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Louvre Highlights Tour: Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo & Winged Victory

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2 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?

See the 'crème de la crème' of the Louvre's enormous art collection in just two hours. This Skip the Line Louvre Museum Tour includes the French Romantics, Italian masterpieces (including some from Michelangelo), the crown jewels and of course, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It's the best way to experience the Louvre without having to spending hours waiting in line.

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At any given time, there are 35,000 works on show in the Louvre collection. You could spend an entire vacation trying to see all of it and still only scratch the surface - and that's after you got past the long lines every morning. If, however, you only have a couple of hours; our Skip the Line Louvre Highlights Tour is the perfect way to get the best from your time.

After meeting your expert, art historian guide in front of the Louvre, along with a group of no more than 19 other people, you'll skip long entrance lines and stroll through security scanners right into the galleries. Following a carefully-planned itinerary, you'll see Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa; sculptures by Mic...

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At any given time, there are 35,000 works on show in the Louvre collection. You could spend an entire vacation trying to see all of it and still only scratch the surface - and that's after you got past the long lines every morning. If, however, you only have a couple of hours; our Skip the Line Louvre Highlights Tour is the perfect way to get the best from your time.

After meeting your expert, art historian guide in front of the Louvre, along with a group of no more than 19 other people, you'll skip long entrance lines and stroll through security scanners right into the galleries. Following a carefully-planned itinerary, you'll see Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa; sculptures by Michelangelo and Antonio Canova; classic paintings from the French Romantics like Delacroix's Victory Leading the People and Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa; the iconic statue of the Venus de Milo; and even France's crown jewels.

Along the way your guide will give you the context and background you'll need to understand what you're seeing and to appreciate its beauty and importance. You'll also hear a lot of behind-the-scenes stories like how a solitary worker managed to steal the Mona Lisa; and how a story of shipwreck and cannibalism on the front page of a newspaper became one of France's most beloved paintings.

As you explore, you'll also experience the full splendor of the Louvre as a building. Built first as a defensive fortress and once a seat for French royalty, this enormous palace hosted grand balls and all types of royal affairs before it was a museum. As you move through its galleries your guide will bring them to life with stories of the kings and queens whose footsteps you're walking in.

This short but very sweet skip the line tour distills the Louvre Museum collection into a very manageable two hours; so you can be in and out without having to worry about anything but enjoying the art.

  • Sites Visited
  • Mona Lisa
  • Italian sculptures
  • Classic Greek Art Rooms
  • French painting galleries
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip the Line Louvre Museum tickets
  • Expert tour guides
  • Groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Headsets
A good guide brings the world's largest art museum down to a human level.
This Louvre highlights tour covers an enormous range of art.
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My only concern was this was sold as a package deal with the Versaille trip in the afternoon. When we booked it the on-line description said we would have time to linger at the Louvre and the guide would recommend some places to get lunch before Versailles. We did not have time for this. The guide, who was a great Louvre guide, did not even know we had a second booking. We then had to quickly figure out the meeting time. The original email with the meeting information only included the Louvre meeting time, not the Versaille meeting time. The guide stayed with us and made phone calls to help us with this situation. We were able to make it but had to grab lunch quickly from a street vendor to make the bus. It was a little stressful.


FAQ

What can I bring inside the Louvre Museums?
Please note that the Louvre will not allow large items inside the museum, so you should bring only a small daypack or handbag. More specifically, only bags smaller than 21.5 in x 13.5 in x 7.5 in (55 cm x 35 cm x 20) cm are permitted. Suitcases and large bags must be left outside. Additional security checks may cause longer waits at unavoidable security lines at times.
I use a wheelchair: Can I take this tour?
Unfortunately, this tour route is not fully wheelchair accessible so wheelchair users cannot join our group tour. However, an alternate route can be arranged to accommodate visitors in wheelchairs who wish to hire a private guide. Please contact customer service at info@takewalks.com to arrange a wheelchair-friendly tour.
Do I need to bring an ID with me on this tour?
Yes! Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for a student discount.
Can you guarantee that I will see every room in the Louvre listed here?
We can't guarantee it, but it's very likely. As with all museums, particular galleries of the Louvre may be closed without prior notice, or pieces may be removed for restoration or loan. In this case, your guide will make an appropriate substitution. However, as the pieces and the rooms we visit on our tour are the most important in the museum, these are the ones least likely to close or leave on loan.