Free admission

Conditions & proof of elegibility

Available to

Proof of status

Under 18s

ID card with photograph

18-25 year-olds who are citizens of an EU member state

ID card with photograph

18-25 year olds who are not citizens of an EU member state but are long-term residents of France or other EU country(holders of a visa valid for more than 3 months)

ID card with photograph and current student card or residence certificate

Holders of Carte blanche

Current membership card

Members of ICOM and ICOMOS

Membership card valid for the current year

Members and benefactors of the Société des Amis du Musée d'Orsay or of American Friends of the Musée d'Orsay

Membership or benefactor card valid for the current year

Enrolled students of the Ecole du Louvre

Student card valid for the current year

Unenrolled students of the Ecole du Louvre

Student card valid for the current year

Students of the Ecole Nationale du Patrimoine, Ecole des Chartes, IFROA, and those studying for university diplomas in restoration

Student card valid for the current year

University and state school art students, up to age 30, enrolled in architecture, history of Art, archaeology, plastic arts, graphic arts, industrial design, applied arts, photography, cinema, audio-visual, fashion design, museum, heritage and landscape, (excluding those enrolled in evening classes, university of the 3rd age, etc)

Student card valid for the current year

Job seekers

Current certificate (under 6 months or justifying an authorised period), plus ID card with photograph

Those in receipt of minimum social benefits

RSA or other certificate (from CAF or town hall), plus valid ID card with photograph

Accompanied, disabled visitors holding a disability card or a "priority" card for the disabled

Valid cards issued by the MDPH (local regional authority for the disabled) and the CDAPH (commission for the rights of disabled persons to independence), a COTOREP card with DDASS stamp, an ONAC card or equivalent certificate from another country, together with photographic ID

Active or retired Ministry of Culture personnel, accompanied by one person

Current Ministry of Culture card

Curators and inspectors of French and International public museums

Current Professional membership card

Personnel from the National Institute of the History of Art

INHA card valid for the current year

Journalists and art critics

Press card, professional membership card, or union card

Professional artists (painters, sculptors, engravers)

Current card authorised by Maison des artistes, or by Cité internationale des arts, or international artists ID

  • RMN guides, national guide,
  • National guide-interpreter (and permanent assistant)
  • Regional guide-interpreter from Ile de France (and permanent assistant)
  • Specialist art and history guides

Professional card of French Ministries of Culture and Tourism

French government deputies and senators, and members of the European Parliament

ID card for the National Assembly, Senate, or European Parliament

Accompanied groups of persons on income support or minimum wage

Certificate from the town hall

Accompanied groups of working teachers with a French Education Pass

ID card with photograph

VIPs on official visits

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