Royal Louvre Palace Tour with Mona Lisa & Crown Jewels

Skip the lines at the world's largest museum

5 / 5 See All 84 Reviews · 3.0h 15 max · Paris, France

Enjoy the Louvre at its least crowded time with early morning access and let your storytelling guide whisk you away in the palace's charming history

Tour Details
  • I.M. Pei's Modern Louvre Pyramid in Cour Napoléon!
  • Skip the Line Entrance
  • History Beneath the Louvre
  • Passionate Local Guides
  • Sleeping Hermaphoditus
  • Venus de Milo
  • The Coronation of Napoleon
  • Liberty Leading the People
  • The Main Event: The Mona Lisa
  • Relax in the Gardens

We understand how intimidating it can be to plan a trip to Paris, let alone a visit to the Louvre, which is why we offer one of the best Louvre tours in Paris. With exclusive skip the line tickets and a passionate art-loving guide to lead your small group through one of the most impressive museums in Paris, you are sure to make the most out of your Louvre visit. Our professional guides are true experts who will bring the museum to life with detailed stories about the artwork inside. This 3-hour tour includes:

  • Skip the line entrance ticket to the Louvre
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Maximum group size of 15

Skip the Line Louvre Tickets

This special skip the line experience lets you breeze past the thousands of people waiting in line to see the museum daily. Once inside, you’ll begin your tour of the Louvre, stopping at all the best masterpieces and seeing them first hand for yourself. You will also have a headset with you so you can hear your guide's insight clearly throughout the museum.

The Mystery of Mona Lisa’s Smile

Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait of Lisa Gherardini, titled Mona Lisa, is one of the best-known works of art in existence. Despite the painting’s fame, the facial expression of the subject has been endlessly debated - is Mona Lisa happy or sad? 

The painting holds the Guinness World Record for the highest insurance policy - approximately $800,000,000, to be exact. Yet, very few people really know anything about the acclaimed painting, its story and the mystery surrounding the woman depicted. Your professional guide can’t wait to share the stories behind it.

Raphael & Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a true genius and one of the most influential artists who ever lived. Leaving a prominent legacy in the realms of both art and science, Leonardo was a master at each discipline. The Mona Lisa is not Leonardo’s only work of art inside the Louvre, and your tour guide will show you more of Da Vinci’s works, part of the Louvre’s Italian Renaissance collection. 

Besides Leonardo da Vinci, the Louvre also contains works by Renaissance artist Botticelli, master of the 16th Century Venetian school Titian and the grand-scale artist Veronese. Raphael also has work featured throughout the Louvre, one being the famous Saint George painting depicting Saint George on a beautiful horse. 

Jacques-Louis David - Napoleon’s Personal Painter

Although the Louvre is filled with many Italian Renaissance pieces, you'll also see French masterpieces. After all, you are in France! The Louvre offers opportunities to visit works by Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon's personal painter, and Eugène Delacroix. Some of the paintings in the Louvre measure 20 feet tall! The words ‘impressive’ and ‘exquisite’ don’t even do these works of art justice.

Sculptures of the Louvre

The Louvre is not only filled with paintings, it also features many iconic sculptures. Of all the works in the Louvre, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo are some of the most admired. The life-size sculpture of the mythological Sleeping Hermaphroditus carved by Bernini is an amazing piece of work worth admiration. These incredible ancient sculptures only represent a fraction of the Louvre's Greek and Roman antiquities. 

The Crown Jewels of France

Did you know that the Louvre is a former royal palace? With such a strong association to royalty, a visit to the Louvre is incomplete without seeing the Crown Jewels of France. The surviving French Crown Jewels are on display in the Louvre’s Galerie d'Apollon. Get up close and personal to the precious jewels worn by the kings and queens of France. 

It was a tradition to have a new crown created for each coronation in France. It is easy to imagine the extravagance of the crowns created throughout history for each new King and Queen. Your guide will knowledgeably walk you through the history of the royal family in France and their most prized possessions. 

Paris Tips and Tricks

When you finish your tour, feel free to explore the museum on your own. Don’t forget to ask your guide where the best restaurants in Paris near the Louvre are. We want you to enjoy a fulfilling and relaxing vacation in Paris, filled with amazing French culture, art, food and wine.

 

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2/17/2020
EXCELLENT 👏👏

I must say if your going to visit the Louvre you should do it with a tour guide. Our guide from the minute he met us was very welcoming and very informative on everything. We learned things that we never knew and if we didn't have him we wouldn't have known those things. I apologize for not remembering his name but he was fantastic from beginning to end. I highly recommend using the tour guy for this visit.

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Jason Ramirez
2/17/2020
Royal Louvre Palace Tour

Hugo was absolutely fantastic!!!! He expertly navigated us through the Louvre showing us so much along the way. Hugo was funny, intelligent, and very engaging and he taught us so many interesting things about the art and history-he was a wealth of information. The experience was really perfect and we would do it all over again. Thank you!!!

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Victoria Goodman
2/7/2020
Tour of the Louvre

Three of us just had the three hour guided tour of the Louvre with Z. Don't think twice, it is incredibly Three of us just had the 3 hour guided tour of the Louvre with Z as our guide. Can't say enough good things about it! Wealth of information in regards to art, history, and significant pieces. Being that the Louvre is so large, we wouldn't have known where to start or what to see if we had gone on our own. Z showed us a diverse amount of art and added information in regards to it. So glad we took the tour

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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?

Bring a bottle of water if you think you will need one. Comfortable shoes are encouraged since the tour involves three hours of walking.

Can we stay longer in the museum after the tour ends?

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.

I have some doubts about my mobility. Is this tour right for me?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Private Louvre Museum tour.

Can I use my Paris Museum Pass to get a discount on our Louvre tour?

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.

What to bring?

Bring a bottle of water if you think you will need one. Comfortable shoes are encouraged since the tour involves three hours of walking.

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.

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