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

792 reviews

3 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?

Highlights

  • See Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa
  • Skip the line and enjoy a peaceful visit without the daytime crowds
  • 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
  • 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
  • Skip-the-line ticket for Louvre Museum
  • Headset

Take some time out with the lovely 'Mona Lisa'

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Total Customer Reviews: 792

Verified Ratings
4.8 /5
based on 693 Walks’ customer ratings
Rating summary by category
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Latest reviews
Great
Great tour - highly recommend going to Louvre at night. We were up close to the Mona Lisa; we closed down the Louvre! Tour guide Violetta was amazing and was informative and fun.
Verified · Neeta · Apr 02, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
I was a little skeptical at the price of the tour, but it was truly worth every penny. Our tour guide Adam (#TeamAdam ) was amazing-he learned all 15 of our group's names, and is SUPER knowledgeable on the Louvre works that he showed us. Though it was a long day and late night for us, the late visit with the Mona Lisa (especially at the very beginning of the "season") afforded us rare almost empty room to see her, and his tour leading up to it really did make us appreciate da Vinci's work. Definitely recommend!!
Verified · Samantha · Apr 02, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Great
Anatole was an incredible tour guide - very entertaining and extremely knowledgeable. Having a guide through the Louvre was made it much more enjoyable as understanding the story behind the artwork helps you appreciate how incredible the work was for it's time. Definitely recommend!
Verified · Heidi · Mar 05, 2024 · USA · Female · 25 to 34 years
Excellent
Fantastic tour. Very knowledgeable guide who was an art historian and a great storyteller. Skipped the lines. The only sane way to experience the Louvre
Verified · Nancy · Mar 01, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
Great tour. Would have been lost in the Louvre without our guide. Made it a great visit.
Verified · Ari · Feb 25, 2024 · USA

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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