sixteen things to keep in mind when Visiting  louvre museum

Duration required

At the Louvre Museum, visitors need at least three hours to explore masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, etc.

Friday night hours

Louvre Museum’s Friday night hours are till 9.45 pm. Every Friday from 6 pm to 9.45 pm, entry to the Louvre Museum is free for all visitors under 26.

Saturday night hours

On the first Saturday of the month, Louvre Museum closes at 9.45 pm. Louvre entry is free for all visitors on the first Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9.45 pm.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Louvre Museum is Friday evening when the museum stays open until 9:45 pm. The next best time to visit is 3 pm on a weekday.

Carry a map

A map of the museum will help you navigate through the galleries and find the exhibits you need. The map will also help you spot visitor services such as restrooms, cafes, souvenir shops, etc.

Wear comfortable shoes

The Louvre Museum is overwhelming, and you'll be doing a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes for a better experience.

Bring small bags

Suitcases or large bags are not allowed inside the museum. The maximum size is 55 x 35 x 20 cm. So, bring smaller bags and only the things that you need.


Visitors are not allowed to use flash photography, tripods, or selfie sticks, and photography is prohibited in some galleries or exhibitions where artworks are particularly sensitive to light.

Free Entry

During the lean period of October to March, every first Sunday of the month is a free entry day at Louvre Museum. And it also allows free entry to Bastille Day, which falls on 14 July.

Standard tickets

The Skip The Line tickets are the cheapest and the most popular way to enter the museum, with access to both the permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions.

Guided tour

The 2 hours guided tour helps you skip the lines, and the guide takes you on a smart route and shows you the masterpieces and the underrated gems of The Louvre.

Tour for families

This 2-hour tour with a special children's guide is customized for kids and adults. The tour starts with the Mona Lisa at Louvre and then goes on to other exhibits that excite the kids.