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Apr172013

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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa

Paris, France

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended

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This tour was well worth the price and is highly recommended. The Louvre is so big and is really difficult to know where to go without having a guide. I was on a strict time schedule because I was only in Paris for a short period and this was an efficient way to ensure that I saw all of the highlights in the museum. The guide was extremely knowledgeable on all of the art work and that made the experience very enjoyable (much more enjoyable than if I tried to wonder through myself).

On the day that I went the Louvre opened late because there was a last minute assembly to address the workers who were striking because of all of the pick-pocketing that occurs at the museum. We did not know it was going to open late until we arrived but the organizers were in touch with someone via cellphone who was keeping them informed. Once we knew the time that the museum would open (an hour past our start time). The company offered to buy us all coffee drinks at one of the cafes inside while we waited. The company who organized everything seemed to be a subcontractor who had people who booked through viator and other websites.

There are a few chances to site briefly on the tour but you are mostly standing and walking for 3 hours so wear comfortable shoes. You can take pictures inside (just no flash). And finding the meeting point was extremely easy (it is the large arc monument in the courtyard, if you are standing by the glass pyramid outside then it is just across the small street).

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