Skip the Line Magnificent Louvre Tour in Paris

Visit the Best Museum in Paris

The Louvre is the largest art museum on earth. The historic Paris monument is packed with 38,000 priceless works of art including Leonardo's Mona Lisa. Our Louvre tour includes skip the line tickets and a professional art-loving tour guide.

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This tour is pretty leisurely, but you will be on your feet for three hours.

3 h
max 15
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1 I.M. Pei's Modern Louvre Pyramid in Cour Napoléon!
2 Skip the Line Entrance
3 History Beneath the Louvre
4 Passionate Local Guides
5 Sleeping Hermaphoditus
6 Venus de Milo
7 The Coronation of Napoleon
8 Liberty Leading the People
9 The Main Event: The Mona Lisa
10 Relax in the Gardens

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Louvre
Mona Lisa
Did you know the Louvre is the largest art museum on earth? The historic Paris monument is packed with 38,000 priceless works of art. The Paris Guy understands how intimidating it can be to plan your visit to the Louvre, which is why we offer one of the best Louvre tours in Paris, with skip the line tickets and a local art-loving guide to lead your small group through the numerous galleries. Our professional guides are true experts who bring the museum to life with illuminating stories about the artwork inside. From the construction of the building to the artists behind the best artwork in Paris, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of the world’s most impressive and popular museum.

Skip the Line Louvre Tickets

Before entering the Louvre, your tour guide will escort your group to the front of the line, skipping the thousands of people who wait to see the museum daily. Once inside, you'll begin your tour of the Louvre, stopping at all the best masterpieces and seeing some of the more peculiar ones along the way. You’ll have no need to consult your guidebook or map - our guides know the Louvre like the back of their hands.

The Mystery of Mona Lisa’s Smile

Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait of Lisa Gherardini, titled Mona Lisa, is one of the best-known works of art in existence. Despite the painting's fame, the facial expression of the subject has been endlessly debated - is she happy or sad? The painting holds a Guinness World Record for the highest insurance policy - approximately $800,000,000! Yet few people really know anything about the acclaimed painting, its story and the fascination with the woman it depicts. Your professional guide can't wait to share the stories behind it. 

Raphael & Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a true genius and among the most influential artists who ever lived, leaving a significant legacy in the realms of art and science, with each discipline informing the other. The Mona Lisa is not his only work of art inside the Louvre, and your tour guide will show you more of the Da Vinci collection, part of the iconic Italian Renaissance collection. Besides Leonardo, the Louvre contains works by Renaissance artist Botticelli, master of the 16th Century Venetian school Titian, grand-scale artist Veronese, the playboy Raphael and much more. 

Jacques-Louis David - Napoleon’s Personal Painter

Although there are many Italian Renaissance masterpieces in the Louvre, you'll also see French masterpieces. After all, you are in France! Visit works by Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon's personal painter, and Eugène Delacroix. Some of the paintings in the Louvre measure 20 feet tall! The word "impressive" doesn't do these works justice. 

Sculptures of the Louvre

The Louvre is not only packed with paintings. The museum also houses many iconic sculptures. Of all the works in the Louvre, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo are among the most admired. You'll also admire the mythological Sleeping Hermaphroditus, a "life-size" sculpture carved by Bernini. These incredible ancient sculptures only represent a fraction of the Louvre's Greek and Roman antiquities

The Crown Jewels of France

Did you know that the Louvre is a former royal palace? With such a strong link to royalty, a visit to the Louvre is incomplete without visiting the Crown Jewels. The surviving French Crown Jewels are mainly on display in the Galerie d'Apollon of the Louvre. Get up close to the precious jewels worn by the kings and queens of France. It was a tradition to have a crown customized for each new coronation in France, so it is easy to imagine the extravagance of the crowns created throughout history. Your guide will continue your guided Louvre tour by walking you through the history of the royal family in France and their most prized possessions. 

Paris Tips and Tricks

We’ve put an incredible amount of thought into all of our tours, including our small group tour of the Louvre Museum. We strive to create the most colorful and captivating way to experience the Louvre on your trip to Paris. And when you finish your tour, don’t forget to ask us where the best restaurants in Paris near the Louvre are. We do all we can to ensure you enjoy a fulfilling and relaxing vacation in Paris, filled with amazing French culture, art, food and wine

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