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Place du Louvre, Paris, 75058

The Basics

Book skip-the-line tickets to save time at the perennially popular Louvre or attend with an art expert guide for a more in-depth visit—art lovers and novices alike will benefit from such insight. Private tours are a good option for those with specific interests, while audio guides are also available. Alternatively, combine the Louvre with stops at the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Highlights of the antiquity section include the Seated Scribe and Venus de Milo. From the Renaissance, don't miss famous works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and Titian. French 19th-century masterpieces include Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa and the work of David and Delacroix.

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Louvre Museum Paris Private Guided Tour (Reserved Entry Included!)
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Louvre Museum Paris Private Guided Tour (Reserved Entry Included!)
US$123.68 per adult
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Julian was perfect. Moved quickly with detail! Even our teen boys loved the half day at the Louvre. Highly recommended
nughate, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

Worth it!
olivia_f, May 2022
Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
The Louvre is gigantic, so unless you are visiting to see specific exhibits, this tour is worth it to see the highlights and provide historical context. We thought we'd run around the Louvre after the tour, but 3 hours was enough and we were satisfied! Definitely worth skipping the line and buying this tour in advance. While tourism is not supposed to be completely back to normal due to Covid, the lines were long enough that we were happy not to have to be part of them!
Great tour with...
Rosanna_T, Jun 2022
Paris Louvre Museum Must See Skip the Line Private and Tailored Guided Tour
Great tour with AnneClaire and she was great and kept my 12 year old interested. So much knowledge and information a great way to see the Louvre.
Amazing Guide, Wonderful Experience
Diane_M, Jun 2022
Louvre Inside Out: Private Skip the Line Tour
I cannot say enough about our amazing guide, Fernanda! She is a brilliant art historian who clearly loves her work. She made the Louvre accessible and enjoyable to the four Americans who knew so little to start. She guided us to some of the most famous and beautiful pieces housed in the museum. We left with a new appreciation for all of the artwork we saw. Fernanda's enthusiasm and energy were inspiring. She is a gem! We definitely got tremendously lucky when we hired this lovely woman.
Great way to get to know the Louvre!
Constance_A, Jun 2022
Highlights and hidden pearls in Louvre
Our guide was very good. The Louvre was very crowded and our group had 3 teenagers, very well behaved), that were not really interested. So our guide worked hard to over come these issues. Learned several new facts and info.
Perfect way to experience the Louvre.
Katherine_C, Jun 2022
Louvre Museum Paris Semi-Private Guided Tour (Reserved Entry Included!)
Tina was a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable. This tour is perfect for getting into the Louvre quickly and seeing all the famous pieces. Tina also gave us a lot of great information about the building.
Christina is a wonderful...
Peggy_L, Jun 2022
Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
Christina is a wonderful tour guide. I can’t imagine going to the Louvre on our own. She was knowledgeable and easy to understand. The experience was amazing.
Museum is a must see, touring on your own with audio is also great
Burcu_G, Jun 2022
Louvre Museum Timed Entrance Access with Cruise Ticket
Musee Du Louvre was great. The tour app and audio info was good. However, the meeting place and how and where exactly to redeem entry tickets we’re not very clear to us. We wandered around and asked many people to figure it out which stressed us since we purchased a timed entry ticket.
Fabulously excellent Louvre Tour!!!
Steven_C, Jun 2022
Private Tour Louvre Museum
Iuliana Pintena… There are not adequate words in the English language to describe luliana!!! Such a bundle of passion, joy, knowledge and fun in making the Louvre experience fun, educational and informative!! The time spent with her was like a minute instead of 3 hours!!
Damien is great
Peter_L, Jun 2022
Paris Louvre Museum Must See Skip the Line Private and Tailored Guided Tour
Damien was very knowledgeable- great guide. Damien was also very helpful regarding the purchase of the Louvre tickets including directing me to put in his phone number when the use of mine would not work. The other person that told me to cancel the trip the night before was not helpful- you might instruct that person to assist similar to Damien.
Best private tour guide...
charles_j, Jun 2022
Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Private Guided Visit
Best private tour guide ever! Give her a raise! Only way to see the Louvre!!! Focused and efficient. She was so very knowledgeable!
Glad we took this private tour!
Wenlei_H, Jun 2022
Louvre Museum Greatest Masterpieces Small Group and Skip-the-Line Tour
Herminio, our guide is very nice and professional. Very glad that we took this private tour to navigate the Louvre maze for the first time with limited time.
Excellent guide made the experience great
David_G, Jun 2022
Paris in a Day: Montmartre, Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise & Louvre
Very knowledgable tour guide who spoke perfect English. The "abridged" Louvre tour she brought us on was excellent; I've been to the Louvre before and without a guide it was too overwhelming!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Louvre always has big crowds—book skip-the-line entry to save time.

  • Photography of certain major works inside the Louvre is prohibited.

  • A 2-, 4-, or 6-day Paris museum pass includes skip-the-line access at the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay, as well as entry to other top attractions.

  • Family-friendly Louvre tours tailored to entertain children are available.

  • The Louvre is accessible for visitors with physical and learning disabilities, as well as visual and hearing impairments; disabled visitors enter for free.

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How to Get to There

Located next to the Seine River in central Paris, the Louvre is easy to find. Catch Metro line 1 or 7 to the Palais Royal/Musee du Louvre station. Alternatively, opt for an organized tour that includes round-trip transportation to and from the museum.

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When to Get There

On Friday evenings, the Louvre stays open until 9:45pm, making it a great time to enjoy the museum with fewer crowds. You'll also see the pyramid majestically illuminated. From October through March, access to the Louvre's permanent collection is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of every month.

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Underrated Artworks at the Louvre

Most visitors flock to the Mona Lisa, but the Louvre is so much more than da Vinci's moody muse. Make time for Ingres' Grande Odalisque, an 18th-century nude; the cheeky 16th-century Gabrielle d’Estrées and One of Her Sisters; and a Goya classic—The Countess del Carpio. You can even explore the ruins of the fortress upon which the Louvre is built.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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