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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 November 2015

This was exactly what I was hoping it would be. I had visited the Louvre once before a decade ago and I suffered thru the wondering walk around a million paintings and sculptures half lost half amazed until my feet hurt and I just wanted to be back in my hotel room lol. This tour is efficient but not rush. Shows you the highlights but shows you more things you may have missed otherwise. I really enjoyed how we started and ended the tour. To start - we took a very uncrowded entrance that lead past the original city walls of ancient Paris now underground and underneath the pyramid to the main entrance of the museum. Very cool. Then we saw the highlights and dealt with some crowds...this was when my feet started to hurt hah! But just toward the end. Standing room only during the summertime! But once we hit the highlights we ventured off into the Napoleon Apartments - something TOTALLY different than the main part of the Louvre and not what I was expecting. Overall I really thought this tour was perfect unless you were hoping to spend more time in the Louvre, but that just depends on how into art history you are I suppose. I think at the end you can just wander off from the tour group if you feel you didn't get to see everything.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The guide we had was very good. She explained the significance of various pieces in the museum. Only problem was it is a lot of walking from one floor to another. If a person has mobility issues it could be a factor here, alot of stairs.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour guide! She knew her way around the museum and made sure we visited every collection. She had a great deal of knowledge of the artists and the time period that they lived.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very knowledgeable guide, great to learn so much about such a beautiful building, would recommend the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent way to visit the Louvre for the first time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great tour. Went with my husband and 18 year old daughter. Guide was very informative and made the tour very interesting. Our tour lasted about three hours. So worth the money. We would never have been able to view the Louvre on our own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Magnificent, the tour was perfect but u might need to stay time after the tour to check more places in the museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was wonderful! Very informative and entertaining! Be sure to take it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was just what we wanted

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