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

739 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
  • 2:45 PM and 6:30 PM tour starting times only: Join a small group of just six guests for a more intimate experience
  • 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: 739

Verified Ratings
4.7 /5
based on 640 Walks’ customer ratings
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.8/5
Guest Support
4.7/5
Latest reviews
Excellent
We had our tour (Closing Time at the Louvre: The Mona Lisa at Her Most Peaceful) with Adam a few days ago and we are still raving about it. Adam and his thorough and in-depth knowledge of the Louvre, the Mona Lisa and ancient history made this the most memorable tour we have ever taken. He kept us engaged through the whole tour and he made us see the museum and many of the art pieces (especially the Mona Lisa) through enlightened eyes! He was able to point out pieces and speak about them so easily and he made the Louvre (which has always been such an overwhelming and intimidating museum because it is so vast) so user-friendly and comfortable. We (my husband and I and our 16-year old) all agree that we will forever measure all tours and guides with our experience with Adam. We are #TeamAdam and he has set the bar quite high. Definitely will recommend him and this tour!
Verified · Amy · Jun 29, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Would have been overwhelmed without the expertise of our tour guide. Violette gave us an amazing experience by leading us to the highlights of the Louvre. She was informative and answered our questions while catering the experience to our tastes. Would highly recommend the tour and especially Violette.
Verified · Raymond · Jun 29, 2024 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Did the Louvre tour, guide was amazing. Super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. A+ experience
Verified · Amy · Jun 25, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
The Louvre tour was a highlight of our trip. Our tour guide was engaging, knowledgeable, and made the tour enjoyable. A ringing endorsement was when my 13 year concluded the tour felt like 3 minutes, not 3 hours! I look forward to booking more of these tours in the future!
Verified · Susan · May 24, 2024 · Canada · Female · 45 to 54 years
Good
While I am glad I booked this tour, having never been to the Louvre before, it did not meet my expectations. The website indicated we would be in a group of six but it turned out to be 17. At one point the group moved on without me and my friend, as I waited for her to exit a space. We could not tell which way they turned out of the gallery. We raced all over the building trying to pick up the signal and find them. My friend should have stayed closer, but it was very crowded and overwhelming. I recommend identifying the end meeting spot on the map at the start. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Verified · joli · May 22, 2024 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years

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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