Le Louvre

Whether you’re an art connoisseur, a history enthusiast, or a curious traveler, the Louvre beckons, promising an enchanting odyssey of creativity and heritage. Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and transported into the depths of artistic brilliance as we embark on an exploration of the Louvre—a timeless sanctuary where the past and present intertwine in a dance of beauty.

Colleen in front of Le Louvre main entrance (Pyramide du Louvre)

What to know before visiting

1. Master the Art of Skip-the-Line Tickets: Ah, the Louvre—the treasure trove of art and history. But, let’s face it, nobody wants to spend precious vacation time waiting in line. Opt for skip-the-line tickets, easily purchased online.

2. Plan Your adventure in the Artistic Wonderland: The Louvre is vast, actually the biggest museum in the world ! So you can’t see everything, simply plan the rooms you would want to see and have fun! Download the Louvre’s official app to access interactive maps and guided tours.

3. Embrace Comfortable Footwear for the Marathon: Trust us, it’s huge ! So prepare for comfortable footwear, maybe water and not something with a sharp timetable afterwards.

4. Know Your Photography Etiquette: Picture this: you, in front of the iconic Mona Lisa, camera poised for the perfect shot. But wait, there’s an art to art photography.

Inside the famous crowded room where the Mona Lisa (La Joconde) is located

Time & Opening hours

The Louvre’s opening hours are dynamic, welcoming visitors daily except Tuesdays. Explore its vast treasures from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with night hours until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check for any special closures or changes, ensuring a seamless journey into this iconic cultural haven.

Colleen & Antoine’s Experience of Le Louvre

Le Louvre is one of my favorite museums…in the off-season! It can be very crowded from May to September. For a first-time visit, you should consider having a guide to get what you want. It’s easy to get lost!
I’ve been going to Le Louvre since I was a kid. I’ve been growing into it as I got older even though there are parts that are great for teens & younger. You’ll need a minimum of 3-hours to see the essentials. Plan ahead to know exactly where to go.

Colleen during a Private Guided Tour of Le Louvre

👇 The activities below are what I send to my friends visiting Paris. I highly recommend a guided tour for Le Louvre. It’s just massive and it’s super easy to get lost.
Antoine Dupont
Les Frenchies


What are the Louvre’s opening hours?

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Tuesdays.

How much is the Louvre entrance fee?

Adults: €22, Free for those under 18.

Can I buy tickets online?

Yes, for skip-the-line access.

Are guided tours available?

Yes, book in advance for insights.

Must-see exhibits?

Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Winged Victory.

Is photography allowed?

Yes, without a flash.

Are there discounts for students?

Yes, EU students under 26 enter free.

Is the Louvre wheelchair accessible?

Yes, with elevators and ramps.

How much time should I plan for a visit?

3 hours to a full day.

Q: Can I bring food into the Louvre?

No, but there are on-site cafes.

Colleen inside the Denon building of Le Louvre (The Galerie d’Apollon – France’s Crown Jewels)

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