How to get into the Louvre in Paris faster
One of the greatest and most famous treasures of the world, located in the stunning interiors of a real royal palace. An unambiguous must-see. Perhaps the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa, is kept here, as well as magnificent statues, including the Venus of Milo, Nika of Samothrace, etc. And the collection of paintings by Italian and French masters of the Renaissance, not to mention the interiors of the Louvre itself, is simply amazing!
The day off is Tuesday
Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays: 9: 00-18: 00
On Wednesdays and Fridays: 9: 00-21: 45
The premises begin to close 30 minutes before the museum closes
The standard ticket price for viewing the permanent exhibition (without temporary paid exhibitions) for an adult is €15.
During the peak tourist season, it is recommended to purchase tickets online in advance – this will save you time, since you will not need to queue at the ticket office. You can also use the help of professional guides here https://excurzilla.com/en/france/paris
Also, if you are going to go to museums a lot, it makes sense to purchase a Paris Museum Pass, then the entrance to the Louvre will be free for you and without a queue. The cost of the Paris Museum Pass:
for 2 days: €42
for 4 days: €56
for 6 days: €69
What the Paris Museum Pass includes is free and queue-free access to many museums in Paris and the surrounding area. See the full list here. If a security inspection is carried out at the entrance to the museum, then you will still have to defend such a queue, along with everyone else.
Let’s return to the information about the Louvre. They say that sometimes there are just giant queues at the main entrance. To avoid them, it makes sense to either purchase a Paris Museum Pass in advance, or try to get into the Louvre through other entrances that are less popular.
Here is a list of entrances to the Louvre:
Pyramid (Pyramid of the Louvre) and Galerie du Carrousel entrances: open daily (except Tuesdays): on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays – from 9:00 to 19:30; on Wednesdays and Fridays – from 9:00 to 22:00.
Passage Richelieu entrance: open daily (except Tuesdays) from 9: 00 to 17: 30 (and until 18:30 – on Wednesdays and Fridays)
Porte des Lions entrance: sometimes it is closed for technical reasons.
You can easily spend a whole day in the Louvre, but you still won’t have time to see the entire exhibition in a day. Therefore, read in advance on the site and decide what exactly you would like to see in the first place. For connoisseurs, there are tickets for 2 days or more, but it seems that they can only be bought at the box offices of the Louvre itself. The Louvre has an excellent audio guide.