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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

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

Take a small group walking tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris and jump the queue by booking ahead. This skip the line tour helps you explore the collection of paintings, sculpture, and architecture with an expert local guide. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!

This tour was specifically designed to highlight the most famous works of the Louvre Museum. Entering the Louvre through the original Medieval structure from the 12th century, join your guide on a journey from one breathtaking gallery to the next as you travel through time visiting works from 450 BCE through to the 1800s.


  • Guided walking tour inside the Louvre Museum
  • Includes viewing of the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa
  • Personalized small group and commentary (maximum 25 people)
  • Expert English-speaking guide, plus audio headsets so you're guaranteed to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip the line entry to avoid the queues
  • Identifies all the museum's highlights including viewing of the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa

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What You Can Expect

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

Venus de Milo, Louvre Museum Paris

Begin with the Ancient Greek Parthenon; then gaze at the graceful Venus de Milo. Admire one of the Louvre's most celebrated sculptures, Winged Victory of Samothrace. Continue on to the Apollo Gallery that houses the ornate royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV.

Marvel at influential pieces such as Canova's Psyche and Cupid and Delacroix's famous painting depicting the sentiment of the French Revolution, Liberty Leading the People. Michelangelo’s masterpieces await you in the Italian Renaissance wing, and you will discover firsthand what makes Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa the most enigmatic portrait of all time.

The Louvre hosts over 35,000 pieces of artwork spanning over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space. This skip-the-line, small-group tour will lead you comfortably through the galleries so you can explore all of the masterpieces without the hassle of waiting in long lines.

Do you want to see the Louvre at night?

Select the 6:30pm tour (on Wednesdays or Fridays) to take the guided tour in the evening – an opportunity available for a strictly limited season. There is a certain magic about visiting the Louvre in the evening. The corridors are quiet, the artwork is mysterious in low light and the atmosphere is more relaxed. The museum’s exterior is also breathtaking. Lit from below, the old palace appears contemporary, the dazzling Louvre pyramid reflecting in the pond and lending it an air of glamour. Apart from the late starting time, this evening tour is exactly the same as the other half-day tours. By the time the visit is over, it will be dark out and you can see the Louvre and Pyramid lit up.


Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour includes but is not limited to:
  • Sully Wing
  • Roman Sculpture Hall
  • Venus de Milo
  • Frieze of the Parthenon
  • Etruscan Artifacts
  • Winged Victory of Samothrace
  • The Apollo Gallery (crowns of Louis XV and Napoleon)
  • Italian Renaissance Wing (DaVinci’s Madonna on the Rocks, the Mona Lisa)
  • French Wing (David’s Coronation of Napoleon, Delacroix’s Victory Leading the People)
  • Michelangelo’s Slaves and Canova’s Psyche and Cupid

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The best tour guide! We had Debra who was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She brought history to life for us. We did skip the lines and the whole tour was well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It's a great tour with a very knowledgeable guide, The Louvre us immense and I'm glad I visited the first time with a great guide who pointed out some of the famous and some of the most beautiful works of art that.. I wouldn't have enjoyed the louvre as mych without the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had an amazing tour guide which made this a fantastic tour. We loved this tour and would do it again! So much to see. Fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide Isabelle was fantastic! She was extremely knowledgable, made sure we saw the highlights and explained things in detail which we loved and had a great sense of humour! Trying to see the Louvre without a good guide is just wasting time and money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide, Carolina, was great. Her passion for what she does made the tour come alive. We were navigated around the crowds in such a way that we could see and appreciate the treasures of the Louvre.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fabulous tour, great guide, very knowledgeable, highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour and guide. Skipping the line was a huge advantage. I would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is an excellent tour that takes you to all the high points in this massive museum. The building is a bit of a maze as well as amazing so it is wise to have a guide on your first visit. Our guide was a knowledgable and friendly. We saw and heard about Venus De Milo, The Winged Victory Nike, The Mona Visa, The Coronation of Napoleon, The Oath of the Horati, Liberty etc. we stayed inside after the tour which extended to 4 hours to continue looking around. This was well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour Marvin was a great guide. It was a good time to visit the Lourve not so crowded and Marvin was very imformative and made the tour exciting, I'd go again tomorrow.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

it turned out that we were the only people on this tour so we had a private tour of the Louvre. The line up was quite long when we got there so we were very glad to be able to skip the line. Our guide, Claire Morange, was amazing- very knowledgable and interesting and managed to manouever us through the crowds to make sure we saw all the major exhibits. She paced herself to us and made sure we were enjoying the experience. This tour was one of the highlights of our Paris stay.

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