Musée du Louvre, Paris

Address 99, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France Map, Tel 01 40 20 51 51 Call, Hours 9am-6pm every day except Tues; until 10pm on Wed & Fri, Metro Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre station, Notes Lines can be long, we recommend that you buy Louvre tickets online, Kids Louvre for Kids Website Website

For children, perhaps the most wonderful parts of the Louvre are the foundations of the old château and the Egyptian wing. Start with the one or two sections you can't bear to miss and then head to these standbys. Don't forget to bring some food for snack or stop to refuel in one of the cafes, your kids will thank you, and you will earn a little extra museum time.

When you're all done, there is an excellent children's book store near the main bookstore. We've found some lovely and unique toys and books here.

Parents of stoller age children will appreciate skipping the line out front - just ask one of the line attendants for help. Note though, that the museum is exceedingly difficult to navigate with a stroller. If your child is young enough for a sling, you might prefer to leave the stroller at the hotel.

Older kids might appreciate "workshops" available for ages 4 and up - check the Louvre website for details.


  1. Enjoying Travel With Kids on March 3, 2009 at 8:43 p.m.

    Our kids loved the Louvre. We had a specific plan for what we wanted to see, and my husband had even mapped the route around the museum so we didn't get lost (or terribly sidetracked by other interesting things!).

    The Louvre is also included in the Paris Pass, so if the adults in the family have Paris Passes, you all get to jump the queue for buying tickets (kids are free).