Louvre tickets: how to buy your ticket to skip the line


Louvre tickets: To visit the Louvre museum organization is what you need, and if you buy in advance the tickets in order to avoid the endless line at the entrance, your visit will start off on the right foot.
I did this way when I visited the museum for the first time, and having a priority access ticket was a big advantage, because it allowed me to have more time to understand how to move inside the rooms and which sections to focus on to avoid losing the most important artworks on display.
I wrote a post containing all the things you have to know about the Louvre museum, where I explained that it is a huge museum divided into 7 departments, displaying about 30,000 objects.
In this post, instead, you’ll find the information to book your tickets to the Louvre museum.


You can buy your tickets to the Louvre museum in three ways:

1 – at the museum ticket office, located under the main pyramid, but in this case you have to queue to enter (and you have to be very patient).
Admission without pre-booked tickets not guaranteed!

2 – on the Museo del Louvre: E-ticket.
This way you’ll skip the line, but be careful: don’t be late, otherwise you’ll have to queue. The advantage of online purchase is that you can enter immediately, at the time you chose when you booked your ticket.
At the end of the post you’ll find many links to make your reservation  at the best attractions in Paris.

3 – choosing to book a guided tour or to combine a visit to the Louvre with a tour of Paris.
A wide choice of possibilities, with different costs, can be found on the page – Get Your Guide. Louvre Tickets and Tours – Get Your Guide. Louvre Tickets and Tours
I recommend this option because you can choose to visit the Louvre with a guide that will allow you to see the most important works. In addition, the list of available experiences allows you to select a tour suited to your needs, maybe you can decide to book the one suitable for families with children or the path of only two hours, if you have little time, or you can combine the visit of the Louvre and a cruise on the Seine.

4 – using the Paris Museum Pass, which offers priority access to several museums in Paris. There are different options to choose from: the cheapest pass is valid for 2 days and costs 48 €, and allows you free entry (without buying other tickets) without queuing, to more than 50 museums and monuments in and around Paris. On the official website you’ll find the information on the points of sale —> parismuseumpass.com

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The main entrance to the Louvre Museum is at the pyramid but there are other entrances less used.
You can go to the commercial area of the Grand Louvre, directly from the subway, through the stop Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre and through the entrance from rue de Rivoli, in front of the Palais Royal.

The other entrances less used are that from the quai François Mitterrand, through the Porte des Lions and that from the jardin du Carrousel.


Opening times: every day from 9 am to 6 pm. Closed on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays and on Fridays from 9 am to 9.45 pm.

Museo del Louvre
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.

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6 thoughts on “Louvre tickets: how to buy your ticket to skip the line

  1. Grazie mille per le informazioni molto utili: mi chiedevo se fosse possibile acquistare i biglietti online per saltare la coda e, una volta entrati, decidere di prendere anche l’audioguida o si deve decidere subito se si vuole il pacchetto completo?

    • E’ un piacere 🙂
      Devi decidere subito, al momento della prenotazione se vuoi i biglietti e anche l’audioguida.
      Altrimenti puoi scegliere di prendere solo i biglietti e poi quando entri al museo decidi se vuoi anche l’audioguida ma in quel caso potresti trovare la fila al desktop per il tiro dell’apparecchio.
      Non sempre è così ma se ti capita davanti un gruppo numeroso di persone potrebbe essere una seccatura aspettare.

    • Gli orari sono quelli della chiusura del museo. Le sale al Louvre iniziano a essere chiuse mezz’ora prima.
      Il consiglio, comunque, è non andare al Louvre a ridosso della chiusura, a meno che tu non abbia già le idee chiare su dove andare e cosa vedere.

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