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Paris Louvre Ticket Prices

If you are 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

7 min read

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 tourist attractions that you must visit during your stay in Paris.

There you will find famous works such as "La Gioconda", "The Victory of Samothrace" or "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... keep reading!

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

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

From 43 € you can get in Hellotickets an entrance 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 although there are other options with different prices. If you want to tour the museum at your own pace, designing your own tour with the included map to see your favorite works and enjoying the narration of the audio guide.

What does this ticket usually include?

  • Entrance to the Louvre Museum
  • Museum map
  • Audio guide

Why buy this ticket?

A basic ticket of this type to the Louvre Museum is ideal if you like to do the cultural visits on your own, staying in each room as long as you want depending on the time you are going to take touring the Louvre Museum and moving from one 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 in advance the history of each art piece or if you have already been to the Louvre on previous occasions.

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2. How much do guided tours of the Louvre Museum cost?

In a Guided Tour| ©Henk Bekker
In a Guided Tour| ©Henk Bekker

From 91 € you can get a ticket for a guided tour of the Louvre Museum. Being one of the largest cultural institutions in the world, if it is the first time you visit the Louvre, being accompanied by a guide is the best way 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, ultimately, to soak up culture.

In addition, in general, with tickets for a guided tour of the Louvre Museum you will avoid queues and you will be able to make a quick entrance to the building to start the tour without delay.

Something that in a museum of these characteristics, where the queues can be kilometers long, is a positive point to take into account.

What does this ticket usually include?

  • Entrance to the Louvre Museum
  • Licensed tour guide
  • No queuing service

Why buy this ticket?

If this is the first time you visit the Louvre Museum I recommend you to take a guided tour because you will get more out of the experience. This way you will have a better 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 although you may not be too fond of art, the guide knows how to liven up the experience and make it entertaining.

Thanks to the work of the guide you will learn a lot of curiosities, he will tell you fascinating stories and will make you notice details that might go unnoticed if you do the museum tour on your own. Little things that make the difference in the end!

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3. How much do private tours of the Louvre Museum cost?

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

From 100 € you can get in Hellotickets a ticket for a private tour of the Louvre Museum.

Choosing a private tour is the best option if you want to live an exclusive experience during your visit avoiding the crowds that usually form in other kinds of guided tours. In addition, you will have at your disposal a professional guide who will accompany you throughout the tour and will adapt it to your preferences.

As with regular guided tours, tickets for private tours of the Louvre Museum also allow you to bypass the queues and enter the building quickly and without delay to begin your cultural tour.

What does this ticket usually include?

  • Entrance to the Louvre Museum
  • Professional tour guide
  • No queuing service
  • Private hotel pick-up (if selected option)

Why buy this ticket?

If you are traveling to Paris on a flexible budget, a ticket for a private tour of the Louvre Museum is a good option whether you are a first time visitor or have been there before.

The great advantage of a private tour is that you can customize the tour of the museum to suit your tastes, explore the rooms that interest you most and learn all the secrets of your favorite works.

In addition, the guide will be at your complete disposal so that you can enjoy a totally exclusive and tailor-made experience. During the private tour, you will be able to ask any questions you may have and even ask for recommendations to make the most of your stay in Paris. They are very attentive and always ready to help you!

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4. Can I visit the Louvre Museum with a tourist card? How much does it cost?

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

That's right! From 111 ¤ you can get in Hellotickets your Paris Pass which includes the visit to the Louvre Museum and dozens of other tourist attractions of the French capital.

In addition, with this card you will not have to queue at the ticket office to get your ticket and you can make the most of your stay in Paris without worrying about your budget.

In short, it is a super complete pass because it also includes access to the tourist bus, a cruise on the Seine and even public transport in the city.

If you want to know more about the advantages of the Paris Pass, do not 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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5. 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

The general admission at the Louvre Museum ticket office costs about 15 € and covers both permanent and temporary collections. Therefore, there are no reduced rates to enter the building.

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

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

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6. Can I visit the Louvre Museum for free?

Painting of Napoleon in the Museum| ©Ennya2000
Painting of Napoleon in the Museum| ©Ennya2000

Yes, it is possible! On July 14, Bastille Day (France's national holiday), you can enter for 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:

  • Children under 18 and under 26 years of age who are residents of the European Economic Area can enter free on presentation of a valid age document and in the case of EU citizens also proof of residence.
  • Unemployed persons presenting a photo ID and a proof of unemployment stating the period of validity or less than one year old.
  • Disabled persons with an accompanying person.
  • Press professionals showing a French or international national press card.
  • Art history, fine arts and applied arts teachers who can show 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.

7. 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?

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, do not hesitate and choose this option because on 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, the Montmartre tram and RER tram) 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 the Paris Pass you can take the metro or the 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, 27, 39, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81 and 95.
  • By bicycle vélib: The nearest stops are No. 1015 (2 place André-Malraux), No. 1023 (165 rue Saint-Honoré), No. 1014 (5 rue de l'Echelle) and No. 1013 (186 rue Saint-Honoré).