شكل شرائح #المهندس_يحيى_كفا #الهندسة_والمعلومات

  • James Dakota

    5
    - 24 June 2018 -

    A lot of people are disappointed by the size of the Mona Lisa I however find it awesome that such a small painting can draw such large crowds. The Louvre over all is huge and can definitely take a whole day or longer to see everything (of course this depends on your pace!) the museum is awesome and one of the best in the world. A must see if your in Paris and there’s also a shopping mall underground if that suits your fancy. You can also access the museum through the underground mall if the line at the main (glass pyramid) entrance is too long (:

  • chillout movies

    5
    - 20 June 2018 -

    This place was one of the places that I thought would give touch of the history and goosebumps to the people .. there’s only fewer words in dictionary to describe this Breathtaking and beautiful - as a lover of art and history was definitely not disappointed with my visit. Managed to spend the whole day there without even noticing. So much to see, and experience. You truly cannot fully see and experience all in only one day. I loved the audio visual aids and guided tours. One of my many highlights was witnessing an artist paint a beautiful piece. My only disappointment was the closure announcement and having to leave. Will definitely return again and again.

  • NIKHIL DEVADIGA

    5
    - 13 June 2018 -

    I have always wanted to visit it...and I did, at last! In short, it is amazing! Multiple cultural and historical masterpieces are stored here. The museum building, interior decoration and stuffs are very nice and helpful. But It would have been nice if they start children entry restrictions in the rooms, containing naked sculptures and paintings. Otherwise everything is fine, one must pay a visit to it. Entry ticket price is 15€. They have discounts for disabled persons and below 18s...

  • 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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