Royal Louvre Palace Tour with Mona Lisa & Crown Jewels

Explore the world's largest museum with a passionate guide and a small group

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 112 Reviews · 3.00h 15 max · Paris, France

If you're feeling intimidated about visiting the Louvre, then don't hesitate to book our popular Louvre tour. With a small group and a local guide, you'll see the most iconic pieces of art from the Mona Lisa to the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Your guide also helps you navigate the crowds while they share incredible details about the artists and artwork throughout this massive museum. The Louvre is the can't-miss attraction in Paris even if you're not an art enthusiast, so don't wait to book!

Tour Details
  • I.M. Pei’s famous Louvre pyramid
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • Passionate, local guide
  • The Winged Victory of Samothrace
  • History under the Louvre
  • Sleeping Hermaphroditus
  • The Raft of Medusa
  • Venus de Milo
  • Coronation of Napoleon
  • Liberty Leading the People
  • 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 will bring the museum to life with detailed stories about the artwork inside. This 3-hour tour includes:

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Louvre

  • Professional and fun 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 expert 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. With your guide's narration, it is easy to imagine the extravagance of the crowns created throughout history for each new king and queen.

 

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Excellent tour of the Louvre
16 June 2022
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Reviewed by
Janet Wiklo

My son and I were in Paris the last week of May 2022, and did the Louvre tour. Our guide, Victoria, was amazing. She knew that museum's history inside and out. And what a beautiful museum it is! And HUGE! Victoria knew exactly where to take us, at a perfect pace to allow for pictures and to take in everything around us. Would highly recommend.

Fabulous Tour of the Louvre
10 May 2022
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Reviewed by
Elizabeth Anker

Our tour guide, "Z", was friendly, knowledgable and fun. He knew exactly how to get us into the Louvre, and past the lines, with a minimum of fuss, and escorted us through the museum expertly. His commentary and historical background was wonderful. Our 10-year old daughter loved the tour, as well. We'd recommend this tour to anyone that has limited time to visit the Louvre!

Amazing guide and excellent tour
11 January 2022
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Reviewed by
Gordana Kovacevic

Z was a super interesting guide, and we loved that we were a small group, just the four of us. We learned a lot about different art in Louvre, and everything that was important was covered by the tour. I definitely recommend it!

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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?

Comfortable shoes are encouraged since the tour involves 3 hours of walking.

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

You are allowed to stay inside the museum until closing time, even after your guided tour is done. Please note that once you exit the area where the artwork is, you will not be allowed to re-enter.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your ability to easily navigate a few sets of stairs and the crowds, we suggest taking a Private Louvre Museum tour so we can better accommodate your needs.

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

We pre-book all of our reservations and tickets for the Louvre Museum in advance, so personal museum passes are not valid for entry or a discount.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes are encouraged since the tour involves 3 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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