6 tips you need to know to buy Louvre tickets in Paris

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13 August 2019

Today, we will present you 6 tips that you need to know before buying Louvre tickets in Paris. It will help you to avoid the queue, save the money and waiting time.

Tips 1: Two options to buy Louvre tickets

To buy Louvre tickets, the price depends on the option you chose. First, you can buy Louvre tickets at the museum entrance for the price of 15 euros per person. Second, you can buy Louvre tickets online for the price of 17 euros per person.

Tips 2: Visiting the Louvre for free in certain conditions

If you fulfil any one of the below conditions, you are eligible for free entry to the Louvre museum. You just need to show your valid proof at the entrance.

  • If you are below the age of 18
  • If you are the European residents between the ages of 18 to 25 years old (including EU, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein)
  • If you teach art, art history or the applied arts, or hold a valid “Pass Education” card (Teachers at French public schools and private schools in primary and secondary levels)
  • If you are the artist attached to the Maison des Artistes (in France) or the AIAP (Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques)
  • If you hold a valid ICOM or ICOMOS card or membership cards (permanent collections only)
  • If you are a job seeker or someone with income support (specified in the last year or within the validity period)
  • Disabled people and visitors travelling with them

Source: Louvre official website

Tips 3: Visiting the Louvre for free at certain times

It is also possible to get free entry at certain times. For example, all visitors who under the age of 26 can enjoy free entry every Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. In addition, the first Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and on Bastille Day (July 14) are free entry days for all visitors.

Tips 4: Things to consider before visiting the museum in summer vacation

Due to the peak summer vacation period, the ticket counter is only open until 2 p.m. every day, and it will only open if the number of visitors is relatively low.

Tips 5: Buy tickets online to save time

The tickets may be sold out in the counter if there are too many visitors. So we suggest that you can buy Louvre tickets on the Louvre official website in advance to save your time and ensure entry to the museum.

Tips 6: Audio guide price and available languages

The audio guide is only 5 euros per item, and only available in French, English, Japanese, Italian, German, Korean and Spanish. It is a good option for those people who wish to know more about the collections.

Tips 7: Download Louvre visit guide

You can download the Louvre visit guide on the Paris Louvre Duty Free website. It provides you with all the practical information you need to visit the museum. It also helps you to quickly find your favourite collections with descriptions.


Download your visit guide

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