Guided tour

Paris: 2-Hour Small Group Louvre Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Walks

Paris: 2-Hour Small Group Louvre Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Walks
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 62.44 per person

See the best of the Louvre in just 2 hours with skip-the-ticket-line entrance.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the best of the Louvre with an expert local guide
  • Skip the ticket line for faster entry
  • Experience a carefully crafted itinerary to see the best in 2-hours
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

The Louvre is a must-see in Paris, not just for its incredible art but for the history held within its walls. This was once a palace where princes rode their horses up and down the hallways; a sprawling complex fortified to protect the first family of France. Go beyond the obvious on the Louvre Highlights Tour, peering behind the artworks to unlock their secrets. See famous French works like Géricault’s ‘Raft of Medusa,' which depicts the true story of shipwrecked sailors driven to cannibalism. Of course da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ will play a major role on your tour. You won’t believe how tiny the Louvre’s most famous artwork is, nor how many guests have tried to destroy her. At the sculpture gallery, encounter another Italian in Michelangelo’s ‘Slaves’; plus Anthony Canova’s incredibly romantic ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss.’ You’ll also get a sense for that other use of the Louvre, as a royal palace. With your guide on hand to point out the details, you’ll notice the beautiful ceiling panels and explore a special room filled with crown jewels. As you explore, have headsets to help you hear your guide and to ensure that you don’t get lost. Traveling in a small group of just 20 people or fewer (including you), means you’ll also find them easier to interact with and question. All the better since they have all the answers. The best, most qualified licensed guides to lead this Louvre tour. Skip the ticket line and enjoy this short (but sweet) adventure into the heart of French art and history.
Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line Louvre Museum tickets
  • Headsets
  • Expert local tour guides
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/ drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Your meeting point is at the Arc du Carousel. The Arc du Carousel (a triumphal arch) is located inside the Place du Carousel, standing between the Louvre Pyramid and the Tuileries Gardens. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the arch. The meeting point is located at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a sign. Arriving by taxi: Ask your driver to drop you off at Arc du Carousel of the Louvre, 75001 Paris. Arriving by Metro: Metro station Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, Line 1 and 7. Follow the sign "sortie" (exit). Take the exit “sortie #1” named "Passage Richelieu."

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated
  • Particular galleries of the Louvre Museum may be closed without prior notice, or pieces may be removed for restoration or loan
  • Only bags smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm are permitted
  • There may be a wait at security of up to 20 minutes
  • This tour operates in English
  • All members of your party must bring valid ID with them on the day of the tour
  • The tour partner complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Paris government guidelines for the most up-to-date information
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 250 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Belen was an excellent guide! She took us with her on a journey through the most important and fascinating pieces of art (including the Mona Lisa). For us - not very much art experts - it was easy to follow her and her lively way of telling us the stories of the Louvre itself and the art she presented to us was fascinating. Thank you again very much!

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June 6, 2022

The skip-the-line is worth it alone! But, wow! Nancy was amazing. We saw just enough art for our taste. We didn’t have to guess or try to figure out what we were looking at, and we learned so much history along the way. It was one of our most enjoyable experiences!

June 5, 2022

Adam was our guide, and if I ever want to go back to the Louvre I would ask for him specifically :) He gave us all the necessary details and history in a fun way. The tour went by so quickly and it was so interesting. Thank you Adam for making our first visit to the Louvre, memorable.

June 2, 2022

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