The Louvre is almost as emblematic of Paris as is the Eiffel Tower. Largest museum of the city and part of the world’s best known (it is the most visited museum in the world), it offers its visitors an impressive art collection. Its eight departments cover many periods of all backgrounds. This is a must on any visit to Paris.
It is at the Louvre that you should go if you want to get a close look at the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. But you have to be patient, waiting to enter this famous museum can be very long. To avoid line-ups, several services offer you to buy your ticket online, which will be valid on any day when the museum is open.
If you’re passionate about the Louvre, are under 26 years old and you stay for more than a few days in Paris – or planning more visits in the year, the Carte Louvre Jeunes may be a good idea, since it costs only 15 euros.
Several thematic guided tours are also offered.
The museum is open every day from 9AM to 6PM, except Tuesdays and some holidays. It remains open until 10PM on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Admission is 9.50 euros, and you can get a ticket for 6 euros if you make your visit on Wednesday or Friday after 6PM. And remember that access to the museum is free the first Sunday of every month!
To get there
The Louvre Museum is located in the 1st arrondissement. It is accessible by subway, get off at the station Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre, served by lines 1 and 7. Batobus also provides access to the Louvre.
And remember that if you want to stay in Paris in the area of the Louvre, we offer a selection of hostels and guest houses. Make your reservation online!