The Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world... 6000 paintings and 400.000 objects are offered here to public's eyes. The museum presents the main part of its treasures to visitors, in the new Richelieu wing: The Venus of Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace not to forget the Gioconda (Mona Lisa) of Leonardo da Vinci and many more... With more than 8 millions visitors each year it is world's most visited museum..
Shows tickets & city tours
Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Seine River, visit
Louvre or Orsay museum with a guide, get tickets for Paris best cabaret shows.
See: Paris city tours
The Louvre was first a fortress built by Philip II in the 12th century. A part of this medieval Louvre is still visible in the basement of the museum. King Charles V and decades later King Francis 1st enlarged the building, which was turned into a museum in August 1793. By 1874, the Louvre Museum had reached its present size. Built in 1988 in the main court, the glass pyramid, which is today the main entrance, was conceived by Chinese American architect Ieoh Ming Pei..
Planning to visit Louvre Museum? Our tip...
The Louvre Museum is so large that it is impossible to see all in one day: First locate your point of interest on the museum map before you start the visit. If you still have time (or energy) don't miss Napoleon III apartments.
Opening hours - Admission fees - Tickets
Address: 99, rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris. Telephone: 01 40 20 53 17
Opening hours: Open every day from 9am to 6pm except Tuesday.
Admission fees - Tickets price: 10-14 Euros.
Learn more about this museum
Here is our selection of useful resources about Louvre Museum: