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  • Location:Paris, France
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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Audio Tour

A skip-the-line Louvre ticket is a must at this ever-popular Paris attraction known for iconic pieces of art like ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Venus de Milo.’ With this museum ticket and Louvre audio guide, you can avoid the long lines and learn about the pieces on display (more than 35,000 in total!) while you explore independently. The in-depth audio tour comes with a museum map and lasts 2.5 hours, providing you with an easy way to get oriented and see the highlights before continuing to discover the museum on your own, if you wish.  

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour audio tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris available in nine languages
  • Learn about celebrated artworks such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo
  • Navigate easily with your provided map with suggested routes
  • Choose from several audio tour start times, and continue exploring the museum after the tour ends

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a perfect tour for anyone who wants to visit the Louvre independently. Skip-the-line access saves you time and the audio guide tells you all about the museum's highlights in just a few hours!

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Audio Tour

Admire the Venus de Milo on your audio tour of the Louvre

Avoid standing in a long queue on your Paris vacation with this skip-the-line admission to the Louvre that includes an audio tour. Your experience starts when you pick up your museum map and audio guide at a central location in Paris, near the Louvre. Then head to the museum and skip the ticket line, going straight inside to begin your independent tour.

One of the world’s biggest museums, the Louvre is quite overwhelming. But don’t worry — your map outlines suggested itineraries and your audio guide provides interesting information about the most-loved and best-known works of art on display. Hear about the histories and meanings behind statues like Venus de Milo, paintings like The Coronation of Napoleon and world-famous pieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. See ancient artifacts, the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi, works by Raphael and Rembrandt, sculptures by Michelangelo and much, much more.

After the 2.5-hour audio tour ends, you are free to stay at the museum to continue exploring at your leisure. When you get tired or hungry, visit one of the many on-site eateries, or purchase gifts and souvenirs at the bookstore.

Leave whenever you wish, but make sure you return the audio guide to the location where you picked it up before 8pm. 

Customer Reviews

Richard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was amazing!

Aerron P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a really enjoyable tour if you want to see the Louvre at your own pace and skip the lines.

Kevin R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was great. Self guided which allowed you to see those things you wanted and spend as long as you wanted at those points. The audio devices worked great and the ability to touch the icon on the handheld map to hear about those famous paintings was amazing. We have used Viator for several trips and will continue to use them

Heather L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really good tour- without the audio tour, I would have been overwhelmed. But the audio tour was just the right amount- about 2 hours. Note where you pick up your ticket- it's just off of the Rue de Rivoli, not right at the Louvre.

Suz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The skip the line tickets are a must as the queues are very long. The only problem we had was the location of the ticket office. Everyone we asked gave us different directions and it was not easy to find. Nevertheless this tour was one of our highlights and would recommend this to anyone visiting Paris.

kmaral

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent. Highly recommend purchasing this tour. We walked in quickly and got to explore on our own with no time limit.

Claire D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

You can not possibly see it all, but the audio tour added a lot of interesting facts and with this tour you could stay all day.mif you are going to more than one museum however I would recommend the Museum Pass. I would do this tour again.

Mary Jane B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It definitely helps to take this audio tour as one does arrive early and beat the crowds and lines! The Louvre is enormous, but this tour allows one to see the most famous paintings and sculptures and also get an idea of the many other treasures found at this museum. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who does not have the time to explore every nook and cranny of the Louvre and yet wants to understand its tremendous importance to the art world.

Mary Jane B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It definitely helps to take this audio tour as one does arrive early and beat the crowds and lines! The Louvre is enormous, but this tour allows one to see the most famous paintings and sculptures and also get an idea of the many other treasures found at this museum. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who does not have the time to explore every nook and cranny of the Louvre and yet wants to understand its tremendous importance to the art world.

Mandgjacobs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Picked up vouchers from around the corner, then walked right in.

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