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Paris, France
Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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Overview

Paris’ Louvre is one of the world’s largest art museums, so don't waste your time waiting in line. Head straight inside, with your priority access admission, to see three of its biggest crowd-pleasers, including the unavoidable gaze and wry smile of Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa." On this guided tour, hear fascinating tales and tidbits about these unmissable masterpieces. After coming face to face with several artworks by great masters, you’re free to explore the Louvre independently.
  • Guided tour of the Louvre Museum's three most famous artworks
  • Skip the line with prioritized entry without queuing
  • Head straight to the “Mona Lisa” and gain insight about its artistic heritage
  • Opportunity to stay on at the Louvre after your tour has finished

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip the lines with this guided tour into the Louvre and stay as long as you want after it closes. 
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Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
Live guide
Skip-the-line access to the Louvre Museum
Discover the pyramid of Ieoh Ming Pei
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Access to temporary exhibitions
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Pl. du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

ARC DU CARROUSEL 75001 Paris Meeting point at the Arc the Triomphe du Carrousel facing the Louvre pyramid

Louvre Museum , Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

After the Guided Tour, you can stay longer in the museum to visit, to eat or enjoy shopping for souvenirs.

Start your tour in central Paris where your guide awaits, eager to impart their extensive art history knowledge with an in-depth description of the Louvre’s most famous artworks. First, take a short stroll through the Tuileries Garden to Paris' Louvre Museum and appreciate the grandeur of this former palace as you approach. Your skip-the-line ticket lets you sail right past the long lines, right into the heart of the galleries with a direct route to the "Mona Lisa."

Learn about Da Vinci and his globally renowned painting while you benefit from your guide's expert insights. Then turn your attention to the "Winged Victory of Samothrace," one of the world’s most acclaimed sculptures. Finally, gazing at the "Venus de Milo" armless sculpture, your guide continues to reveal stories surrounding both the artwork and the artist.

With your appetite whetted, bid your guide farewell once your tour has finished. Then you’re free to explore the rest of the museum independently, including the gift shop.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Start your tour in the center of Paris where your guide awaits, eager to impart their extensive art history knowledge. Your tour strats at the meeting point, Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel, facing the Louvre Pyramid, it commemorates the victory of Napoleon I at the Battle of Austerlitz.
Stop At:  
Jardin des Tuileries
First, take a short stroll through the Tuileries Garden to Paris' Louvre Museum and appreciate the grandeur of this former palace as you approach.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
Want an in-depth description of the Louvre’s most famous pieces? Don’t want to wait in line? This is the tour for you! The Louvre, formerly a royal palace, has become the world’s largest museums. You will discover the museum’s most famous works: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace... Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Da Vinci and his illustrious Mona Lisa. Then turn your attention to the 18-foot tall Victory of Samothrace, one of the world’s most renowned sculptures. Now you’re on a cultural roll, and can’t wait to hear about the Venus de Milo, your second armless sculpture of the day. With your appetite truly whetted, bid your guide farewell then you’re free investigate the rest of the museum, head to the gift shop or grab a bench and watch the world go by!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Louvre Museum
End of the tour at the Louvre Museum where you can spend more time after the guided visit.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Cloakroom compulsory for umbrellas, luggage, pushchairs that are not to be taken in the exhibition rooms.
  • No elevators available during the visit
  • This tour does not include the access to temporary exhibitions
  • Some works are likely to be temporarily inaccessible due to renovations or work loans
  • At the end of the tour, possibility to stay longer after the visit
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour.

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  • "It is also very difficult to contact Viator when there is an issue unless you make an account with them." See review
  • "Skipping the long line is a must and having a guide give you the background and history is very helpful." See review
  • "Get ready for the crowds but worth all the haste." See review

