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Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour

Paris, France

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Paris’ Louvre is one of the world’s largest art museums, so don't waste your time waiting in line. Head straight inside, with your priority access admission, to see three of its biggest crowd-pleasers, including the unavoidable gaze and wry smile of Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa." On this guided tour, hear fascinating tales and tidbits about these unmissable masterpieces. After coming face to face with several artworks by great masters, you’re free to explore the Louvre independently.
  • Guided tour of the Louvre Museum's three most famous artworks
  • Skip the line with prioritized entry without queuing
  • Head straight to the “Mona Lisa” and gain insight about its artistic heritage
  • Opportunity to stay on at the Louvre after your tour has finished

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip the lines with this guided tour into the Louvre and stay as long as you want after it closes. 

What's Included

  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
  • Live guide
  • Skip-the-line access to the Louvre Museum
  • Discover the pyramid of Ieoh Ming Pei
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Access to temporary exhibitions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
    Pl. du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

    ARC DU CARROUSEL 75001 Paris Meeting point at the Arc the Triomphe du Carrousel facing the Louvre pyramid

End point

  • Louvre Museum
    Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

    After the Guided Tour, you can stay longer in the museum to visit, to eat or enjoy shopping for souvenirs.

What To Expect

Start your tour in central Paris where your guide awaits, eager to impart their extensive art history knowledge with an in-depth description of the Louvre’s most famous artworks. First, take a short stroll through the Tuileries Garden to Paris' Louvre Museum and appreciate the grandeur of this former palace as you approach. Your skip-the-line ticket lets you sail right past the long lines, right into the heart of the galleries with a direct route to the "Mona Lisa."

Learn about Da Vinci and his globally renowned painting while you benefit from your guide's expert insights. Then turn your attention to the "Winged Victory of Samothrace," one of the world’s most acclaimed sculptures. Finally, gazing at the "Venus de Milo" armless sculpture, your guide continues to reveal stories surrounding both the artwork and the artist.

With your appetite whetted, bid your guide farewell once your tour has finished. Then you’re free to explore the rest of the museum independently, including the gift shop.

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (Pass By)

Start your tour in the center of Paris where your guide awaits, eager to impart their extensive art history knowledge. Your tour strats at the meeting point, Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel, facing the Louvre Pyramid, it commemorates the victory of Napoleon I at the Battle of Austerlitz.

Louvre Museum

Want an in-depth description of the Louvre’s most famous pieces? Don’t want to wait in line? This is the tour for you! The Louvre, formerly a royal palace, has become the world’s largest museums. You will discover the museum’s most famous works: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace... Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Da Vinci and his illustrious Mona Lisa. Then turn your attention to the 18-foot tall Victory of Samothrace, one of the world’s most renowned sculptures. Now you’re on a cultural roll, and can’t wait to hear about the Venus de Milo, your second armless sculpture of the day. With your appetite truly whetted, bid your guide farewell then you’re free investigate the rest of the museum, head to the gift shop or grab a bench and watch the world go by!

