Guided tour

Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
Likely to sell out Booked 23 times yesterday

From US$ 59.97 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 23 times yesterday

Skip the line and see the Louvre’s top attractions alongside overlooked treasures, from ‘Mona Lisa’ to the ‘Great Sphinx of Tanis’. On this complete tour, your expert guide will reveal subtle details about the artwork.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Louvre with fast-track entry
  • See Da Vinci's enigmatic painting of the "Mona Lisa"
  • View Renaissance masterpieces by Caravaggio and Michelangelo
  • Admire the graceful "Venus de Milo" and extraordinary "Winged Victory of Samothrace" in the classical collection
  • Freedom to explore the Louvre after the tour – return to pieces you’ve seen or discover even more
Full description

Skip the Louvre’s famously long lines gives and visit the museum’s must-see attractions. Your expert guide will unveil subtle details most visitors never learn about the works of art on show. Discover the "Mona Lisa", the "Venus de Milo" and the "Winged Victory of Samothrace".

The tour also features Greek and Roman antiquities like the 4,000-year-old "Great Sphinx of Tanis", other recognisable works by Da Vinci and Raphael, and highlights of the French Romantic period. Sculptures like Michelangelo’s "Dying Slave" and Antonio Canova’s "Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss" add another dimension to the experience. In the Apollo Gallery, you’ll glimpse the Louvre’s own history as the Royal Palace, before Louis XIV relocated the court to Versailles. The equally opulent décor of the Second Empire is also preserved in the Napoleon Apartments. After the tour, you can continue exploring the Louvre at your leisure.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Louvre Museum
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Audio sets to facilitate hearing your guide better
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet at the Arc du Carrousel. This is a monumental arch with a horse-drawn chariot on top, situated across the road from the courtyard of the Louvre. Standing with your back to the entrance of the Louvre Museum and Pyramid, you will see it across the road, past the roundabout, before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point on time
  • Any items exceeding 55 x 35 x 20 cm are not permitted in the museum
  • Please note that parties of 7 or more people may be split in different groups on the day of the tour at the meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1084 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Florence was a wonder guide that had a lot of knowledge about the history of the museum, the paintings and the Louvre overall. She really helped me connect with the art and the interpretations that could be taken as well as the intentions of the artist. What a great experience! I will say, there is a lot of walking so of course be prepared as with any tour. I say this as there were people that were struggling during the tour I was on and Florence had to stop and remind others (very courteously) that can feel free to leave the tour and the museum or continue at their own. Loved seeing the Louvre!

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November 21, 2022

Our guide Annais was great, had a lot of knowledge about the Louvre and the art. The tour was very interesting so that 3 hours passed very quickly. We didn't have to wait to get in, it was all well organized. I just didn't like that we had to come at 9:30 and were then waiting outside in the cold until 10:00 when the guide arrived and the tour started.

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November 20, 2022

The tour with Claire was terrific. She was very animated in her descriptions of the pieces we viewed. She allowed ample time to see the works before moving on. We appreciated her positive attitude and her story telling. The location was easy to find. There should be a warning about how many stairs need to be traversed for people with mobility issues to be aware. Overall a great tour and we were happy we took it.

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November 12, 2022

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