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Being a free listeners

One of the missions of the École du Louvre since it was founded in 1882 has been to open up knowledge of the many approaches and meanings of works of art to a broad public. It is with this in mind that, subject to availability, free listeners may attend some of the courses intended for students and follow classes and tutorials in front of the works organised for them.
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Courses on offer

The École du Louvre offers teaching organised by type of course:

Access to the courses offered by the School does not entitle the holder to sit examinations, to be issued with a qualification or a course attendance certificate, or to benefit from the facilities available to students (social security, CROUS, etc.).

For all requests relating to further education schemes, click here.

The advantages of the free listener card

The École du Louvre issues an annual card to each registered free listener. In 2023-2024, the École du Louvre free listener card* will give unlimited free access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions for the duration of the course:

  • du musée du Louvre,
  • du musée Eugène Delacroix,
  • du musée d’Orsay,
  • du musée de l’Orangerie.

It offers a reduced rate:

  • au musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet,
  • au musée Rodin,
  • au musée national d’art moderne (Centre Pompidou).

The free listener card for the Introduction to the World History of Architecture course also gives unlimited free access to the permanent collections of the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine for the duration of the course.


* Except for the free listener card for regional courses.

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