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Louvre Inside Out: Museum Private Tour

Paris, France
Louvre Inside Out: Museum Private Tour

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The Musée du Louvre, perhaps the most famous art museum in the world, as well as the biggest, can be overwhelming for both first-time and repeat visitors, with its maze of galleries and thousands of works. Take the stress out of navigating the museum on your own by booking a private tour with a guide, who can show you the most impressive pieces of art. Entrance fee is not included, but skip-the-line access is provided with your guide.
  • Narrated tour of the Louvre
  • See three of the museum's most famous works—Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, and Nike of Samothrace—as well as other paintings and sculptures
  • Enjoy the convenience and efficiency of a private guide to show you around so you don't lose time getting lost
  • Receive skip-the-line access
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This tour is carbon neutral
Entrance tickets are not included and need to be paid directly to the host in cash (17 Eur p.p.)
Louvre Pyramid , 75001 Paris, France

Outside the pyramid of the Louvre, near the equestrian statue of Louis XIV (sole statue in Louvre’s courtyard)

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your private guide at the Louvre pyramid to begin your tour of the museum, which houses masterpieces from around the world, spanning centuries. 

After entering the museum with skip-the-line privileges (entrance fee at your own expense), your guide shows the top pieces of art, including Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, and Nike of Samothrace, as well as other works such as paintings by Delacroix, sculptures by Michelangelo, and The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David. In addition to artwork, you'll also have the chance to see valuable artifacts like the French crown jewels.

At the end of your guided tour, you may stay at the museum as long as you wish to continue exploring independently.
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
Your local guide will welcome you at the Louvre Pyramid with the tickets ready for you
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
Discover the main Masterpieces of the Louvre, the Italian School of painting with Da Vinci Mona Lisa, famous sculptures such as Venus of Milo, French artists like David and Delacroix, and a lot more!
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please inform us of the COMPLETE NAME and BIRTHDATE of EACH GUEST. Without this information, tickets for the Louvre cannot be purchased.
  • Please FILL IN THE CORRECT PHONE NUMBER. If you guide cannot contact you before the tour, they will have to CANCEL the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • ATTENTION: Due to works in the museum, the Mona Lisa was moved and can only be showed at the end of the tour. Long lines are to be expected.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Withlocals
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.

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What is the social distancing policy during Louvre Inside Out: Museum Private Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Louvre Inside Out: Museum Private Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "An hour and a half was a good start as she explained the layout and how exhibits were organized." See review
  • "While I've been to the Louvre many times, this was my first private tour, and it was well worth it." See review
  • "I highly recommend seeing the Louvre with a tour guide and hopefully you will be lucky enough to get Hugo as your guide!" See review

