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

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

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Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and spend three hours with an expert guide, seeing and learning about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries. Then enjoy time on your own to explore, viewing paintings, sculpture, and architecture from 450 BCE to the 19th century. With millions of items to see, the Louvre offers something for everyone!


  • 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

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

Venus de Milo, Louvre Museum Paris

Your 3-hour journey through some of the world’s great artistic treasures begins at the Arc du Carrousel, next to the Louvre entrance. Choose a morning, afternoon or evening tour and meet your English-speaking guide. Enjoy fast access to the museum with your skip-the-line pass and begin your tour through the massive venue, home to over 35,000 works of art spanning more than 73,000 square meters of exhibition spaceYour entrance pass also provides complimentary audio headsets.  

Wander the diverse exhibitions, starting with the Ancient Greek Parthenon followed by the iconic Venus de Milo. While in the ancient antiquities gallery, view the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Then head to the Apollo Gallery to view the opulent royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV. Embrace the sentiment of the French Revolution with Delacroix’s famous painting Liberty Leading the People, and absorb the romance of the Italian Renaissance as you gaze at the work of Michelangelo and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. (Please see full sample list below.)

With your small group (limited to 25 people), engage in lively chats with your guide and hear entertaining anecdotes, trivia and history. Afterwards, spend as much time as you’d like exploring the museum independently.

Please Note: Evening tours are limited to Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm. For a uniquely magical and relaxing tour, book an evening session and wind through the quiet corridors at night, when the crowds are gone and the artwork is basked in soft light. Enjoy the tour without all the bustle, and finish with great views of the Louvre’s glittery outside pyramid lit up after dusk.


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 and Mona Lisa)
  • French Wing (David’s Coronation of Napoleon; Delacroix’s Victory Leading the People)
  • Michelangelo’s Slaves 
  • Canova’s Psyche and Cupid

Customer Reviews

Rena L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Really excellent guided. Very knowledgeable and also very kind and friendly. We saw an amazing number of art works and her commentary was interesting, enlightening, and never too long or boring unlike other guides I have had. I recommend this guide to anyone who wants to enjoy the Louvre, a difficult museum to navigate without assistance.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We had an excellent tour guide and appreciate the City Tour Company training and selection. He was so well informed, energetic and a great blend of history and humor of the background development. We would recommend this concise and enlightening tour within the short time of 3 hours to encompass all that we were able to see! Definitely want to see more when time available- next trip?

Alejandro G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great tour, very friendly definitely a good option to get to know the Louvre!

Charmane R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. we would never have been able to achieve what we did without her. The night trip was a bonus - far fewer people.

Patrick v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We booked the day before, online and everything worked like a charm. Did not need to bring any papers they knew our name and off we went with the group. A relatively big group, but not so big that it bothered. The guide was very good and explained with a lot of passion. It was great that after the tour we could stay on in the museum. It was worth the money as I would not have wanted to queue all the time for everything.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing!!! A must do in Paris. The tour was essential for getting the most out of seeing as much of the major works as possible. Our tour guide Joshua was great!!! Don't hesitate to book this tour.

Huraiyah A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I loved our tour guide Caroline. She was knowledgeable and funny. She took us to see the Rock Stars of the Louvre as she put it. Everywhere we went she told the stories of the art and artists very well. Amazing experience.

Pauline w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour, so much to see. Our guide was wonderful and was very knowledgable.
We had a great time on our small group tour of the Louvre.

Dino F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Caroline, our tour guide, and very knowledgeable, professional, and fun. There were only 3 of us on the tour, so it was more like touring the museum with a smart friend!

Jaclyn K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Catherine is a wonderful and charming guide. We were quite impressed with her depth of knowledge and enthusiasm in leading our group. The group was pretty tired at the end of the tour but she looked like she could have kept going! We love to do walking tours of all kinds when we travel to new cities, and she is among the best guides we've ever had.

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