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Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and spend three hours with a guide, seeing and learning about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries. Then enjoy time on your own to explore, viewing paintings, sculpture and architecture from 450 BC to the 19th century. Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour to ensure a more intimate experience.

Highlights

  • Guided walking tour inside the Louvre Museum
  • Skip the line for a speedy entry
  • See the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa
  • Enjoy commentary from an English-speaking guide, plus audio headsets so you can hear clearly
  • Ensure a personalized experience with a small group (maximum 25 people)

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What You Can Expect

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

Venus de Milo, Louvre Museum Paris

Your 3-hour journey through some of the world’s great artistic treasures begins at the Arc du Carrousel, next to the Louvre entrance. Choose a morning, afternoon or evening tour and meet your English-speaking guide. Enjoy fast access to the museum with your skip-the-line pass and begin your tour through the massive venue, home to over 35,000 works of art spanning more than 73,000 square meters of exhibition space. Your entrance pass also provides complimentary audio headsets.  

Wander the diverse exhibitions, starting with the Ancient Greek Parthenon, followed by the iconic Venus de Milo. While in the ancient antiquities gallery, view the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Then head to the Apollo Gallery to see the opulent royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV. Get a taste of the French Revolution with Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People, and take in the Italian Renaissance as you gaze at the work of Michelangelo and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. (See full sample list below.)

With your small group (limited to 25 people), engage in lively chats with your guide and hear entertaining anecdotes, trivia and history. Afterward, spend as much time as you like exploring the museum independently.

Please Note: Evening tours are limited to Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm. For an extra unique experience, book an evening session and wind through the quiet corridors at night,when the crowds are gone and the artwork is basked in soft light. Enjoy the tour without all the bustle, and finish with great views of the Louvre’s glittery outside pyramid lit up after dusk.

Itinerary

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 and Mona Lisa)
  • French Wing (David’s Coronation of Napoleon; Delacroix’s Victory Leading the People)
  • Michelangelo’s Slaves 
  • Canova’s Psyche and Cupid

Customer Reviews

Marilee L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide, Suzanne, was GREAT!! It was a fantastic overview of all the highlights of the Louvre. Suzanne was a great historian about not only the art, but the period and the facility. Perfect amount of time spent on the highlights. Don't think I could have negotiated such a large space as efficiently as on this tour.

Ranelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Pauline was very knowledgeable and our tour was great. She covered the highlights and lots more.

Rosemary A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Don't hesitate to book. The group was small and we saw all the important highlights. Louvre can be overwhelming due to its size and crowds. We had a very stress-free and enjoyable experience.

esperancetiles

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a very knowlegable guide who showed us all the important parts of the Louvre. There were thousands of people on the day but somehow we managed to get a good view of everything and got some great photos

robinowen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent. With a maximum of six people on the tour, we had almost an individual tour experience with our highly informative guide, Joanna. We were able to skip the very long queue to enter the Louvre and Joanna took us to all the major exhibits we were keen to see. The three hours went by in a flash as she was so interesting and knew so many fascinating little snippets about many of the sculptures and paintings. I'd definitely recommend this tour to anyone going to the Louvre.

dpgunby

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Louvre. Joanna, our guide was fantastic. She was able to capture our boys attention ages 11 and 14 for the full three hours of the tour. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about the Louvre and its art collection as well a very personable person. Our tour was in the evening and as a result we were able to avoid the very large crowds. I would recommend the evening tour and if you get lucky you will have Joanna as a guide.

cegpooh69

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I would recommend this tour to EVERYONE. Very professional and our guide Catherine was wonderful.

Earl L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great guide, truly lovely person and very knowledgable...made the tour!

Terri G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The private tour was excellent

guesswhat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We were able to see the highlights and our guides was great. She was so knowledgeable and could answer our questions. We learned so much from her. The evening was the way to go because it was as crowded as during the day there were many tours there besides ours.

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