The Louvre evolved from a 12th century fortress; the dwelling of François I and, later, the palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV into an extraordinary museum which opened in 1793.  A museum among museums. Accumulated riches of art, on a scale unrivaled anywhere in the world, makes the Louvre a place of learning, delight, and discovery for millions of visitors of all backgrounds.

  • Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: from 9am to 6pm. Closed Tuesdays.
  • Wednesday, Friday: from 9am to 9:45pm.
  • Closed on Tuesdays, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
Admission Fees
  • Adults 11e, Children under 18 Free
  • Exhibitions 12e, or combined 15e
  • Free 1st Sunday of every month
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Mona Lisa by Da Vinci

Mona Lisa by Da Vinci at the Louvre


99 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France