Skip-the-line guided tour of the Louvre Museum
Museums

Skip-the-line guided tour of the Louvre Museum

Availability: Every day except Tuesday
Duration: up to 2 hours
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • More than a tour - your guide will share their love of art history with you
  • First time? Perfect chance to get to the know the area like a pro
  • Avoid the ticket line and walk right in to spend more time with the art
What to expect

This 2 to 2.5 hour walking tour of the Louvre museum allows you to skip the line and scores you a ticket that is valid for the whole day. The tour that includes a visit to some of the most iconic pieces while also exploring the history behind the building that, today, is larger than the palace at Versailles. You also have the option to book an evening tour on Wednesday or Friday to avoid the crowds.

With 35,000 pieces of art to discover on top of a rich architectural history, we understand if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the Louvre. From its roots as a fortress to its days as a royal residence, the Louvre has more secrets than any building in Paris could ever hold. This intimate group tour seeks to captivate first timers as well as those who think they know it all as you visit statues like the armless Venus de Milo and the headless Winged Victory of Samothrace. Drool over the crowned jewels in the opulent Apollo Gallery and descend into the depths of the medieval moat beneath the museum. We’ll even discuss a few master painters like Michelangelo and Delacroix.

From the smiling Mona Lisa to the 19th century masters, our passionate guides will show you what you need to see at the Louvre, as well as a few surprises not in the guidebooks.

Highlights generally include (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.):

  • Mona Lisa
  • Venus de Milo
  • Winged Victory of Samothrace
  • Liberty Leading the People
  • Michelangelo’s Slaves
  • Louis XIV’s Apollo Gallery
  • Underground Medieval Moat
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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line tickets
What's not included
  • The new exhibition about Leonard de Vinci is NOT included in the ticket
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Tips
Reduced price
  • Children (under 17): reduced
Where

At Louis XIV statue, Cour Napoléon et Pyramide du Louvre, 75001 Paris

Meeting point:

Meet your guide10 minutes prior to your tour starting time at the Statue of Louis XIV located in front of the pyramid of the Louvre Museum.

What to remember
  • The new exhibition about Leonard de Vinci is NOT included in the ticket
  • Tour minimum participants required: 2 people (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed
  • High/Moderate amount of walking is involved
  • This tour is NOT available for people with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative
  • Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted right to speak inside. Some collections may vary along the year
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When

Every day except Tuesday
10.00am or 1.30pm
5.00pm option on Wednesday and Friday nights

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 4 days before the activity begins.

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