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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa

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Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and spend three hours with a guide, seeing and learning about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries. 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 to ensure a more intimate experience. To upgrade your ticket, select a private tour exclusive to just your group.
  • Explore the Louvre museum with an art expert on a guided tour 
  • Beat hours-long lines with a skip-the-line admission ticket 
  • Learn about the history of masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa 
  • Choose from several departure times, or upgrade to a personal tour
What to Expect
Your tour begins outside of the Louvre museum at the time selected during checkout—arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure. With your skip-the-line admission ticket, you’ll sail past hours-long lines and head straight inside the museum, home to more than 35,000 works of art. With your guide, visit world-famous pieces such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and see French masterpieces from the 19th century including Ingres' La Grande Odalisque, Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa, and the works of David and Delacroix. Once your guided tour has concluded, you can continue exploring the museum independently.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France
Return Details
Louvres, France
  • Local guide
  • Audio Headsets
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-Group tour or Private Tour (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that due to renovation work carried on inside the Louvre until mid-October 2019, we might not be able to cover some artworks such as the Mona Lisa
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the museum. Only very small bags are allowed.
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great if there is a long line and terrific if your wanting detailed history of specific things. The quide is everything and what they are passionate about. Down side is you are rushed through and can miss a lot. Overall lest with more than I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an excellent tour with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and interactive guide who made our 3 hours at the Louvre fly by. He not only provide a historical background to the major pieces we saw but also answered related questions asked by...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Louvre was spectacular. Our guide, Valerie, mentioned that it would take 4 months to go through the entire thing. It was the perfect amount. Glad we got to see Mona Lisa even though they moved her. Valerie has very engaging stories and kept everyone...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We can’t recommend this tour enough, which was a Friday evening 3hr tour. Our guide Nev (an art major) was simply fantastic, she guided us through a miriad of rooms and halls imparting her impressive historical knowledge and passion for the art we saw. Nev...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was great to use this skip the line option and having a guide walk us through the history of the museum and it’s artwork. My only complaint is the narrative was a bit long and it sometimes overly focused on certain pieces of art....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Bruce B
31 August 2019|
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Response from mitchelltj | Reviewed this property |
There is a storage area. Some of our group stashed their stuff there for the duration of the tour right at the start. I don’t know how much it costs, if anything.
26 August 2019|
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Response from nazyc4 | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours but you can leave earlier or stay longer if you want it.
26 August 2019|
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Response from antnee13 | Reviewed this property |
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