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What to expect
The Louvre is home to more than half a million works. At any one time 35,000 of them are on display. This magnificent museum is the most important symbol of the cultural influence of France through the centuries. That's why so many millions of people flock to The Louvre from around the world, making it the most visited art museum on earth. On your visit, you will experience first hand the finest works of art created by the most celebrated artists. Leonardo's inscrutable 'Mona Lisa' is prime among them, the most famous painting there is.
You'll gasp at Delacroix's 'Liberty Leading the People', a landmark work that, in part, defines French culture. You will see the Venus de Milo and gaze in wonder at the Winged Victory of Samothrace. These astonishing works might be sufficient for any other museum's collection. At The Louvre, they are just the start. Turn a corner, look up and you will see a colourful abstract ceiling by Georges Braque. In the Egyptian galleries, there's one of the best preserved Egyptian Mummys in existence. A daring vision of naked women in a Turkish bath is depicted by Ingres.
There's Michelangelo's heart-breaking sculpture 'The Dying Slave'. The Louvre's collections cover all of the movements in the entire history of art, from ancient times to the nineteenth century. Quite simply, this is the greatest collection of art you'll ever see. Leonardo da Vinci, Vermeer, Rembrandt and so many more: all of their masterpieces await you in this extraordinary and beautiful place.
How you should use your personal pre-booked e-tickets to The Louvre
1. Proceed to the entrance that is reserved only for visitors who already have tickets, at the glass pyramid
2. Make sure you present your e-ticket no later than half an hour before your individual booked time *
3. Go through The Louvre's security check, which is designed for your safety
4. Now it's time to enjoy The Louvre's stunning permanent collection - as well as all of the museum's frequent temporary exhibitions (subject, naturally, to availability) throughout your day at The Louvre **
* It's important to remember that if you arrive too late for your individual access slot, as depicted on your e-ticket, the bearer of that e-ticket will be subject to the same terms of access to The Louvre - and waiting in the general queue - as all other visitors.
** Please do note that any exit from The Louvre is regarded as final. In short: if you leave The Louvre during your visit, you won't be allowed to enter the museum again on the same ticket.
Good to know
- Your tickets will be sent to you - at the very latest - 48 hours after you make your reservation, and always 24 hours before the day and the time that you have reserved for your visit to The Louvre.
- There's no need to print out your tickets because they will contain barcodes unique to you. Go directly to the turnstiles and scan your barcodes directly from your smartphone. It really is that easy. Of course, if you prefer to print out your e-tickets, that's possible too!
- Your e-ticket additionally gives you free access - on the same day - to the fascinating National Eugène Delacroix Museum, dedicated to this most illustrious of French painters. The museum is located at 6 rue de Fürstenberg, 75006 Paris.
- So that it can provide the best possible experience for all visitors, and the most relaxed experience for your visit, The Louvre cannot keep all of its many rooms open on each and every day. On Saturday and Sunday, however, The Louvre guarantees that all of its exhibition spaces will be open.
- Entrance for all those under 18 and for EU residents who are under 26 is free of charge *.
* Those who qualify for free admission to The Louvre don't have to go to the ticket counter, if they are with someone who has a low-cost ticket, for example. Like those with pre-booked tickets, they can simply also enter via the entrance reserved for those with tickets so long as a valid identity document confirming their age and, in the case of EU residency, residential status, is presented.
How do combined tickets work?
Combined tickets are a great way of booking two, three or four Paris experiences with just one click. It's not only convenient but you'll often make great savings too! Simply select the chosen day and time for your visit to The Louvre - and you can receive undated tickets for other activities, to use on the day and time of your choice.
