Head in faster and see art from an expert’s perspective. Skip the ticket lines and follow a smart route through the Louvre with your guide. Get up close to the Venus de Milo, the sculpture that inspired so many artists. Next, head over to visit the Mona Lisa where your guide will explain the history behind the infamous painting.
On top of this, see The Winged Victory of Samothrace, the famous Hellenistic statue carved in the form of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. Your guide will take you to see all the big stuff, as well as underrated gems visitors often miss. In the basement of the Louvre Palace see the foundations of the castle that once stood on the site and learn the history behind it all.
Visit the Louvre Museum’s must-see attractions and discover under-appreciated treasures on this comprehensive tour. Skipping the Louvre’s famously long lines gives you time to absorb all the massive museum has to offer. Your expert guide will share their passion for the collection as you move through the Louvre, unveiling subtle details most visitors never learn about the works of art on show. The ‘Mona Lisa’; the ‘Venus de Milo’; the ‘Winged Victory of Samothrace’. While they’re familiar the world over, no one can truly know these works without spending time in their presence. Your guide will explain their history, but only you can decide how these masterpieces make you feel. Often overshadowed by the famous highlights, but no less significant as works of art, the tour 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. Learn what people get wrong about Delacroix’s ‘Liberty Leading the People’ and decode the message of hope in Géricault’s ‘Raft of the Medusa’. 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. Revisit earlier stops armed with new knowledge or embark on your own journey of discovery.
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
Not Suitable For
People with mobility impairments
Safety measures in place:
All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
You are required to bring and wear a mask
You will receive a mandatory temperature check
You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
Meeting point varies depending on option booked.
Know Before You Go
The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays
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
Please note, from July 21st 2021, all public venues in France will require visitors above the age of 11 to present a Health Pass, proving that they are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), or that they have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, or that they have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Passes can be digital or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They must be presented in English or French
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions; Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing; Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours; Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide; English, French
Private or small groups available