Skip the Line Louvre Highlights Tour
Witness the Louvre's most popular works of art on this guided tour
If you're looking to visit the Louvre but only see what we like to call the "greatest hits," this tour is for you. Check out the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and other Louvre highlights with your expert art-loving guide.
What you will see on this tour
- I.M. Pei's Modern Louvre Pyramid in Cour Napoléon!
- Skip the Line Entrance
- Venus de Milo
- Liberty Leading the People
- The Main Event: The Mona Lisa
- Relax in the Gardens
You’re visiting France and have decided to check out the largest museum on Earth, sounds like a no-brainer. The Louvre is home to over 38,000 works of art. Dedicating a whole day to a museum while you are in one of the best cities on Earth can often be too much of a commitment. If you’re looking to experience the Louvre, but aren’t necessarily an art connoisseur, we created this tour with you in mind. Our 1.5-hour tour includes:
- - Skip-the-line access to the Louvre Museum
- - A fun, professional English-speaking guide
- - Access to the most popular treasures inside the Louvre Museum
- - A maximum group size of 15 people
Skip the Line Louvre Tickets
Upon entering the museum, your guide will lead you to the front of the museum’s long line, past the thousands that wait daily to tour the museum without skip the line tickets. This feature makes your tour through the Louvre extra convenient and hassle-free. Once inside, each painting and artwork will fall into place as you tour this vast museum. From the more acclaimed artworks to the unique ones, our guide is willing to answer any questions that you may have along the way.
The Mystery of Mona Lisa’s Smile
Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece lives soundly in the Louvre--surrounded by her own personal bodyguards and bulletproof glass that is. Leonardo’s portrait of Lisa Gherardini has been through it all. Can you imagine being stolen from your home, returned two years later and still to this day mocked for what kind of expression you are making? Because of the wonder and awe behind her mysterious facade, Mona Lisa has become one of the most famous works of art around the world with an insurance policy worth over $800,000,000! Can you decide what expression she is making?
The Winged Victory of Samothrace
This beautiful statue from Samothrace, Greece is most notable for its beautiful body with wings extending from its back. The only thing missing is her head and to this day, no one knows what happened to it. The statue of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, is a marble Hellenistic sculpture that is still praised to date because of its durability over time.
A Symbol of French Liberty
Although the Louvre is filled with works of art from all over, it is obvious that a museum in France would have brilliant works of art created by the most famous French artists. On this highlighted tour, you will get to see Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People depicting one of the many revolutions in France. While on the tour, ask why the woman painted remains such a symbol for the French Republic and modern French culture.
The Mystery Behind Venus
Venus de Milo is one of the most famous ancient Greek statues ever created. Over the years, many sculptors have tried to take credit for the armless masterpiece. After much debate and research, the statue appears to have been created by Alexandros of Antioch. Although the statue appears to be depicting Aphrodite, the statue is actually named after the Greek island, Milos, where this larger than life statue was first discovered.
Paris Tips and Tricks
When your Skip the Line Louvre Highlights Tour concludes, don’t forget to ask your guide for any recommendations on where to visit or eat next in Paris. Remember, The Tour Guy is here to offer you the most that we can to make your trip unforgettable.
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 Tour.
Q: Can we stay longer in the museum after the tour ends?
A: You are allowed to stay inside the museum to continue further exploring after the tour. 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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Lively, informative, amazing tour!
Josephine was lively, full of knowledge, and an expert at getting us to the biggest highlights before the crush of humanity descended. We moved through the building (and through history) with ease. We highly recommend an early morning tour with Josephine!
Great introduction to the Louvre
Our host, Nev, was very knowledgeable and informative. She carefully explained each of the highlights and the history and context that made the artwork memorable. I really enjoyed this tour. You also have time after the tour to stay in the Louvre and explore it at your leisure.
Short and sweet tour
We really enjoyed this tour. It was fast-paced but we saw a lot. I hope to go back and enjoy a longer visit sometime! Truly amazing museum and our guide was wonderful