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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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

Departure Point

Place du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

Return Details

Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
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
  • Stroller 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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.
Q:
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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour.

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  • "Skipping the long line is a must and having a guide give you the background and history is very helpful." See review
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Mona Lisa
warren_D
, Jun 2020
Loved it. Quite crowded and a delay because of the strikes. Highlights tour was great. Loved the Mona Lisa despite people saying it is small.
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star-5
Great tour of the Louvre!
Jennifer_H
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable! He was efficient and kind and made the whole tour very enjoyable!
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Beware of being late!
NJWP
, Feb 2020
Beware! We were caught In unexpected Paris construction traffic and were 15 minutes late for the tour. They have no way to re-book, allow you to catch up to the tour, or give you your museum ticket. Not only did we have to miss the tour, we had to buy another ticket to get into the museum. Very disappointing.
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Louvre guided tour
Armondo
, Feb 2020
This was an awesome tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the museum and spoke excellent English. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Louvre Tour
LouvreTour
, Feb 2020
Skipped the long line, tour guide was friendly and informative. Group was 19 people and we visited three main exhibits
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The tour Gide was very knowledgeable and very informative
lebonbakery
, Feb 2020
The tour was a little short but the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend everyone to go.
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Terrible experience
celia57
, Feb 2020
The tour lady doesn’t even care about waiting for her group people, her sign were not obvious enough for us to track her and she doesn’t even count how many people were following her, she just go by her own way and leave a lots of us so afraid to loss her, she lost four of us at the about 3/4 of journey including two men have friends in the same group. We were so anxious, went every places trying to catch her audio and even heard the friends told her their two friends were lost and trying to find the group but she didn’t even care nor respond to their request, finally two of us gave up to find her and gave our audio sets to the men to return back to tour lady who were still trying to find their friends in the group, hopefully they are able to regroup with their friends
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Venus
marionamanda
, Feb 2020
Caroline has Made a very very excellent excursion. Sehe told us a lot of interesting thinks Thank you very much
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Good way to see highlights in Louvre
thefourvaths
, Jan 2020
The tour was a great way to see highlights and then have our own time to explore if needed. The tour guide (CityVision) was good, though she didn't keep track of people in group too well; she needed to keep talking and say where she was going, but since she didn't we lost two people crossing the first street. CityVision was rather congested and somewhat unorganized, but once I exchanged voucher it was fine.
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Revisiting Louvre
emmacatangay
, Jan 2020
This guided tour with skip the line access is a good experience, learned a lot from listening to what the guide was sharing, and a real skip the line..different access... Be ready to walk and go up the stairs.. I loved this tour because i was able to see places I haven’t seen when I visited louvre without the tour guide...
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