Duration: 3 hours
Group Size: 6 max
Refund up to 48 h
- Skip-the-line tickets (valid the whole day of the tour)
- Comprehensive tour of the Louvre's art collection, from the Antiquity to the 19th century
- Captivating insights into the history of the Louvre—former residence of the Kings of France
This 3-hours private tour is designed as a comprehensive first-time introduction, or a refresher. It is an initiation to the major masterpieces, with works of art carefully selected from the rich collections, and to the history of the Louvre itself.
About the tour
The Louvre Museum History and Architecture
Ancient fortress and royal palace turned universal museum, the Louvre is a place with multiple lives. During the tour, you will explore its incredible 800-years history, from the remains of the medieval castle to the modern glass Pyramid—the last to date among the many marks left by generations of rulers and artists.
The tour starts with the exteriors of the museum. Vast courtyards, majestic perspectives and richly ornamented façades will serve us as visual media to briefly retrace the Louvre’s rich past. After this overview, we’ll go inside; your guide will have your tickets, to avoid the lines. More stories will unfold as we stroll through famous and lesser-known galleries.
The Art of Ancient Near East, Grece and Rome
In the rooms surrounding the sublime Cour Khorsabad, you will discover a stunning collection of art coming from the Ancient Mesopotamia—often credited as the ‘cradle of the human civilization’—, Ancient Assyria, and Ancient Persia. The tour will continue with Greek and Roman antiquities, including some of the Louvre’s must-sees: Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, Diana of Versailles. Your guide will help you uncover connections between works of art from different times, crafting the exploration into a fluid and engaging story.
Italian and French Masters at the Louvre
Enjoy some of the ultimate works of European art under one roof: paintings by Leonardo da Vinci (including, of course, Mona Lisa), Rafael, Veronese, Giotto, Botticelli, David, Géricault, Delacroix, sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova. Let yourself be transported by the power of these geniuses who shaped the history of art.
If you wish to book this tour for a larger party (7-25 guests), please contact us for a customized offer.
Where is the meeting point?
We will email you the meeting point and other details of the tour upon booking.
Is the tour suitable for young children / seniors / turbulent teenagers / guests with disabilities?
This tour is recommended for guests over 12 y.o.
It is wheelchair-accessible; please let us know about your mobility needs when booking. A wheelchair can be borrowed for free at the Louvre, with your ID.
Strollers for younger children are allowed at the Louvre (strollers under 55cm x 35cm x 20cm when folded can be checked in).
I have particular interests and/or special needs. Can this tour be customized?
Yes. Please contact us, and we will be happy to come up with a tailor-made solution for you.
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