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Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum ("Musée du Louvre"), isn't just the largest art museum in the world but it is a historic monument on its own. Give or take 38,000 objects dated from the prehistory right up to the 21st century are displayed in this mastodont of a cultural treasure trove that measures about 72,000 square meters. Apart from the Eiffel tower, the Louvre is pretty much the biggest must-see that Paris has to offer.

Originally the Louvre was set up as a castle which is still visible in the basement of the museum. But as the city grew the fortress eventually lost its defensive function and was converted into the main residence of the French Kings. It got modified many times before becoming the Louvre as we know it today. King Louis XIV decided he'd like to live in the Palace of Versailles instead which left the Louvre basically a museum for the royal collection. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum to display the nation's masterpieces.

Much of the art at the Louvre has had a rocky past, being stolen from families and churches by kings and rulers. Napoleon being one of the big sources of the collection's expansion.

It is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement

Opening times

Monday10:00 - 20:30
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00

⚠️ While planning your trip to Paris, remember that many museums close on Mondays or Tuesdays. For example, Palace of Versailles, Musée d'Orsay, Musée Carnavalet and Musée Rodin are closed on Mondays. The Louvre, Musée de l'Orangerie, Pompidou Centre and others are closed on Tuesdays.

Entrance is free for under 18 all year round. Everyone under 26 enters free on Friday evenings. Be aware that on July 14th (Bastille day) entrance is free for everyone so expect the galleries to be very busy!

Ongoing Exhibitions

Exhibition: The Met at the Louvre: Near Eastern Antiquities in Dialogue

Poster image for the exhibition titled The Met at the Louvre: Near Eastern Antiquities in Dialogue Until: September 28th, 2024 (78 days remaining.)

In collaboration with the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), 10 significant ancient artworks from Central Asia to Syria will be on display in the Oriental Antiquities galleries.


Exhibition: Olympism

Poster image for the exhibition titled Olympism Until: September 16th, 2024 (66 days remaining.)



Tickets for Louvre Museum