Groups - Louvre-Lens

Groups

The Musée du Louvre-Lens is a Louvre with a difference.
A Louvre of glass and light with resolutely contemporary architecture;
a Louvre whose elegant and innovative installations offer visitors an experience that is unlike any other in the world.

Contact:
You can contact us by phone
on +33 (0)3 21 18 63 21, Monday to Friday,
9:30am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 5pm, or by mail.

A wide range of tours
La Galerie du temps

The Galerie du Temps and Pavillon de Verre

  • Thematic tour of the Galerie du Temps
    1h
    €150, or €6/pers (for a group of 25 people).
  • The masterpieces of the Galerie du Temps
    1h30
    €225, or €9/pers (for a group of 25 people).
  • Thematic tour of the Pavillon de Verre
    1h
    €150, or €6/pers (for a group of 25 people).
  • Combined tour
    Galerie du Temps + Pavillon de Verre
    2h
    €300, or €12/pers (for a group of 25 people).
Vue de l'exposition

The temporary exhibitions gallery

  • Tour of the exhibition
    1h
    €300, or €12/pers (for a group of 25 people).
  • Tour of the exhibition, in-depth version
    1h30
    €340, or €13.60/pers (for a group of 25 people).
  • Combined tour
    Galerie du Temps + temporary exhibition

    2h
    €400, or €16/pers (for a group of 25 people).

 

Les réserves du Musée du Louvre-Lens

Behind the scenes at the Louvre-Lens

  • Behind the scenes tour
    1h
    €70, or €4/pers.

Learn about the mysteries of the storerooms and the restoration workshops, usually open only to professionals (maximum of 17 people)

 

Walks in the museum park

  • Park
    1h
    €150, or €6/pers (for a group of 25 people).
  • Park
    1h30
    €225, or €9/pers (for a group of 25 people).

Learn more about the museum’s architecture, the park and the history of the site with its coal mining past.

 

Each tour includes:

  • The right to make a booking and priority entry to the exhibition spaces
  • Accompaniment by a Louvre-Lens lecturer-guide, including personal audioguides for optimum comfort
  • Access to the dedicated group space
  • Access to a cloakroom with personal lockable lockers

Did you know?

The Louvre-Lens tour guides are all enthusiasts who hold a masters in art history, history of science or heritage tourism.

 

Visite guidée de la Galerie du temps

Independent tours with external guides

  • €100 per group of 25 people for the Galerie du Temps
  • €100 per group of 25 people + €9 additional admission fee for the temporary exhibition

These rates include authorisation for the guide to speak.

The guide is admitted free of charge on presentation of his or her professional accreditation.

 

How to book

Booking is compulsory at least 3 weeks before the date of the visit,
by phone on +33 (0)3 21 18 63 21, Monday to Friday, from 9:30am to à 12:30pm and 2pm to 5pm.

Booking is effective once the signed confirmation of the visit has been received, at the latest 21 days before coming to the museum.

Practical information
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Coming by car

Lens can be reached via the A21 motorway, which is linked to motorways A1 – E17 (Lille–Paris) and A26 – E15 (Calais–Reims).

Free parking:

Louvre-Lens car park (or Paul Bert car park), rue Paul Bert in Lens: 232 spaces, including four disabled spaces, 5-minute walk from the museum.

Drop-off point:

Disabled people are strongly advised to use the disabled car park by the drop-off point (via the rue Paul Bert in Lens).

Louvre-Lens car park (or Jean Jaurès car park), 4 rue du Dr Piette in Liévin:

300 spaces, 10-minute walk from the museum.
Note: the Jean Jaurès car park is only open during park opening hours.

La Scène car park (via the rue Paul Bert, opposite the restaurant Chez Cathy): 60 spaces.
Opens one hour before each performance at the museum.

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Coming by train

TGV high-speed train direct from Paris in 1 hr 8 min.
Lens station is served by local TER trains from the region’s main towns.


Tip

Take a TER train using the Pass Transport Louvre-Lens, entitling you to 50% off a return ticket and admission to the temporary exhibition for €8 instead of €10 (valid for trains from stations in the Hauts-de-France region; go to the ticket desk of the station you are leaving from to take advantage of this offer).


GETTING TO THE MUSEUM FROM THE STATION ?

ROUTE 41 BUS :

Get off at the ‘Louvre-Lens’ stop, rue Paul Bert (200 metres from the museum by foot).

This stop is recommended for people prone to tiredness and suffering from reduced mobility.

It is located near the Hôtel Louvre-Lens.

Route 41 links the museum to Lens station, every hour or half hour.

Check the map

Check the times


BY BUS, WITH BULLE 1
:

Get off at the ‘Parc Louvre-Lens’ stop, rue Georges Bernanos. This stop is located at the entrance to the park, 600 metres from the museum by foot.

The path through the park is accessible for disabled people, although they are recommended to use route 41.

Bulle 1 links the museum to Lens station, every 8 minutes.

Check the map

Check the times

⚠️WARNING:
It is not recommended to get off at the ‘Liévin Louvre-Lens’ stop, which is 1 km from the museum.
It is advisable to buy a ticket before boarding the bus.

The shuttle that used to link the station and the museum has been replaced by route 41 and Bulle 1.

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Coming by bus

Tadao, the Lens-Liévin, Hénin-Carvin and Béthune-Bruay bus network, serves the museum.

ROUTE 41:

Get off at the ‘Louvre-Lens’ stop, rue Paul Bert (200 metres by foot from the museum).

This stop is recommended for people prone to tiredness or with reduced mobility.

Buses on route 41 stop at the museum every hour or half hour.

Check the map

Check the times


BULLE 1
:

Get off at the ‘Parc Louvre-Lens’ stop, rue Georges Bernanos. This stop is located at the entrance to the park 600 metres from on the museum by foot.

 

The path through the park is accessible for disabled people, although they are recommended to use route 41.

 

Bulle 1 serves the museum every 8 minutes.

It is advisable to buy a ticket before boarding the bus.

Check the map

Check the times

 

GROUP COACHES :

Drop-off and pick-up point in the museum park for coach drivers.

Coach parking at the Jean Jaurès car park in Liévin, rue du Dr Piette (15 spaces).

 

 

Accessibility

In keeping with the universal scope of the Louvre collections it displays, the Louvre-Lens strives to be as accessible as possible.
Conceived with the aim of being open to everyone without discrimination, the museum was designed to ensure equal access to the works of art and services for everyone.

The Louvre-Lens recognises the cultural rights of all and the uniqueness of every visitor. Through its design and its services, the museum guarantees and defends freedom of expression and uniqueness of each person.