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

Highlights

  • 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.

Itinerary

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 September 2015

Fantastic tour and fantastic guide. Very thorough 3 hours with small group, my husband, children and I all learnt much from the experience!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a fantastic tour with a great guide. She knew the history of the Louve as well as she knew the works of art housed inside. I would highly recommend this tour as the museum is so massive that you cannot possibly see every work of art in one trip. The guide does a great job of taking the group to the most significant pieces and explaining their history and relevance at the Louve.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really enjoyed our tour guide, Abe. I like the fact that we had a small group.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was our third visit to the Louvre in two years. While we enjoyed again the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, our guide provided us new insights on many of the sculptures and on the history of the Louvre.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The Louvre, as expected, was amazing but our guide made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Even if it wasn't that good, just skipping the line made it worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Happy we decided to do a guided tour of the Louvre. More efficient and the guide was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Convenient and excellent. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour of the Louvre by a very knowledgeable and professional guide. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Paris.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Nice and informative guide, Raphaelle. The Louvre Museum lady did not allow my group guide go in when my group was in the cue. My nice and I lingered around that area to rest aAfter my group has been dismissed. The said museum lady had a quick chat with my group guide. I am assuming that she was giving my guide the go signal, but at that time, it was too late--my group was gone. My guide looked at my direction and left. She couldn't help the situation. She really fought for my group to get in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a fabulous tour of the Louvre. The museum was very busy but we got right in. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept our family of 5 engaged. For reasons we never understood, the Louvre security closed access to several rooms at different times during the tour but our guide was able to reroute the tour on the fly and we still were able to see everything we wanted to see.

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