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Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa

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Paris, France

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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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. 
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
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Your 3-hour 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. 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 Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour includes but is not limited to: • Sully Wing • Roman Sculpture Hall • Venus de Milo • Frieze of the Parthenon • Etruscan Artifacts • Winged Victory of Samothrace • The Apollo Gallery (crowns of Louis XV and Napoleon) • Italian Renaissance Wing (DaVinci’s Madonna on the Rocks and Mona Lisa) • French Wing (David’s Coronation of Napoleon; Delacroix’s Victory Leading the People) • Michelangelo’s Slaves • Canova’s Psyche and Cupid
Duration: 3 hours 
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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 Access 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 Access Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access 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 Access Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access 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 Access Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.

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  • "Please remember that there will be a lot of walking and it does get warm, so wear comfortable shoes and layer so you will can stay cool." See review
  • "Be aware that you will be going up and down many stairs so wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing." See review
  • "The louvre gets incredibly hot so dress appropriately and bring water."

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Good choice if you only have one opportunity to visit the Louvre
Gerry
, Mar 2020
Our guide, Carolina was excellent and greatly added to our visit to the Louvre. If you are planning only one visit to the Louvre, I strongly recommend this guided tour. The Louvre's must see attractions are scattered throughout the huge museum and without a guide, you will waste a lot of time searching for them. And when you do find them, a guide gives you the back story behind each of them so you will have more than a picture for your experience. In reality, our 3 hour tour only covered some of the museum's highlights. After the tour, we spent an additional 5 hours seeing other attractions such as Napoleon III Apartments and the Egyptian Collection. I don't know if this applies to all guided tours but our admission ticket did NOT allow us to re-enter the museum if we had exited it. If you want to see more than just the highlights, choose the early morning tour. After the tour, you can grab something to eat in a museum cafe and then see as many of the Louvre's other attractions as your energy allows. Sadly, as I write this, I see that the museum is closed due to the Coronavirus crisis. I feel fortunate to be able to visit it before everything shutdown. When things return to normal, I hope you take the opportunity to visit one of the world's greatest museums.
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In between coronavirus closure
cheryl_m
, Mar 2020
Tina was wonderful! She was very funny and knowledgeable and friendly. We Really enjoyed our tour! And learn lots!
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Tina!
Bridget_W
, Mar 2020
Tina was the best... So entertaining and knowledgeable!!! Perfect guide for us, perfect experience..
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Great tour with John
Stephen_H
, Mar 2020
We had a great guided tour led by John Edward. He was extremely knowledgeable about the museum, the pieces he showcased and art history in general. Just a fantastic experience.
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Most awesome time
Karl_G
, Mar 2020
The guide was excellent. John Edwards (our guide) is a historian and someone that provides stories and great details.
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Excellent- Alex was as funny as he was knowledgeable!!!
Hazel_S
, Mar 2020
Alex our guide was outstanding! He was very knowledgeable and informed. He brought a real sense of humor to the tour and was very personable. We really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend to anyone who has an interest in art and would like a tour guide who keeps it relevant for everyone whatever their level of knowledge.
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Educational
Jemma
, Mar 2020
This is our 2nd time doing this tour. We missed the 1st one 2 years ago and did the tour ourselves which was so useless because everything was in french and audio was so confusing. We decided to sign up again this time. We loved Violet ( tour guide). She answered our questions, She knows the history very well. I liked how she went into details of the paintings and sculptures. She organized the presentation from how the museum started. We were well informed on the highlights of the museum from Venus de Milo to Monalisa ( Monna Lisa). She kept my 7 year old son engaged with some tasking which turned out to be more fun and not boring to him. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. I would recommend Violet to my friends.
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Waste of time and money
Dina
, Mar 2020
Waste of money. Our tour guy left before we arrived to the meeting point. Had to purchase new ticket. Still no response from the customer service.
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In love with the Louvre
Vanessa_M
, Mar 2020
The tour guide was wonderful and an expert at explaining the history and main highlights of the Louvre. This was truly a highlight on our Paris trip and would highly recommend.
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"Formidable"
Stephen
, Mar 2020
Awesome guide. Very knowledgeable with some some humor. He shows passion about what he does and shares it with client. Thanks

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