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After 4 months of closure, the Louvre Museum is getting ready to welcome its visitors again. As of Monday, June 6, it will be possible to visit it again – subject to respecting the barrier gestures! With a limited number of visitors the summer of 2020 promises to be the right time to visit the Louvre in the best conditions, avoiding the usual crowds.

While waiting for the reopening, the Louvre Museum is preparing to welcome the public with measures adapted to current health regulations. A few days ago I had the chance to discover the museum in full preparation for its deconfinement. So what does the “empty” Louvre look like? And what measures have been put in place to welcome you on Monday? Private tour in the largest museum in the world!

Private visit of the Louvre museum

What does the “empty” Louvre look like? Here are the rooms of the museum as you’ve never seen them before!

Daru Staircase - Louvre museum
Daru Staircase
Visit the Louvre museum
Apollo Gallery
Private tour in the Louvre museum
Mollien room
The empty Louvre museum
Daru room

Visit the Louvre: reopening on Monday 6 July!

A museum without its visitors has something intimidating. After all a museum is made to live and its masterpieces are just waiting to be shown to as many people as possible again! Also, during my visit, I was able to meet several teams from the Louvre (restorers, heritage curators, museographers, mediators…) who were busy preparing for its reopening.

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From this Monday, July 6, you will be able to walk through the rooms of the Louvre again. However, you will have to get into the habit of reserving your visit online, as it will be impossible to buy your admission ticket on the spot, even if you are eligible for free admission (as is the case for those under 26 years of age). To do so, go to

During the summer the museum offers you the opportunity to discover its collections in the company of mediators, free of charge and without reservation. For 20 minutes, these “mini-discoveries” will allow you to explore different themes of the Louvre and the art history such as the beginnings of the Louvre, the great Italian masters, the great French formats, and the Louvre Treasures. These visits will take place from July 8 to September 20 at 10:00 am; 10:30 am; 11:00 am; 11:30 am; 2:00 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm.

The Louvre Museum is coming out of containment

In addition to online booking several measures have been put in place to ensure that barrier gestures are respected:

  • Wearing of the mask and use of hydroalcoholic gel

During your visit the wearing of a mask (not provided by the museum) will be required. Hydroalcoholic gel will also be available at the entrance of the museum.

  • Respect of physical distances

In the museum rooms the Louvre asks you to maintain a physical distance of at least one meter from other visitors.

A visitor circuit is set up to avoid crossings. Around the Mona Lisa, the most admired work of art in the Louvre, a queue has been set up with floor markings to keep a distance from other visitors.

  • Restricted opening hours and closed rooms

From July to September, the museum will be open every day except Tuesday from 9am to 6pm. The nocturnal hours are suppressed for the moment.

Some rooms (about 30% of the museum) will also be closed, namely: the collections of French sculpture from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, art objects from the Renaissance, the 18th and 19th centuries, the Pavillon des Sessions, the lower level of the Arts of Islam and the French and Northern European paintings in the Richelieu wing.

  • Limited services

For reasons of hygiene, the changing rooms will be closed. However, strollers and wheelchairs can always be borrowed and will be cleaned after each use. Audioguides will still be available, but only from 15 July.

Useful informations

Rivoli street
75001 Paris

Opening hours:
Every day, except Tuesday, from 9 am to 6 pm.


Free for under 18s, under 26s resident in the European Union, jobseekers, teachers and visitors with disabilities.

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