- City: Paris
- Duration: 2hrs
- Start Time: 11:15am
Skip the long entrance lines into the Louvre and visit the most popular galleries.
See the most famous works of art in the museum, including the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and works by Michelangelo, Canova, Leonardo da Vinci, the French Romantics, and more!
- Enjoy the company of an expert local guide who knows their way around the enormous collection and will bring it to life with stories, anecdotes, and explanations.
EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION
See the best of the Louvre with an expert guide
The Louvre is not only home to one of the greatest collections of art ever compiled, it’s also one of the grandest and most historically important buildings in Paris. This one-time royal palace where princesses attended balls and princes rode horses up and down the hallways has been turned into one of the most jaw-dropping museums in the world. This tour takes you on a dazzling 2-hour journey through the history of the building and the art that it now holds.
After skipping the (always long) entrance lines you’ll step into the immense galleries on a carefully coordinated itinerary that takes you past the most iconic works in the collection. Highlights include paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and his incomparable Mona Lisa, sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, statues from antiquity like the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the major works of the French Romantics like Géricault’s ‘Raft of Medusa’, which depicts the true story of shipwrecked sailors driven to cannibalism. As you see each work your guide will tell the the stories and anecdotes that will help you understand and decode the art, like how being stolen helped the Mona Lisa become more famous, why the authorities hid the true age of the Venus de Milo.
A world-renowned setting for world-renowned art
You’ll also learn the history of each rooms you visit as well as the royal dramas that played out in them hundreds of year ago. From beautiful ceiling frescoes and cases full of crown jewels, to opulent stonework and detailed friezes, the building itself is one the highlights of the museum and you’ll learn all about it as you explore its vast halls.
A short but sweet way to see the Louvre
The museums can be crowded but you’ll have headsets to help you hear your guide and to ensure that you don’t get lost. Traveling in a small group of just 20 people or fewer, interacting with your guide and asking them questions will be a breeze. All the better since they have all the answers! We hire only the best, most qualified licensed guides to lead our Louvre tours.
Skip long lines and join us on this short (but immensely sweet) adventure into the heart of French art and history.
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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements
As with all museums, particular galleries of the Louvre museum may be closed without prior notice, or pieces may be removed for restoration or loan. In this case, your guide will make an appropriate substitution.
To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities enforce security measures upon entry to the Louvre. Suitcases, luggage, and larger bags are not allowed inside. Only bags smaller than 21.5 in x 13.5 in x 7.5 in (55 cm x 35 cm x 20) cm are permitted. Please accept our apologies for any delay or inconvenience caused by extra security checks.
Unfortunately, this tour route is not fully wheelchair accessible. However, an alternate route can be arranged to accommodate visitors in wheelchairs. Please contact customer service to arrange a wheelchair-friendly tour.