Semi-Private Louvre Highlights Tour: Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo & the Crown Jewels

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2 hours

Max 10

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 spend hours waiting in line.

Highlights

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    Avail of special-access entry to the Louvre, before enjoying a specially-crafted itinerary

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    Familiarize yourself with the stories behind some of the world's best-known masterpieces

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    Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the building as your guide recounts stories surrounding the royalty that once walked the very halls you will navigate

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Take Walks: Take the stress out of your Louvre visit with skip-the-line access

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. If, however, you only have a couple of hours, our Louvre Highlights Tour is the perfect way to get the best from your time.

After meeting your Art Historian guide in front of the Louvre, with a group of no more than 19 other people, your first of port-of-call will be Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Your Skip-the-Line Highlights Tour will then feature sculptures by Michelangelo and Antonio Canova; classic paintings from the French Romantics like Delacroix's Victory Leading the People and Gericault's T...

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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. If, however, you only have a couple of hours, our Louvre Highlights Tour is the perfect way to get the best from your time.

After meeting your Art Historian guide in front of the Louvre, with a group of no more than 19 other people, your first of port-of-call will be Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Your Skip-the-Line Highlights Tour will then feature 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.

Over the course of your tour, your guide will give you the context and background you'll need to understand what you're seeing and how to appreciate its beauty and importance. You'll hear 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. Originally built 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 your tour continues, your guide will bring your surroundings to life with stories of the kings and queens whose footsteps you're walking in.

This short but very sweet tour distills the Louvre Museum collection into a very manageable experience 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
Medieval art can be tough to appreciate if you don't have a guide to interpret it.
A good guide brings the world's largest art museum down to a human level.
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FAQ

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. Please contact customer service at info@takewalks.com to enquire about wheelchair-friendly tours.
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. Closed, clear bottles of water are allowed inside the Louvre however food is forbidden inside the site. Please be advised that the use of selfie sticks and flash photography is not allowed inside the Louvre. Additional security checks may cause longer waits at unavoidable security lines at times.
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.
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.

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