Your priority access ticket will allow you to follow your guide straight into the world's largest museum. No need to stand in line! This guided tour offers the perfect opportunity to learn about the museum's huge collection and its greatest works of art, such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Coronation of Napoleon.
Before it became a museum in 1793, the Louvre had long been one of the principle palaces of the Kings of France. Located right in the heart of Paris, the Louvre's galleries stretch for 786,000 square feet. It is home to the world's largest collection of art works, spanning more than 7,000 years from ancient civilizations to the 19th Century. The museum's collections are split into eight different departments: Egyptian antiquities, Greek, Etruscan & Roman antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Islamic art, Paintings, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, and Prints & Drawings.
Spend time discovering these collections with your guide, who will show you some of the museum's most famous works and tell you about the stories that lie behind them. Marvel at the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506, one of the most famous female portraits in the world; the Venus de Milo, a celebrated Greek sculpture dating from 100 BC depicting the goddess Aphrodite; or the giant 33-foot-long painting of the Coronation of Napoleon, painted in 1807 by Jacques-Louis David to commemorate the crowning of Napoleon Bonaparte in Notre Dame Cathedral.
After your guided tour, spend time exploring other parts of the museum at your own pace.
Departure from central Paris near the Louvre. Departure at 9.30 and 14.15 daily execpt Tuesday and special events.
Duration: Apx. 2 hours and 30mins
End of the tour at the Louvre.
Languages: a multitude of languages are available at different days of the week including English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese. The default language is English. If you would like another language please make sure you tell your booking agent upon confirmation.
Please note: The museum closes at 18.00 but stay open until 22.00 on Wednesday and Friday ; Large bags, strollers and umbrellas must be left in the museum cloakroom ; This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (tour on foot) ; There are no elevators available on this tour.
Included: The priority access entrance ticket (Subject to the Louvre museum procedures: the Vigipirate plan, the security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow down the entrance) ; The services of a licensed guide ; Guided tour of the Louvre's major masterpieces ; Access to the temporary exhibitions.
NB: This tour is on request, so once we receive your chosen date and time, we will check availability and then call you in order to confirm the booking and take payment. You will then be sent a voucher by email with your tour reservation number. All required information will be clearly indicated on the voucher.