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Pavillon de l'Horloge: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

1. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

Explore the Louvre at your own pace with a timed-entrance ticket, ensuring you get in within 30 minutes. See unmissable and iconic artwork such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Discover Renaissance masterpieces and ancient Egyptian relics, along with paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries. The museum first opened on August 10, 1793, exhibiting just 537 paintings. Despite closing in 1796 due to structural problems, it reopened in 1801 as the Musée Napoléon with a larger collection.  The collection has since gained 20,000 works. Now, there are 8 departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings.

Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket and Audioguide

2. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket and Audioguide

Explore the Louvre at your own pace with this skip-the-line entry ticket. Discover the palace and the museum's collections with the audioguide on the new Nintendo 3DS system. The routes, available in 9 languages, will give you the keys to understanding the history behind the collections. See unmissable and iconic sights such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Discover masterpieces of the Renaissance and ancient Egyptian relics, along with paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries, prints from the Royal Collection, and much more. Stroll through 8 curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings. Note that 'Pass Education' holders, people under 18, and EU residents under 26 get free entry with valid ID.

Paris: Louvre Timed Entry and Seine Cruise

3. Paris: Louvre Timed Entry and Seine Cruise

Step inside the Louvre, home to renowned works of art, including the Mona Lisa. Benefit from timed-entrance tickets and lose yourself in the famous halls. Later, take a sightseeing cruise along the Seine. Admire all the treasures the Louvre has to offer, its famous masterpieces, including the Venus de Milo, the Coronation of Napoleon I, and Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Feel free to explore the museum at your own pace. Use the QR code provided with the tickets to download an app for audio commentary in the museum. Complete your day with a sightseeing cruise along the Seine whenever you like during your stay for the best views of the French capital.

Louvre Museum: Guided Tour with Optional Ticket

4. Louvre Museum: Guided Tour with Optional Ticket

Discover one of the world’s great art collections on a guided tour of the Louvre Museum, and marvel at relics from Ancient Egypt to the art of the Italian Renaissance. The entire collection would take months to see in full, but you will follow a carefully planned route to discover the highlights. Gaze at da Vinci’s enigmatic Mona Lisa and see Anthony Canova’s emotional Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss. Hear the true story depicted in Gericault’s Raft of Medusa. Go to Napoleon’s former apartments to admire the most beautiful décor of the palace, as well as a collection of crown jewels. The masterpieces continue with the Venus de Milo, the sculpture that inspired so many artists. Head to the basement of the Louvre Palace to see the foundations of the castle that once stood on the site. Choose between 2 options: get your ticket and guided tour with one of the skip-the-ticket-line guided tours in several languages. Alternatively, if you already have a ticket or museum pass, choose the guided tour for ticket or museum pass holders.

Must-Sees of the Louvre Museum: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

5. Must-Sees of the Louvre Museum: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

Go on a whirlwind tour of the ‘Top 10’ must-see works of art in the Louvre, and more! You will, of course, see the mysterious Mona Lisa, as well as the exquisite Venus de Milo, the spectacular Winged Victory and many other of the most famous masterpieces in the world. Travel back in time and explore the Italian Renaissance, discover ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and the great French paintings of the 19th century. You may be surprised to discover that the Louvre was a royal palace before it became a museum, and you will walk through the sumptuous corridors as Kings, Queens and Emperors once did. This specially designed 1.5-hour tour will ensure that you cover all the must-see masterpieces in the Louvre, as well as showing you other fascinating artworks along the way. Your expert local guide will regale you with the stories behind the art and artists, helping you to understand what makes these iconic works so special. Join this tour for an exploration of this unrivaled collection of treasures, in one of the greatest museums in the world. After your tour, you may remain inside the museum to explore at your own pace. Your guide will be happy to provide you with directions and recommendations.

Paris Private Full Day Tour - Tickets to Louvre & Lunch

6. Paris Private Full Day Tour - Tickets to Louvre & Lunch

Discover everything about Paris in one day with a unique full day private tour. Admire its culture, gastronomy, and history. Let your local host take you to the most authentic places of the city, avoiding the crowds. Feel like a local, as you walk through the most picturesque neighborhoods of Paris. Visit the famous Pantheon, located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, where the remains of famous characters from history rest. Cross the romantic Seine River, colored with its artists and its bohemian atmosphere. Don't forget to have a coffee in the mythical round table bars facing the streets. Enjoy an authentic Parisian lunch, a perfect excuse to take a break from walking and to recharge your energy. Journey through the history of the city and see the most important sights of Paris, including the square where Marie Antoinette was beheaded. Pass through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens and the magnificent Louvre Museum, where you will quickly enter, thanks to your skip-the-line tickets. Get all the insights you need to make the most of your time exploring the City of Light.

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

7. Paris: Louvre Must-See Tour with Skip-the-Ticket-Line

Home to more than 35,000 works of art, and artifacts from antiquity, the Louvre in Paris is one of the world’s best known and most loved museums. Covering more than 60,000 square feet of exhibition space, tackling this monument to art history on your own can be overwhelming. Book this 2.5-hour private tour and you will save valuable time and stress by being taken to some of the landmark paintings and sculptures. Designed as an introduction for first time visitors, the intimate tour navigates the halls in the company of an entertaining guide. They will lead you to some of the most celebrated pieces and answer any questions you have en route. Pose with the Venus de Milo, see the enigmatic Mona Lisa, and learn which works have made the most significant contributions to the evolution of art and civilizations. You will also discover some of the lesser known gems buried deep within the museum's galleries. Skip-the-ticket-line access means you will spend more time admiring the art and less time queuing, and you are free to stay on and continue exploring at the end of your guided tour.

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What people are saying about Pavillon de l'Horloge

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 23,939 reviews

The Louvre was amazing. I recommend getting to the museum at least 45 minutes early because trying to find an entrance is a bit chaotic. We got there late from being lost. We got in but just because a gate guard was kind. We went straight to Mona Lisa and the line was not bad on a Monday afternoon (around 4pm). If she’s your priority, just know you can’t get close and it feels like cattle being pushed through the line to see her. Getting your bearings in the museum hard at first. You absolutely must be mobile to enjoy it. We walked non-stop for hours and still didn’t put a dent in the volume of art to see. Still worth every second. It gets hot. So don’t put on too many clothes or use layers. Wear your comfiest shoes. We checked our bags in a local shop using Luggage Hero. Worked perfectly. Enjoy it.

Our guide Martina was very knowledgeable and helpful, she explained very well all the curiosities and the history behind the works of art and the construction of the museum. The works obviously deserve a visit, so a highly recommended experience

The Louvre Museum has vast collection and it’s hard to make a choice of the masterpieces which is suitable for children. Our guide made a superb selection for a two hours’ visit.

The site and ordering of tickets was very friendly and convenient. I got the tickets in the mail, and just arrived on time for the visit.

un poco difícil de manejar, y además se quedó sin energía mucho antes que yo. Por lo demás todo bien.