Paris Louvre Ticket Prices

If you're passionate about art, a must-do in Paris is to explore the Louvre Museum, but do you know how much the tickets cost? I'll tell you in this post!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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Paris Louvre Ticket Prices

View of the Louvre Museum | ©Dennis Jarvis

The Louvre Museum houses some of the most important art collections in the world. It is, therefore, one of the essential places to visit during your stay in Paris.

It is home to such famous works as The Mona Lisa, The Victory of Samothrace and The Venus de Milo. To see them you will need to get your tickets to the Louvre Museum. If you want to know how much budget you need to buy them... read on!

What budget do I need for tickets to the Louvre Museum?

External view of the Louvre Museum| ©Pedro Szekely
External view of the Louvre Museum| ©Pedro Szekely

From 22 € you can get in Hellotickets a ticket to the Louvre Museum with which you can explore all the precious collections of the most important museum in France and one of the most popular in Europe.

This is the most basic option to visit the Louvre, as there are other options with different prices and more complete, but if you want to visit the museum at your own pace, this is the type of ticket that I recommend.

What does this ticket usually include?

  • Admission to the Louvre Museum.
  • Priority access service.
  • Access to permanent and temporary exhibitions (subject to availability).
  • Admission to the Eugène Delacroix Museum (on the date booked).

Why buy this ticket?

A basic ticket of this type to the Louvre Museum is ideal if you like to make cultural visits on your own, staying in each room for as long as you like, depending on how much time you want to spend touring the Louvre Museum and moving from one room to another at your own pace, without rushing.

I also recommend it if you have a clear idea of what you want to see and know beforehand the history of each piece of art or if you have already been to the Louvre on previous occasions.

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How much do guided tours of the Louvre Museum cost?

On a guided tour| ©Henk Bekker
On a guided tour| ©Henk Bekker

You can book your guided tour of the Louvre Museumfrom €79. Being one of the largest cultural institutions in the world, if it is the first time you visit the Louvre, being accompanied by a tour guide is the best way to get to know it because it will help you to have an overview of its collections, to know the secrets of the most important works of the Louvre and, in short, to soak up culture.

In addition, in general, with tickets for a guided tour of the museum you will avoid the queues and you will be able to enter the building quickly to start the tour without delay. In a museum of this kind, where the queues can be kilometres long, this is a positive point to bear in mind.

What does this ticket usually include?

  • Entrance to the Louvre Museum.
  • Licensed tour guide.
  • Preferential access without queues.
  • Small groups.

Why buy this ticket?

If this is your first time visiting the Louvre Museum I recommend you take a guided tour as you will get more out of the experience. This way, you will have more context about the site you are visiting, its history and the works of art inside.

Another reason to buy a ticket for a guided tour of the Louvre Museum is that even if you may not be an art aficionado, the guide knows how to make the experience fun and entertaining.

Thanks to the work of the guide, you'll learn a lot of interesting facts, tell fascinating stories and notice details that you might miss if you do the museum tour on your own - little things that make all the difference in the end!

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How much does a combined ticket to the Louvre and a cruise on the Seine cost?

Touring the Louvre| ©vasse nicolas,antoine
Touring the Louvre| ©vasse nicolas,antoine

In Hellotickets you have the possibility to combine your visit with another activity. Specifically, you can book your ticket to the Louvre Museum and a cruise on the Seine from 52 €.

A 2 for 1 plan: on the one hand, you will contemplate the great masterpieces of this art gallery as The Coronation of Napoleon, The Mona Lisa or The Lacemaker and, in addition, you will live the experience of sailing on the Seine, from where you will have panoramic views of the main monuments of the "city of love" as the Eiffel Tower or the Cathedral of Notre Damme.

What does this ticket usually include?

  • Seine river cruise.
  • Entrance to the Louvre Museum.

Why buy this ticket?

The great advantage is that you can enjoy two of the most popular activities at an affordable price and you'll make sure you won't run out of places on either of the two plans.

