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  • Address: Place du Louvre, Paris 75058, France
  • Hours: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 9am–6 pm; Wednesday, Friday: 9am–9:45pm
  • Admission: Varies

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Louvre Tours

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

The Basics
Highlights of the antiquity section include the Seated Scribe, the Jewels of Rameses II, and the armless Winged Victory of Samothrace and Venus de Milo. From the Renaissance, don't miss Michelangelo's Slaves sculpture or the famous works by Raphael, Botticelli, and Titian. French masterpieces from the 19th century include Ingres' La Grande Odalisque, Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa, and the work of David and Delacroix.

The large crowds attracted by the Louvre are evidence of the museum's global fame—book a skip-the-line ticket to avoid long lines and save precious sightseeing time. And whether you're a lifelong art fan or a creative novice, exploring the museum with a tour guide is an excellent way to ensure you see all of its highlights and hidden gems. Take a tailored private tour if your interests lie in a particular area, or opt for the skip-the-line and audio guide package if you prefer browsing independently. If you're short on time, choose a sightseeing tour that combines a visit to the Louvre with stops at the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, and Notre Dame Cathedral, or take in city sights from the water on a Seine River cruise.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Louvre always has big crowds—book skip-the-line entry to save time.
  • Photography of certain major works inside the Louvre is prohibited.
  • A Paris museum pass (valid for your choice of two, four, or six consecutive days) includes skip-the-line access at the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay, while also covering entry to other top attractions such as the Arc de Triomphe and Napoleon's Tomb.
  • Family-friendly Louvre tours tailored to entertain children are available.

How to Get to the Louvre
Located next to the Seine River in central Paris, the Louvre is easy to find. Catch Metro line 1 or 7 to the Palais Royal/Musee du Louvre station.

When to Get There
On Friday evenings, the Louvre stays open until 9:45pm, making it a great time to enjoy the museum with fewer crowds. You'll also see the pyramid majestically illuminated. From October through March, access to the Louvre's permanent collection is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of every month.

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Skip the Line: Louvre, Seine River Cruise and Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off, Paris, null
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Skip the Line: Louvre, Seine River Cruise and Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off

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This combo hop-on hop-off Big Bus pass allows you to discover the sights of Paris on a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour, relax on a 1-Hour cruise on the river Seine ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Classical route : 2h20
Montmartre route :1h10
Cruise and walking tour : 1h

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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Ticket, Paris, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Ticket

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The Louvre Museum, former Residence of the Kings of France is the place to discover while in Paris. Skip the lines and enjoy the day at your own pace at the ...  Read more

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Skip the Line Eiffel Tower 2nd Level Tour and Louvre Museum and Cruise, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip the Line Eiffel Tower 2nd Level Tour and Louvre Museum and Cruise

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Get an Eiffel Tower Skip-the-line ticket with 2nd level access, a Louvre museum Skip-the-line ticket and a Seine river cruise. Save hours of waiting time and ...  Read more

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Louvre Self-Guided Audio Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Louvre Self-Guided Audio Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Save time, skip the line and visit the Louvre Museum with an audio guide. Discover some of the hidden treasures and most famous pieces including the Mona ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Skip-the-Line Entry to the Louvre with Hotel Ticket Delivery, Paris, Audio Guided Tours
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Skip-the-Line Entry to the Louvre with Hotel Ticket Delivery

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You can avoid long lines for entrance to the famous Paris art gallery with this admission ticket to the Louvre's permanent collection and temporary ...  Read more

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Duration: Flexible

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Skip the Line: Louvre, Seine River Cruise, Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off and 10 Metro Tickets, Paris, ... 
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Skip the Line: Louvre, Seine River Cruise, Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off and 10 Metro Tickets

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This full pass comprises an hop-on hop-off Big Bus access to discover the sights of Paris, a 1-Hour cruise on the river Seine at the time of your choice, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Classical route : 2h20'
Montmartre route :1h10'
Cruise and walking tour : 1h

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Skip-the-Line Louvre Ticket and Montmartre Art Walking Tour Double Feature, Paris, Hop-on Hop-off ... 
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Skip-the-Line Louvre Ticket and Montmartre Art Walking Tour Double Feature

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First, you enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of Montmartre on a 1.5 hour art-lovers tour, and you see the landmarks that inspired legendary artists like Van Gogh ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Louvre Murder and Mystery Tour, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Louvre Murder and Mystery Tour

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The Louvre Museum is one of the largest collections of artwork on the planet… so it should come as no surprise that within the collection are paintings, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Notre-Dame, Louvre Museum and Montmartre Private Day Tour, Paris, Cultural Tours
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Notre-Dame, Louvre Museum and Montmartre Private Day Tour

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Discover the best of the City of Light in a day including Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre's masterpieces, the historical area and Montmartre, the most picturesque ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Paris Rail Trip with Lunch on the Eiffel Tower Including Entry to the Louvre, London, Private ... 
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Paris Rail Trip with Lunch on the Eiffel Tower Including Entry to the Louvre

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Reserved seats on Eurostar, enjoy a walking tour and entry to the famous Louvre. Also included is entry to the to second floor of the Eiffel Tower with a tasty ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

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