Discover the world's most visited art museum and see why this vast collection spanning the Ancient Egyptian to the Neoclassical attracts so many visitors each year. No other museum sums up humankind's artistic endeavor more, but the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo are only the beginning of what you'll see on our Louvre tours. Get instant, skip the line to access to the best of its 35,000 pieces with a carefully designed itinerary so you get the most out of your 2.5 hours* inside with an expert City Wonders guide.
You are in safe hands
Updated security standards mean that you are in safe hands. Guides and guests will be required to wear masks as well as adhering to social distancing where possible. This means you can visit the Louvre safe in the knowledge that this carefully planned tour will keep you protected. The safety of City Wonders guests is a priority, and this tour has been adjusted to ensure that you have the best and safest experience here.
Start off with the 4,000-year-old Great Sphinx of Tanis before graduating to the Louvre's Greek and Roman antiquities. Be amazed by the grace of the Nike of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo, as your guide points out the subtle details you might have missed. Then it's on to the Italian Renaissance and perhaps the most enigmatic portrait of all time, the Mona Lisa. Your guide will share captivating commentary on the history of this unrivaled masterpiece, its varying interpretations, as well as the techniques Leonardo used to draw the viewer into her persona.
Da Vinci and Raphael
See other important works by Da Vinci and Raphael, as well as lesser-known gems for a complete view on this influential period in history. Then enter the golden age of French Romanticism with the masterful allegories found in Delacroix's 'Liberty Leading the People' and Géricault's 'Raft of the Medusa’. The chance to see these incredible pieces without the usual crowds is something you may never experience again - now is the best time to visit the Louvre!
Learn how the former doesn't depict the French Revolution, but an uprising against the restoration of the monarchy in 1830, and the distant message of hope the horizon conceals in the latter. Two other sculptures your guide will take you to are Michelangelo's 'Dying Slave' and Antonio Canova's monument to the purity of love 'Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss’. In the Apollo Gallery you will catch a rare glimpse of what the Louvre's interior looked like before it became a museum in 1793, as well as the Crown Jewel collection.
Please note that due to current Covid-19 restrictions and new safety policies, all customers will be required to wear a mask on City Wonders tours. Temperature checks will also take place at tour venues; if your temperature is above 37.5°C you will unfortunately not be able to attend the tour. Thank you for your cooperation. The Louvre requires guests over the age of 11 to wear masks, and hydroalcoholic gel will be provided at the entrance of the museum.
* Please note that the group size of 15 people or fewer and the tour duration of 2.5 hours will apply only until March 27th 2021. From March 28th 2021 the group size will be 25 people or fewer with a tour duration of 3 hours.