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Louvre Museum: Tour

1. Louvre Museum: Tour

Get priority entry access to the Louvre Museum and be led by an expert guide on a carefully planned route designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the crown jewels of the French Monarchy, gaze back at Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa, and feel the passion coming from Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. Listen as your guide brings the art to life on an informative walk through the vast galleries. Explore relics from ancient Egypt and marvel at the impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities including the legendary Venus de Milo and the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Discover timeless sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, Neoclassical paintings by Jacques-Louis David, and iconic works from the French Romanticism period like The Raft of the Medusa. After the guided tour, spend as much time as you like exploring the museum’s 380,000 objects on display and come out from your visit with a greater appreciation of the Louvre’s treasures.

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Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket and Audioguide

2. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket and Audioguide

Explore the Louvre at your own pace with this skip-the-line entry ticket. Discover the palace and the museum's collections with the audioguide on the new Nintendo 3DS system. The routes, available in 9 languages, will give you the keys to understanding the history behind the collections. See unmissable and iconic sights such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Discover masterpieces of the Renaissance and ancient Egyptian relics, along with paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries, prints from the Royal Collection, and much more. Stroll through 8 curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings. Note that 'Pass Education' holders, people under 18, and EU residents under 26 get free entry with valid ID.

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Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

3. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

Explore the Louvre at your own pace with a timed-entrance ticket, ensuring you get in within 30 minutes. See unmissable and iconic artwork such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Discover Renaissance masterpieces and ancient Egyptian relics, along with paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries. The museum first opened on August 10, 1793, exhibiting just 537 paintings. Despite closing in 1796 due to structural problems, it reopened in 1801 as the Musée Napoléon with a larger collection.  The collection has since gained 20,000 works. Now, there are 8 departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings.

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Paris: Louvre Timed Ticket with Audio Guide and Seine Cruise

4. Paris: Louvre Timed Ticket with Audio Guide and Seine Cruise

Step inside the Louvre, home to renowned works of art, including the Mona Lisa. Benefit from timed-entrance tickets and lose yourself in the famous halls with your audio guide. Later, take a sightseeing cruise along the Seine. Admire all the treasures the Louvre has to offer with your map and audio guide, and a separate audio guide available for kids. Learn the stories and meanings behind famous masterpieces, including the Venus de Milo, the Coronation of Napoleon I, and Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Once the commentary is over, return your devices and feel free to explore the museum a little longer. Embark on a sightseeing cruise along the Seine whenever you like during your stay for the best views of the French capital.

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Paris: Louvre Museum Entry Ticket with Guidance to Mona Lisa

5. Paris: Louvre Museum Entry Ticket with Guidance to Mona Lisa

Make your way to the Louvre Museum to meet a member of staff at the designated meeting point. Then, get escorted to a priority entrance for quicker access. Your escort will accompany you in a group, and then take you directly to the Mona Lisa. Get important information about the Louvre Museum that will help your visit as you make your way to Da Vinci's legendary portrait painting. Upon arrival, admire the mystery of the masterpiece and bid farewell to your escort. You are now free to explore the museum at your own pace to look at the thousands of other works of art at your complete leisure.

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Paris: Louvre Ticket with Audioguide App and Seine Cruise

6. Paris: Louvre Ticket with Audioguide App and Seine Cruise

Make the most of your time in Paris with this combined ticket to the Louvre Museum and River Seine cruise. After booking, receive a downloadable link for the audioguide app directly to your email, as well as your e-ticket for the Louvre and the cruise. When the date of your booking arrives, avoid the long waiting times at the Louvre and enjoy skip-the-line entry to this world-famous museum. Inside, discover the array of iconic masterpieces that are housed here, including the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, and many more. As you explore, listen to fascinating insight and information on your audioguide app. After your trip to the Louvre, head down to the water to embark on an exciting cruise along the River Seine. Sit back and relax as you soak up epic views of Paris’ most iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. If you don’t fancy going on the cruise that day, enjoy the freedom to use your ticket anytime during your entire stay in Paris. Please note that the cruises are currently running from Wednesday to Sunday.

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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 iconic works. Even the world-famous Mona Lisa can be seen from a new perspective as you try to understand her enigmatic smile.  Throughout your tour, you'll also learn about the history of the Louvre itself: its medieval origins as a fortress, its importance as a royal residence and the centuries of betrayal, scandal and murder that took place here. By the end of your in-depth tour, you'll have a newfound appreciation and fascination for the Louvre Museum and the stories it contains. After your 2-hour visit, your ticket allows you to stay at the Louvre to explore the rest of the museum on your own.

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Louvre Museum: Private Tour for Families

8. Louvre Museum: Private Tour for Families

Follow your expert guide on a fun and informative private tour through the Louvre Museum, which has been designed as a family-friendly way to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the crown jewels of the French Monarchy, feel the passion coming from Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, and gaze back at Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa. Listen as your guide brings the art to life on a captivating walk through the vast galleries. Explore relics from ancient Egypt and marvel at the impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities including the legendary Venus de Milo and the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Discover timeless sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, Neoclassical paintings by Jacques-Louis David, and iconic works from the French Romanticism period. End your tour with a greater appreciation of the Louvre’s treasures and, once your guide has left, spend as much time as you like inside to further explore the museum’s 380,000 objects on display.

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4-Hour Small Group Paris Bike Tour & Louvre Visit

9. 4-Hour Small Group Paris Bike Tour & Louvre Visit

This 4-hour tour allows you to leisurely explore Paris and the Louvre on your own time schedule. Skip the lines at the world's biggest museum while also avoiding Paris's traffic jams during this small group bike tour that sets each monument in context and connects the finest masterpieces with both the grand and lesser-known parts of the capital. Your enthusiastic and professional guide will accompany you by bike from the bustling Halles to the Palais Royal before heading to the Louvre where Mona Lisa's smile, the mysterious Venus de Milo and the magnificent royal jewels await you. After leaving the museum, continue by bike to the Left Bank for various other landmarks including a tower of scandal in the venerable French Academy, Parsis's first cafe and a district of theologians that would go on to become the home of New Wave cinema.

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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 interiors will transport you back to the 1800s. This private tour helps you make the most of your time in the Louvre, leading you through the best of the collection and some hidden gems, all the while saving you time with Skip the Line Access.

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What people are saying about Louvre Pyramid

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 22,476 reviews

Very informative, a definite must to truly enjoy the museum visit. Louvre is massive and so many wonderful treasures is overwhelming. Our guide help is navigate the museum to the most important works of art plus share the history of the slouch itself. Our twin fourteen year old daughters found the two hour tour just the right amount of time and information

We got in the museum 1.30 as we have booked! The museum is enormous but they give you map before you start to visit the exhibitions. In addition the museum has vestiaries for personal objects: umbrellas, jackets etc. It was perfect and I m satisfied cause I saw the 2 of 4 exhibitions

Excellent guide and made a very good overview of the key pieces of the museum, highly recommended.

It was so magnificent, amazing and satisfied to see some of the artworks.

This is an excellent tour to get started on the Louvre