The pyramide of Louvre museum at night, Paris, France
The pyramide of Louvre museum at night, Paris, France

Louvre Museum Tours and Tickets

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Primarily associated with the steady gaze of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa, Paris' Louvre museum is home to 35,000 paintings and sculptures, considered one of the greatest art collections in the world. The contemporary glass Louvre Pyramid heralds the entrance to the museum, which millions of tourists flock to every year to feast their eyes on masterpieces that span from antiquity to the 20th century.

  • Place du Louvre, Paris, 75058

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cortlandt_D, Nov 2023
Super fun
This tour was EXCELLENT.Paulina was super knowledgeable and just super nice and warm.She really made my kids feels at home in the Louvre which could be hard to do.The adults learned a lot as well!Totally recommend for families with you by children over an audio tour
Joanne_C, Nov 2023
Excellent Tour
Excellent guide - Jean. Learned a great deal about the history and art of the Louvre. We had children in our group and he was excellent with them as well. Well worth the price to have easy entry and enjoy the time spent there with a knowledgeable guide.
Emily_H, Nov 2023
We enjoyed the tour
So interesting and our guide was so passionate about the art with great stories and information. You can’t see all the Louvre but this is a good start!!
Lauren_P, Nov 2023
Worth the cost, especially w/ young children!
This tour was pricy, but worth every penny & the perfect way to experience the Louvre w/ young children. Alberto was our guide & he was excellent & kept our girls (6 + 8YO) & my husband engaged the entire time, was very knowledgeable & patient!! We skipped all lines, breezed through numerous sections (despite the crowds) & saw many highlights. Highly recommend.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Louvre hours of operation?
Louvre hours of operation: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 9am–6 pm; Wednesday, Friday: 9am–9:45pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Louvre tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Louvre can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Louvre 2023?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Louvre costs USD 32.08. Guided Louvre tours start around USD 32.08 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:What are the different types of Louvre Museum tickets?
A:You can either buy a regular ticket for the Louvre, or book a 1.5-hour guided tour in English or French. If you’ve got your own guide, you’ll need to select that option. All tickets are timed-entry. You can also reserve an audioguide online at the same time that you book your tickets.
Q:Which day is entry to the Louvre free?
A:The Louvre is free for everyone on the 14 July (Bastille Day), except when the holiday falls on a Tuesday, when the museum is closed. It’s also free all year for visitors under 18 and for anyone 25 and under who lives in the European Economic Area.
Q:Can I see the Louvre in 2 hours?
A:Yes, you can see some of the Louvre in two hours, but you’ll likely want longer in the museum as there’s a lot to see—35,000 works of art to be precise. If you’re short on time, a tour can help you navigate straight to the highlights.
Q:Are guided tours of the Louvre Museum available?
A:Yes, guided tours of the Louvre are available. You can book tours in English and French on the museum’s website, or book a private or group tour from an outside tour operator. Tours direct you straight to the highlights—ideal if you’re short on time—and help deepen your knowledge of art history.
Q:Is seeing the Mona Lisa free?
A:Yes, the Mona Lisa is included with a standard admission ticket for the Louvre. The portrait is displayed behind protective glass in the Salle des États, the largest room in the museum. There are almost always crowds around the small portrait, so you might have to wait a bit to get a good glimpse.
Q:Do Louvre tickets sell out?
A:Yes, Louvre tickets can sometimes sell out, so it’s a good idea to book your tickets in advance—especially if you want to secure a specific time slot, as all tickets are timed. A limited number of tickets are available at the museum during off-peak times, but the lines can be very long.