1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Louvre Museum

Paris: Skip-the-Line Private Louvre Scandals Tour

Product ID: 105206
Discover the hidden scandals and controversies behind the world’s most famous works of art. Hear all the gossip about Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Winged Victory and more.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Save precious time and energy with an entertaining guide
  • Visit the must-see works during a leisurely walk
  • Learn the controversies behind the famous Pyramid
  • Hear the gossip about legendary figures
  • Walk through the 800 year old Medieval Foundations
Full description
Admire the beauty of this iconic museum on a 90-minute tour that hits all the high spots and gives you the lowdown on famous paintings, sculptures and artifacts. Your tour begins at the controversial Pyramid, next to the Tuileries Garden, where a pesky little red ghost has lived for hundreds of years.

Once inside, head back in time to the period when the Louvre was a fortress, as you walk through the shadows of the Medieval Foundations. Soon you will come face to face with the Great Sphinx of Tanis whose riddles have puzzled for thousands of years. Throughout your tour you will walk past thousands of paintings, sculptures and artifacts, and hear scandalous tales of murder and cannibalism.

Your tour has been carefully planned to stop at over a dozen of the world’s most well-known works of art, all of which hold secrets and gossip, bringing it all to life in a new way you never imagined. The tour concludes at the most famous lady of them all, Mona Lisa. From here, once you tear yourself away from the bewitching Mona Lisa smile, you are free to stay in the museum as long as you wish and your tour guide will provide handy tips for other marvels to behold on your own. 
  • Entrance ticket
  • English-speaking guide
  • Skip the Line Entrance Ticket
  • Private tour
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at statue of Louis XIV (this a man on a horse), which is in front of the big pyramid directly in front of the front entrance to the Louvre.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Any items exceeding 55x35x20 cm are not permitted in the museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Not a lot of scandals

It was an interesting tour - just not what I was expecting. I’m not sure we heard about anything actually scandalous. But as a brief introduction to the highlights of the Louvre. It was good

July 7, 2018

We had a great tour with our guide Lea who introduced us to the Louvre and assisted us in every way possible to stay on in the Louvre after the tour finished and see more.

June 30, 2018

Wir haben die Louvre Skandal Tour gebucht, um den Louvre aus einem speziellen Blickwinkel zu erleben. Das ist unserer Guide Lea ausgezeichnet gelungen. Wir haben in der kurzen Zeit (2h), die wir im Louvre verbracht haben eine sehr kurzweilige, informative und interessante Tour erlebt, die wir sehr gerne weiterempfehlen.

October 26, 2019

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Product ID: 105206