Free Tickets to Louvre Museum - Save €12
Paris Pass Benefits:
Free Entry to The Louvre Museum with the Paris Pass
Normal Entry Price: Adult: €12.00
The Louvre Museum is unquestionably one of the finest art galleries in the world. Home to hundreds of thousands of classic and modern masterpieces, the Louvre is the icing on the cake of French culture and a testament to European art history – it’s not surprising that it’s also the most visited art gallery in the world!
Tours depart every 30 minutes between April-September, and every hour October- March and tours last for 60 minutes.
- Classic works of art from Mona Lisa to Venus de Milo
- Around 380,000 objects from pre-history to the 21st century with 35,000 works of art over 8 departments
- Fronts onto the gorgeous landscaped Tuileries Gardens
Did you know:
- The Louvre was originally built as a fortress in 1190, but later reconstructed to be a royal palace in the 16th century before the monarchy moved out to Château de Versailles
- The first ‘Louvre Museum’ opened in 1793, during the French Revolution, with a collection of only 537 paintings
- Napoléon decided to rename the Louvre Musée Napoléon under his reign and increased the collection (although after his defeat, many pieces were returned to their owners!)
- Since being stolen in 1911, the famous – and enigmatic – Mona Lisa portrait is framed and covered with bullet proof glass and protected by guards at all times (don’t worry, it was returned in 1913)
From 4000 BC to the 4th century the Egyptian Antiquities department is well worth a visit for its huge span of artefacts from Ancient Egypt to the Byzantine era, and everything in between. Artefacts include the Large Sphinx, papyrus scrolls, mummies, jewels and clothing, among objects from the Middle Kingdom such as the statues of Amenemhatankh, Nephthys and Hathor.
Greek, Etruscan and Roman Department
Notre Dame pier is the second location you can board the Bateaux ParThe Greek, Etruscan and Roman collection dates from the Neolithic (New Stone Age) to the 6th century and the decline of the Roman Empire. As one of the oldest departments at the Louvre, it was initially curated by Francis I in the 16th century, who acquired marble statues such as that of Venus de Milo. Artefacts from the Durand collection were later acquired in the 19th century, such as the bronze Borghese Vase. You can also admire pieces from the Hellenistic Era and intricate Greek pottery.
With a collection of ancient sculpture to Medieval and Romanesque, admire works of Daniel in the Lion’s Den and the Virgin of Auvergne. The collection features works from the eras following the Greek, Etruscan and Roman Department up to 1850. Now, the department is split into two spaces: the French collection in the Richelieu wing and the foreign works in the Denon wing.
Spanning from the Middle Ages to 19th Century the Decorative Arts department was originally part of the royal property and artefacts transferred from the Basilica Saint-Denis, the burial ground of French monarchs. These included vases and bronzes, ceramics, enamels and stained glass. Now you can see Renaissance and Medieval artwork, jewellery and maiolicas and plush tapestries.
With over 7,500 works covering nearly 600 years, nearly two thirds of the works on show are by French artists. Others include Italian paintings that date back to the collections of Francis I and Louis XIV; from the Napoleonic times and more recent purchases. Notable masterpieces include the Mona Lisa, which was procured by Francis I, Hyacinthe Rigaud's Louis XIV; Jacques-Louis David's The Coronation of Napoleon and Eugène Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People.
How to get there:
- Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (metro 1 & 7)
- Louvre-Rivoli (metro 1)
Make the most of your Paris Pass:
- Free entry to the Louvre Museum – normal admission cost €12
- Skip the queues with exclusive Fast Track Entry
- Please Note: The Paris Pass will only be accepted for parties of 6 people or less at a time.
Full List Of Attractions Included
The Paris Pass was great to have on hand during our trip. We only had 5 days, and with 3 children in tow, we wanted to keep things moving as much as possible. We would absolutely recommend utilizing The Paris Pass. In order to get the most out of it, I would encourage you to carefully look through the guidebook so that you can plan out a general guideline to follow for your trip to make sure that you are using all of the opportunities. Enjoy!
Jodie Porteous from Canada
|Monday||09.00 – 18.00|
|Wednesday||09.00 – 21.45|
|Thursday||09.00 – 18.00|
|Friday||09.00 – 21.45|
|Saturday||09.00 – 18.00|
|Sunday||09.00 – 18.00|
|Last Admission: 30mins before closing|
Closed: Tuesdays, 1st January, 1st May, 11th November, 25th December
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Palais du Louvre, Paris 1er
+33 1 40 20 53 17