Free in Paris: The Louvre is Now Open Late on First Saturday...

Free in Paris: The Louvre is Now Open Late on First Saturday of the Month

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The Louvre. Photo: Denis McLaughlin/ Flickr

Lucky visitors (and residents!) of Paris know that many of the city’s museums are free on the first Sunday of the month. But now the Louvre is shaking things up.

The world’s most visited museum (read our popular article about the Beyoncé and Jay-Z effect) has launched free nighttime visits on the first Saturday of the month. Expect concerts, guided visits by flashlight, and all sorts of lively animation… The exact time for this free admission is 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Here’s the skinny on the free Saturday evenings: The Denon and Sully wings will be open to explore at your leisure, while the Richelieu wing will be open for guided visits only (French language). In order to partake in the guided tour, you must reserve on the Louvre’s Facebook page a week before the first Saturday of the month.

(Note that the Louvre already stays open late until 9:45 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.)

PS. Keen to head to the Louvre but intimidated by its vast size? Check out this incredibly popular article by Daisy de Plume of THATMuse about 10 Things You Must See in the Louvre.

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