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Louvre Museum: Skip the Line Tickets

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Skip The Line
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Flexible Hours
  • Skip the arduous ticketing queues and gain fast track entry to the world’s largest and most visited museum, the Louvre.
  • Roam the halls of the museum with these day-long valid tickets and browse through 35,000 artistic exhibits at your leisurely pace.
  • From the 4000-year-old Egyptian artifacts to modern Oriental art, the Louvre is a reservoir of the world’s artistic heritage; not to forget, home to the world-famous Mona Lisa painting.
  • Additionally, benefit from same-day access to the temporary collections and free admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix within 48 hours.
  • Please note, groups of 7 or more are required to purchase tickets in batches or purchase a group tour.
  • Entry is free for children under the age of 18 and European Union citizens under the age of 25 but they will need to get a physical ticket at the venue owing to the new COVID-19 rules and regulations. Also, please display a valid ID at the entrance of the museum for proof of age.
  • This experience cannot be canceled. However, reschedules are possible up to 12 hours before your selected slot, subject to availability.
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Small Group Guided Tour of the Louvre Museum

Skip The Line + Guided Tour
3 Hours
Mobile Tickets
Flexible Cancellation
  • Skip the notorious queues and discover the best of Louvre on this 3 hour small group tour with no more than 15 people.
  • Walk with your English speaking licensed guide, through the 8 curatorial galleries of the museum - from the Etruscan Antiquities to Islamic Art; and learn all about the masterpieces that call the Louvre home.
  • Enjoy the personal interaction with your guide and bask in the undivided attention, alongside a chance to have all your questions answered; a fulfilling experience for art aficionados.
  • After the guided tour, wander through the halls of the Louvre at your own pace with these day-long valid tickets.
  • Children aged 7-17 years enjoy reduced prices and those aged 6 years and below do not require a ticket.
  • You may cancel these tickets up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Louvre Museum : Masterpieces & Royal Palace Guided Tour

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Skip The Line + Guided Tour
3 Hours
Mobile Tickets
Flexible Cancellation
  • Embark on this 3-hour carefully curated guided tour of the Louvre with your English speaking expert guide and walk through the world’s most expansive treasure trove of art.
  • With skip the line access and an audio headset to keep you from missing out on the guide’s commentary, spend your time understanding works of art from several periods in history including Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, and Roman artifacts.
  • Get a chance to discover the Palais-Royal and Napoleon Apartments, areas lesser known by the public and revel in the glory of its opulent interiors as your imagination paints a picture of how the French aristocracy lived.
  • After the guided tour, wander through the halls of the Louvre at your own pace with these day-long valid tickets.
  • You may cancel these tickets up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Louvre Museum Small Group Guided tour

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Skip The Line + Guided Tour
2.5 Hours
Mobile Tickets
  • Enter the Louvre as dusk falls and the crowds recedes, so as to consume the beauty of the world’s largest art museum in quiet contemplation over 2 and a half hours.
  • Enjoy the company of your English speaking art historian guide on this after-hours small group tour ( no more than 15 people) as you explore the beautifully adorned corridors of the Louvre museum and acquaint yourself to the masterpieces in the museum.
  • See the Mona Lisa at her most peaceful time on this carefully-crafted itinerary and spend as much time as you’d like observing the intricacies of the painting.
  • These limited nocturnal tickets are a favourite among art fanatics, a chance to make your way into the world’s most visited museum and observe art without having to jostle for space with fellow art-lovers!
  • Children aged 4-17 years enjoy reduced prices and those aged 3 years and below do not require a ticket.
  • This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
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Louvre Museum : Best of Louvre & Mona Lisa Guided Tour

