Louvre Under the Stars Evening Tour
See an illuminated Louvre under a Paris sky
Looking to see the Louvre at its least crowded time? Visit the world's largest museum at night with your expert guide and see the attraction's main artworks under the twinkling Parisian night sky.
- Louvre Pyramid Illuminated
- A Night at the Louvre
- Mona Lisa
- Winged Victory of Samothrace
- Venus de Milo
- Explore More!
Looking for things to do in Paris and don’t have time in your day to tour the Louvre? Why not visit the Louvre at night? This small group guided tour of the Louvre lets you skip the heat, lines and crowds that plague the museum during the day and provides you with a different perspective of the Louvre. This 2-hour tour includes:
- - After-hours access to the Louvre Museums
- - An English-speaking guide with expertise in art history
- - Access to the treasures inside the Louvre without the heat and crowds
- - A maximum group size of 15 people
Night Tour of the Louvre Museum
Skip the line and embark on a journey through the museums with your personal expert Louvre guide. Throughout the tour, you will walk through some of the most fascinating art exhibits in the world. Now, this museum is the world’s largest museum, but did you know that at one time its sole purpose was to serve as a fortress and then a palace? You will enjoy learning facts like this all while seeing the many artworks when you tour the Louvre.
The Mystery Behind the Mona Lisa
Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? For starters, Mona Lisa’s expression has been well debated since its creation in the 16th Century. Is she happy or sad? Aside from the constant debate, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is the most insured work of art, cashing in at a whopping $800 million. Be sure to snap a picture of the Mona Lisa and then continue on with your tour to see more of the Louvre’s greatest pieces.
Sculptures of the Louvre
Although the Louvre houses thousands of paintings, it is also home to many statues. Two of the more famous statues include the Winged Victory of Samothrace and Venus de Milo. After exploring the statues, be sure to check out some of the museum’s great Greek and Roman antiquities. As you take it all in, your guide will unravel the importance of the mythology and history behind the some of the museum’s exquisite sculptures.
Take Your Time and Explore the Collections
After your tour is finished, feel free to walk around the museum or explore your favorite exhibit one more time. If you are continuing your night of fun, be sure to ask your guide about the best places to eat near the Louvre or about local nightlife to maximize your time in Paris.
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Did I get his name correct? He was wonderful.
Louvre under the stars
Our tour guide, “Z” was fantastic. We loved the tour and highly recommend it to everyone!
We had an amazing time. I really wanted to do every tour at night to avoid the crowds. We did the Louvre and Eiffel Tower both at night and I'm so happy we did. It was not crowded at all and we got to get up and close to the Mona Lisa. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to meet?
At the equestrian statue of Louis the XIV in front of the Louvre Pyramid. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.
What to bring?
This tour is pretty leisurely, an easy walk around the museum's main galleries but comfortable shoes are always recommended.
Q: Can I use my Paris Museum Pass to get a discount on our Louvre tour?
A: We pre-book all of our reservations and admission tickets for the Louvre Museum in advance. While the Paris Museum Pass can bring you inside the Louvre, our tours include pre-booked reservations. Because of this, you are not able to use your passes on our tours.
Q: Can we stay longer in the museum after the tour ends?
A: After your guide says goodbye, you are allowed to stay inside the museum until closing time. Be aware, though, that once you exit the area where the artwork is, you will not be allowed to re-enter.
Q: Does this tour always visit every artwork listed?
Often artwork undergoes restorations or is loaned to another museum as an exhibit. Our itinerary will include the stop if it is open to be seen. If not, we will add a substitute.