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  • Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

    1. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

    Explore one of the world’s best art museums at your own pace with your ticket to the Louvre. Skip the ticket line and head straight to the security check, before heading inside and viewing some of the world's finest art. Once inside the historic palace located on the Right Bank of the Seine, see unmissable and iconic sights such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Discover masterpieces of the Renaissance and ancient Egyptian relics, along with paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries, prints from the Royal Collection, and much more. The museum first opened on August 10 1793 with an exhibition of just 537 paintings. Despite closing in 1796, due to structural problems, it reopened in 1801 as the Musée Napoléon with a larger collection. Many works were seized and returned to their original owners after the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. The collection was increased during the reign ...

    Entire experience is amazing. Getting to Louvre, gardens around, entire atmosphere.

  • Paris Louvre Museum: Priority Entrance with Audio Guide

    2. Paris Louvre Museum: Priority Entrance with Audio Guide

    As one of the world's most visited museums, you can be sure that a skip-the-ticket-line entry will come in handy to beat the lines at the Louvre. Collect your audio guide and wander around the fascinating exhibitions, learning about the artists and their work as you go. The Louvre Museum is a vast museum, but the handy route map will suggest various possible itineraries to help you organize your tour. The audio guide offers recorded commentaries in 10 different languages, packed with information and anecdotes to help you to better understand the history and significance of some of the greatest works. Discover the popular and most famous exhibits such as the Venus de Milo and the Coronation of Napoleon I, not forgetting of course the intriguing smile of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The audio guide offers a summary of some of the greatest works, but there is still so much more to disc...

    The lockers were broken,difficult to use, the snack bar lines were unbearable, no paper towels in the bathrooms. The museum in well organized and presenter

  • Louvre Museum: Tour

    3. Louvre Museum: Tour

    Get priority entry access to the Louvre Museum and be led by an expert guide on a carefully planned route designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the crown jewels of the French Monarchy, gaze back at Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa, and feel the passion coming from Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. Listen as your guide brings the art to life on an informative walk through the vast galleries. Explore relics from ancient Egypt and marvel at the impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities including the legendary Venus de Milo and the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Discover timeless sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, Neoclassical paintings by Jacques-Louis David, and iconic works from the French Romanticism period like The Raft of the Medusa. After the guided tour, spend as much time as you like explo...

  • Louvre Museum: Guided Tour with Optional Ticket

    4. Louvre Museum: Guided Tour with Optional Ticket

    Discover one of the world’s great art collections on a guided tour of the Louvre Museum, and marvel at relics from Ancient Egypt to the art of the Italian Renaissance. The entire collection would take months to see in full, but you will follow a carefully planned route to discover the highlights. Gaze at da Vinci’s enigmatic Mona Lisa and see Anthony Canova’s emotional Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss. Hear the true story depicted in Gericault’s Raft of Medusa. Go to Napoleon’s former apartments to admire the most beautiful décor of the palace, as well as a collection of crown jewels. The masterpieces continue with the Venus de Milo, the sculpture that inspired so many artists. Head to the basement of the Louvre Palace to see the foundations of the castle that once stood on the site. Choose between 2 options: get your ticket and guided tour with one of the skip-the-ticket-line guided...

    Our tour guide, Valerie, was great! She focused on what was of interest to us, to make our tour perfect. Her knowledge of the louvre’s history was great, interesting and exciting! We were able to see all the pieces that were of interest to us and along to way to each piece, Valerie may see a piece and she took the opportunity to explain it to us as she walked to the next piece we wanted to see. Great experience!

  • Paris: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Louvre Museum and Seine Cruise

    5. Paris: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Louvre Museum and Seine Cruise

    Visit the masterpieces of the Louvre Museum, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Being the world's largest museum, the Louvre packs 35,000 artworks into a 73,000 square meter exhibition space in three wings. Each wing possesses more than 70 rooms and displays extensive paintings and objects of art. See the iconic Mona Lisa, marvel at thousands of amazing paintings, and walk among perfect sculptures. Book the option with an audio guide included and enhance your experience and understanding of the works on display. After the visit of the Louvre Museum, take a 1-hour Seine River cruise tour. See more of Paris' iconic monuments such as the Institut de France, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Musee de Orsay, Hotel de Ville and more. Onboard you have access to an audio guide of your chosen language for free on the spot which will help you learn more about the vas...

    It was well organised. The only improvement is to relate the name directly to the passport.

  • Louvre Museum: 3-Hour Comprehensive Tour with Skip the Line

    6. Louvre Museum: 3-Hour Comprehensive Tour with Skip the Line

    Visit the Louvre Museum’s must-see attractions and discover under-appreciated treasures on this comprehensive tour. Skipping the Louvre’s famously long lines gives you time to absorb all the massive museum has to offer. Your expert guide will share their passion for the collection as you move through the Louvre, unveiling subtle details most visitors never learn about the works of art on show. The ‘Mona Lisa’; the ‘Venus de Milo’; the ‘Winged Victory of Samothrace’. While they’re familiar the world over, no one can truly know these works without spending time in their presence. Your guide will explain their history, but only you can decide how these masterpieces make you feel. Often overshadowed by the famous highlights, but no less significant as works of art, the tour features Greek and Roman antiquities like the 4,000-year-old ‘Great Sphinx of Tanis’, other recognisable works by Da...

    This tour was great. Three hours was enough time to see the highlights and we stu had time to go back and revisit some of the art and explore other parts of the museum as well.

