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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

fantastic tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Viator promised no lines and our tour walked by huge crowds. The guide was smart and counted us at every stop. An amazing cultural tour of the art treasures of France and in particular, the Mona Lisa. She has a large area in front for viewing and taking pictures. Brown's the Da Vinci Code, book and film is mentioned a lot and if you read the piece, the Mona Lisa, becomes more fascinating. Thanks Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour guide. This is the only way to see the Louvre when you only have one day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was great and it was no nice to see so much in such a short time. I would not recommend going
without s tour unless you have days to spend in the museum.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We were met at the designated place promptly and split into 2 groups. The young lady I cannot remember her name was extremely good at her job. She made the tour very enjoyable and she was very knowledgeable. She managed the group well and helped people who needed to sit down occasionally find a seat. It was very crowded in the Louvre and she did not lose anyone. Very happy with our tour and would recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour is a must for the Louvre to reduce the chaos in the museum and to see key items of importance in the collection. Our guide, Caroline, was absolutely AWESOME!! Her passion for art history was apparent and I learned so much from her that I would never have gotten on my own by just wandering through the museum. She knew where to go, where to have us stand, and how to maneuver through the crowds to maximize the visit. This tour is worth the time and money! It is easy to find the meet up space at the arch and the Viator staff person waiting there was very helpful when we arrived very early for our tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Worth doing, our guide Pauline was awesome. She was knowledgeable and entertaining during the trip as well as very courteous. The group tour allows you to enter into the museum faster so I highly recommend unless you want the flexibility to leave and return to the museum book the individual ticket. Without a group pass you will need to wait in line for security then wait again in line for tickets which can take from your entire day so this takes away all the paperwork. She took us to the highlights, Venus Di Milo, Mona Lisa and Winged Victory of Samothrace as well as Napoleon's quarters and the Sphinx, after the 2-3 hour tour you can look around at areas that she did not cover. Totally worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic! The tour guide was terrific and the whole experience was amazing.

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.

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