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Discover the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace, it was transformed into a museum in the late 18th Century and stands out today for the wealth of its collections accumulated over the decades. Whether one devotes a few hours or several days to this visit, the experience offered by the Louvre Museum is always immersive and memorable amidst its artistic masterpieces. The Louvre Museum was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991, testifying to its significance and universal value.

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An extraordinary museum

The Louvre Museum is undoubtedly one of the largest museums in the world in many aspects.

Immense area

The Louvre covers an impressive surface area of 73,000 square meters. With nearly 15 kilometers of galleries spread across over 400 rooms, it would be impossible to discover all the artworks in a single day. It is advisable to plan your visit carefully by choosing the priority collections using the museum map.

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Impressive collection of artworks

The Louvre houses the most extensive collection of artworks in the world. In total, nearly 500,000 works are present in its archives. Fortunately, only about 36,000 of them are displayed in the galleries and rooms of the palace! Masterful paintings, ancient sculptures, and antique objects are distributed among the museum’s three wings and organized into eight departments.

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The most visited museum

The Louvre Museum welcomes an impressive number of visitors each year, surpassing all other museums. Nearly 10 million people explore the galleries of this former royal palace. To avoid long queues at the entrance, it is important to book your Louvre museum ticket online.

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Inside, the vast expanse of the museum allows for a comfortable appreciation of the artworks without feeling cramped. However, some galleries and rooms are often more crowded than others.

Exploring the Louvre Museum

The Louvre’s collections span over 10,000 years of history and offer artworks from around the world. Their richness and diversity cater to all tastes! From Greek statues to Dutch painting masterpieces, and Renaissance art objects, all styles and epochs are represented at the Louvre.

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Masterpieces of painting and sculpture

The Louvre Museum is particularly famous for housing, among others, Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic portrait of the Mona Lisa. But it is not the only masterpiece within its walls. With your Louvre Museum ticket, you can also discover the Venus de Milo, Théodore Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa, Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, and the Code of Hammurabi, the first known legal code and a historical treasure from Mesopotamia.

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An immersion in antiquity

In addition to its impressive collection of classical paintings, the Louvre stands out for its unique wealth of antiquities. Most of them come from archaeological discoveries and cover a wide range, from Europe to the Middle East.

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The Sully wing of the museum houses numerous pieces from ancient Egyptian civilization, offering a fascinating dive into the history of this great civilization. You will have the opportunity to discover the famous Sphinx guarding the entrance of the collection, as well as the Seated Scribe or the bust of Akhenaten. Besides the Egyptian period, the Louvre also presents artworks from the Oriental, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities.

A journey to the four corners of the world

Since 2000, the Sessions Pavilion of the Louvre Museum has hosted artworks from the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, dedicated to the civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Thanks to this extension, the Louvre now showcases art objects from all corners of the globe. In this section, you will discover ancient African sculptures, remnants of the Maya civilization, and even a giant statue from Easter Island.

Temporary exhibitions

Throughout the year, the Louvre Museum offers temporary exhibitions to its visitors. These exhibitions, included in the entrance Louvre Museum ticket, provide an opportunity to explore art history and the museum’s collections from a different perspective. Focused on specific subjects, they offer clear and educational explanations, enabling learning through artworks. Please check the schedule of temporary exhibitions on the day of your visit.

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The Tuileries Garden

Take advantage of your visit to the Louvre to stroll through the Tuileries Garden, located outside the palace. Situated in the heart of the capital, this garden, conceived by Catherine de’ Medici, captivates with its colorful flowerbeds, shaded paths, and ponds. The Tuileries Garden also offers various activities, including children’s playgrounds and even carousels. You will also find dining options, ideal for a meal after your museum visit.

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Useful information:

Information about the skip-the-line Louvre Museum ticket:
The main entrance to the museum is located at the Pyramid. If you have purchased your Louvre Museum ticket online, a dedicated line will allow you to access the museum in less than 30 minutes. Entrance to the Louvre is free for under 18s.

Other entrances are located at the Porte des Lions and in the Carrousel gallery.

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Photos are possible without flashes.

Cloakrooms: The Louvre Museum provides a free cloakroom at the entrance. You can leave your personal belongings there to fully enjoy the art collections.

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Opening hours:

Open every day from 9AM to 6PM.
Last admission at 5PM.

Closed on Tuesdays.


Time required:

One day and more.


Frequently asked questions



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By metro:

  L1  St. Musée du Louvre (at 5 min)

  L7  St. Musée du Louvre (at 5 min)

By bus:

Stop Palais Royal | Musée du Louvre:
Lines 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95.

By car:

Parking INDIGO – Louvre Samaritaine.

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The Louvre Pyramid is made of glass, so you can admire the historic facades of the Louvre Palace from both inside and outside the Pyramid.