Advance Ticket Sales
To avoid queueing at the ticket booths or in front of the pyramid, it is possible to buy your ticket in advance for the Louvre Museum and its temporary exhibitions. These tickets are valid until the 31st of January of the following year. There are three possible procedures :
Those holding tickets can enter the Louvre Museum without waiting, by the special entrance in the passage Richelieu (between the Place du Palais Royal and the Cour Napoléon), and then proceed directly to the checkpoint at the entrance of the collections.
The Louvre offers an annual card for young people under 26 years and the adults accompanying them. This "Carte Louvre jeunes" provides free access to the permanent collections and the temporary exhibitions and reduced rates for films, concerts, conferences, workshops and the bookshop...
Information : (33-1) 40 20 51 04.
Membership of the Friends of the Louvre, "Société des
Amis du Louvre", provides free access to the permanent collections and
temporary exhibitions and offers sizeable reductions at the Louvre Auditorium,
in the bookshop and the restaurants in the museum. Members receive the museum
programmes and the Amis du Louvre newsletter through the post.
Individual membership (12 months) costs between FF 300 and FF 4,000, and groups are offered preferential rates from FF 220.
Information and membership details under the pyramid. Tel.: (33-1) 40 20 53 74.
The Museum Pass ("Carte Musées et Monuments") provides free
access, without waiting, to the permanent collections of 65 museums and
monuments, one of which is the Louvre museum. Valid for 1 day (FF 70), 3 days
(FF 140) or 5 days (FF 200).
It is on sale under the pyramid, in the shopping area Carrousel du Louvre, in the other museums and monuments concerned, in all main metro stations and at the Paris tourist information office.
Information : (33-1) 44 78 45 81.