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  • Must-Sees of the Louvre Museum: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

    1. Must-Sees of the Louvre Museum: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

    Go on a whirlwind tour of the ‘Top 10’ must-see works of art in the Louvre, and more! You will, of course, see the mysterious Mona Lisa, as well as the exquisite Venus de Milo, the spectacular Winged Victory and many other of the most famous masterpieces in the world. Travel back in time and explore the Italian Renaissance, discover ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and the great French paintings of the 19th century. You may be surprised to discover that the Louvre was a royal palace before it became a museum, and you will walk through the sumptuous corridors as Kings, Queens and Emperors once did. This specially designed 1.5-hour tour will ensure that you cover all the must-see masterpieces in the Louvre, as well as showing you other fascinating artworks along the way. Your expert local guide will regale you with the stories behind the art and artists, helping you to understand what mak...

    Hervé was an excellent guide. impeccable Englosh and lots of knowledge about the louvre and the art he showed us. His enthusiasm was catching - I could have gone on listening to him for ever! thanks!

  • Paris: Louvre Museum Private Family Tour Designed for Kids

    2. Paris: Louvre Museum Private Family Tour Designed for Kids

    This fun, private 2-hour tour not only introduces you to the incredible art collections at the Louvre Museum, but it also includes an energetic family element. Participants will have to use their deduction and creativity to answer questions about the museum's exhibits, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa, so your little detectives stay captivated while you learn about major pieces from around the world. Both a fun and educational way to discover one of the world's finest art collections in Paris, this is a tour to admire the Italian Renaissance, Egyptian period, French Revolution, and many more with your whole family.

    Excellent guide with lots of knowledge to explain louve art in a structured way to kids. 2 hours is too rush, but she got the main points, key art pieces and period, and kids age 8&10 attention span is around that time…

  • Paris: Louvre Museum Private Guided Tour

    3. Paris: Louvre Museum Private Guided Tour

    Get a personal introduction to one of the most visited museums in the world on a private tour of the Louvre Museum with a bilingual guide. See highlights from the vast collection of over 380,000 significant objects, including 35,000 masterpieces of art displayed in a former royal palace. Benefit from VIP treatment as you explore the museum complex, known for its glass pyramid in the courtyard and Pyramide Inversée (Inverted Pyramid) skylight in the Carrousel du Louvre shopping arcade. Learn more about Da Vinci’s legendary portrait of the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo statue and other ancient Greco-Roman sculptures. Save precious time on a tour with no lines and no delays. Get shown the best places to buy souvenirs in the shopping arcade, where your guide can help bargain for the best prices.

    It was a fabulous tour! David is a very passionate and gracious guide, who gave us a great overview of the highlights and a lot of very appreciated detailed information on history and background of the museum, artists and exhibits. He is a total professionalist in historic art. The next time we will visit the Louvre we would love to have another tour with him. Many thanks again!

  • Paris: Louvre Treasure Hunt for Families and Kids

    4. Paris: Louvre Treasure Hunt for Families and Kids

    Enjoy a visit to the world's largest museum all while keeping the kids entertained and engaged. Relax as your art-loving, child-expert guide leads them through every step of a Louvre treasure hunt in an amusing and informative way. They will travel through Egyptian mythology, Greek antiques, and Italian art, such as the famous Mona Lisa. At the start of this awesome tour, your guide will give your kids an activity booklet, tailor-made according to their age range (from 3 to 6 or 7 to 12 years old). They will follow the same course, but with adapted challenges. They will view and discuss masterpieces in a comfortable atmosphere, with coloring or drawing activities for the younger kid. As they continue to solve clues, their skills of observation will help them progress. With each answer, they will win a clue written on a card. Once all the cards have been collected, they will lead them t...

    Our guide Sebastien was very professional and kind. He did his best to keep our kids interested and that wasn’t easy as they came already little tired from visiting Eiffel and they are all different age (15,12 and 8). We, parents, also learned some new things, even it wasn’t our first visit. Two hours private tour is just perfect if you have 3 kids.

  • Louvre Highlights Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    5. Louvre Highlights Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    Save precious time and skip the very long lines to the Louvre Museum, where more than 35,000 works of art are on display in 403 different rooms! Take the stress out of finding the highlights of the collection in a small group of no more than 10 people. Follow a carefully planned itinerary to look at the legendary Venus de Milo and celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Discover sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, Neoclassical paintings by David, and romantic paintings such as Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. See the crown jewels of the French Monarchy, and Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa. Marvel as your guide brings the art to life on an insightful walk through the galleries. Hear the background history of timeless treasures, and then spend as much time as you like at the museum once your guide has left.

    Great experience. The guide was lovely , helpful and knowledgable. Really enjoyed the tour around what would otherwise have been an overwhelming museum.

