Louvre Under the Stars Evening Tour
Experience the Louvre at night illuminating under the Parisian 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.
What you will see on this tour
- 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 tour the Louvre at night? This small group Louvre tour 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:
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, the 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 or a picture of you trying to mimic her expression 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.
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: I have some doubts about my mobility. Is this tour right for me?
A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Private Louvre Museum tour.
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.
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Louvre under the stars evening tour
When booking the “evening tour” I assumed it would be dark outside ( I should’ve done my homework , duh) however Hugo was an amazing tour guide! He was funny, charismatic, and very much knowledgeable. Very patient when we wanted to wait in the horrific line to see the Mona Lisa up close. Overall, excellent experience !
Fabulous evening tour
We did the evening tour of the Louvre, starting at 6.45pm. It was a fantastic time, with the crowds a little less intense and still plenty of time to explore after the tour. We only had 12 people in our group which was a good number. Our guide Hugo was knowledgeable, entertaining, and fiercely proud of his Parisienne heritage. He paced the tour perfectly and made sure we had an opportunity to see everything for just long enough. I would highly recommend this tour, it is very reasonably priced for the value.
This was such a wonderful way to see the Louvre. So much less crowded than during the day and our guide was amazing - so knowledgeable and really entertaining! I would not have had such an amazing experience without this tour. Wow!