Plan of the Louvre 2020

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The louvre trails

Here is the simplest way to visit the Louvre and see all the important Masterpieces without missing out on Louvre little secrets.

  1. how to go to the Louvre from the Metro or using a Taxi, Uber, Cab, private driver ?
  2. how to skip the line and get inside the Louvre ?
  3. how to go to the free Cloackroom of the Louvre and what is allowed in the Museum ( Water, food, backpacks and luggage ... ) ?
  4. how to see the most of the Masterpieces ?
  5. what are the three gates of the Louvre?
  6. what are the best visitors Trails of the Louvre ? 
  7. how to get souvenirs from the Louvre ?
  8. how to exit the Louvre by Metro ?
  9. What to do after the Louvre ?

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How to go to Louvre Metro Station ?

Metro Paris to the Louvre

Paris transports are very safe and well indicated. 

On each entry point to the subway, you will have an information desk.

They are here to help you with tickets and free metro plan of the city. 

the Line 1 ( Yellow Line ) is where you will find the Louvre. 

If you have kids with you, you can sit on the very front of the train : it is an automatic train, with no train driver :) Enjoy the ride !

How to go to the Louvre from the Metro ?

Go To Station Palais Royal

Go To Station Palais Royal

Go To Station Palais Royal

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Take the subway and go to Line 1. From Line 1, go to Station Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre

Take Exit 2

Go To Station Palais Royal

Go To Station Palais Royal

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follow the arrow to Sortie 2 : Pl. du Palais Royal.

Take the escalator to exit

Go To Station Palais Royal

Take the escalator to exit

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Here is the escalator to exit the metro.

Place du palais Royal

Place du palais Royal

Take the escalator to exit

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You will find yourself in a square place. Turn right and you will see big metro entrance next to big doors. Go to big doors across the road.

Go into the big doors

Place du palais Royal

Go into the big doors

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You can go on the left door

Under the Louvre

Place du palais Royal

Go into the big doors

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As you walk, you are already under some big galleries of the Louvre. Keep going until you are in the place of Caroussel

Pyramid of Glass

The equestrian Statue

The equestrian Statue

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Now you are in front of the Glass Pyramid of the Louvre. Take the time to take some pictures and find the waiting line

The equestrian Statue

The equestrian Statue

The equestrian Statue

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If you are with a tour guide, they will probably give you the equestrian statue as a meeting point. 

Entrance

The equestrian Statue

Take this entrance on the left

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Here are the main entrance of the Louvre. The line on the left is for the people who have tickets. The line on the right is for the people who did not buy tickets. 

Take this entrance on the left

Take this entrance on the left

Take this entrance on the left

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As you have already tickets , take the left entrance.

You will pass the security

Take this entrance on the left

You will pass the security

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Backpacks and food and small cabin luggage are allowed in the museum

Elevator on the left

Take this entrance on the left

You will pass the security

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After the security, if you are with kids and you have a stroller, go to the left and take the elevator downstairs.

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE LOUVRE ?

The best time to visit the Louvre is :

  • Best week Days to visit the Louvre  : Every Thursday or Friday
  • Best Months of the Year to visit the Louvre : January or February 
  • Take a private Evening Tour of the Louvre on Wednesday or Friday : a Louvre by night !

If you want to avoid the crowds, you need to go to the Louvre on Thursday or Friday on January or February

How to avoid the crowd at the Louvre ?

As Versailles Palace is closed on Mondays, Tourists tend to go to the Louvre on Monday

So Avoid Mondays at the Louvre

Wednesday is the day when french people go to the Louvre with the kids on a school educational trip

Tuesday the Louvre is closed

From March to December : A lot of tourists travel to see the Louvre, they are about 13 Million visitors each year ! 

You will see lots of different people and cultures from around the world visiting the Louvre for the same purpose as you do :)

How to avoid the line in the Louvre ?

You need to hire a tour guide and make sure the tour guide is an official tour guide with a special card.

Avoid hiring tour guides without any credentials or authorization to guide, 

the state law is very strict about visiting the Louvre with an illegal tour guide. Security can verify groups and get you out with a fine.

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How to get inside the Louvre ?

Buy your tickets 3 months prior the visit !

Go check if you have places available :

 Go to The official Louvre Billetterie 

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If you are having trouble buying your tickets, you can ask me to help !

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I can purchase tickets for my clients thanks to my special Tour guide card in Paris

If you have your tickets with you, please go left under the Pyramid of Glass

It is the entrance for those who bought a timed ticket ONLY.

Special need in the Louvre

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Wheelchairs and StrollerS

The Louvre is very  accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

You can borrow one for free in exchange for your ID or PASSPORT

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How to see the most of the Louvre?

3 gates to explore the Louvre !

  1. Gate Denon : Mona Lisa, Renaissance, Biggest Paintings in the World ... 
  2. Gate Sully : Egypt, Venus de Milo, Sleeping Hermaphrodite ...
  3. Gate Richelieu : Mesopotamia, Law code of Hammurabi , the Four Captives ...

What are the best visitors trails of the louvre ?

The best way to see everything is to begin by  Sully : see the Egypt Masterpieces, I personally enjoy the Scribe sculpture ! 

Then you can head to Venus de Milo and the sleeping Hermaphrodite

Then go to Denon to see Mona Lisa and the biggest painting like Feast at Cana and Liberty Leading the People .

You will also the famous sculpture of the Winged victory

At the end, go to Richelieu Gate as it is the most quiet and restful area of the Louvre, you can enjoy some art pieces from the Mesopotamia , khorsabad Lamassu that you can on my video below

Please don't miss out the Four Captive art piece ! 

Video of Emma : Tour Guide Paris

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I hope you enjoyed my article about the Louvre access ! 

Please send me your thoughts and suggestions !

Emma , 

Paris Tour Guide 

2020

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