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Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and learn about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries from your art historian guide. Then enjoy time on your own to explore, viewing paintings, sculpture, and architecture from 450 BC to the 19th century. Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour or upgrade your ticket to a private tour exclusive to just your group. 
  • Choose to upgrade for a private tour of the Louvre
  • Guided walking tour inside the Louvre Museum
  • Skip the line for a speedy entry
  • See the 'Venus de Milo' and 'Mona Lisa'
  • Enjoy commentary from an English-speaking guide, plus audio headsets so you can hear clearly
  • A small-group tour limited to 25 people maximum or a private tour exclusive to only your group

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This skip-the-line tour includes audio headsets so you can hear your guide clearly. 
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Skip-the-Line Access to the Louvre Museum
An art historian English-speaking guide to offer an in-depth tour of the Louvre
Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
Small-group or private tour (depending on the option selected)
The Mona Lisa sighting & other famous paintings and sculptures
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

Meet at the Arc du Carrousel. This is a monumental arch with a horse-drawn chariot on top, situated across the road from the courtyard of the Louvre. Standing with your back to the entrance of the Louvre Museum. Before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden (Jardin du Tuileries)

Louvre Museum , Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

The tour ends in the lobby of the Louvre, just under the Pyramid

Your journey through some of the world’s great artistic treasures begins at the Arc du Carrousel, next to the Louvre entrance. Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening tour and meet your English-speaking guide. Enjoy fast access to the museum with your skip-the-line pass and begin your tour through the massive venue, home to over 35,000 works of art spanning more than 73,000 square meters of exhibition space. Your entrance pass also provides complimentary audio headsets.  

Wander the diverse exhibitions, starting with the Ancient Greek Parthenon, followed by the iconic 'Venus de Milo.' While in the ancient antiquities gallery, view the celebrated 'Winged Victory of Samothrace.' Then head to the Apollo Gallery to see the opulent royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV. Get a taste of the French Revolution with Delacroix’s painting 'Liberty Leading the People,' and take in the Italian Renaissance as you gaze at the work of Michelangelo and Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.' (See full sample list below.)

With your small group (limited to 25 people), engage in lively chats with your guide and hear entertaining anecdotes, trivia, and history. Or if you've chosen the private tour, enjoy unlimited access to your guide's wealth of knowledge. Afterward, spend as much time as you like exploring the museum independently.

Please Note: Evening tours are limited to Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm. For an extra unique experience, book an evening session and wind through the quiet corridors at night, when the crowds are gone and the artwork is basked in soft light. Enjoy the tour without all the bustle, and finish with great views of the Louvre’s glittery outside pyramid lit up after dusk.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Jardin des Tuileries
On your arrival at the meeting point, you can admire the Jardin des Tuileries which is located right by the Arc des Triomphe du Carroussel where you will meet your guide.
Stop At:  
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Meeting place prior to start the tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
Skip the line and see all the Louvre Museum’s must-see attractions alongside under-appreciated treasures. From the legendary ‘Mona Lisa’ to the imposing ‘Winged Victory’, your passionate guide will reveal subtle details about the Louvre’s most well-known masterpieces. Then, venture deeper into the museum, to take in the best of the rest, including pieces from the golden age of French Romanticism. After the tour, you’re free to stay as long as you like to continue exploring.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Only very small bags are allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • We may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • All visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask in the museum, please make sure to bring your own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied. Hydroalcoholic gel will be provided at both entrances to disinfect hands and must be used before entering the building. Social distancing rules and preventive measures must be respected in the museum.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.

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  • "Be aware that you will be going up and down many stairs so wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing." See review
  • "The museum is huge and can be overwhelming so it is very helpful to have a guide to show you the highlights." See review
  • "Skip the line is the way to go because the crowds are massive at the Louvre." See review

