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  • Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

    1. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

    Explore one of the world’s best art museums at your own pace with your ticket to the Louvre. Skip the ticket line and head straight to the security check, before heading inside and viewing some of the world's finest art. Once inside the historic palace located on the Right Bank of the Seine, 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. The museum first opened on August 10 1793 with an exhibition of just 537 paintings. Despite closing in 1796, due to structural problems, it reopened in 1801 as the Musée Napoléon with a larger collection. Many works were seized and returned to their original owners after the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. The collection was increased during the reign ...

    Entire experience is amazing. Getting to Louvre, gardens around, entire atmosphere.

  • Paris Louvre Museum: Priority Entrance with Audio Guide

    2. Paris Louvre Museum: Priority Entrance with Audio Guide

    As one of the world's most visited museums, you can be sure that a skip-the-ticket-line entry will come in handy to beat the lines at the Louvre. Collect your audio guide and wander around the fascinating exhibitions, learning about the artists and their work as you go. The Louvre Museum is a vast museum, but the handy route map will suggest various possible itineraries to help you organize your tour. The audio guide offers recorded commentaries in 10 different languages, packed with information and anecdotes to help you to better understand the history and significance of some of the greatest works. Discover the popular and most famous exhibits such as the Venus de Milo and the Coronation of Napoleon I, not forgetting of course the intriguing smile of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The audio guide offers a summary of some of the greatest works, but there is still so much more to disc...

    The lockers were broken,difficult to use, the snack bar lines were unbearable, no paper towels in the bathrooms. The museum in well organized and presenter

  • Paris: Louvre Ticket with Audioguide App and Seine Cruise

    3. 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 ...

    Great activity for the whole family. We especially enjoyed the Siene river cruise, and found the audio guide to be quite helpful in the museum.

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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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...

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What people are saying about Palais du Louvre

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 20,430 reviews

Was an awesome ticket, made visiting super easy! The only downside was that we booked the ticket the same day, and so we almost didn’t get our voucher in time for our visit. If you book in advance, this is perfect!

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

Everything was good and perfectly scheduled, thank you for the journey, really enjoyed.

Seeing the Wings and Venus, Mona do be kinda scary doe.