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star-1
Too crowded
Julie_F
, Aug 2022
We loved the Louvre. However, the meeting place is hard to find and was very unorganized. It was very crowded and hot. We waited a long time outside for the tour to begin. The tour guide was very nice but had a strong french accent and it was difficult to understand at times. It was not worth the price.... would have rather paid for skip the line and no guide just an audio recording so you can go at your own pace.
star-5
Such a good tour
MalcolmJohn_T
, Aug 2022
The guide really made the tour very enjoyable, it ended far too soon but we enjoyed every minute. It was great to have opportunity to get close to the Mona Lisa for a decent photo stop organised by the guide , first rate all round.
star-5
Well worth it.
Lucinda_L
, Aug 2022
It was a crazy busy day at the louvre, thank goodness we had a guide to help us make the most of it and he highlighted the best parts of it. A bit heavy on some art history for my taste but overall a great experience with a very knowledgeable guide
star-4
Dream day
Jeri_T
, Aug 2022
It was worth every penny. Only advice get there early it’s a little difficult to find the guide. The guide is very knowledgeable skipping the line is a must if you want to see other things in the day.
star-2
Disappointing and chaotic
Alexandra_O
, Aug 2022
The meet up with the tour guides in the morning was complete chaos. There was one guy with the main list of who was with who but he wasn’t in one position, he was walking around the Arc du Carousel, as were the tour guides so it was very hard to find out who you were actually with! Tour guides wore no uniform or lanyard or flag so it was impossible to tell them apart from other people - and this became worse when we went in the extremely busy Louvre. The tour was advertised as 2.5 hours but it was 1.5 hours with an hour of faffing about at the start. We didn’t start the tour until 1010 after huge confusion with the groups at the meet up and a bathroom break as we went in. The tour guide was ok, but there was no opportunity to ask any additional questions as the place was just so busy and she obviously wanted to progress the tour through to the end. I understand that, but it was like being on a conveyor belt. Inside the museum was ridiculously busy, but it was the height of summer so I’d advise not to bother during the summer break. We weren’t given a brief on how to get around the rest of the museum, or pointed to any map points or information points, the tour guide didn’t explain anything before we got in to the museum so it was quite confusing and I just didn’t enjoy it. A queue jump ticket might be worth purchasing, but the tour itself wasn’t worth the money.
star-1
None guide was rude and...
Hambou_M
, Aug 2022
None guide was rude and arrogant didn’t know what she was doing rushed and just overwhelmed We left the group and did our own
star-1
Awful. Overpriced. Bad costumes service.
Paula_C
, Aug 2022
Awful support. I was INSIDE the Louvre and the guide left me and my younger sister behind when he saw us struggling. After more than 40 minutes on the phone they managed to find a ticket for us that was 17 euros when we paid 199 for 3 tickets. No shame, just pain awful and OVERPRICED. WOULDN'T RECCOMEND TO MY WORST ENEMY.
star-2
English tour withno english
Nicole_H
, Aug 2022
It was an english tour but nobody could understand the guide The english was not good enough Almost everybody left the tour prematurily
star-4
Efficient Tour
Atul_S
, Aug 2022
The tour was very efficiently run. We were able to navigate to all the major pieces of artwork and have some interesting tidbits explaining the art and history.
star-5
Magical
Christine_B
, Aug 2022
I have limited mobility. The guide was so helpful and made my experience #1. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
star-1
Never showed
Tracy_J
, Aug 2022
I met at the prescribed location. Person said I didn’t have a reservation. I called the number on the ticket and they said I didn’t have a reservation. I was not emailed the tickets in advance either. Victor won’t give me my money back saying it was my error
star-5
Fantastic experience
Jack_P
, Aug 2022
Wonderful guide, knowledgeable, entertaining, thoughtful! Recommend this service for certain. We had a morning tour that allowed Mona Lisa viewing right away 😀.
star-5
Nice Tim in Louvre
Abas_F
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was super nice and informative, Dmitry has excellent knowledge and very kind and tried to explain things in simple excited ways
star-5
Highly recommend. Great guide Emilie
Aoife_H
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Emilie was so lovely. Professional, knowledgable, funny and patient. I would highly recommend
star-4
This is the way to see Le Louvre!
Brenda_M
, Aug 2022
Elizabeth was a wonderful guide adding details to help us appreciate the works. Wish the Mona front lane were narrower to allow each person to the front in order, but that is museum design - not the fault of viator
star-3
Nice but too much to see
Rosemary_F
, Aug 2022
Maybe a bit too historical for all displays. Not enough time for that. Our guide was lovely tho. Too accommodating to people in the tour who were late and holding off he entire tour up.
star-3
English is not good enough
Benny_E
, Aug 2022
The museum is amazing. The skip of the line was very helpful. The guide is not good enough especially the english
star-5
Worth it!!
cristee_b
, Aug 2022
Highly recommend and worth every dollar! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour fun and interesting.
star-5
Sendhil took extra time with us
Tara_P
, Aug 2022
After the tour, Sendhil took extra time to show us many things! We really appreciated it! He was very kind.
star-4
Great guide…awful check in
Navesh_S
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Fumie, was spectacular. Very knowledgeable, kind and with an obvious passion for art. The check in process with Paris city vision, however, was awful. Three-four people checking in but not communicating with each other. Couldn’t find multiple family reservations. Made people wait in the heat unnecessarily. Very unprofessional and chaotic

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