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, Jul 2022
Our guides were fantastic and very knowledgeable . We wish we could have stayed longer than 2 hours. Thats all. Thank you
Fantastic Tour Brilliant Guide
, Jun 2022
Henrick was outstanding. He was so knowledgeable and engaging and we learned so much and saw so much of the Louvre with a greater understanding and in far less time than had we fumbled through it ourselves. I am recommending this particular tour to everyone I know because Henrick was so fantastic. We never could have seen all we did had he not been with us. It was very crowded the day we went but we threaded through the crowds with ease not only learning about selected pieces but also about the Louvre itself. Thanks for this amazing, amazing experience!
Great experience
, Jun 2022
The most memorable parts were learning interesting facts and details from our guide. The worst parts were the number of people visiting the Louvre.
Amazing Guide, Wonderful Experience
, Jun 2022
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience. Would recommend.
, May 2022
Absolutely recommend our English guide, Fernanda as she was knowledgeable and answered our questions throughout the tour. Practically no wait time to get in. She made good use of the time we had with her. And tried to go in chronological order as much as possible through the museum. We had a guide 2/3 of The Louvre and eneded in the Mona Lisa so we can wait in the line ourselves and not take away from the guided tour time frame. Leaving us with Richelieu's wing for us to explore by ourselves (which she explained to us at the beginning of the guide).
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fernanda is absolutely the best tour guide
, May 2022
If you want the BEST tour guide, then make sure you get Fernanda! She blew our minds with how much she knew about the different art pieces in the Louvre!! 😍👍🏼We could tell she is passionate about her job and she answered all our questions. This was my husband’s and my first time at the Louvre and we are so glad we paid for the private tour because otherwise we probably would have walked around without a clue of where to go and the importance and significance of the exquisite art and sculptures in this ginormous museum. Thank you so much Fer, you made our honeymoon that much sweeter with giving us a whole new appreciation and understanding of art.
Highly recommend.
, May 2022
Highly recommend our guide, Emmanuelle. She buzzed us through the crowds to the things we wanted to see at the Louvre. We also highly recommend Viator. We have never been disappointed with the guides or drivers provided.
Louvre comes alive!
, Apr 2022
Julien was the best! He contacted us the week before to remind us to schedule our Louvre tickets and asked what we wanted to see. We had some problems and he helped us get tickets. Once in the museum, Julien was a wealth of knowledge! We didn’t just see amazing art, we learned to look and admire it in a new way. Our appreciation for the great artists grew through his guidance. Thanks Julien!
Loved our 2 hour private tour of the Louvre!
, Mar 2022
Our 2 hour private tour with Fernanda was absolutely amazing! She was fun, informative, and relevant. She was extremely knowledgable and pleasant but was not boring and extremely sweet. Two hours went by very quickly and wish I had reserved a 4 hour tour instead! I also loved reserving via Viator. I liked how we were not charged until a few days before and it was a hassle free cancellation policy. The process was very easy and the team were easily accessible. Thank you.
, Mar 2022
Fernanda CA was the perfect tour guide! She was so knowledgeable and passionate about the art and the history of the Louvre. We wish she had lead all of our tours! Recommend 100! Thank you, Fe!
Wonderful! Thank you Emmanuelle!
, Nov 2021
Emanuelle was absolutely fantastic. Very informative and hit on all the most important facts regarding what we were seeing, and allowed the tour to flow very naturally. Additionally, she showed us some items perhaps not on the regular tour that were of specific interest to my partner and I. Cannot recommend enough if you’re looking for a way to visit the Louvre without sacrificing an entire day, I can’t recommend this enough.
Excellent Day
, Jul 2021
Fernanda is extremely bright and knowledgeable! She is fantastic!! We enjoyed every second of the experience!
Louvre Tour with Paola
, Aug 2020
Paola was great - we learned a lot in a short time - the tour was a highlight at our trip. We can absolutely recommend it!
Fantastic experience
, Feb 2020
Lucien our guide was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and was aware of what was important to us and how to make it not only informative but very engaging and fun. Highly recommend!
Excellent tour!
, Jun 2019
Paola was a wonderful tour guide and selected the most important points at the Louvre to maximize our time. Honestly, it would probably take days to really see everything! An hour and a half was a good start as she explained the layout and how exhibits were organized. Her English was perfect and she was extremely knowledgeable about the various art pieces. The Skip the Line option was a must do! The line to this place goes for blocks!
Private Tour
, May 2019
Tour guide Paola Perezpriego was very knowledgeable about the Louvre and art history.. She was very enthusiastic about the subject and clearly carried that over into her presentation. The small number of tourists (4), provided a much more intimate gathering, and was able to quickly escape the crowds.
Absolutely amazing!
Ann W
, Apr 2019
While I've been to the Louvre many times, this was my first private tour, and it was well worth it. Our guide, Hugo, was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable, with a good sense of humor. I would definitely recommend this tour, with Hugo as your guide.
Amazing tour!!!
, Nov 2018
Paola is the absolute best!!! Please book this tour you will not be disappointed. This was my 6th time in Paris and I was so amazed with how much information she offered and how welcoming she was. Definitely a must-do!!
Birthday at the Louvre
Lori H
, Oct 2018
I had an amazing private tour with Hugo at the Louvre! He is a French Art enthusiast and PhD student with a wealth of knowledge about the Louvre. He explained so many of the exhbits in detail with a bit of humor. He made sure to give us time to enjoy the exhibits without being rushed and made the tour interesting by asking questions and making us think. I highly recommend seeing the Louvre with a tour guide and hopefully you will be lucky enough to get Hugo as your guide!
Our guide was highly informative and...
melissa r
, Feb 2018
Our guide was highly informative and friendly - would highly recommend!

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