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

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Take a small group or a private (depending on the option you choose) walking tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris and jump the queue by booking ahead. This skip the line tour helps you explore the collection of paintings, sculpture, and architecture with an expert local guide. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. Upgrade your ticket for a private tour exclusive to just your group.
This tour was specifically designed to highlight the most famous works of the Louvre Museum. Entering the Louvre through the original Medieval structure from the 12th century, join your guide on a journey from one breathtaking gallery to the next as you travel through time visiting works from 450 BCE through to the 1800s.
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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, FranceMeet at the Arc du Carrousel. This is a monumental arch with a horse-drawn chariot on top, situated across the road from the courtyard of the Louvre. Standing with your back to the entrance of the Louvre Museum. Before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden (Jardin du Tuileries)
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    Louvre Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    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
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Louvres, FranceThe tour ends in the lobby of the Louvre, just under the Pyramid
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  • 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, 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
  • An Art Historian English Guide
  • Audio Headsets
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Semi Private 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
  • Only very small bags are allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • We may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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Great tour with guide Laura Peteiro. She was informative, upbeat with a great sense of humor. Fourth time at the Louvre and learned new facts. Great tour that covers the top works. Recommended.
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Thanks to Nancy, I had a wonderful time at Le Louvre, such a memorable experience and one that wasn’t boring, or that dragged on forever. Nancy was very friendly and was approachable to ask any sort of question as she was very knowledgeable and bubbly. I highly recommend this
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Felix was really great, knowledgeable. Knowing that it will take so much time to see everything in the museum, he allowed us to get the most out of the 3 hours. Highly recommended.
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Smooth meet up, very interesting tour with Violetta who made it fun, captured our attention and had a knack of remembering everyone's names throughout the tour! Would recommend...
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Excellent tour, our guide Mustafa was so knowledgeable and very entertaining. He kept the tour moving at a comfortable pace and answered all questions. Couldnt fault him, thanks Mustafa. Mo Salah!!!!!
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Great Louvre Tour
Great tour with guide Laura Peteiro. She was informative, upbeat with a great sense of humor. Fourth time at the
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Did this tour about a week ago. We did the 4:30 PM tour which was a great time. Museums are closing and it's
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WORTH EVERY PENNY. Unforgettable.
My cousin and I loved the trip. It was a last minute decision to head out to the LOIRE, and what a great decision
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Excellent tour if you don’t mind climbing a few hundred stairs! Our tour guide, Marion took us a good pace with
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Amazing, informative and a memorable experience!
Thanks to Nancy, I had a wonderful time at Le Louvre, such a memorable experience and one that wasn’t boring, or
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