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Skip The Line + Guided Tour
1.5 -2 Hours
Mobile Tickets
  • Skip the winding ticket queues and step inside the Louvre with your English or Spanish speaking guide to explore the world’s grandest assortment of art on this guided tour.
  • Wander from gallery to gallery on this specially curated tour that takes you through the famous artworks as well as lesser-known artistic treasures of the Louvre; from the Mona Lisa to The Dying Slave to Liberty Leading the People, The Raft of Medusa, and many more.
  • This guided tour of the Louvre is a perfect treat for art aficionados, an experience sure to enchant you and change the way you view art forever!
  • Navigating your way through 35,000 exhibits in the world’s biggest museum can be a daunting task, something you shouldn’t have to worry about when equipped with these tickets in hand!
  • After the guided tour, wander through the halls of the Louvre at your own pace with these day-long valid tickets.
  • This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
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Louvre Museum Tickets & Tours

The Louvre Museum in Paris is the world's largest museum and boasts one of the richest collections of art and historical artefacts in the world. A sprawling French Baroque structure overlooking the Seine River, the Louvre is home to over 3,80,000 artworks, of which 35,000 make up the permanent exhibition. Known for its extraordinary collection of artworks, it is also one of the most visited museums in the world. To visit the Louvre, you can opt for either an online admission ticket or go for a guided tour.

The Louvre Museum has reopened since the pandemic forced it to close its doors. With new rules of visiting and buying tickets, here’s what you need to know about visiting the Louvre Museum.

Louvre Museum Reopens Post COVID-19

Following a 3-month closure due to the pandemic, the Louvre Museum finally reopened its door to visitors on July 6, 2020. If you’re planning to visit the museum, please ensure that you’re aware of all safety measures and guidelines in place. The Louvre now only accepts online reservations.

Safety Measures and New Rules at The Louvre Museum

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louvre Museum has enforced several safety measures in place.

  • Only reservations made online will be accepted. Based on the slots booked, visitors will be allowed into the museum in 15-minute intervals.
  • Masks that cover the mouth and nose are mandatory for all visitors during the course of their time in the museum. Visitors must bring their own masks.
  • Thermal scanners will check each visitors’ temperature before they enter the museum
  • Guided tours will now comprise groups with a maximum of 10 members.
  • Unidirectional flow through the museum to optimise conditions.
  • Two entrances to the museum will be open: the Pyramid entrance and the Richelieu entrance.
  • The cloakroom will remain closed, so no helmets, suitcases and large bags will not be allowed inside. 

Louvre Museum Ticket Options

Louvre Admission Ticket
Skip the Line Tickets

These skip the line admission tickets to the Louvre allow you to bypass the entry line and make your way inside the museum without queuing up. You can enter the museum with these tickets via any of the 2 open entrances, Pyramid entrance and the Richelieu entrance. You can pair the admission tickets with a convenient audio guide which is available in 10 languages. The ticket is timed and hence you will be allowed to enter the museum only at the time mentioned on the ticket.

Louvre Guided Tours
Guided Tours

The best way to explore all that the museum has to offer is by opting for a guided tour. With new visiting rules, the group tour size has been limited to a max of 10. The small group ensures that you can interact with your guide more personally, get your questions answered and enjoy the experience in a more intimate manner. Once the tour is over, you can spend as much time in the museum as you like. Guided tours of the Louvre Museum will also help you skip the line on entry.

Plan Your Visit to The Louvre

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What are the opening hours of the Louvre Museum?

The Louvre Museum is open from Wednesday to Monday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Get more information.

What’s the last time of entry?

Last time of entry is 5:30 PM, 30 minutes prior to closing.

When is the museum closed?

The Louvre is closed every Tuesday, January 1, May 1 and December 25.

When is the best time to visit the Louvre Museum?

Early mornings and a couple of hours in the evening before the museum closes will be the least crowded hours of the day - try going early in the morning or around 3 PM. Here's everything you need to plan your visit.

Where is the Louvre Museum located?

The Louvre Museum is located in the heart of the city on the banks of the Seine river. It’s address is Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France.

What’s the closest metro stop to the Louvre Museum?

Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station on Line 1 is the closest metro station to the museum. The museum is a 2-minute walk from the station.

