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  • Address: Place du Louvre
  • Hours: Wed - Mon 9am - 6pm (Wed & Fri 10pm)
  • Admission: € 9.50 for adults

The Louvre may be the world's greatest art museum. Don't be daunted by its size and overwhelming richness; if you have even the merest interest in the fruits of human civilization from antiquity to the 19th century, then visit you must.

The former fortress began its career as a public museum in 1793 with 2,500 paintings; now some 30,000 are on display. The most famous works from antiquity include the Seated Scribe, the Jewels of Rameses II, and the armless duo - the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo.

From the Renaissance, don't miss Michelangelo's Slaves, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and works by Raphael, Botticelli, and Titian. French masterpieces of the 19th century include Ingres' La Grande Odalisque, Géricault's The Raft of the Medusa, and the work of David and Delacroix.

The Grand Louvre project has rejuvenated the museum with many new and renovated galleries now open to the public. To avoid queues at the pyramid, buy your ticket in advance.

Practical Info

Located next to the Seine River in central Paris, and at one end of the grand axis from the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs Elysee, the Louvre is easy to find. Catch metro line 1 or 7 to station Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre.

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Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 631 Reviews

Experience the best of the French capital in one day on this 7.5-hour sightseeing tour of Paris. Take a guided tour of the famous Louvre Museum and marvel at ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7.5 hours

From USD $149.97

Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1604 Reviews

Take a small group walking tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris and jump the queue by booking ahead. This skip the line tour helps you explore the collection of ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.88

Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1975 Reviews

Don't waste time waiting in queues — take a Louvre Museum prioritized guided tour. Make a booking and jump the queue to make the most of your limited time ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Audio Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 266 Reviews

Skip the long entrance lines at Paris' Louvre Museum and enjoy an audio tour of its many legendary works of art including the ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Venus de Milo.’ ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $41.10

Skip-the-Line: Louvre Museum and Musée d’Orsay Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Spend no time queuing so you have more time to admire some of history's most famous artworks on this small-group tour of the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay in ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $146.64

Skip the Line: Small Group Louvre Masterpieces Express Tour

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Explore one of the world’s finest museums on this 1.5-hour skip-the-line Louvre Museum tour. Admire famous works such as the ‘Venus de Milo,’ the ‘Winged ...  Read more

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

From USD $72.21

Skip the Line: Evening Louvre Tour and Wine Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 46 Reviews

Skip the line on an evening Louvre tour, and then sip on divine French wine at a Parisian bar! The 3.5-hour experience is perfect for lovers of art and fine ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $116.65

Paris City Tour by Minivan, Louvre Museum and Seine River Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 125 Reviews

Take a small group full-day tour of Paris by minivan for a personalized Paris experience. Your tour combines fast track entry and a guided visit to the Louvre, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $254.40

Private Tour: Skip the Line at Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Enjoy skip-the-line access and learn the stories behind some of the world’s most famous works of art on this private tour of the Louvre Museum and the ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Private Tour: Paris Historical Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum with Guide

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Discover the fascinating history and picture-perfect beauty of Paris on this private walking tour led by an expert local guide. Starting on historic Île ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $138.86

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