Louvre Museum
Enter your dates to find available activities
Get your ticket now

Louvre Museum: Tours & Tickets

See all tours & things to do in Louvre Museum

Top sights in Paris

See all 754 tickets & tours

The Louvre’s 5 Most Famous Artworks

The Louvre in Paris is the world’s most visited museum. Its legendary collection boasts more than 35,000 paintings, sculptures and artifacts dating from prehistory to the modern day. The masterpieces are myriad, but these 5 are the crème de la crème.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” (1503-1506)

Possibly the most famous painting in the world, Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is synonymous with the Louvre. Her enigmatic smile and inescapable gaze draws millions to Paris every year.

“Venus De Milo” (ca. 130-100 B.C.)

Wonderfully maintained over two millennia, this statue of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, is one of the most iconic specimens of ancient Greek sculpture.

Photo: @Rodney flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Michelangelo’s “The Rebellious Slave” (1513)

This 2.15-meter-high statue of a slave struggling against his fetters is one of Michelangelo’s greatest achievements and a sublime demonstration of sculpture’s dynamic potential.

Photo: Ivo Jansch @flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

“The Seated Scribe” (ca. 2600 B.C.)

Dating back to the days of the Pharaohs, this exquisite painted limestone sculpture is the most renowned piece in the Louvre’s exceptional collection of Egyptian antiquities.

The Louvre Pyramid, designed by I.M. Pei (1989)

Highly controversial upon its construction, the Louvre Pyramid is now one of Paris’ cultural treasures. The glass pyramid’s spectacular nighttime illumination is not to be missed.

Louvre Museum: Our Tips

Avoiding 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 and come prepared

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 9:00AM until 6:00PM on most days, and until 9:45PM 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 to visit
    The Louvre is open from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, except on Wednesdays and Fridays when it remains open until 9:45PM. The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.
  • What is the price?
    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 tips
    * 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.

What People Are Saying About Louvre Museum

Having a tour guide at Tour Eiffel is essential for 1st timers

Buying the tickets online was very easy. On the day of our Eiffel tour visit, we went to the tickets collection meeting point, you have to be there on time in order to follow the tour guide. His name was Max & he was very knowledgeable & friendly. He gave us info about the main landmarks we saw from the tower which was very beneficial since it was our first day in Paris. Max also told us all about the tower so having a guide with us was very beneficial since I am interested in history & facts. Later on, we went to the summit alone & it was super amazing. We saved time by not having to wait to buy the tickets but there's always a wait on the security check & elevators. As for the Louvre & boat trip, we did them on separate days and both experiences we super pleasant but if you have time, buy the tickets yourself for those 2.

The experience was great once we found your location.

It was difficult and confusing to find where to pick up the tickets, but otherwise everything was great.

Louvre Museum: Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Linda, 11/25/2017

Absolutley impressive, a must do when in Paris

The tour was all that I expected and more, our tour guides Remi and Sebastian where both very knowledgeable and made the tour a very memorable one. It was my first time in Paris and I really would recommend this tour to any first timer in Paris. It takes to the most popular land marks and gives you a quick and broad overview of that lovely city. Remi was amazing with the way he walked us through the Eiffel Tower and major attractions close by. I would highly recommend this tour administered by Linda with these two great tour guides, Remi and Senastian. Their professionalism is outstanding.

Paris Highlights Full Day Tour Reviewed by Navin, 11/20/2017

Alex really knows Paris and gave us a wonderful afternoon

Alex, our tour guide was really into it, I know Paris reasonably well, however he showed us places I didn’t know they existed. Using an eBike is very convenient and allows you to experience Paris in the best way you can imagine. Thank you Alex and I certainly recommend this trip to everyone.

Despite the crowds a very worthwhile visit.

Take your time; relax you'll see everything in due course. And my gawd there's so much to see. Floor after floor and gallery after gallery it's a sumtuous feast. One thing - buy the skip-the-line tickets. Don't go all the way to Paris and wait in line. Besides, you get lots more time inside. Cheers, Jack.

Things To Do Near Louvre Museum