Visit Information


A free handbook in 7 languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese) to help visitors find their way in the museum and the collections, is available from the Information Desk.


An audioguide is provided for visitors to the museum. It includes commentaries on 180 works and major locations within the museum, without the need to follow a specific route. Available in 6 languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese), it can be obtained from the entrances to the three Wings of the museum (Sully, Denon and Richelieu) on the entresol level. Fee: FF 30.

Information sheets

Information sheets are available for consultation in the museum's galleries. These are hard plastic-covered pages, A3 size, available in several languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese). The texts explain the collections in that room, or deal with a specific work, artist, style, location, technique etc.
The French version is on sale in reduced format at the bookshop in the Hall Napoléon.

Disabled Visitors

An orientation guide (in French and English) for less mobile visitors offers a special tour, and is available at the Information Desk. Loan of wheelchairs upon request, tel.: (33-1) 40 20 53 17.
For blind and partially sighted visitors, the Department of Sculptures has opened a gallery where around twenty works can be explored by touch and with the aid of an audioguide.
Guided tours for groups of disabled persons can be organised on request, tel.: (33-1) 40 20 59 90.

Regulations for Visitors

Please refrain from using flashes.
It is prohibited to smoke in the Hall Napoléon and in the galleries.
No food may be brought into the galleries or the cloakrooms.
Visitors are not allowed to bring cumbersome objects or animals into the galleries.
The museum's regulations book for visitors may be consulted at the Information Desk.

Why works of art should not be touched

Works of art are unique and fragile.
They have survived centuries and must be preserved for future generations.
Touching, even lightly, a painting, object, sculpture or piece of furniture causes damage.
Especially when this gesture is repeated thousands of times.
Help us protect our common heritage.

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