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    Groups & Schools General conditions for group visits

    All group visits to the museum must be booked in advance for a specific time slot. Groups of 7 up to a maximum of 25 persons are admitted. There are two options for visiting the museum as a group:

    1) Self-guided visit: a group accompanied by their own teacher, leader, or guide
    2) Tour with an official Louvre guide

    Prior to visiting, please check the schedule of room closures.


    Via the Pyramid and head to the Group Reception Area if you are:
    - a guide wishing to complete the necessary formalities
    - a group with an official Louvre guide

    Groups with their own guides can access the museum via the Passage Richelieu or Galerie du Carrousel entrances.

    Groups with disabled visitors have priority access to the museum via the Pyramid entrance. Please note that the lift under the Pyramid is not currently able to accommodate motorized wheelchairs but our staff will be happy to assist.
    You can call +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17 on the day of your visit for further information.


    Advance time slot reservations are required for groups of 7 persons or more (excluding the guide).

    Permission to speak publicly

    Permission to speak publicly in the museum must be acquired prior to doing so and is granted upon presentation of a professional card at the Porte des Lions group reception area.
    Only curators, teachers with their pupils, and guides who hold a professional card issued by the French Ministry of Tourism or Ministry of Culture shall be granted authorization.

    Duration of visit

    The visit must not exceed a maximum duration of 3 hours; the group may only enter the museum once.

    Days and times

    From July until September 2020, the museum will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day except Tuesdays.
    Independent tour guides are allowed to bring groups of up to 25 people. However, in order to respect social distancing measures, they will be required to use headsets and a microphone.

    To make a reservation

    Opening of reservations:
    As of August 2, 2020 for visits from October 1 to Novembre 2, 2020.

    Adult groups:
    Buy tickets online on ticketlouvre.fr

    School and university groups:
    - Call  +33 (0)1 40 20 53 56 
    From 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday, except public holidays
    - Send an email to
    Attach the duly completed PDF form
    You will receive your e-ticket by email, which you must print at home. The guide will need to present it to the museum security staff upon arrival and carry it visibly throughout your visit, as well as your professional card.
    If you have any problems printing your e-ticket, please contact assistance-groupes@louvre.fr

    Practical information

    The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
    Closed on the following holidays: January 1, May 1, December 25
    Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France
    Métro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)
    Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17