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Place du Louvre, Paris, 75058

The Basics

Book skip-the-line tickets to save time at the perennially popular Louvre or attend with an art expert guide for a more in-depth visit—art lovers and novices alike will benefit from such insight. Private tours are a good option for those with specific interests, while audio guides are also available. Alternatively, combine the Louvre with stops at the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Highlights of the antiquity section include the Seated Scribe and Venus de Milo. From the Renaissance, don't miss famous works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and Titian. French 19th-century masterpieces include Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa and the work of David and Delacroix.

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Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
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Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
US$66.36 per adult
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Fabulous tour
Nancy was fabulous! She made the tour very interesting and engaging. 3 hours was a tad long for us but we were glad we took a guided tour rather than trying to do it ourselves!
Jacqueline_J, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

Great place - great guide
Fabio_C, Oct 2021
From Louvre to Street Art - original museum guided tour (skip the line!)
The Louvre is great and so was our guide KASIA. Her way of transmitting history linked with today’s artists is fantastic. We loved the way she explained and navigated us through the museum.
Go for a private tour!
Martha_S, Oct 2021
Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour
It’s the Louvre so of course it was amazing. 10 of us was rather a large group and while the earphones with mobil neck carry pack was helpful, there was lots of feedback that pierced your ears at times.
educational and entertaining!
dana_d, Oct 2021
Louvre Museum Skip-the-line Access Private Guided Tour
Excellent tour--highly recommend even if you've been to the Louvre before. It was educational and entertaining!
Loved it!
Adam_M, Oct 2021
Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
We really enjoyed this tour. The original guide cancelled late but our new guide showed up and was really dedicated to giving us a great tour even though she wasn't originally scheduled to take us around. We got a great day when the Louvre wasn't too busy. The tour concluded and she gave us advice on what else we may want to see. The museum takes multiple days to see it all but we left feeling like we saw all we needed to see!
The best way to see the Louvre
Dennis_M, Oct 2021
Louvre Museum Small Group Guided Tour
It was a great idea to see the Louvre the first time with an experienced guide and Viator supplied that with Elisabeth. She gave us a great overview, ensured we saw the important things and gave us a plan to see more things after the guided tour was over. She is knowledgable, friendly, patient and had great insights into the artists and how they related to history. Highly recommend.
Superior Guided Tour
MariaElenaS, Oct 2021
Paris Louvre Magnificent Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour
Z our guide was the best I have ever had. N I travel a lot and have been to the Louvre several times. He is extremely knowledgeable in Art. And shared much information.
The Louvre
Debra_S, Oct 2021
Louvre Museum Skip-the-line Access Semi-Private Guided Tour
Belen gave us a great tour beginning outside with how the Louvre was a palace and continuing thru out the museum from its beginning art up to the romantic period seeing the famous art in a great way. I highly recommend this tour
Bessie_K, Oct 2021
Louvre Museum Skip-the-line Access Semi-Private Guided Tour
Our guide edwardo was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, fun and kept the four of us interested. What a great experience. I wouldn’t do the louvre any other way.
Perfect Private Louvre Tour
Cynthia_B, Oct 2021
Paris Louvre Museum Must-See Skip-the-Line Private & Tailored Guided Tour
The Louvre was amazing. The beauty and opulence was something to see! Our private guide, Christophe made it the best experience. He was so well versed and made everything easy to understand.
Great Private Tour!
Andrew_K, Oct 2021
Skip-the-line Private Louvre Museum Tour by Alberto Local Guide in Paris
excellent friendly and very knowledgeable tour guide. Alberto made our louvre experience wonderful. He provided many insights.
Louvre tour
Ken_W, Sep 2021
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Well worth the money .skip all queues.and a great explanation of the history of the louvre.a food comprehensive guide.
Beyond excellent!!!!
Lisa_M, Sep 2021
Louvre Museum Private Tour
We fell in love with our tour guide Lisa as soon as we met her. She was very personable and made us feel comfortable. She is has a vast knowledge of Paris and the Louvre and is very enthusiastic about her job. We learned a great deal of information of the art work she focused on. I wish we had her for all of the Viator tours we booked. This expert deserves a raise or increase in salary. She goes above and beyond in her position. Thank you for such an awesome experience.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Louvre always has big crowds—book skip-the-line entry to save time.

  • Photography of certain major works inside the Louvre is prohibited.

  • A 2-, 4-, or 6-day Paris museum pass includes skip-the-line access at the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay, as well as entry to other top attractions.

  • Family-friendly Louvre tours tailored to entertain children are available.

  • The Louvre is accessible for visitors with physical and learning disabilities, as well as visual and hearing impairments; disabled visitors enter for free.

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How to Get to There

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/Musee du Louvre station. Alternatively, opt for an organized tour that includes round-trip transportation to and from the museum.

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When to Get There

On Friday evenings, the Louvre stays open until 9:45pm, making it a great time to enjoy the museum with fewer crowds. You'll also see the pyramid majestically illuminated. From October through March, access to the Louvre's permanent collection is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of every month.

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Underrated Artworks at the Louvre

Most visitors flock to the Mona Lisa, but the Louvre is so much more than da Vinci's moody muse. Make time for Ingres' Grande Odalisque, an 18th-century nude; the cheeky 16th-century Gabrielle d’Estrées and One of Her Sisters; and a Goya classic—The Countess del Carpio. You can even explore the ruins of the fortress upon which the Louvre is built.

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