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star-5
This is the Louvre Tour you want to take.
Mary_C
, Aug 2022
Addie our tour guide was amazingly knowledgeable on the art we visited. Her in-depth conversations of the pieces we visited was so interesting. She truly loves art and the history behind the art. This Tour is definitely one you want to take.
star-5
Great tour
Josephine_C
, Aug 2022
Our guide Abet was Amazing. He was very knowledgeable and able to navigate us through the crowds very efficiently. He always had time for questions and knew all the answers as well. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour, greater tour guide!
Joyce_K
, Aug 2022
Gregory was fantastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. Did you know that if you stood for 5 seconds in front of each piece at the Louvre it would take you one month to see everything?? This tour is a must as I wouldn’t have known where to begin or end at the Louvre. Also at the height of tourist season, always good to skip that line! Gregory is patient and tells entertaining stories about the history of Paris and the evolution of art. Thank you!
star-5
Great day at the Louvre.
Thomas_G
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Addie was wonderful. She did a great job of explaining the history of the various pieces, their historical context, and even the techniques the artist used. Couldn’t have had a better guide.
star-1
Poor Accountability for missed guide.
Michael_W
, Aug 2022
We were unable to experience the Louvre as our tour guide did not show up. There was also no accountability of the tour operator to find us a replacement guide or obtain our skip the line tickets. There were no other days that we could have attended the museum as it was closed on Tuesday.
star-5
Addi is great
Sandra_J
, Aug 2022
Addie was a GREAT, GREAT tour guide! She is very talented and brought me a new perspective on art and artists
star-5
The guide was very...
Monica_M
, Aug 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and she really helped us move through the museum efficiently. We saw the highlights and more!
star-5
Great guide who knew her artwork!
Lynette_U
, Aug 2022
Definitely a plus that we could skip the queue and have an experienced guide take us through the Louvre. As a first time to the Louvre I’d recommend this approach. We did the last session of the day, which meant at the end we had no free time to explore ourselves. My only comment would be if you did want free time to explore you should book an earlier time slot.
star-5
Great way around the LOOONNNNGGG lines
Scott_M
, Aug 2022
Very nice tour. Our guide was informative and helpful (Marea). She helped us to see as much as we could in a very short period of time. No lines and it felt like we had a good sampling of the museum. Highly recommend.
star-5
Best way to navigate this huge museum
Donna_M
, Aug 2022
In order to see all the important works of art and navigate your way through the crowds; you should definitely use a guided tour. The tour guide shared information about the art and history along the way.
star-1
Tour got cancelled and we...
Antoine_K
, Aug 2022
Tour got cancelled and we did not get a warning. Dozens of people left wondering without knowing what is happening.
star-4
Too crowded as expected and very hot
Soma_M
, Aug 2022
Crowd management very bad. AC not good during peak summer. Better allow less oeople per day to avoid rush.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Skip the line was the best part of this tour
Alan_A
, Aug 2022
Best thing about this skip the line tour was the skip the line part. The tour guide was pretty poor. He went into a lot of details about history and events of period to explain the art pieces, but he went overboard. The headsets didn’t work well and he kept fumbling with his and we mostly got a lot of static. The crowds were huge and he did help us navigate the viewing of the Mona Lisa. This was poorest tour guide we’ve experienced in many Viator tours.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Very frustrated when I should have had a good time
susan_n
, Aug 2022
Our guide Ivana gave us a good guide but so long with one bathroom break that when we left we couldn’t re enter. She did not give us our individual tickets. I spent a lot of money. I have to buy tickets again just to go in. Viator customer service unhelpful. Could not get me another ticket for my daughter and I. Louvre ticket worker comment that company is dishonest. Why did I spend like 130 plus 30 Ver frustrating. We went to Eiffel and they gave us our own tickets. The louvre is so big u need time to refresh. So ticket is always needed. And limit is 3 times. Something we should have been told. I’m sure this is not a unique problem. Very frustrating experience.
star-3
An ok tour
Gale_S
, Aug 2022
There were some problems with the tour guide company to get the tour started. The tour was a little long, but the guide was very knowledgeable and she clearly was passionate about art. She was also quite adept at navigation the crowds at the Louvre.
star-5
Engaging tour guide. ...
Donna_M
, Aug 2022
Engaging tour guide. Knowledgeable and personable. A wonderful experience would recommend to friends and family
star-3
Learned Alot.. but left with a headache..
Stacy_T
, Aug 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helped with navigating the massive Louvre and seeing the major exhibits. I only gave this tour 3 stars because the audio had alot of static and multiple people told the tour guide and he didn't seem to know or care how to fix it. The static at times was so loud you couldn't hear the guide and several people just turned the audio off. I definitely had a headache after the tour due to the continued static. The tour guide was very knowledgeable he wasn't engaging or interactive with the group. So at times the tour seemed long.
star-3
Not sure if this is worth it.
Glen_M
, Aug 2022
The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The actual Louvre was a gong show. They had part of a wall fall down that day, so the skip the line entry was changed. The tour was difficult to follow bc of so many people. The building was SO hot. 30 outside and likely 35 inside. I couldn’t decide if I’d recommend this or not.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fancy Nancy
John_M
, Aug 2022
Nancy was amazing. The star of Paris. What a great tour. She is informative and funny. We obviously need many days to see it all. But she was the highlight of the Louvre.
star-5
Our tour guide Flore was amazing.
Edward_S
, Aug 2022
Story about Mona Lisa. This is one of the amazing stories of one or two guide provided to us on this 2 1/2 hour tour. All four in my family just thoroughly enjoyed her. Her insight and her knowledge was fantastic. I

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