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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.


  • 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 August 2015

Another informative guide and worth it to skip the line.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was excellent, the guide was very knowledgeable about art and very helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent to avoid the long lines and to see the 'main' attractions in the Louvre. Excellent and well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our 3 1/2 hour tour flew by - even with a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old. Our guide was fantastic! Definitely a highlight of our trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The guide was excellent and a pro! Highly recommend tour for the knowledge and time you save getting around the Louvre.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was exceptional. She was sooooo passionate about art and taught me quite a few things. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This trip was in the afternoon on a hot day, and the museum was crowded, but the guide brought us into a side entrance without any waiting. Mona Lisa, David, etc. were fantastic and guide was very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour leader was well informed, she really knew Art and history. Excellent tour would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Highly recommend. Anais was a great tour guide. We enjoyed it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent experience...guide was terrific and stories he added to typical dialogue were facinating, e.g. Mona Lisa theft in early 1900's by Italian worker which actually led to Mona Lisa's popularity. Napoleon's living quarters was an added attraction.....shame some were too busy to stick to the end.....

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