  • Paris: Louvre Ticket with Audioguide App and Seine Cruise

    7. Paris: Louvre Ticket with Audioguide App and Seine Cruise

    Make the most of your time in Paris with this combined ticket to the Louvre Museum and River Seine cruise. After booking, receive a downloadable link for the audioguide app directly to your email, as well as your e-ticket for the Louvre and the cruise. When the date of your booking arrives, avoid the long waiting times at the Louvre and enjoy skip-the-line entry to this world-famous museum. Inside, discover the array of iconic masterpieces that are housed here, including the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, and many more. As you explore, listen to fascinating insight and information on your audioguide app. After your trip to the Louvre, head down to the water to embark on an exciting cruise along the River Seine. Sit back and relax as you soak up epic views of Paris’ most iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. If you don’t fancy going ...

    Great activity for the whole family. We especially enjoyed the Siene river cruise, and found the audio guide to be quite helpful in the museum.

  • Louvre Museum: Private Tour

    8. Louvre Museum: Private Tour

    Follow your expert guide on a delightfully informative private 2-hour tour through the Louvre Museum, which has been designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the crown jewels of the French Monarchy, feel the passion coming from Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, and gaze back at Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa. Listen as your guide brings the art to life on a captivating walk through the vast galleries. Explore relics from ancient Egypt and marvel at the impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities including the legendary Venus de Milo and the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Discover timeless sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, Neoclassical paintings by Jacques-Louis David, and iconic works from the French Romanticism period. End your tour with a greater appreciation of the Louvre’s treasures and, once...

  • Paris: Eiffel Tower Visit with Summit, Louvre, and Cruise

    9. Paris: Eiffel Tower Visit with Summit, Louvre, and Cruise

    Enjoy the adventure of triple sightseeing in Paris. Meet your guide at the departure point in the morning to pick up the Louvre and cruise ticket, and start your day with a visit to the Eiffel Tower. Head up the famous tower with the guide. Hear great stories from your guide until you reach the second floor. After your guided tour, head all the way up to the summit and marvel at the fascinating view of the city. Next, head out for your river cruise ride for 1 hour on the city's romantic Seine. See the best parts of the City of Light from the tranquil water, and enjoy great tidbits from your audioguide. Complete your journey with a visit to the world-famous Louvre Museum. With your entrance ticket, head into this maze of art and culture in the center of the city. See whether Mona Lisa is smiling, marvel at amazing paintings, and walk among sculptures.

    Our guide Sofiane was superb. The 8h45 slot was also great, as we were able to avoid the crowd and still enjoy the rest of the day.

  • Paris Museum Pass: 2, 4, or 6 Days

    10. Paris Museum Pass: 2, 4, or 6 Days

    Enjoy priority skip-the-line access to over 60 museums and monuments in and around the city of Paris including the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, and Centre Pompidou. The Pass is available for 2, 4, or 6 days with the pick-up point conveniently located a mere 10-minute walk from the Louvre. Benefits of the pass include free admission to many attractions, sights, and museums. In Paris: Musée de l’Armée Tombeau de Napoléon 1er Centre Pompidou Musée national d’Art modern Musée national des Arts asiatiques Guimet Les Arts décoratifs Musée des Arts et métiers Musée de l’Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris Musée du quai Branly Musée Picasso Paris Chapelle expiatoire La Cinémathèque française Musée du Cinéma Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie Conciergerie Musée national Eugène Delacroix Musée des Égouts de Paris Musée du Louvre - Musée national de la Marine Musée de la Monnaie Cité de ...

    So far just time all the small things first to make the most about the pass and then the big ones

Planning Your Visit

  • Avoid the queues

    The queues to the Louvre can be daunting. The main entrance, through the Louvre Pyramid, is always the most crowded. An insider tip is using the entrance located in the underground shopping center, Carrousel du Louvre, where you can buy your ticket and pass the security checks free of hassle. If you want to experience the Pyramid, you can always do so on your way out.

  • Give yourself plenty of time

    The museum is gigantic, so it’s essential to make sure you have enough time to see everything you want. The museum is open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM on most days, and until 9:45 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. Arrive early, grab one of the free maps at the ticket purchase area, and take some time to plan your visit – it’s worth it!

  • Watch out for Tuesdays!

    Together with a number of Paris’ museums, the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. Take this opportunity to visit other sights such as the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe and come back on another day!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 AM-9:45 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    Ticket prices start at just €12 for access to the permanent collections.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide can definitely help. There are several options for audio guides and small-group tours available!
  • How to get there
    Take the metro on line 1 to the Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station. The Paris Open Tour bus also stops at the Pyramid.
  • Additional information
    * The rooms begin to close 30 minutes before the museum's closing time.
    * From October to March, access to the permanent collections is free on the first Sunday of each month!
    * On French public holidays, the museum may have shorter hours, or may be closed entirely.

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What people are saying about Louvre Museum

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 24,391 reviews

Was an awesome ticket, made visiting super easy! The only downside was that we booked the ticket the same day, and so we almost didn’t get our voucher in time for our visit. If you book in advance, this is perfect!

Our 10:30 tour was canceled because the guide failed to show up. We got moved to the 3:00 tour and had a wonderful experience.

Everything was good and perfectly scheduled, thank you for the journey, really enjoyed.

Absolutely fantastic experience with a very nice and professional guide!

Seeing the Wings and Venus, Mona do be kinda scary doe.