The world’s largest art museum, the Louvre is a jewel among the French capital’s galleries. It blends old and new beautifully, with its dramatic (and originally controversial) glass pyramid. The permanent collection spans ancient civilizations to contemporary art movements, and includes the iconic Mona Lisa.
Mondays 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am–9:45 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am–9:45 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am–6:00 pm
The exhibition rooms begin closing at 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm on late openings. Tickets are €15 at the museum, €17 online, and free for visitors under the age of 18.
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
The Louvre Museum is in the 1st arrondissement, taking up a huge portion of this small but stylish quarter at the very core of Paris. You can reach the museum via bus (lines 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81 and 95) or the metro by getting off at Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre on lines 1 and 7, or Pyramides, on line 14. Underground parking is available on Avenue du Général Lemonier, open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. If taking the Batobus (boat bus), embark at the Louvre stop on Quai François Mitterrand.