Practical information about Louvre Museum Paris

What times is the Louvre museum open? On which days are the doors closed? Where do you get tickets and where is Paris located? Below you will find practical information about the Louvre museum. Handy to keep on hand before you go to Paris.

Louvre opening hours

The Louvre museum is open every day except Tuesdays. The opening hours for the Louvre are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Wednesday and Friday 09:00 – 21:45

Opening hours on public holidays

The museum is often open on public holidays. The Louvre is open on those days from 9am to 6pm. There are 3 public holidays on which the Louvre is closed all day:

  • May 1 (Labor Day)
  • August 15 (Assumption of Mary)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)

Tickets Louvre

It is best to order tickets for the Louvre in advance. Order them easily online on the Louvre website. You can purchase tickets here with your credit card. Or buy them for a bit extra here, for free cancellation until the day before.

Prices tickets Louvre

  • Entrance: 17 euros
  • Audio guide: 5 euros
  • Free entrance: for people under 26 years old, when they are residents of the EU. Outside of the EU, people until 18 years old have free entrance.

More information about exciting combi tickets, skip-the-line tickets and guided tours can be found on this page.

Bringing luggage into the museum

Do not take large luggage with you when you visit the museum. Only bags smaller than 55 x 35 x 20 cm are allowed into the Louvre. You must then place these bags in one of the lockers in the cloakroom. Due to the strict security, you can have a more extended check with luggage.

Contact and address Louvre

Louvre Museum
75058 Paris
telephone number: +33 (0)1 4020 5317
email address:

You can reach the main entrance via metro lines 1 and 7, stop Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre