Louvre Museum On A Budget

November 7th, 2017 / / No Comments »

The Louvre; Deals & Discounts

No trip to Budget Trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Louvre museum where you’ll find over 35,000 works of art including the ever-popular Mona Lisa & Venus de Milo.  Follow our Guide to the Louvre to find cheap tickets plus tips and tricks to help you get the best from your visit.

1. The Louvre; The Paris Pass

Take advantage of the Paris Pass that offers entry to over 60 top Paris attractions including FASTRACK ACCESS into the Louvre.  For those looking to visit a number of top tourist settings, such as the Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe & Musee d’Orsay, the Paris Pass can offer great value for money and includes free access to public transport in the city too.

More details available at The Paris Pass.


Louvre museum in paris

Louvre Musee, Paris


2. The Louvre; Free Entry

You can secure FREE entry to the Louvre if you fall into any of the following, (proof of ID/entitlement will be required);

  • Visitors under the age of 18 years.
  • EU citizens under the age of 26 years.
  • Disabled visitors plus guest.
  • Visitors under 26 years regardless of nationality on Friday evenings, (6-9.45pm)

The Louvre also offers FREE admission to the general public on the first Sunday of each month between October & March, (temporary exhibitions in the Napoleon Hall not included).  However, it is important to note that these free entry days are very popular so you’ll need to balance cost implications against the crowded conditions.  The Louvre also offers FREE admission to all visitors on 14 July each year, (Bastille Day).

3. The Louvre; Joint Ticket Options

Consider the range of cheap ticket options available through 365tickets for the Louvre. Promotions vary throughout the year but we’ve come across Louvre guided tours that allows you to bypass the queues to gain entrance or joint ticket options on more than one top visitor attraction that can offer savings off entry.

More information available at The Louvre – cheap ticket options.

4. The Louvre; Late Entrance Discounts

The Louvre is open late Wednesdays & Fridays each week between 6 – 9.45pm.  Historically, the Louvre has offered a reduced price entrance tickets on these days, (previously around a €3 discount per person).  Worth checking to see if this offer is still available at the time of your visit.


Mona Lisa at the louvre

Capturing the Mona Lisa


The Louvre, (Get Ahead of the Queues)

1. Check out the lesser known entrance at the Lions Gate, (Porte des Lions) in the southern wing of the Louvre.  Whilst the queues constantly build at the main entrance by the glass pyramid, this side entrance is often deserted! Please note that this gate is not always open, (closed select days, contact +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17 for further information), but it’s certainly a quicker route in & you can purchase tickets here too!

2. Paris Pass Holders can avoid the queues by taking advantage of the FASTRACK entrance into the Louvre.  As the queues at the main entrance can snake around the outside area by the glass pyramid, simply ask a member of staff to direct you to the correct line.

3. For a less crowded experience, consider a late night opening at the Louvre that runs each Wednesday & Friday evening until 9.45pm & it can work out cheaper too!

4. Avoid Tuesdays – The Louvre is closed every Tuesday throughout the year.

5. To avoid being overwhelmed with the sheer size of The Louvre, (particular with children tow), plan in advance what you would like to achieve from your visit & stick to it.

6. Both the Mona Lisa & the Venus de Milo are well signposted throughout the museum – or just follow the crowds!

7. The closest Metro station is Palais-Royal_Musee de Louvre, (Metro line 1)

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Eiffel Tower in paris


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