Louvre, Orsay, Versailles to Stay Open 7 Days a Week

Chateau of Versailles

Good news for travelers to Paris! The government recently announced that three of the country’s most popular attractions will stay open seven days a week next year. Previously, the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles and the Musée d’Orsay were only opened six days a week, so visitors would juggle their schedules accordingly. (The Louvre currently closes on Tuesdays, while the Orsay and Versailles are closed on Mondays.) 

According to the Culture Ministry, the move “will improve the reception of the public and will allow more access to the works.” It will also bring a welcome jolt of revenue to the economy, with the creation of new jobs financed by the increase in ticket sales. (Full-price tickets to the Louvre cost 12 euros per person; 15 euros for the Palace of Versailles, and 11 euros for the Musée d’Orsay.)

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The plan will go into effect for a two-year trial period.

Photo of Versailles via Wikipedia/Marc Vassal; photo of the Louvre via Daisy de Plume, whose company THATLou runs treasure hunts at the Louvre

Louvre Museum

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