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

Louvre Museum: 3-Hour Comprehensive Tour with Skip the Line

Product ID: 10505
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Skip the line and see the Louvre’s top attractions alongside overlooked treasures, from ‘Mona Lisa’ to the ‘Great Sphinx of Tanis’. On this complete tour, your expert guide will reveal subtle details about the artwork.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Louvre with fast-track entry
  • See Da Vinci's enigmatic painting of the "Mona Lisa"
  • View Renaissance masterpieces by Caravaggio and Michelangelo
  • Admire the graceful "Venus de Milo" and extraordinary "Winged Victory of Samothrace" in the classical collection
  • Freedom to explore the Louvre after the tour – return to pieces you’ve seen or discover even more
Full description
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.
Includes
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended
• It is the responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point on time
• This tour is unfortunately unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance (nor strollers or baby carriages on group tours)
• Large bags and umbrellas must be deposited at the bag check before entering the galleries (free of charge)
• 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
• Apollo Gallery is closed until the end of December 2019, the Crown Jewel collection won't be visible until then. Your guide will include other highlights
• Due to renovation work carried on inside the Louvre until mid-October 2019, some artworks such as the Mona Lisa may not be available on your tour. Although this is not under the operators control, your guide will include other highlights and ensure tour length is met
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 402 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.8/5

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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 10505