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Tours from Home: Highlights of the Louvre

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1 hour

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Why take this online tour?

Journey into the soul of the world’s largest and most visited museum in the world, the Louvre. From its castle foundation to its current state as home to some 38,000 treasured objects, discover the intimate stories and histories of the museum’s highlights, and spend quality time with the beloved Mona Lisa on this one of a kind storytelling experience.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Engage with a leading expert guide who will share stories of the Louvre Museum and its wondrous masterpieces.
  • Created with Sketch.Learn the secrets to some of the gallery’s beloved art and how they arrived to take up residence within the museum’s collection.
  • Created with Sketch.Join in conversation with others from around the world and ask the experts all your burning questions.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live experience from the comfort of your own home.

Venture inside this historic palace

In the quiet basement of the world’s busiest museum, lay the foundations of a 12th century castle, once a fortress to protect prolific King Philip II. From these humble stones grew a royal palace and today, a museum beloved the world over as the massive “safe” to priceless art and artifacts.

On this live online tour, our expert Louvre guide from their home in Paris to yours, will lay the foundation for the architectural transition from castle to art gallery, and the major works of art - each a testament to the nation of France’s impressive status throughout history.

From its hushed plinth, the ancient statue of Venus de Milo plays an ...

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In the quiet basement of the world’s busiest museum, lay the foundations of a 12th century castle, once a fortress to protect prolific King Philip II. From these humble stones grew a royal palace and today, a museum beloved the world over as the massive “safe” to priceless art and artifacts.

On this live online tour, our expert Louvre guide from their home in Paris to yours, will lay the foundation for the architectural transition from castle to art gallery, and the major works of art - each a testament to the nation of France’s impressive status throughout history.

From its hushed plinth, the ancient statue of Venus de Milo plays an important role in the scope of modern culture. We know and love her for her soft elegance, the epitome of love and beauty. But why is she considered one of the best examples of Greek sculpture? What traits and elements does she hold to be given this exalted title? And what secrets does she subtly tell in her figure of ancient culture of Greece? Our expert will answer these questions and expose all the little details casual observers may miss.

Moving on to other works we will visit the Winged Victory of Samothrace (without any of the crowds!) generally held as a rival in beauty to the statue of Venus we just explored. Your guide will explain the controversy over its origins, other images inspired by her figure, and where, how, and why she traveled in the year 1939.

After a look at a few more masterpieces we will continue our way through the halls, moving closer to a painting so famous, so beloved, that it attracts close to six million visitors each year. Of those six million visitors, the average time spent looking at her is only 15 seconds - though we will spend much more time in her presence through the fascinating storytelling of our expert guide. The painting hardly needs a name - but that painting is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

Journey via this online live experience out of your home and into the stunning Louvre Museum with its heavily venerated spaces, esteemed artwork, and all-encompassing tales.

If the tour or date you are interested in is not available, please email toursfromhome@takewalks.com to inquire about Private Tour pricing.

Expressing gratitude to your guide through gratuities has never been easier - now featuring an online tipping portal!

All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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Fun and interesting tour!

Daniel was an amazing guide! He is extremely knowledgeable and witty. I would definitely recommend any of his tours!!

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