COVID-19: advice for visitorsVisit | COVID-19: advice for visitors

Practical information

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Time slot booking required

All visitors, including those entitled to free admission, must book a time slot. Buy your ticket online on

During off-peak times, there may also be a limited number of time slots for same-day visits available for booking at the museum. However, if you wish to guarantee your entry to the museum, we strongly advise booking your time slot in advance online.

Due to current circumstances, only card payments will be accepted.

Opening hours and access

The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day except Tuesdays.

Two entrances to the museum will be open: the Pyramid entrance, where there will be specific lines for each time slot, and the Richelieu entrance, for visitors with member cards (Amis du Louvre, Louvre Pro, ICOM, Ministère de la Culture, Patrons Circle, etc.) and groups.

Safety measures and advice

  • All museum staff and all visitors over 11 years old must wear a mask. The museum does not provide masks; visitors must bring their own. You must use the hand sanitizer dispenser before entering the museum. Social distancing rules and preventive measures must be respected in the museum.
  • Independent tour guides are allowed to bring groups of up to 25 people. However, in order to respect social distancing measures, they will be required to use headsets and a microphone.
  • Audio guides, wheelchairs, and pushchairs supplied by the Louvre are disinfected after each use.
  • The museum’s restaurants and cafés are closed; only the outdoor catering facilities in the Carrousel and Tuileries Gardens are open.

Admission and exit

Think ahead of everything you would like to do at the museum as any exit is final.

New itineraries

Blue signs have been placed around the museum to guide visitors and avoid overcrowding, while some rooms have been temporarily closed. The Salle des États (where the Mona Lisa is displayed) will be entered and exited through separate doors. 

Museum map

Museum map

May 2021

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Room openings during the health crisis

Due to the health crisis, some rooms in the museum may be closed. Thank you for your understanding.

Open: Medieval Louvre; Pavillon de l’Horloge (Level 1); Near Eastern and Greek antiquities; Egyptian antiquities (ancient Egyptian civilization); Islamic art; European decorative arts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance; Galerie d’Apollon; Napoleon III Apartments; European and French sculpture; French paintings; Italian, Spanish, British, and Northern European paintings; and the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

Closed: Egyptian antiquities (chronological display); Flemish and Dutch paintings; decorative arts of the 17th and 18h centuries; Greek terracotta, bronze, and ceramic works; part of the French painting collection; Roman antiquities

Disabled access

Due to construction work, it takes longer than usual to reach the Venus de Milo via the lifts. Feel free to ask museum staff for information during your visit.