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Musée du Louvre

Type: Art & Culture, Art Museums, Editor's Picks, Museums



Map / Directions 10Best Says

The hottest ticket in town - perhaps in the whole art world this year - is the Da Vinci exhibit at the Louvre. The world's largest, richest collection of art and antiques occupies the Louvre, the...  Read More

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Map / Directions Hours:

  • Sat-Mon,: Thu; 9am-6pm
  • Wed,: Fri; 9am-10pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Day Adult €9; Child (0-17) Free; Child (18-25) Free - €9
    Wed, Fri Evening 6-10pm Adult €6; Child (0-17) Free; Child (18-25) Free - €6
    Exhibitions Hall Napoleon €11 - €14

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  • Things to Do in December: "Now offering free admission for all the first Saturday evening of the month from 6PM to 9:45 PM and every Friday evening for anyone under 26 yrs. old. Here is a true anecdote: When architect I.M. Pei designed the glass pyramid to grace the Louvre's courtyard it was a world-class design scandal. Scant decades later and it is already as emblematic a symbol of this fortress-like museum as is the Mona Lisa (la Jaconde) or Venus de Milo. The popular Ancient Egyptian department is much loved by kids. There are excellent book and gift shops and several cafés in the Carrousel du Louvre, the new shopping center it opens up onto."
  • Romantic Things to Do, Sightseeing: "Now offering free admission for all the first Saturday evning of the month from 6PM to 9:45 PM and every Friday evening for anyone under 26 yrs. old. Here is a true anecdote: When architect I.M. Pei designed the glass pyramid to grace the Louvre's courtyard it was a world-class design scandal. Scant decades later and it is already as emblematic a symbol of this fortress-like museum as is the Mona Lisa or Venus de Milo."
  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: The Louvre is unrivaled the world over. Now, Leonardo Da Vinci, who died in France's Loire Valley 500 years ago, is the artist of honor.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: When you visit the Louvre with an eye just for romance, it is remarkable all the romantic, even racy, scenes you can see!
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: It is unthinkable to visit Paris and not have a look in at, or at least a walk by, the Louvre.

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