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 of Louis XVIII and Charles X, and during the Second French Empire the museum gained 20,000 pieces. Holdings have grown steadily since the Third Republic, and as of 2008, the collection is divided among 8 curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings.
Note that people under 18 and EU residents under 26 get free entry with valid ID.
Skip-the-ticket-line timed entrance to the Louvre Museum
Full access to the permanent collection and all temporary exhibitions
Booking fee of 3€ per person
Transportation to and from the Louvre Museum
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France. Please show your ticket to the security staff at the dedicated Priority Access line at the Pyramid main entrance, Porte de Lions or Carrousel entrance You will then go through an airport style security check. After, you can directly access the museum with your ticket.
Know Before You Go
Persons under 18 and EU residents under 26 get in free with valid ID
Visitors with free entry can benefit from reserved access when with a person who booked a ticket. They don’t need any ticket or voucher to access the museum, just ID
Your entrance time may be 30 minutes before or after the one you have requested
Even with skip-the-ticket-line access, there may be a wait at security. During high season this wait can be up to 20 minutes
Museum opening hours: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturday, Sundays: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM. Wednesdays & Fridays: 9:00 AM-9:45 PM
The museum is closed on Tuesdays
There is free entrance for anyone to the museum the first Saturday evening of the month from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM and on Bastille Day, July 14th
You will receive your Louvre tickets via mail
This ticket doesn’t give access to the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition
Any items exceeding 55x35x20 cm are not permitted in the museum
Luggage or large bags
About This Ticket
Valid 1 day; check availability to see starting times
Skip the line ticket
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Cancellation policy; the ticket is non-refundable