Tickets to Louvre Museum: these are the options

Buy your Louvre Museum tickets in advance; this is one of the most heard pieces of advice. With so many visitors per year, it is wise to prepare for your visit to the Parisian museum well. 

If you’ve already queued for security, you don’t want to join the ticket queue afterwards. So make sure you buy tickets in advance. Online tickets cost the same as at the kiosk in the museum. If you want to visit more museums in Paris, then the Paris pass or a combination ticket might be interesting. Below you can read everything about the tickets you can get for the Louvre.

The ‘normal’ Louvre Museum tickets

A ‘normal’ ticket at the Louvre is 17 euros. You can buy these online in advance at the museum’s website with a credit card. You don’t have to queue at the cash register by purchasing online access. You can show the tickets on your phone without printing them. 

If you prefer more flexibility, you can buy the exact ‘regular’ tickets for Louvre Museum on this website, which is a bit easier to navigate. There is an extra fee of a couple of euros. However, this comes with the advantage of being able to cancel free of charge 24 hours in advance. Perfect for people who like to keep their options open since tickets bought at the official Louvre Museum website can not be refunded. 

People from the European Union can enter for free if they are 25 years or younger. In addition, young people outside the EU can enter for free until 18.

Louvre Museum ‘Skip The Line’ Tickets 

With regular online tickets to the Louvre, you can already skip part of the line. However, if you want to get in even quicker, you can buy special skip-the-line tickets. These come with a guided tour. A host will wait for you and others outside, taking everyone into the museum as a ‘guided group’. This will often get you in much faster. Once inside, you will receive an explanation about the Louvre collection and building, and then you can go your own way. Such a skip-the-line ticket with a guided tour of the Louvre is available for 39 euros, and you can buy it here.

Paris Museum Pass

Are you planning to visit many other museums and places of interest in Paris besides the Louvre? With the Paris Museum Pass, you can enter more than 60 museums in Paris for free. Besides Louvre Museum, this includes the Versailles Palace, Musée d’Orsay and Panthéon. The museum card is valid for the permanent collection; special exhibitions are not included. 

If you mainly want to visit exhibitions or museums that are not part of the pass, consider whether this option is worth it. The museum pass often gives priority. This means you don’t have to queue at the cash register, which will give you more time for other sights to see in Paris.

Louvre combo tickets

There is a good chance you want to see more sights in Paris besides the Louvre. For museums, you have the above museum pass. However, it is fun to combine your visit to the Louvre with other famous sights in the city. Combo tickets require one purchase for multiple activities. That is not only easy and convenient, but sometimes it can also save you a few quid.

This combination ticket for Louvre and a tour over the Seine offers skip-the-line tickets for the museum as well as the opportunity to view Paris from a river cruise. You can take your time for both activities. You can pick the dates and times for both of them yourself.

In that case, buying a combi ticket can sometimes be cheaper (and easier). Another well-known combination is the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a cruise on the Seine.

Louvre Museum Tours

In addition to just tickets, you can also opt for a tour through the Louvre. A tour in a small group or even a private tour, including entrance, is already available for 52 euros per person. The tour below gives you value for money and plenty of time.

  • Standard tour of the Louvre
    With the standard 1.5-hour guided tour of the Louvre, you can get your museum visit off to a good start. The guide will take the group along the highlights, giving you a clearer picture of what you want to see by yourself afterwards. You can book the tour if you buy an online ticket.
  • Audio guide of the Louvre
    If you prefer to go through the museum on your own but still want some extra information, opt for the audio tour of the Louvre itself. You can book these online on their website.
  • 2 or 3-hour tour 
    An exciting and top-rated tour. You decide how large the group size may be, and the price will adjust accordingly. Enough energy left after the tour? Then you can continue to stroll the Louvre yourself. Please note these tours are in English. Starting at 56 euros per person.
  • French breakfast and Louvre tour
    Start your visit to the Louvre right. Begin with a typical French breakfast and a beautiful view of the museum. After the meal, you enter the museum with a small group and guide. You get to see the highlights of the Louvre museum in 1.5 hours. An excellent addition to the ‘more common’ tours. A ticket costs 89 euros per person (child prices are also available).
  • With a private guide through the museum
    Do you prefer customisation? Then let a private guide walk you through the museum. They can tailor the tour exactly to you or your small group. For a private guide, you pay between 200 and 650 euros (depending on your group size).