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Paris Travel Guide

Louvre Museum

The Louvre, the biggest museum worldwide is located on the bank of the Seine River. There are not the words to describe the Louvre and its significance cannot be understated, an amazing museum hosted by an impressive building; from its beginnings as a royal fortress to the public institution we see today.

Today the museum features more than 6000 European paintings dating from the 13th century to the19th century. Its largest collection is of prints and drawings with an inventory of 130000. Other collections include Islamic art, Oriental Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, and Greek Antiquities with pieces that date back as far as the seventh millenium B.C. Reflects centuries of change in the political and social environment and is a symbol of art, considered as a mecca for artists and art lovers alike.

Opening Hours:


Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m

Wednesday, Friday

from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m

Closed on Tuesday and French holidays: December 25, January 1, and May 1.
* Rooms begin closing 30 minutes before museum closing time.

Entrances to the museum available:

Pyramid and Galerie du Carrousel

from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Passage Richelieu

from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Porte des Lions

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Friday.

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