The Louvre Museum in Paris is the world’s largest art museum and a historic landmark, most famous for being home to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It is the most visited museum in the world. It was formerly a royal mansion before becoming a museum during the French Revolution in 1793, and it presently houses artworks spanning from the 7th millennium BC until the 1850s.On an area of 72,735 square meters, roughly 38,000 artifacts from prehistory to the twenty-first century are shown. The Museum has 615,797 artifacts, 482,943 of which are available online since March 24, 2021, and showcases 35,000 works of art on 3 interconnecting wings (Sully, Richelieu, Denon).  The three wings consist of eight curatorial sections on 5 floors. They are Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints, and Drawings.

Prepare your visit

The Louvre Museum is located in central Paris. So it is easily accessible by public transport. Metro M1 and M7 have stops near to Louvre Museum ( station: Palais Royal Musee du Louvre). The tickets to the Louvre Museum can be purchased online or you can buy from the ticket office inside the building. The best practice is to buy your tickets online and book a time slot in advance. Because the onsite ticket purchase can not be guaranteed. Entry to the premises of the museum is free. Where you can take pictures in front of the famous glass pyramid. 

Entry to the Louvre museum

Through the Main entrance(Glass Pyramid)

  • Visitors with a ticket
  • Visitors without a ticket
  • Disabled Persons / Visitors come with a pram.
  • Visitors with membership cards

Through Carrousel entrance

  • Visitors with a ticket
  • Groups
  • Disabled persons / Visitors come with a pram.
  • Visitors with membership cards

Through Richelieu entrance 

  • Groups
  • Visitors with membership cards

Through Porte des Lions entrance.

  • Visitors with a ticket (No lockers available)

Louvre museum - Famous Attractions by floor

Because of its very large size, it is not easy to visit every corner of the museum in a single day. So if you made a plan before your visit it will be easy for you to see the important works. Which arts do you want to visit, Which Artist’s work do you want to visit, and which are your interests for example paintings, sculptures, etc. In the below section, we are explaining the floor map and famous attractions on each floor. 

Second floor (Level 2)

Richelieu wing

  • The Lacemaker (837)
  • The money changer and his wife (814)
  • Francois I (822)

Sully wing

  • The Cheat (912)
  • The Bather (940)
The Pavillon de l’Horloge
  • The Louvre today and tomorrow (900)

First floor (Level 1)

The famous painting Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is on the first floor. You can find it in room number 711 in the Denon wing. Find the map below to know the position.

Richelieu wing

Decorative Arts
  • Napolean lll Apartments (544)
  • The Virgin of Jeanne d’Evreux (503)

Sully wing

The Pavillon de l’Horloge
  • One museum, many collections (600)
Egyptian Antiquities
  • The Seated Scribe (635)
Greek and Roman Antiquities
  • The Euphronios Krater (651) 
  • The Sarcophagus of the Spouses (663)

Denon wing

  • Mona Lisa (711)
  • Liberty leading the people (700)
  • Conversation in a park (713)
  • The Clubfoot (718)
The galerie d’Apollon
  • The French crown Jewels (705)
Greek Antiquities
  • The winged victory of Samothrace (703)

Ground floor (Level 0)

Richelieu wing

Sculptures / France
  • Christ detached from the cross ( 201)
Near Eastern antiquities
  • Statue of Ebih-Il (236)

Sully wing

Near Eastern antiquities
  • The Palace of  Darius (308)
Egyptian Antiquities
  • Tamutnefret’s coffin (321)
Greek Antiquities
  • The Venus de milo (345)

Denon wing

Roman Antiquities
  • Statue of marcellus (410)
Sculptures / Europe
  • The Dying Slave (403)
Arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas
  • Sculpture from Malo island (427)

Underground (Level -1)

Richelieu wing

Sculptures / France
  • The Marly Horses ( 102)

Sully wing

The Pavillon de l’Horloge
  • From Palace to Museum (133)

Denon wing

Greek Antiquities
  • Cycladic idol (170)
Islamic Art
  •  panel depicting poetry contest (186)
Near Eastern and Egyptian Art
  • L’Europeenne (183)
Sculptures / Europe
  • Saint Mary Magdalene (169)

Underground (Level -2)

Louvre museum - Buy Tickets

Louvre museum entry tickets can be purchased online or from the onsite counter. The online tickets cost you 17€ and the tickets purchased from the onsite cost you 15€. It may seem to choose the less expensive, but it should be reminded that waits at the gate are frequently quite long or even sometimes they will close the counter in order to control the visitors. So it is best to reserve your ticket in advance.

Note: There are some special conditions that you can enter for free at the Louvre Museum.

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Free entry to Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is free for all visitors on 14 July! On other days there are certain conditions for free entry.

  • Anyone with Paris Museum Pass
  • Anyone under the age of 18
  • Residents of the European Economic Area under the age of 26 
  • Disabled individuals and the person accompanying them
  • Pass Education holders
  • Individuals who teach art, art history, or applied art
  • Job seekers or those claiming income support 
  • Journalists
  • ICOM/ICOMOS card holders.

Note: Proof of eligibility for free entry must be shown at the time of entry. All visitors, including those eligible for free admission, must book a time slot.

Practical information about the Louvre museum

Opening Hours (updated April 2023)

Open from 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM on Wednesday to Monday.

Friday 09:00 AM to 09:45 Pm.

Closed on Tuesdays, January 1, May 1, and December 25

Last entry: 1 hour before closing

How to reach there

Location:- Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Nearest metro station:- Palais Royal Musée du Louvre( Métro M1,M7 ), Pyramides ( Métro M14)

Amenities available

Audio Guide

A well-prepared audio guide is available for rent. It is available in 9 languages ( English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese). It costs 5€ and can be booked online or you can buy it on arrival. 


Lockers are available in the reception area. Please do not bring any items exceeding 55 x 35 x 20 cm

For disabled persons and people coming with babies

Walking sticks, folding stools, strollers, baby carriers, and wheelchairs are available free of cost. Most of the toilets have a baby changing table. The studio (level -1 in Richelieu wing) has a baby space equipped with a bottle warmer, a microwave oven, and a nursing chair.

Car park

An underground car park is located at 1 Avenue du Général Lemonier, from which you can access the museum via the Galerie du Carrousel entrance. It is open daily from 07:00 Am to 11:00 Pm.


Free phone charging, Free wi-fi, Toilets

Special Notes

The selfie sticks, flashes, and lights are not allowed inside the museum. Eating and drinking are prohibited in the exhibition hall and art gallery. There are restaurants inside the museum. 

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