When you're short on time, avoiding the long queue to the Louvre is easy with priority admission. Linger over the artworks and take your time, using a provided museum map and audio guide. Pick them up at a central location in Paris, then take a short stroll to the Louvre Museum's main entrance for your security check. Sidestep the entry lines with your skip-the-line ticket and head straight inside to begin your independent tour.
Your map outlines suggested itineraries and your audio guide catches all the highlights, encapsulating Greek antiquity, French painting, and Italian masterpieces. Admire the "Mona Lisa" and hear interesting information about the most-loved and best-known works of art on display, like "Venus de Milo" and the "Winged Victory of Samothrace," while exploring the world’s largest art museum.
Afterward, discover the Louvre’s many other rooms, brimming with world-famous and lesser-known gems. When you get tired or hungry, visit one of the many on-site eateries, or purchase gifts and souvenirs at the bookstore. Then saunter through the Tuileries Garden before returning your audio guide.