Do buses stop at the Louvre Museums?

Yes, buses 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95 stop right next to the Louvre Museum.

View the Louvre map

Check out the detailed Louvre entrance map here.

How many entrances does the Louvre Museum have?

There are four entrances to the museum: Pyramid Entrance, Richelieu Passage Entrance, Porte de Lions, and the Carrousel du Louvre Entrance.

Which entrances are currently open for visitors?

Since it reopened, only the Pyramid and Richelieu Passage are open while the others remain closed. 

Can I access the museum from any of the 4 entrances?

If you have bought your ticket online, please enter the museum via the Pyramid entrance. The Richelieu Passage entrance is dedicated to visitors with member cards. The Carrousel entrance will open soon, while the Porte des Lions has been temporarily closed since 2019.

What safety measures are in place to protect visitors and staff at the Louvre Museum?

Mandatory masks, social distancing and maximum group sizes of 10, frequent sanitisation stations and uni-directional flow of crowd within the museum are some of the measures employed.

Is the entrance to Louvre free for anyone?

Admission to the Louvre is free for visitors under the age of 18, EU citizens under the age of 25, visitors with disabilities, teachers of art, art history, and the applied arts as well as pass and membership holders.

Why should I take a guided tour at the Louvre?

The Louvre is a massive museum, which is almost impossible to cover in a day. A guide will take you to the highlights and give you insight and information into each work of art, making your experience interesting.

How many people are allowed in a Louvre Museum tour?

Due to current COVID restrictions, guided tours are only allowed for groups of 10 or less.

Can I take an audio guided Louvre tour?

Yes, audio guides are available for rent at the Louvre. You need to book it along with your tickets in advance. You must pick up the audio guide at the distribution counters by 4 PM.

Explore The Louvre Museum

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The Louvre Pyramid

The iconic Louvre pyramid was commissioned by then President of France, François Mitterrand, in 1984. It was designed by famed Chinese-American architect, I. M. Pei, and was completed in 1989. The glass pyramid is over 70 feet tall and consists of more than 600 rhombus-shaped and 70 triangular glass pieces. While the design of the pyramid was ridiculed when it was first revealed to the public, today, it is hard to imagine the Louvre without this stunning landmark.

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Collections and Exhibitions at Louvre Museum

Apart from its permanent collection displayed across eight curatorial departments, the Louvre also has temporary exhibitions set up every season. These are based on expert research and are related to the latest findings.

The current Louvre exhibition on display is The Advent of the Artist. It has been on display at The Petite Galerie, Richelieu wing since September 25, 2019, and will be open to the public till July 5, 2021.

The exhibition aims to understand the transition from the usually anonymous artist of the classical period to the artist of the Renaissance era. It focuses on the link between literature and visual arts.

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Facts about Louvre Museum
  • The massive glass pyramid at the entrance of the Louvre is one of the five pyramids at the museum. There are three smaller pyramids around the huge pyramid, and there is a fifth inverted pyramid near the Carrousel du Louvre entrance.
  • There are two Louvres in the world - one in Paris and one in Abu Dhabi.
  • The Louvre was a fortress when it was first constructed in the 12th century. It then became a royal palace in the 16th century, and finally, in 1793, it became the Musée du Louvre.
  • When the museum was first opened to the public, it only housed 537 paintings. Today, it boasts of a collection of nearly half a million works of art.
  • The Mona Lisa was briefly stolen in 1911, creating a media sensation. It was duly returned to the Louvre two years later.
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Louvre Museum: Skip the Line Tickets
Louvre Museum : Best of Louvre & Mona Lisa Guided Tour
Louvre Museum : Masterpieces & Royal Palace Guided Tour
Skip-the-line Access

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Skip-the-line Access

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Skip-the-line Access

Yes

Guided Tour

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Guided Tour

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Guided Tour

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Hotel transfers

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Hotel transfers

Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be canceled. Reschedules are possible subject to availability. However, reschedules are possible only up to 12 hours before the tour starts.

Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended, or rescheduled.

Cancellation Policy

Tickets can be cancelled for a full refund up to 24 hours in advance.

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Popular Highlights of the Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa

The most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa resides in the Louvre in the Department of Italian Paintings. The subject of the painting is thought to be Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a cloth merchant from Florence.

venus de milo
Venus de Milo

This 6’8” marble sculpture depicts Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. The statue is named after the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered. The statue can be found in the Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities.

winged victory of samothrace
Winged Victory of Samothrace

This 2nd c. BC marble sculpture of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory stands nearly 8 feet high. The statue is thought to have been created not just to honor the goddess, but also to celebrate a naval victory, as the base is like the prow of a ship.

Liberty
Liberty Leading the People

Commemorating the July Revolution of 1830, the painting shows a woman personifying Liberty leading people over barricades and the bodies of the fallen. In her hand is the flag of the French revolution, which is now the national flag of France, and her other arm holds a bayoneted musket.

Law code of Hammurabi
Law Code of Hammurabi

Dating back to 1800 BC, the Law Code of Hammurabi is a Babylonian code of law from the Mesopotamian period. Exhibited in the Department of Near Eastern Antiquities, the Law Code has over 200 laws inscribed on it. The Law Code of Hammurabi is very important as it helps us learn about the history and religion of this period.

Great Sphinx of Tanis

The Egyptian sphinx is a symbolic representation of the close relationship between sun god (lion’s body) and king (human head). The one at Louvre contains names of the pharaohs Ammenemes II, Merneptah & Shoshenq. It was excavated in 1825 among the ruins of the Temple of Amun at Tanis and is one of the largest sphinxes outside of Egypt.

Louvre Museum Tickets- FAQs

Q. Is it safe to visit the Louvre Museum post-COVID-19?

A. The Louvre now accepts only online reservations, and has administered several health measures in place to ensure the safety of its visitors. 

Q. What are the safety and hygiene measures in place at the Louvre Museum?

A. Several measures have been put in place at the Louvre Museum in light of COVID-19. Entry is limited to those with online tickets, the use of masks that cover the nose and face at all times is mandate and visitor's temperature will be checked by thermal scanners before entry. Guided tours now permit only groups of 10.

Q. Are online Louvre Museum tickets available now?

A. Yes. The Louvre Museum is only accepting online reservations now. You can book your Louvre tickets online. 

Q. What is the maximum group size for guided tours of the Louvre?

A. Each guided tour group can comprise a maximum of 10 visitors now.

Q. What are the opening hours for Louvre Museums post-COVID-19? 

A. Louvre opening hours post-COVID-19 are: Wednesday to Monday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:30 PM). The museum remains closed on Tuesdays.

Q. Do my Louvre tickets and tours include skip-the-line access?

A. Yes, both your Louvre tickets and guided tours include skip-the-line-access. With this, you get fast-track access to the museum without having to wait in long lines.

Q. Can I buy same day tickets to the Louvre?

A. Due to current COVID regulations, even if you want to purchase same day tickets, you will have to do it online. Thus, it is recommended that you purchase online tickets in advance to ensure you get tickets for the day you want to visit.

Q. Do children get free entry to the Louvre?

A. Yes, children under 18 years of age; EU residents aged 18-25, and teachers of art can visit the museum free of cost. Please note that as per COVID-19 safety regulations, it is mandatory to book time-stamped tickets online for free entry.

Q. Should I buy Louvre Museum tickets in advance?

A. Currently, it is absolutely necessary to purchase tickets to the Louvre in advance, as only those with timed slot tickets are allowed in.

Q. Are Louvre Museum guided tours available?

A. Yes, you can avail guided tours when visiting the Louvre. These can be booked in advance online.

Q. Is audioguide included on Louvre tickets?

A. This depends on the type of tickets you purchase. While there are tickets that just offer your skip the line access, there are also tickets that give you skip the line access, along with an audioguide.