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

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3 hours

Max 15

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

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
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • We ask our guides and guests to wash their hands regularly and carry hand sanitzier
  • Our guides and guests are required to wear masks in accordance with the local government regulations
  • 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 some time out with the lovely 'Mona Lisa'

  • 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
The 'Coronation of Napoleon' The scale of the paintings in the Louvre can be almost overwhelmingThe best way to see the Louvre is in a small group with an expert guide. Liberty Leading the People is a symbol of the French Republic. Any Louvre tour is almost as much about the building as it is about the art. The palace that the museum sits inside is often just as interesting as the art. Keep your eyes on the ceiling...Walks guides don't just give you dry facts, they tell you the stories behind the art. France's crown jewels are one of the highlights of any Louvre tour. The story behind the Coronation of Napoleon is one of political intrigue and bold-faced propaganda. That's not just any hallway decoration, it's the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The Winged Victory is another can't-miss sight on any Louvre tour.Great works of art, like the Venus de Milo, are so much more enjoyable when experienced from every angle. Taking a Louvre tour is about much more than just enjoying art. A selfie in the old moat is one for the scrap book. The' Mona Lisa' is smaller than you think she isWould you wear this to your next party?The main courtyard of the Louvre is stunning at any time of day. When is a marble statue not just a marble statue? When you have an expert guide to tell you all about it. Canova's 'Cupid and Psyche' never fails to woo visitors. Everyone wants a picture with the Mona Lisa, but only by going late in the day can we get you a picture without everyone else in it. Art comes to life in the hands of an expert, local guide. Our Louvre Tour takes you inside the Mona Lisa Room.
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Nancy was terrific

Josephine was a very good guide; knowledgeable and funny. She showed us a good variety of things which we really liked


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.
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.
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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