Compensation for accessibility: the Louvre has raised the cost of an entrance ticket to the museum
The Louvre Museum in Paris has raised the entrance fee by 29% starting from January 15, 2024. Thus, the ticket price has increased from the old 17 euros to 22 euros per person.
The last time the price of entry to the museum was changed 8 years ago in 2017. The Louvre's official website reported that this decision was due to the need to compensate for electricity costs and to continue providing free admission for certain categories, including schoolchildren, students and teachers.
The press release says that in 2023, the museum was visited by more than 3 million visitors, the vast majority of whom were French. It is noted that 40% of visitors were able to admire world works of art for free, and 60% are annual French visitors to the museum.
Thus, almost two out of five people visit the Louvre for free, the vast majority of whom are French.
It should be noted that the Louvre is the largest museum in the world with more than 33,000 collections and exhibitions on a total area of almost 73,000 m². Up to 30,000 citizens and tourists visit the museum every day.