This tour is pretty leisurely, but you will be on your feet for three hours.
Art sets the ambiance inside and out of the Palais du Louvre! Listen as your local guide explains the controversy of the modern pyramid where you’ll begin your tour.
You will enjoy a relaxing tour without wasting your vacation waiting in attraction lines as our Louvre tours skip the line. The only lines may be a brief security line for your safety.
The Louvre's history is not just what you see before your eyes. Hear the stories about what was in its place before and how it became the Louvre we now admire.
Our local guides live and breath the history or Paris every day! They'll help you feel at home in the Louvre, a place many of our guide consider their second home.
Witness the ancient and controversial "Sleeping Hermaphoditus" resting on top of Bernini's 17th c. mattress. The attention to detail is unrivaled.
In the art world, Venus de Milo is one of the greats, but why? Your local guide will interact with your group to discover the attraction behind certain works of art.
When looking at this 20 foot tall by 33 foot wide painting you'd think it was the deification of Napoleon! This painting by Jacques-Louis David is certainly as massive as it is captivating.
One of the best louvre tour paintings. You're guide will explain the story behind this passionate scene as well as the symbolism behind the uncovered flesh of this strong female.
You can't visit the Louvre without visiting the Mona Lisa. Find out what the draw is behind this portrait. It is by Da Vinci, but someone else is responsible for it's fame!
The Palais du Louvre is a large complex, fit with gardens to relax and enjoy. If the weather is nice, enjoy a stroll and quiet picnic in the Louvre Gardens on your own after the tour.
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Wondering how to navigate the world's largest art museum, the Louvre? You know by now that the Louvre is filled with priceless works of art, 38,000 to be exact. The Paris Guy understands it can be intimidating to enter a museum of such magnitude and not know where to go, or what to see. That's why we offer one of the best Louvre tours in Paris, with skip the line access and a local art-loving guide to lead your small group through the galleries to the most iconic works of art.
We can make sure you tick all the Louvre Museum highlights off your list, and in style. You'll visit the most iconic galleries and collect valuable insight from our guides who are dedicated to welcoming you to the Louvre and bringing the museum to life in front of your eyes. Hear the stories about the construction of the building, at the same time as learning all about the best artwork collections the museum has to offer. Louvre tickets inlcluded.
What will you see on our Louvre Tour in Paris? First and foremost, our Louvre tours skip the line. So you'll see lines, but not wait in any, besides a short security queue for special groups like ours. Once inside, The Paris Guy's local expert guides will lead you through time and art, stopping at all the best masterpieces along the way.
The Mona Lisa is an obvious site you'll want to see. The painting as been hailed as the best known painting in the world and holds a Guinness World Record for the highest insurance policy of around $800,000,000.
Our local guide will explain not only the beauty behind the painting, but why people cross the globe to see it. The painting has a colorful history that you'll learn all about. Leonardo Da Vinci is the painter, but he is not the reason for it's fame.
Having admired the Mona Lisa and learned all about the life and struggles of Da Vinci, you'll continue to admire more of the collection that is recognized as encompassing the greatest treasures of the Louvre - the Italian Renaissance collection.
Our expert guide will introduce you to exquisite works of art by Botticelli, Titian, Veronese, Raphael and Da Vinci. You'll be standing amongst artwork acquired by the Kings and Queens of France over centuries, as a result of their passion for the Renaissance art.
As well as the magnificent Italian Renaissance masterpieces, you'll visit iconic work sof art by French and International painters. Amongst these, you'll visit works by Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon's personal painter, and Eugène Delacroix. Some of these paintings are so large they can reach 20 feet tall!
The Louvre also houses many iconic sculptures. Our guide will navigate you through the galleries to visit not only painting, but impressive statues and sculptures like the 2nd Century BC Winged Victory of Samothrace, showing the Goddess of Victory in winged form.
You'll also be taken to admire the Sleeping Hermaphroditus, a "life size" sculpture of Hermaphroditus, carved by Bernini and discovered inside a church in the ancient city. Other notable statues you'll visit include one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture, Venus de Milo and many others.
During this Louvre tour, amongst hearing the stories of iconic artists and sculptures who's art is on display, you'll also hear about the Kings and Queens of France. After all, it is their collection you've been admiring.
It was customary to have a crown customized for each new Coronation in France, so you can imagine the extravagance of the crowns created throughout the ages. Inside the Louvre, you'll get to see these Crown Jewels. You'll also stand inches from other French treasures worn by many Kings and Queens of France.
We believe that our Louvre tour is the best Louvre tour because of the amazing guides and the way we visit the museums. We also put an incredible amount of thought into our start times to ensure you get the most out of your time in the museum. It is a truly enormous collection and our local Paris guides know the best routes to see the most important sites without the crowds.
Don't forget to ask our local guide where to relax and have lunch in Paris nearby the Louvre! We'll do all we can to make sure you enjoy a fulfilling and relaxing vacation in Paris, filled with great culture, art and lots of delicious food and wine.
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- Golden Versailles Gardens & Palace Tour
*If you have any doubt on your mobility we recommend to take a Private Tour
Details will be provided after booking, but near the glass pyramid.
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Senior (65+) [€64.00]
Student (18-25 w/ I.D.) [€59.00]
Youth (7-17) [€54.00]
Child (6 or under) [€0.00]
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
5 / 5
Great informative tour of amazing art. Seeing the Mona Lisa in person was jaw-dropping! Skip-the-Line was necessary!
This was my first visit and it was such a magical experience! The Louve is wonderful and so glad to have experienced it with The Roman Guy!
Tour was great! Tourist was kind, informative and I learned so much. I'm so glad I booked this tour.
Everything is well laid out and signposted. Our guide was very helpful. offers an insight in to the King life and has some amazing art work, gardens Everything is well laid out and signposted. Our guide was very helpful. offers an insight in to the King life and has some amazing art work, gardens and is an incredibly beautiful building.Can't find any fault with the visit - excellent!..more
We knew the Louvre would have been a highlight of our trip to Paris but The Paris Guy exceeded our expectations. Skipping the line is so important becWe knew the Louvre would have been a highlight of our trip to Paris but The Paris Guy exceeded our expectations. Skipping the line is so important because there is so much to see in Paris that you don't want to spend your time waiting in line. Totally worth it...more