Guided Tour of the Louvre Museum with Skip the Line Admission
Nearest metro: Pyramides/Palais Royal (Lines 14,1& 7). At the end of your tour, you can stay longer after the visit to eat and go souvenir shopping at the Louvre. Cloakroom compulsory for umbrellas, luggage, pushchairs that are not to be taken in the exhibition rooms.
There is no elevator available during this visit. The Louvre Museum closes at 10pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tour Participation Requirements
Enter the Louvre, Earth's largest and most-visited museum, luring almost ten-million admirers each year. Since 1793, inside palace walls that were once the home of French kings, this esteemed museum's displayed collection has grown to 35,000 artworks, dating back 7,000+ years. Here's your chance to appreciate some of its many highlights.
Any luggage-worthy guidebook will advise avoiding lengthy queues at all costs – and to dedicate your precious moments to actually touring those attractions you came to see. Off you go to indulge in a world-beloved bastion of colorful artistic history.
Take a 2½ -hour, guided circuit through the Louvre's jaw-dropping galleries. The art connoisseur by your side will show you some of the most famous masterpieces and tell the stories that lie behind them. Marvel at the Mona Lisa, that legendary portrait, started by Leonardo da Vinci around 1503. Praise the Venus de Milo statue of the goddess Aphrodite, a celebrated Greek sculpture dating back to 100 B.C.
Invade the space of the massive, over 32-foot-long Coronation of Napoleon, painted in 1806 by Jacques-Louis David to commemorate the Emperor’s crowning in Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral. Following the guided portion, linger a while longer to savor more key pieces. They include all manner of art and antiquities throughout time and from around the globe. Find them among both the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions – your ticket grants entry to both.
What makes the Mona Lisa smile?
The past behind Leonardo da Vinci's renowned masterpiece remains shrouded in mystery. Just one is the identity of its subject, though she's widely believed to be Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Florentine cloth merchant Francesco del Giocondo. Perhaps her beguiling, enigmatic grin gives her away: The painting's alternative title, La Gioconda, also translates to "happiness" in Italian.
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