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Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and learn about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries from your art historian guide. Then enjoy time on your own to explore, viewing paintings, sculpture, and architecture from 450 BC to the 19th century. Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour or upgrade your ticket to a private tour exclusive to just your group. 
  • Choose to upgrade for a private tour of the Louvre
  • Guided walking tour inside the Louvre Museum
  • Skip the line for a speedy entry
  • See the 'Venus de Milo' and 'Mona Lisa'
  • Enjoy commentary from an English-speaking guide, plus audio headsets so you can hear clearly
  • A small-group tour limited to 25 people maximum or a private tour exclusive to only your group

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This skip-the-line tour includes audio headsets so you can hear your guide clearly. 
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Skip-the-Line Access to the Louvre Museum
An Art Historian English-speaking guide
Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
Small-group or private tour (depending on the option selected)
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

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. Before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden (Jardin du Tuileries)

Return Details

Louvres, France

The tour ends in the lobby of the Louvre, just under the Pyramid

Your journey through some of the world’s great artistic treasures begins at the Arc du Carrousel, next to the Louvre entrance. Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening tour and meet your English-speaking guide. Enjoy fast access to the museum with your skip-the-line pass and begin your tour through the massive venue, home to over 35,000 works of art spanning more than 73,000 square meters of exhibition space. Your entrance pass also provides complimentary audio headsets.  

Wander the diverse exhibitions, starting with the Ancient Greek Parthenon, followed by the iconic 'Venus de Milo.' While in the ancient antiquities gallery, view the celebrated 'Winged Victory of Samothrace.' Then head to the Apollo Gallery to see the opulent royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV. Get a taste of the French Revolution with Delacroix’s painting 'Liberty Leading the People,' and take in the Italian Renaissance as you gaze at the work of Michelangelo and Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.' (See full sample list below.)

With your small group (limited to 25 people), engage in lively chats with your guide and hear entertaining anecdotes, trivia, and history. Or if you've chosen the private tour, enjoy unlimited access to your guide's wealth of knowledge. Afterward, spend as much time as you like exploring the museum independently.

Please Note: Evening tours are limited to Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm. For an extra unique experience, book an evening session and wind through the quiet corridors at night, when the crowds are gone and the artwork is basked in soft light. Enjoy the tour without all the bustle, and finish with great views of the Louvre’s glittery outside pyramid lit up after dusk.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
Skip the line and see all the Louvre Museum’s must-see attractions alongside under-appreciated treasures. From the legendary ‘Mona Lisa’ to the imposing ‘Winged Victory’, your passionate guide will reveal subtle details about the Louvre’s most well-known masterpieces. Then, venture deeper into the museum, to take in the best of the rest, including pieces from the golden age of French Romanticism. After the tour, you’re free to stay as long as you like to continue exploring.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Meeting place prior to start the tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Only very small bags are allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • We may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • All visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask in the museum, please make sure to bring your own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied. Hydroalcoholic gel will be provided at both entrances to disinfect hands and must be used before entering the building. Social distancing rules and preventive measures must be respected in the museum.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is specifically crafted to respect safety measures and social distancing. Wearing masks is mandatory inside the museum for all visitors from the age of 11.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be aware that you will be going up and down many stairs so wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing." See review
  • "The museum is huge and can be overwhelming so it is very helpful to have a guide to show you the highlights." See review
  • "Skip the line is the way to go because the crowds are massive at the Louvre." See review

Reviews

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3,923 Reviews

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star-5
Fabulous tour
Jacqueline_J
, Oct 2021
Nancy was fabulous! She made the tour very interesting and engaging. 3 hours was a tad long for us but we were glad we took a guided tour rather than trying to do it ourselves!
star-5
Americans à là Louvre.
James_J
, Oct 2021
Violette, our guide from City Wonders, LTD, was a fantastic guide. Her knowledge of the museum and the key pieces really kept my interest and gave a really rich experience. I would absolutely recommend her as a guide.
star-5
Loved it!
Adam_M
, Oct 2021
We really enjoyed this tour. The original guide cancelled late but our new guide showed up and was really dedicated to giving us a great tour even though she wasn't originally scheduled to take us around. We got a great day when the Louvre wasn't too busy. The tour concluded and she gave us advice on what else we may want to see. The museum takes multiple days to see it all but we left feeling like we saw all we needed to see!
star-5
Best experience we had in...
Ibrahim_E
, Oct 2021
Best experience we had in this trip was the level of education and culture that the friendly instructor of the tour have ..thank you Summer for your lovely trip
star-1
Terrible
RONNAN_R
, Oct 2021
I was lost and arrived 5 minutes late and they just said that was not possible join the tour anymore. No other possibility to do it. They just want our money and bye.
star-5
Super Louvre tour guide!!!
Henning_S
, Oct 2021
We spent 5 days in Paris. The explanations by Summer, our Louvre guide, were the highlight of the entire Paris trip. She focused on very few sculptures and paintings in the vast Louvre, but had the most captivating details about these to share. On the same time, she was able to answer all questions about other art exhibits in detail when asked. Summer is an amazing guide!!!
star-5
Best tour in Paris
Aisling_M
, Oct 2021
I’ve been to the Louvre a few times before and this was by far the best tour I experienced in Paris. Adam was great fun and so knowledgeable. Go team Adam!
star-5
Very personable
Stephanie_N
, Oct 2021
Very informative. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. He was very personable. He kept us entertained and provided the highlights of the museum.
star-5
Great tour!
Maxwell_S
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide was Alex, he was amazing. Very knowledgeable, added his own personality and humor so it made it very enjoyable. He also was open to questions and very honest. Would recommend definitely for first timers!
star-5
Excellent Tour Guide!
Courtney_H
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide Summer was very knowledgeable and helpful! 10/10 would recommend! She was prompt and thorough with getting us into the louvre and ready to start the tour. She provided great details of each of the pieces we viewed and was extremely professional. She moved at an accommodating pace for my older parents and made herself available for any questions in the group. I am very glad that we had her for a tour guide!

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