Visiting the Musée du Louvre during your stay in Paris

Published On: 18-12-2019

The Louvre Museum, located on the rue de Rivoli in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, is just 22 minutes from the XO Hotel Paris via public transportation. Taking Line 3 from Péreire station and changing for Line 7 will bring you straight to the Louvre.

The Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre station, on Line 7, is located across from the various entrances to the Louvre. Take the pedestrian walkway on the rue de Rivoli and head toward the Louvre Pyramid. This emblematic symbol of the museum is one of the main entrances to the Musée du Louvre. We recommend reserving a ticket online or by phone to avoid the very long wait times.

Before your visit, discover the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions to organize your visit according to attendance and unusual things to see. This museum reaches attendance records whether for shopping or discovering the history of art.

 

Location

The is located not far from all famous monuments and places like the Arc de Triomphe, The Eiffel Tour, “Le Jardin des tuilleries”, Pompidou, the Cathedral Notre Dame, “Centre Pompidou”, “Ile de la cite”, Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, The Latin quarter, the Moulin Rouge, Trocadero, “quarter of Marais”, the dock Branly, “Musee Grevin”, Concorde, Bastille, Saint Michel, Opera Garnier and many others.

 

Visiting the Louvre Museum

Head out on an adventure, exploring the Musée du Louvre’s history and its extraordinary collections. The Musée du Louvre was once a royal palace, originally built in the 12th century, with additions and renovations continuing through 2011. A number of architects played a part in constructing this site, emblematic of Paris, if not all of France.

 

The palace and the museum

The palace, which extends over a surface of 73,000 square meters, displays more than 35,000 works of art to visitors. The works are divided into departments such as Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Oriental antiquity; Islamic art; and, of course, the painting and sculpture collection.

Musée National Eugène-Delacroix

Visitors can explore the story of this world-renowned painter at this museum, part of the Musée du Louvre since 2004. Thanks to its recent renovation, you are assured a magnificent visit to this site in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.

 

The Carrousel and Tuileries Gardens

Every Saturday at 3:30 p.m., a guided walking tour is available for a stroll full of wonder and astonishment through Paris’s oldest public garden. The Carrousel Gardens are located directly within the line of sight of the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre. In the summer, you might also enjoy a picnic or a drink in the Louvre Gardens.

 

Getting ready for your visit to the Louvre Museum

An audio guide, available for on-site rental, can enhance your visit to the Musée du Louvre. Just a few euros at the audio guide counter is all it takes, and the voices of lecturers and historians will accompany you through the halls of the Louvre. You can also download the app to your smartphone or Nintendo 3DS XL. The app even offers 3D visits!

The Musée du Louvre’s website allows you to make a reservation for themed workshops according to your preferences. A wide selection is available and this option offers a unique approach. You can also download and print visit itineraries based on a theme or artistic movement.

 

Hours and pricing:

Monday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Online ticket : 17 euros with guaranteed quick entry in under 30 minutes

On-site ticket: : 15 euros