How far in advance can I buy a ticket to the Louvre?
You can get tickets via the official website up to three months in advance. Booking the tickets is incredibly easy: pick a day, pick a time slot, pay €17 per visitor and that's done.
Is the Louvre free for under 18?
Visit as a family
Enjoy the Louvre experience with your children at no extra cost – admission to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions is free for all visitors under the age of 18 (or 26 for EEA residents).
Can you skip the line at the Louvre?
A skip-the-line tour experience at the Louvre feels like 'the' hassle-free vacation of your dream. You get to navigate one of the world's largest and most popular museums with ease. If you opt for a private tour, meet your guide at the entrance and bypass long queues and save time with the skip-the-line tickets.
They are definitely worth the money if you don't have a guide as they add a lot of historical context to your visit. Visiting the Catacombs is one of my favorite activities in Paris. It's something I highly recommend you don't skip.
TL/DR: YOU DO NOT NEED PRINTED TICKETS. PDF TICKETS ON PHONE WORK FINE! I bought 4 tickets (2 adults, 2 kids) through my computer (Louvre website www.louvre.fr/en) this week. After the purchase, I downloaded the tickets in PDF format, and emailed the PDF to myself, so I could have the PDF on my cell phone.
10 Things Not to Miss at the Louvre
Plan to spend at least two hours in the museum to see the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and a few pieces in between. If you plan to stay longer, there are six restaurants, cafes, and counters where you can grab a bite in the museum.