Front view of the Louvre Museum
Mona Lisa Painting
Guided tour of the Louvre
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Skip the Line

Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Masterpieces Guided Tour

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3h
English
Wed to Mon
Several Departure Times

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Embark on an unforgettable journey at the Louvre where 'immense' and 'glorious' merely hint at the splendor within. Discover the enigma of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the world’s largest art collection. For an optimal experience, book one of our guided tours – the key to unlocking the wonders of the Louvre! Perfect for those with limited time in Paris, our guided tours ensure you not only see but truly understand and savor the best of this cultural masterpiece.

  • Skip the Line privilege. Bypass the infamous queues giving you extra time.
  • Marvel at iconic masterpieces such as Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the timeless beauty of Venus de Milo, creations by Raphael, Delacroix, and the legendary Apollo Gallery.
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide will whisk you through an enchanting journey.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Louvre Museum
  • English-speaking expert guide
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Entrance ticket (€22) and group reservation fee (€70) for the Louvre Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off

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 3 hours inside with an expert City Wonders guide.

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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.

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