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Paris: Louvre Highlights 2 hour Skip the Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks

Paris: Louvre Highlights 2 hour Skip the Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks
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From US$ 61.50 per person

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See the best of the Louvre in just 2 hours with a skip-the-ticket-line entrance.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • See the best of the Louvre with an expert local guide
  • Skip the ticket line for faster entry
  • Experience a carefully crafted itinerary to see the best in 2-hours
Full description

Experience the Louvre, a must-see in Paris, not just for its incredible art but for the history held within its walls. This was once a palace where princes rode their horses up and down the hallways; a sprawling complex fortified to protect the first family of France. 

Go beyond the obvious on the Louvre Highlights Tour, peering behind the artworks to unlock their secrets.

See famous French works like Géricault’s ‘Raft of Medusa,' which depicts the true story of shipwrecked sailors driven to cannibalism. Admire da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ on your tour, as well. 

At the sculpture gallery, encounter another Italian in Michelangelo’s ‘Slaves’; plus Anthony Canova’s incredibly romantic ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss.’

Get a sense for that other use of the Louvre, as a royal palace. With your guide on hand, see the beautiful ceiling panels and explore a special room filled with crown jewels. As you explore, 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 (including you), means you’ll also find them easier to interact with and question. All the better since they have all the answers. The best, most qualified licensed guides to lead this Louvre tour. 

Skip the ticket line and enjoy this short (but sweet) adventure into the heart of French art and history.

  • Skip-the-ticket-line Louvre Museum tickets
  • Headsets
  • Expert local tour guides
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/ drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Your meeting point is at the Arc du Carousel. The Arc du Carousel (a triumphal arch) is located inside the Place du Carousel, standing between the Louvre Pyramid and the Tuileries Gardens. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the arch. The meeting point is located at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a sign. Arriving by taxi: Ask your driver to drop you off at Arc du Carousel of the Louvre, 75001 Paris. Arriving by Metro: Metro station Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, Line 1 and 7. Follow the sign "sortie" (exit). Take the exit “sortie #1” named "Passage Richelieu."

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated
  • Particular galleries of the Louvre Museum may be closed without prior notice, or pieces may be removed for restoration or loan
  • Only bags smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm are permitted
  • There may be a wait at security of up to 20 minutes
  • This tour operates in English
  • All members of your party must bring valid ID with them on the day of the tour
  • The tour partner complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Paris government guidelines for the most up-to-date information
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Very informative. Partner that doesn't like art enjoyed it a lot. Gave a lot of context and history to the pieces on why they are so famous and loved. very short 2 hour tour but made it to all the "most important" places in the louve with fun and lively commentary.

September 19, 2022

Greer and I (Ramon), had a wonderful day at the sensational Louvre. Our guide Avi was both knowledgeable and amusing. The last time I visited this building was in the 1960s and had all but forgotten just what a superb place this was. I went with a list of about a dozen paintings (and sculptures) and Avi made sure that we saw all the masterpieces and a great deal more. The building itself was also amazing having been a palace and a fortress amongst others. All in all it was a superb day, made all the more interesting with Avi as our guide.

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September 16, 2022

This was a great way to get into the Louvre quickly and get taken to some of the most prominent exhibits, all while getting some great insights into what we were being shown. Our guide Susan did a wonderful job of shepherding our group around and answering everyone's questions. Great that it goes quickly, and great you then have the option to wander the vastness of the Louvre at your own leisure.

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September 16, 2022

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