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Louvre Museum Direct Entry Ticket

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Ages 18-99
Duration:2–6 hours
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Ticket type:Mobile


  • Priority access to the Louvre Museum
  • Administration fee (3€)
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
What's not included
  • Audioguide
  • Transport to and from the museum
  • Food & Drinks


Departure details
  • Location Name: Louvre Museum Location Address: Louvre Museum Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris Directions: Metro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7) and Pyramides (line 14) Bus: Nb. 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95
  • Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 76483P2

  • Your official entrance ticket will have to be downloaded and either printed or presented on mobile.
  • Full names of all guests are required to confirm a reservation. Should all names not be provided, the reservation will be cancelled.
  • In addition to the Musée du Louvre collections, your ticket gives you same-day access to the temporary collections and free admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix within 48 hours.
  • From January 2019, all visitors will be able to visit the Musée du Louvre free of charge on the first Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Admission is also free on Bastille Day (July 14).
  • All visitors under the age of 18 and 18-25 year-old residents of the European Economic Area (EU, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) enjoy free admission to the museum year round.

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 76483P2

Itinerary
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    Louvre Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    With this priority access ticket, you'll spend a day exploring some of the world's great art at the Musee du Louvre, or Louvre Museum. You'll avoid the long lines and hassle of purchasing tickets onsite, which gives you more time to sightsee. Discover highlights like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo then discover wings devoted to decorative arts, French paintings, Italian masterpieces, and more.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
1,245 reviews
Excellent
703
Very good
250
Average
137
Poor
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Terrible
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K. Essick
52 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Highly suggest getting tickets a head of time. Regardless you'll still wait in line, but it'll be better. The Louvre is HUGE and could take days to truly explore if you're a museum person. We were a tad overwhelmed, but enjoyed the few hours we did have there. Of course we went to see the Mona Lisa first and there was a line of about 30 minutes to get the perfect pic. A side angle worked for us though. I only recommend going in if you have 3 or more days to explore Paris. I wish they had English subtitles under the art. Only French. Chinese would probably be a welcomed translation as well.
Written January 12, 2020
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Mia018
Sweden171 contributions
Dec 2019
We were quite efficient so we got to see all the main attractions. The fact that you have to stand in line to see Mona Lisa up front is ridiculous. The amount of tourists is also ridicilous. They shouldn´t allow so many people in the building at once. We had a ticket with a time slot and slipped in easily. That´s the ticket you need for all the attractions in the European capitals these days. Then you have to mingle with people from all over the world while trying to see things of interest. The European art section was not so crowded, that´s where we had a bit of rest. We enjoyed the sculptures more than the paintings to be honest.
Written January 1, 2020
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Jacqui W
62 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Got tickets for 18 euro, which was worth it with all the art inside! Loads to see. Downside queued for hour and half up long long stairs and eventually reached the mona lisa! Loads of people scrambling to take pictutes of the small painting behind the glass case. Again another queue to go as near to the painting as they allowed to take a quick pic, then moved on for the next turn. Exhausting. Overall fantastic experience
Written January 1, 2020
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Road670457
1 contribution
Nov 2019
i was not allowed to use the ticket by lore museum authorities. Kindly make arrangements to refund it. They even don't know about your tickets?! it was in Apr2019. I have contacted with trip advisor--they didn't refund the money neither left a reply promptly.
Written October 3, 2020
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Frank Underwood
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Couples
I’ll first start in saying I tried to book tickets online from their website 5DAYS before I arrived in Paris and kept seeing the same message.. sold out! So I thought we’d go up the the Louvre to see if we could buy a ticket at 9am this morning, and again I kept seeing the same message, extremely busy, sold out! So fast forward 2 hours of me trying to buy tickets from different websites online to gain entry to no avail. I was told by their staff that the ticket office is closed and there is no way I can gain entry without a prepaid ticket. Eventually we managed to get inside the main building (with no ticket, just some Irish charm) and saw that there was people inside the building queuing at the ticket office, I thought it was strange so I went to ask if I could buy tickets here, the girl at the counter gave me a strange look and said “of course”... what the hell?? Ridiculous unorganized, under staffed and just straight up have no customer service! Final note, there must have been 200k-300k visitors there today and the average ticket is €15??? Where’s the €3mil - €4.5m PER DAY going?? All for 5 seconds of fame with the Mona Lisa.
Written July 27, 2019
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Colin C
2 contributions
Tickets, door sales, online sales were apparently sold out from Wednesday till Saturday. I was extremely eagar to see the Louver. And now I am going to write several bad reviews. Simply bad service. Also the line I waited in to find this out was massive! I now greatly dislike the Louver. I flew over from New Zealand.
Written July 24, 2019
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Sefi R
Staten Island, NY17 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
My family and I went to the Louvre specifically to see the Mona Lisa. I bought tickets online a month before we went to Paris. THIS IS A MUST!!! The lines for those who choose to buy tickets there is insanity (over an hour)!

The Louvre is a massive museum with amazing collections. I was in awe at all of the collections I saw. Loved it!

Cons- The Mona Lisa is such an amazing painting and to be in the room with it is great! However, the lines to get into see it are ridiculous! People are shoving and on top of you. There really was no control from the museum employees of the line. When my daughter and I were taking pictures in front of the Mona Lisa this lady went right up to my daughter and pushed her! I had to push her back and tell her to move. I know crowd control is an issue for all of these places but honestly this was a MESS! Being polite will not get you into see the mona lisa. You must be rude and shove your way in there! We had at least 3 -4 people skip us and a whole family plotting a way to get ahead of us. The tour groups are insane and they stick together and push together so BE WARE!

The second thing I hated about the Louvre was when we left there were men standing at the exit demanding your tickets. They were not museum employees and there was no one security guard in site. One of the men touched my bag and being from new york I yelled at him and told him he is not a museum employee and did not need my ticket to exit the museum. Thank goodness my husband was a few steps ahead of me and turned around to give them a dirty look. They left me alone and moved on to the next victim. They do this because the Louvre has multiple entry points and as such you can scan your ticket up to 3 times before the end of the day. Most people don't know this so they scan their ticket once and walk around and then leave. Which means the ticket is valid for 2 more scans. I felt very unsafe at that point and wished the Louvre had security there. I will be contacting the Louvre about this.

Aside from those two negative experiences, I would say the Louvre is a must do just beware of the above. I still loved it.
Written July 20, 2019
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Rob W
Auckland, New Zealand607 contributions
Dec 2019
It is considered the greatest art museum in the world, so it is no surprise everyone wants to go. When you go make sure you buy your tickets in advance. It will still take awhile to get in but the lines for people wanting to buy a ticket on the day or big. See the photos attached to get a feel for how busy it can get.
The museum itself is amazing. You will not get to see everything in one visit, so plan out the things you really want to see. Make sure you pick up a a museum map when you arrive. They are free and come in a number of languages. The place is enormous, so expect to do a lot of walking. It however is worth it. Who would not want to see the worlds most expensive painting (Mona Lisa).
Written December 27, 2019
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Michelle H
Toronto, Canada29 contributions
Aug 2019
We booked a Thursday night ticket and decided to check out the Mona Lisa first. We were hoarded in line for over an hour only to have about 2 minutes in front of the painting which is encased in a box. They let about 25 people at a time to the rope that guards the box and it felt like black Friday trying to jockey for position. If you don't get to the front immediately you have to take your pics over a bunch of selfie takers. We also had no idea that most of the paintings are locked down at 6 p.m. so any entry time after that is a mistake.
Written August 16, 2019
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NoHodophobia
11 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
When you visit the Mona Lisa there is a viewing area surrounded by a railing which is about 6 feet away from the painting. Then there is an area on the outside of the railing that goes closer to the Mona Lisa which is reserved for people in wheelchair, using walkers, using canes or who are elderly. The staff is very careful to make sure anyone who could get hurt in the crowd uses this handicapped access. My 64yo husband uses a cane so we were told to use the closer access. A group of young Chinese were yelling at everyone in the handicapped line. They were saying why to these people get to go closer, that they should get to use the access and that they deserved to go there too. The guards had to tell them to calm down and be quiet or they would be removed from the building. As soon as the guards moved away they started up again. It was so awful that my husband and I just glanced at the painting and started to leave. One of the staff ran after us and told us to come back and take our time and look at the lovely painting. We felt uncomfortable. The staff is doing their best but the Chinese are so horrendous to other people that it is unpleasant to visit any of the museums in Paris. They don't have enough guards to keep the Chinese from pushing and shoving which is dangerous for someone with a cane.
Written May 23, 2019
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