Louvre at Closing Time Tour with Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo

See the best of the Louvre with fewer crowds and a passionate guide on this late afternoon tour

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 26 Reviews · 2.00h 15 max · Paris, France

Wishing you could just see the highlights of the Louvre without crowds or spending hours? It's possible with this late afternoon tour that gets you in before closing time but after most of the crowds have already left. You'll get to skip the line with your guide and go straight to the most iconic pieces of art in the Louvre: Mona Lisa, Nike of Samothrace, Coronation of Napoleon, Venus di Milo, and much more. It's the perfect shorter itinerary for those who just need a couple hours at the Louvre.

Tour Details
  • Skip the line to the Louvre
  • Meet your guide outside the Louvre
  • View the Mona Lisa
  • The Winged Victory of Samothrace
  • Venus de Milo
  • Liberty Leading the People
  • The Louvre's history as a fortress
  • Au Revoir at sunset

Meet your guide and small group of 15 or fewer people at the equestrian statue of Louis the XIV in front of the Louvre Pyramid. Then enjoy your skip-the-line access through a separate entrance into the Louvre where you'll follow your passionate guide to the most popular art in the Louvre. This late afternoon Louvre tour gets you in before closing so you can spend just a couple hours here instead of most of your morning like other tours. It's also nice to explore the Louvre with significantly fewer people inside. This 2-hour tour Louvre includes:

  • Skip-the-line access to the Louvre Museums

  • A fun, English-speaking guide with expertise in art history

  • Access to the treasures inside the Louvre with fewer crowds

  • A maximum group size of 15 people

Shorter Tour of the Louvre Museum

Follow your expert Louvre guide into the world's largest museum and discover some of the most fascinating art exhibits in the world. Learn about its original purpose as a fortress and then a palace as you explore the treasures, art, and sculptures inside.

The Mystery Behind the Mona Lisa

Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? For starters, Mona Lisa’s expression has been often debated since its creation in the 16th century. Is she happy or sad or playful? Another intriguing thing about Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is that it's the highest insured work of art at a whopping $800 million. With fewer crowds in the afternoon, you should be able to snap a great picture of the Mona Lisa, 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.

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Awesome tour with knowledgable guide
30 April 2022
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Gian Peter Ochsner

My girlfriend and I booked an evening tour to see some famous art pieces of the Louvre. The tour met all our expectations and and our guide, Anastasia, was very knowledgable and friendly. She had a good sense of humour and could answer all our questions. I can highly recommend the tours with The Tour Guy.

the louve
11 March 2020
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patricia dobelis

Hugo, our tour guide was fantastic (even tho he was not on time). his background in Art History was invaluable for this tour. he pointed out many things in pieces of the art that we would not have known without his commentary. all in all, this was an incredible tour and will recommend to others. thank you.

Great Guide & Story Teller
05 March 2020
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Neal Bernstein

We have very high expectations and they were exceeded. Touring the Louvre at night was a super treat, and it wasn't crowded at all! Our guide, Ferit, had tons of energy, knew his stuff, kept us going on a fast pace, and is a great story teller. In other words, he didn't just provide facts. He is also a great teacher. Highly recommend this tour and Ferit! Neal

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Meet your guide 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 is a shorter walking tour, but comfortable shoes are always recommended.

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

This tour ends when the museum closes, therefore it is not possible to remain inside the museum after the 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, so a Paris Museum Passes will not be valid on this tour.

What to bring?

This is a shorter walking tour, but comfortable shoes are always recommended.

Where to meet?

Meet your guide 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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