Closing Time at the Louvre: Mona Lisa at Her Most Peaceful

705 reviews

3 hours

Max 13

Why take this tour?

Highlights

  • See Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa
  • Immerse yourself among the masterpieces housed within the acclaimed museum
  • Familiarize yourself with the history of the building with the help of your expert guide
  • Join an intimate tour with max six people on select days at 2:55pm and 6:40pm
  • Sites Visited
  • Louvre Museum
  • Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"
  • Italian sculptures
  • Classic Greek art rooms
  • French painting galleries
  • Medieval Louvre Exhibit (Moat)
  • Galerie d'Apollon (Crown Jewels)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Ticket for Louvre Museum
  • Headset

Take some time out with the lovely 'Mona Lisa'

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Total Customer Reviews: 705

Verified Ratings
4.8 /5
based on 635 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
Excellent
Great tour. Would have been lost in the Louvre without our guide. Made it a great visit.
Verified · Ari · Feb 25, 2024 · USA
Excellent
Stephanie was a great guide, providing historical context to the pieces we viewed.
Verified · Tanja · Feb 22, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
To be honest, what made this tour special was our guide Violette. She's super knowledgeable and made the full tour feel super fun, not boring at all. The tour lasted 3 hours, yet it felt surprisingly short, a testament to how interesting and absorbing the experience was. Violette skillfully navigated us through the sprawling corridors and galleries of the Louvre, ensuring we saw the most iconic pieces, including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, as well as lesser-known gems that we might have overlooked on our own. Her expertise was not just limited to the artwork; she shared insights into the history of the Louvre itself, which added depth to our understanding and appreciation of the museum. Violette answered questions with ease and encouraged curiosity, making everyone feel included, regardless of their prior knowledge of art. Moreover, the pacing of the tour was perfect. Despite the vast amount of ground covered, it never felt rushed. In conclusion, this Louvre tour exceeded my expectations, largely due to our outstanding guide, Violette.
Verified · Alfonso · Feb 13, 2024 · Mexico · Male · 25 to 34 years
Excellent
If you want a more personal, informative, efficient and fun experience at the Louvre, without the hassles of crowds and lines and wasted time, I recommend this tour and suggest you ask for Adam!
Verified · Laura · Jan 26, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Good
The Louvre at night is still very crowded, and the Mona Lisa is not quiet at all, even 10 min before closing time. Our guide (Manny) did do a good job of navigating us around the other tour groups though. He was also incredibly knowledgeable and kind.
Verified · Nicole · Jan 15, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
Meet your guide at the statue next to the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in front of the Louvre Museum. When facing the Arc, meet at the winged statue on the left. (Important: Be careful to not confuse the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel with the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile up the Champs Elysées Avenue.)

Due to an ongoing renovation of the Arc du Carrousel, the meeting point may be a bit crowded. Your Walks coordinator will be waiting for you with a sign.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

FAQs

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 [email protected] 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.
Do I need to bring an ID with me on this tour?
Yes! Please ensure that all members of your party, including children, have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit.
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.
Why is it so hard to see the Mona Lisa without a lot of people?
The Mona Lisa is arguably the most famous painting in the world due to a variety of factors that include its painter, Leonardo da Vinci, the fact that he left very few completed paintings, the mysterious circumstances surrounding the painting, and the fact that it was stolen and lost for a number of years. It is housed in the Louvre, which is the most visited art museum in the world. When you combine all of these things, it makes the Mona Lisa probably the most visited/overcrowded painting in the world. Seeing it without the heaviest crowds is a matter of experience, opportunity, and very good timing.

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