Guided tour

Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
Guided tour

Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
Likely to sell out

From US$ 62.52 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • 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

Skip the Louvre’s famously long lines gives and visit the museum’s must-see attractions. Your expert guide will unveil subtle details most visitors never learn about the works of art on show. Discover the "Mona Lisa", the "Venus de Milo" and the "Winged Victory of Samothrace".

The tour also 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. 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.

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is not located at the entrance to the Louvre. Meet at the Arc du Carrousel (currently under renovation). Meet on the left side of the renovation site with the Louvre Pyramid behind you. Look for a City Wonders representative wearing blue attire, across the road, past the roundabout, before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden (French: Jardin des Tuileries).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point on time
  • Any items exceeding 55 x 35 x 20 cm are not permitted in the museum
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1339 reviews

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Natalie was a great tour guide that knew the answers to everything we asked about any random art piece or artifact. Don’t go without a guided tour, an art historian makes the Louvre experience incredible. 3 hours was a good duration for me, but we moved at a quick clip and it barely touched the tip of the iceberg.

March 27, 2023

Our guide Hugo did an excellent job in giving us the tour. Very informative and willing to answer any questions we had. It s impossible to see all the displays in a day, so this guided tour took us to the important ones that made France and other nations what they are today.

March 27, 2023

We had an excellent guide who was so informative and spoke excellent English. He had to cope with problems in the Louvre where rooms were closed due to staff shortages and jobs worth staff who tried to make his life difficult. He is one of the best guides we have ever had and told us so much about the sculptures and art in the museum. A throughly worthwhile experience.

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March 27, 2023

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