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Welcome to Louvre


One of the world's great art museums, this vast edifice houses an extraordinary collection of paintings, sculptures and antiquities from all over the world. The permanent collections are divided into Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Asian antiquities, painting, drawings, sculpture and objects d'art.

The Louvre was opened to the public in 1793, soon after the Revolution, to display the spectacular treasures looted from the royal palaces. The best-known attractions in the Louvre are Leonardo da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa, which is protected by bullet-proof glass within its own room; and the ancient Venus de Milo. With more than 35,000 works on display, don't even attempt to see it all in one day.

Information & Facts

Cour Napoléon, 1. Reception area is under the giant glass pyramid.
EUR10 full-day pass to permanent exhibitions, EUR11 for temporary exhibitions in the Hall Napoleon. Free admission the first Sunday of every month (not including the Hall Napoleon). Concessions are available and children under 18 are free.
French is the official language.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.

Opening Times
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm. Wednesday and Friday 9am-9:45pm. Closed Tuesdays. Opening hours for temporary exhibitions vary. The museum is closed 25 December, 1 January and 1 May.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
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