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  • Address: Place du Louvre, Paris 75058, France
  • Hours: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 9am–6 pm; Wednesday, Friday: 9am–9:45pm
  • Admission: Varies
With its rich display of culture and stellar collections, the Louvre may be the world's greatest art museum. The former fortress began its career as a public museum in 1793 with 2,500 paintings and now houses some 30,000, covering human civilization from antiquity to the 19th century.

The most famous works from antiquity include the Seated Scribe, the Jewels of Rameses II and the armless duo: the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo. From the Renaissance, don't miss Michelangelo's Slaves, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa or the museum's works by Raphael, Botticelli and Titian. French masterpieces from the 19th century include Ingres' La Grande Odalisque, Géricault's The Raft of the Medusa, and the work of David and Delacroix.

With so many masterpieces and galleries open to the public, the Louvre can get incredibly crowded. To avoid queues at the pyramid, buy your ticket in advance or book a skip-the-line ticket.

Practical Info

Located next to the Seine River in central Paris, the Louvre is easy to find. Catch Metro line 1 or 7 to the Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre station.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2372 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.31
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Viator VIP: Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Small-Group Tour with Champagne and Gourmet Lunch under the ... 
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Viator VIP: Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Small-Group Tour with Champagne and Gourmet Lunch under the Pyramid

4 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

Admire the world-famous art of the Louvre Museum on this Viator VIP tour available nowhere else. Skip past the long entrance line and enter the world-class ...  Read more

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

From USD $80.68
Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Audio Tour, Paris, Viator VIP Tours
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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Audio Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 526 Reviews

Skip the long entrance lines at Paris' Louvre Museum and enjoy an audio tour of its many legendary works of art including the ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Venus de Milo.’ ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $44.95
Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour, Paris, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2175 Reviews

Don't waste time waiting in queues — take a Louvre Museum prioritized guided tour. Make a booking and jump the queue to make the most of your limited ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $66.85
Skip the Line: Small Group Louvre Masterpieces Express Tour, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip the Line: Small Group Louvre Masterpieces Express Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 145 Reviews

Explore one of the world’s finest museums on this 1.5-hour skip-the-line Louvre Museum tour. Admire famous works such as the ‘Venus de Milo,’ ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $80.68
Skip-the-Line: Louvre Museum & Musée d’Orsay Semi-Private Guided Tour, Paris, Skip-the-Line ... 
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Skip-the-Line: Louvre Museum & Musée d’Orsay Semi-Private Guided Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 119 Reviews

Spend no time queuing so you have more time to admire some of history's most famous artworks on this small-group tour of the Louvre and Musée ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5.5 hours

From USD $178.64
Skip the Line: Evening Louvre Tour and Wine Tasting, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip the Line: Evening Louvre Tour and Wine Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 122 Reviews

Skip the line on an evening Louvre tour, and then sip on divine French wine at a Parisian bar! The 3.5-hour experience is perfect for lovers of art and fine ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $126.78
Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Tower and Louvre Museum, Paris, ... 
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Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Tower and Louvre Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Beat the queues and save money at two of the French capital’s top attractions with this small-group Paris Super Saver. Begin with a walking tour of the ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $110.64
Paris City Tour by Minivan, Louvre Museum and Seine River Lunch Cruise, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Paris City Tour by Minivan, Louvre Museum and Seine River Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 133 Reviews

Take a small group full-day tour of Paris by minivan for a personalized Paris experience. Your tour combines fast track entry and a guided visit to the Louvre, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $268.54
Paris by Night Walking Tour, Paris, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Paris by Night Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

See the eternally romantic City of Lights by night, on an evening walking tour of the city. Led by a resident Parisian guide, the leisurely paced tour includes ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.66

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