Musée du Louvre

Category: Lieu Culturel > Musées

Practical information

Place
Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1

Access
Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre

Opening hours
Lundi : 9 h - 18 h
Mardi : Fermé
Mercredi : 9 h - 21h45
Jeudi : 9 h - 18 h
Vendredi : 9 h - 21h45
Samedi : 9 h - 18 h
Dimanche : 9 h - 18 h

L'évacuation des salles débute à 17 h 30 ou 21 h 30 les jours de nocturne.

Additional info
Billet acheté sur place : 15 euros

Website
http://www.louvre.fr

Ancien palais des rois, le Louvre épouse l’histoire de France depuis huit siècles. Conçu dès sa création en 1793 comme un musée universel, ses collections, qui figurent parmi les plus belles au monde, couvrent plusieurs millénaires et un territoire qui s’étend de l’Amérique aux frontières de l’Asie. Réparties en huit départements, elles contiennent des œuvres universellement admirées, comme La Joconde, la Victoire de Samothrace ou la Vénus de Milo. Le Louvre est aujourd’hui le musée le plus visité au monde.

Upcoming events

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Body and Soul, the exhibition at the Louvre - postponed

The Louvre highlights the sculpture in Italy from Donatello to Michelangelo (1460-1520). We discover the studies carried out by sculptors to express their feelings in the more realistic way possible. Postponed from October 22, 2020 to January 18, 2021.
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Albrecht Altdorfer, the exhibition at the Louvre in October 2020

The Louvre invites German painting fans to discover an exhibition about Albrecht Altdorfer. The occasion to discover this major artist from the German Renaissance, with focus on big orders such as from Emperor Maximilian, and goldsmithery, landscaping and architecture where Altdorfer has been a pioneer. The exhibition is postponed to October 2020.
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The Advent of the Artist, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie’s exhibition – reopening and extra time

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.

Past events

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Louvre free late-night openings on the first Saturdays of the month

The Louvre invites us for a late-night tour on the first Saturdays of the month. So, are you ready for this unmissable art event?
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The Louvre reopens in Paris: ticketing service and health requirements

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!
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Discover the Louvre even if confined

The Louvre, as other museums, is closed until further notice. Despite the lockdown, you can still enjoy the treasures it contains thanks to different solutions available on its website. Let’s enjoy a free tour!
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Coronavirus: the Louvre restricts its access to ticketholders

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Louvre has announced this Monday March 9, 2020 to limit its access to people who booked a ticket online. The idea? Regulating its frequentation to avoid spreading the virus.
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Pierre Soulages exhibition at the Louvre

The Louvre offers a retrospective around Pierre Soulages’s huge career from December 11, 2019 to March 9, 2020. The occasion to know more about the "outrenoir" and celebrate the artist's 100th birthday.
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The Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition gets three free late-night openings at the Louvre

As the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition comes to a close in a few days, the Louvre offers you one last chance to discover this event – and free of charge – with three exclusive and free late-night openings from February 21 to 24, 2020. Let’s go and book!
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Me, Taharqa, Pharaoh of two lands, the exhibition at the Louvre

The Louvre unveils an exhibition to Taharqa, former king of Napata, former capital of the wide kingdom of Nubia (current Sudan) from October 227, 2021 to February 7, 2022. The occasion to learn more about one of the most famous kings of his time.
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Officer & Gentleman in the 19th century, the exhibition at the Louvre

From November 7, 2019 to February 10, 2020 the Louvre devotes an exhibition to Horace His de La Salle’s collection. Called “Officier & Gentleman au XIXe siècle” [Officer & Gentleman in the 19th century], this is the occasion to discover one of the most generous art collectors of his time.
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Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre - Pictures !

Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre, here’s 2019’s most awaited event. The exhibition will pay tribute to the Florentine genius on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death with the wonderful display of 140 works around the 5 paintings of the master the museum already owns. The exhibition already sounds like a success with over 150,000 tickets sold before the opening of the exhibit on October 24, 2019. Don't forget to get your tickets, you'll need them to go to the Louvre!
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The Louvre opens new areas devoted to the discovery of Islamic arts

The Louvre unveils new areas devoted to the discovery of Islamic arts within its Islamic Arts Department.
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The Louvre limits visitors holding a ticket bought online

Bad surprise for Louvre visitors! The museum has to limit the access to the permanent collections and exhibitions for some hours to the visitors only holding a ticket bought online due to the dramatical increase of its frequentation. Some of the reasons cited being the moving of Mona Lisa to restore the room, changing the whole original visit and leading to congestion.
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Museums Night 2019 at the Louvre

This Saturday May 18, 2019, the Louvre takes part in Museums Night 2019 and opens its doors to everyone for a free night in the world's biggest museum!
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Make Music Day 2019 under the Louvre Pyramid

On Friday June 21, 2019 for the new and 38th edition of Make Music Day, head to the Louvre Pyramid to experience a big symphonic concert.
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Forgotten Kingdoms, Heirs of the Hittite Empire at the Louvre - pictures

From May 2 to August 12, 2019, the Louvre offers an exhibition around the art of the Hittite Empire called Forgotten Kingdom, Heirs of the Hittite Empire. For the first time in France, we discover a selection of Hittite, neo-Hittite and Aramean treausres, remains found in Turkish and Syrian lands dating back to from -1400 and - 750 B.C.
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The Louvre pyramid celebrates its 30th anniversary

The Louvre celebrates the 30th anniversary of the famous pyramid starting from March 29, 2019. Built by American architect Pei, the monument will welcome on the occasion different festive events.
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JR creates a work of art to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid

Street artist JR is back in Paris with a beautiful project! For the Louvre Pyramid’s 30th anniversary, the artist turns the Louvre courtyard from March 26 to 31, 2019.
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Palais des Thés creates two flavored teas for the Louvre

Would you like some more Louvre tea? Palais des Thés has created two original teas translating in a sensory and gustative fashion the universe of the museum and the Jardin des Tuileries.