The Louvre reopens in Paris: ticketing service and health requirements

Published by Rizhlaine F., Laurent P. · Photos by My B. · Published on 6 July 2020 at 10h29 · Updated on 6 July 2020 at 10h29
The Louvre reopens from July 6, 2020 and has just disclosed its new visit requirements. Timeslot booking, marked tours, closed rooms, no audioguide for now, discover what to expect!

The Louvre is said to wake up again to welcome visitors starting from July 6, 2020 in special conditions adapted to the health requirements.

Therefore, visitors will be able to come to this unmissable monument in Paris, which glass pyramid is highly covered by instagrammers. First constraint, already known for major exhibitions: to access the Louvre, you will have to book a ticket prior to your visit, for a very precise timeslot. The ticket office on site will be open, but only if the flux is low, a risk nobody is willing to take. So, even young under 26 years old will have to download their free tickets and show their ID cards the day of their visit.

You will only enter via the Louvre Pyramid (or the Passage Richelieu for groups and subscribers) and facemasks will be mandatory for people over 11year-old. For health reasons, changing rooms will remain closed, and audio-guides will be available for rent from July 15 only.

Once within the historic monument, a tour marked by arrows has been set up in the museum. You cannot go back, to avoid walking by other groups. The protocol is even stricter in the Galerie d’Apollon and the Mona Lisa room since an entrance/exit will be set up. Some parts of the museum will remain closed: French sculpture at the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Renaissance art items from the 18th to the 19th centuries, African, Asian, Oceanian and American arts, the level of the Islamic Arts, as well as the second floor curating French and Norther European paintings will be closed as well.

On the occasion of its reopening, twenty-minute long “mini-discovery” tours – free and without prior booking – will be provided from July 8 to September 20, 2020 at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., then 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. This will be a wonderful chance to learn more about the palace and its 30,000 works displayed.

By the way, the Advent of the Artist exhibition taking place in the Petite Galerie is extended to June 2021.

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The Louvre is dedicating an exhibition to the Advent of the Artist in the Petite Galerie. Halted by the coronavirus epidemic, it will resume from July 6, 2020 and is extended to June 2021. Adapted to all, this display will get you accustomed to all “features” used by artists over time.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 6 July 2020



    Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
    75001 Paris 1

    Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre

    Tarif plein: 15 €

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