Guided tour

Paris: Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Ticket-Line

4.9 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: The Tour Guy
Guided tour

Paris: Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Ticket-Line

Activity provider: The Tour Guy
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From US$ 81.45 per person

Likely to sell out

Visit the largest art museum on earth and a historic Paris landmark packed with over 38,000 iconic works of art including Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and sculptures like the Venus de Milo. Skip the ticket line with Priority Access.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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  • Skip the ticket line at the largest art museum in the world
  • Learn about the works from an English-speaking local guide
  • Enjoy a small group size to guarantee a great experience
Full description
Meet your local art-loving guide and enjoy skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Louvre. Once inside, begin your tour of the Louvre, admiring all of the best masterpieces and some of the more peculiar installations along the way. Your guide will have an encyclopedic knowledge of the Louvre and its artworks, so no need to refer to a guidebook. See Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait of Lisa Gherardini, known as the Mona Lisa, one of history’s most iconic works of art. The Mona Lisa’s fame has led to endless debate regarding the facial expression of the subject - is she happy or sad? Learn about the history behind the acclaimed painting's story. See more of Da Vinci's work and works by Botticelli, Veronese, and Raphael as part of the Italian Renaissance collection.  When you finish the tour, don’t hesitate to ask your guide for the best restaurant recommendations in Paris.
  • Admission
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

At the equestrian statue of Louis the XIV in front of the Louvre Pyramid, 36 Quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France. A representative will be waiting there holding a sign that reads "The Paris Guy".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • If you have any doubts about your mobility, it is strongly suggested that you take a Private Louvre Museum tour
  • After your guide says goodbye, you are allowed to stay inside the museum until closing time, once you exit the area where the artwork is, you will not be allowed to re-enter
  • Large bags, backpacks, luggage, umbrellas, tripods, and any items exceeding 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm cannot be brought into the Louvre, there is no coat check on site and the lockers are not accessible to us on the small group tour - please leave such items at your accommodation
  • Photography and filming is strictly prohibited in the temporary exhibition rooms
  • Even with skip-the-ticket-line access, there may be a wait at security. During high season this wait can be up to 20 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 24 reviews

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Our guide was SO knowledgeable, and she showed us things we definitely would have missed if we went alone. I was so happy to have her bring us to the big items and to things I never would have thought of. With only four people total in our group, this was a huge value for the money

March 15, 2023

We would like to say a very special thank you to Anastasia who made our first visit to the Louvre so memorable. Anastasia is incredibly knowledgeable, warm, friendly and committed to ensuring a wonderful tour for all. She knows the Louvre like the back of her hand as well as the rich history and technical knowledge behind each piece, and navigated the large crowds easily. Anastasia ensured we got an unforgettable viewing of the Mona Lisa at the beginning of the day. Anastasia is a standout tour guide of the many we’ve met throughout our six week Europe trip. Thank you so much, Anastasia! Lucy & Dan (Australians on our honeymoon on 29.12.2022)

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January 16, 2023

Guide was very helpful and moved us through half the museum during the full three hours. She answered our questions and gave us advice on how to best go on our way after we parted. You need at least three days to have time to see everything and appreciate the magnitude of what you are seeing. Remember that the doors open at 9am and you will wait until that time before you are taken to a private entrance away from the crowds.

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January 3, 2023

Product ID: 199030