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Compare the different options

  • Louvre Museum Tickets
  • From £42
  • Free
  • Tickets for the Louvre Museum
  • Without guide
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  • Louvre Museum Skip-the-line Guided Tour
  • From £75
  • 2:30 hours
  • Guided tour of the Louvre Museum with priority admission
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Louvre Museum Tickets and Seine River Cruise
  • From £19
  • Free
  • Entrance to the Louvre Museum and cruise on the Seine River
  • Without guide
  • Book now

Can I visit the Louvre Museum with a tourist card and how much does it cost?

Inside the Louvre Museum| ©KLMircea
Inside the Louvre Museum| ©KLMircea

That's right! From 228 € you can book the Paris Pass for 4 days on Hellotickets. This is the minimum number of days you have to buy it for to get free access to the Louvre Museum. Also, with this card you won't have to queue at the ticket office to get your ticket and you will be able to enjoy your stay in Paris to the fullest without worrying about your budget.

All in all, it's a super complete pass because it also includes access to the tourist bus, a cruise on the Seine and even the city's public transport. If you want to know more about the advantages of the Paris Pass, don't miss the post Paris Pass: how it works and what it includes where you will find an exhaustive analysis of this pass.

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How much do tickets to the Louvre Museum cost at the box office?

Louvre Museum ticket office| ©Sergey Kovalyov
Louvre Museum ticket office| ©Sergey Kovalyov

General admission at the Louvre Museum ticket office costs around 15 euros and covers both the permanent and temporary collections. Therefore, there are no reduced rates to enter the building.

If you decide to buy your Louvre tickets at the ticket office you can save a couple of euros, but in exchange you will have to wait in very long queues that can last between 40 minutes and 2 hours and you risk that when your turn arrives at the ticket office, the tickets are already sold out for the date and time you want to visit.

Therefore, this is not the option I recommend. My advice is to buy your tickets to the Louvre Museum online in advance because this way you will secure your place on the day you want, you will save all that waiting time at the ticket office and you will avoid getting tired before doing the tour inside.

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Can I visit the Louvre Museum for free?

Napoleon painting at the Museum| ©Ennya2000
Napoleon painting at the Museum| ©Ennya2000

Yes, it's possible! On 14 July, Bastille Day (France's bank holidays), admission is free all day long.

The rest of the time certain groups can enter the Louvre Museum free of charge to enjoy its collections. Here are some examples:

  • Under-18s and under-26s who are residents of the European Economic Area can enter for free on presentation of a valid age document and in the case of EU citizens also proof of residence.
  • Unemployed persons with a photo ID and proof of unemployment stating the period of validity or less than one year old.
  • Disabled persons with an accompanying person.
  • Press professionals who can show a French or international press card.
  • Teachers of art history, plastic arts and applied arts on presentation of proof of the subject taught.
  • Visual artists affiliated to the International Association of Plastic Arts on presentation of an International Association of Plastic Arts membership card.

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How much does it cost to get to the Louvre Museum?

Metro in Paris| ©FranceHouse
Metro in Paris| ©FranceHouse

How to get to the Louvre Museum for free?

The Louvre Museum is one of the essential tourist attractions you must see during your stay in Paris. Taking a walk through the streets of Paris is the cheapest and most entertaining way to get to the Louvre Museum. If you like walking, don't hesitate and choose this option because along the way you will see a lot of cool tourist attractions such as the Tuileries Gardens, the Royal Palace of Paris, the Seine River or the Musée d'Orsay.

Another option to go to the Louvre Museum for free is to buy the Paris Pass. With this tourist card you can use the public transport network (metro, bus, Montmartre tram and RER) without spending a euro within zones 1-3. The Louvre Museum is located in zone 1.

How to get to the Eiffel Tower by public transport?

If you prefer to get to the Louvre Museum by public transport, but without a Paris Pass, you can take the metro or bus from €1.90 and the vélib bikes from €3.

  • By metro: Lines 1 and 7 (Palais-Royal / Musée du Louvre station) and line 14 (Pyramides station).
  • By bus: Lines 21, 24, 27, 39, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81 and 95.
  • By bicycle vélib: The nearest stops are 1015 (2 place André-Malraux), 1023 (165 rue Saint-Honoré), 1014 (5 rue de l'Echelle) and 1013 (186 rue Saint-Honoré).

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