  • Paris: Private Egyptian Art at the Louvre Family Tour

    6. Paris: Private Egyptian Art at the Louvre Family Tour

    This family Louvre adventure explores one of history’s most fascinating civilizations: ancient Egypt. This educational program is designed to encourage kids to think like archaeologists by using the Louvre’s world-renowned Egyptian collection to bring people from the past back to vivid life. Children will explore key areas of Egypt’s civilization such as the Nile River, a scribe’s workshop and a pharaoh’s crypt.  In each area, children will learn to engage meaningfully with key objects using a variety of thinking tools to understand what they say about ancient Egyptian beliefs. Young archaeologists and their private guide will voyage down the Nile. In each area, decode a series of symbols allowing you to proceed to the next stage of the adventure. As a final challenge, learn how to write your name in Egyptian symbols.

  • Murders and Mysteries of the Louvre Museum

    7. Murders and Mysteries of the Louvre Museum

    You'll meet your guide underneath the immense glass pyramid of the Louvre, after the security check but before the ticketed entrance (the precise meeting point will be on your voucher).  Your guide will greet you and will take you to discover firsthand some of the most renowned collections and pieces of the Louvre, including the medieval remnants of the old royal castle, the vast Egyptian collection, the curious Venus de Milo, the crown jewelry collection, French masterpieces, and the Mona Lisa.  As home of the largest collection of artwork on the planet, the Louvre is filled with paintings, sculptures and other pieces that contain fascinating — and sometimes horrifying — secrets and backstories. Within the ancient world collections, learn about magic and long-forgotten rituals and travel through the ages as your guide brings to life dark events depicted in some of the Museum’s most ico...

  • Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access, Louvre, & River Cruise

    8. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access, Louvre, & River Cruise

    Admire the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and get stunning views of Paris from Montmartre. Visit Place du Tertre and see a reconstructed windmill before taking the subway to the Île de la Cité, where Paris began. The City of Light started on this very island, growing from a Roman outpost into the most populous and prosperous city in Europe. Above it rises, Notre Dame. Severely damaged by a recent fire, she still stands proudly in the heart of the city; testament to the genius of its design and the endurance of France. Your guide will bring you as close as the ongoing restoration will permit to give you the best views possible. You’ll then cross the river into the historic Latin Quarter with its Gothic churches and winding, cobbled, streets ending at Place Saint-Michel, a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. A short walk down the Seine brings you to the Louvre, where you’ll enjoy a 1-hour...

  • Paris: City Walk and Louvre Museum Tour

    9. Paris: City Walk and Louvre Museum Tour

    Explore Paris on a private tour to ensure a highly personalized experience. Meet your guide outside the Cité Metro Station for the start of a pleasant walking tour of the “City of Lights.” The tour covers the most famous landmarks along the River Seine, such as the Gothic splendor of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Your guide will describe the origins of Paris at the Île de la Cité, including its art and culture through the centuries. Admire bridges over the Seine, and discover secret spots known only to the locals. Then, skip the ticket lines at the Louvre, the ancient home of French monarchs and emperors. Once inside, your guide will take you to major artworks and hidden treasures. Learn about the museum’s architectural history and pre-museum life as a fortress and palace. By the end, you will have a greater understanding of how the “City of Lights” and its treasures earned their worldwi...

  • Louvre Masterpieces & Royal Palace Private Extended Tour

    10. Louvre Masterpieces & Royal Palace Private Extended Tour

    Begin with the medieval foundations of this ancient royal residence, and then gaze at the graceful Venus de Milo. Admire one of the Louvre’s most celebrated sculptures, Winged Victory of Samothrace. Continue on to the Apollo Gallery, which houses the ornate royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV and be riveted by the valiant tales of these inimitable leaders. This tour was specifically conceived and designed to bring together all of the museum’s most famous works. Stand in awe as you enter each new wing and gaze upon some of the world’s most monumental and recognizable masterpieces. Marvel at Canova’s Psyche and Cupid and Delacroix’s famous painting depicting the French struggle for freedom, Liberty Leading the People. Discover firsthand what makes Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa the most enigmatic portrait of all time. End your tour in the Napoleon Apartments, where the opulent inter...

    Our guide, Hugo, made the museum come to life through his passionate knowledge of both French history and art. We truly enjoyed every minute of the tour.

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Our guide Sebastien was very professional and kind. He did his best to keep our kids interested and that wasn’t easy as they came already little tired from visiting Eiffel and they are all different age (15,12 and 8). We, parents, also learned some new things, even it wasn’t our first visit. Two hours private tour is just perfect if you have 3 kids.

Excellent guide with lots of knowledge to explain louve art in a structured way to kids. 2 hours is too rush, but she got the main points, key art pieces and period, and kids age 8&10 attention span is around that time…

Hervé was an excellent guide. impeccable Englosh and lots of knowledge about the louvre and the art he showed us. His enthusiasm was catching - I could have gone on listening to him for ever! thanks!

Our 10:30 tour was canceled because the guide failed to show up. We got moved to the 3:00 tour and had a wonderful experience.

We enjyied every minuter of this tour. It was easy to book and to pay. Will use the same company again next week in Madrid