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Cloakroom compulsory for umbrellas, luggage, pushchairs that are not to be taken in the exhibition rooms.
  • No elevators available during the visit
  • This tour does not include the access to temporary exhibitions
  • Some works are likely to be temporarily inaccessible due to renovations or work loans
  • At the end of the tour, possibility to stay longer after the visit
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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It is also very difficult to contact Viator when there is an issue unless you make an account with them.
Skipping the long line is a must and having a guide give you the background and history is very helpful.
Get ready for the crowds but worth all the haste.
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Great 1st time visit with Francois!
Monica_A, Dec 2022
Francois was our guide for the Louvre and gave us a very detailed, thoughtful tour of four different exhibits during our time in Paris. We had a group of 10 and Francois made sure to include every person and take the time to answer questions and interact with each of us individually. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the art, and even if you are not familiar with the art or have visited an art museum before, he provides lots of guidance to help you understand the art piece and how to look at it from different perspectives. Thanks Francois!
Awesome experience with...
Miguel_D, Dec 2022
Awesome experience with this tour. I really recommend them. We had so much fun learning about the museum.
Guide was knowledgeable...
Melinda_B, Nov 2022
Guide was knowledgeable but meeting point and walk was a bit chaotic. Group was separated many times during your due to crowds.
2 travelers found this review helpful
A must do!
GUY_P, Nov 2022
Best tour of the Louvre I’ve ever done to date! This was my third visit and I discovered things about the Louvre I’ve never seen or heard of before. Our guide, Helen, was phenomenal! I would recommend this tour to anyone. It was worth every dollar!
A tour fulfilling our expectations!
Konstantinos_P, Nov 2022
A visit to one of the world’s most significant museums, requires a tour guide, who would make our overall experience smooth, helping us avoid queues and crowds, selecting the most important exhibitions (since we couldn’t handle spend more than 3-4 hours in the museum) and explaining to us all the details. This was our expectation before the tour. I can say that this expectation has been fulfilled 100%. Great job!
Disappointed and wanting a refund
anna_M, Nov 2022
Meeting point was vague. After calling the contact numbers for clarification and being disconnected by the agent three times, I gave up. I waited in line for an hour paid for my own ticket and did the Louvre on my own.
Don’t waste your time
Jonathan_F, Nov 2022
The tour ran half an hour late without much of an explanation as to why. The experience felt rushed once in the Louvre. Would have preferred to do a tour outside of the guided tour provided
Worst experience ever
Sarah_E, Nov 2022
Terrible experience, I tried to enter the museum. It was raining and nobody gives me any answer. I lost my money
Small group?
John_M, Nov 2022
Tour guide (Amelie) was friendly. The “small group” was 27. Guide has been give. A microphone with a dead battery, so between organizing 27 people and getting a new charged microphone, it took quite some time to get started (maybe longer tha.n the benefit of “skipping the line”). Once started, the size of the group Was unwieldy, and the pace slow. We departed to make the visit on our own after 15 minutes, just after the Sphinx. For us, not worth the time.
Charishma_W, Nov 2022
Friendly, helpful tour guide. Great visiting the museum and seeing the original Mona Lisa painting but, our departure point was so difficult to find and our tour guide was overly chatty.
Smooth entry into Louvre...
KAWAN_W, Nov 2022
Smooth entry into Louvre Museum, the tour guide was very informative and helpful. I was a nice experience. Thank you.
Highly recommended tour
Vicki_D, Nov 2022
After a rocky start (couldn't find the right meeting place, but we were early enough that it didn't matter), everything clicked nicely. Our guide, Francois, was very pleasant, very knowledgeable about the museum. He had so many details about the sculptures and artwork that we had a much better appreciation for them. I hope that Paris City Vision recognizes his worth! We wandered for another hour or so after the tour, and it was easy to realize how much we had learned from Francois, compared to just being able to see an artifact.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Horrible experience,...
Gerardo_G, Nov 2022
Horrible experience, Worst decision ever! Too expensive, you really are stealing all the tourist with the tour. Last time I am mal Ing tours with you. I will make my best effort to convince Family and friends to do not use nevera again your platform
Passionate guide and awesome arts
Tien_P, Nov 2022
Super informative and passionate guide. It was not crowded and Mona Lisa was beautiful. Highly recommended!
Very informative
patleschen, Nov 2022
Very informative. We covered so many works of art in an organized manner. Leader was so knowledgeable and I learned so much about the various pieces
Visit the Louvre
Thomas_S, Nov 2022
The Louvre is so massive and we only had a short time to be introduced to the highlights of the museum. Our guide did just that. We walked and he talked making us feel part of the beauty of the building. It was a wonderful tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not recommended. Please read all reviews.
Binny_M, Nov 2022
My experience was very bad. I would book with someone else and not through viator. When you get the ticket you don't see a number who to call it brings you to a chat with your guide or representative.
Great guide on a highlights tour.
Jamie_R, Nov 2022
Wonderful tour that hits the highlights. Julien was very knowledgeable, interesting and fun! Great opportunity to get right into the Louvre for an interesting tour and then stay to explore once it’s done! Lots of walking and stair so be prepared!
Very Disappointed.
Jeanettr_A, Nov 2022
I signed up for the Louvre your and was late because I didn’t get the information needed in time. So, I went back and forth trying to find out information. Finally, I got to the place that sells tickets and had to purchase another ticket that was not guided. The person selling the tickets was very rude, I wish that I could at least get my money back for the guided tour.
Great trip to the Louvre!
beth_S, Nov 2022
Great experience! The meeting place was a little challenging to find. But once inside, our guide was a gem!


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