Combined tickets available with The Louvre:
Bateaux Mouches, cruise on the Seine
Duration of the river cruise: About one hour, 15 minutes
Board your cruise at: Pont de l'Alma (Alma Bridge)
Frequency of these cruises: The boats depart about every 30 to 40 minutes from 11am to 9pm, October to March and from 10.15am to 10.30pm, April to September
Free travel: For children under four years old
Opening hours: Every day of the week, except Tuesdays, from 11am to 9pm
Free: All of those who are under 18 years old, people with reduced mobility and those who are accompanying them, people who are unemployed - and everyone on the first Sunday of each month
The Arc de Triomphe
Hours of opening: Every day of the week from 11am to 11pm, April to September and from 10am to 10.30pm, October to March.
Free entrance: Everyone under 18 years old and all EU nationals under 25 years old, all with reduced mobility and those accompanying them, job-seekers and for everyone on the first Sunday of the month from November 31st to March 31st
The Louvre in just a few words
The Louvre is one of the biggest attractions for all visitors to Paris. There are often long queues outside. Booking a fast track e-ticket allows you to avoid all queues - and gain immediate entrance to The Louvre and its world-beating collections. Your pre-booked ticket allows you to enjoy the permanent collection at The Louvre as well as all of the temporary exhibitions. With Come To Paris, you can reserve your personal e-ticket in just a few clicks. Then, on the day and time you've chosen for your visit to The Louvre, all you have to do at the breathtaking glass pyramid that forms the entrance is to present your e-ticket either on your smartphone, or printed out on paper. It really is that simple! The Louvre has an unbelievable 72,000 m² of exhibition space making it the largest art museum in the world. You won't be able to see everything - we estimate that if you spend just a minute in front of each exhibit, your visit would take 200 years! We'd advise that you decide in advance what you'd like to see and which of its eight departments you would like to spend time in. The Louvre offers a history of world art in one extraordinary place. You will always remember your visit - that we guarantee!
The Top 10 Essential Masterpieces of the Louvre Museum
1. The Victory of Samothrace, circa 190 BC, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities
2. Aphrodite, called Venus of Milo, circa 100 BC, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities
3. Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, known as Monna Lisa, the Gioconda or the Mona Lisa, Leonardo di Ser Piero DA VINCI, known as Leonardo da Vinci, Denon Wing, 1st floor, Italian Painting
4. Winged bullhead, Khorsabad, Richelieu wing, Ground floor, Near Eastern Antiquities
5. The Wedding at Cana, Paolo CALIARI, known as VÉRONESE, 1563, Italian Painting
6. The Coronation of Napoleon and Coronation of Empress Josephine in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, December 2, 1804, Jacques-Louis DAVID, 1806-1807, French Painting
7. The Raft of the Medusa, Théodore GÉRICAULT, Salon of 1819, French Painting
8. Freedom guiding the people (July 28, 1830), Eugène DELACROIX, Salon of 1831, French Painting
9. The Statue of Ain Ghazal, Sully Wing, Ground Floor, Levant - Palestine and Transjordan, from the origins to the Iron Age
10. The Great Sphinx of Tanis, Sully Wing, Entresol, Crypt of the Sphinx, Egyptian Antiquities
The departments of the Louvre
The rooms of the Louvre are all numbered and are distributed in the three wings of the palace, Denon, Sully and Richelieu. Each wing hosts separate sections distributed as follows:
** Denon Wing ** - Arts of Islam, Mediterranean Orient in the Roman Empire | Italian and Spanish paintings | 19th century French paintings | English paintings | Apollo Gallery, Gems of the Crown | Italian, Spanish and Northern European Sculptures | Greece, Etruria, Rome | Arts from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas
** Sully Wing ** - French Paintings 17th-18th-19th Century | Drawings and pastels 17th-18th-19th century | 17th to 18th century art objects | Greece Etruria, Rome, pharaonic Egypt | Ancient Iran, Arabia, Middle East | Medieval Louvre
** Richelieu Wing ** - French paintings 14th-17th century | German, Flemish and Dutch paintings, Northern School | Medieval, Renaissance, 17th and 19th Century Art Objects | Napoleon III Apartments | French sculptures | Mesopotamia, ancient Iran
The collections are spread over several levels and identified with colors.
Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities
Mediterranean Orient in the Roman Empire
Arts of Islam
Arts from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas
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