Louvre Inside or Outdoor Tour Experience with Combo Option

Badge of ExcellenceParis, France
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From USD 45.07

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


One of the most famous museums in the world, home to the Mona Lisa, everyone likes to experience the Louvre in their own way. On this tour, customize your experience to suit you. Would you like to have a private guide? Perhaps you’d rather take a private tour of the parks and gardens around the Louvre? Or would you like a brief introduction to the Louvre before exploring independently?
  • Book your Louvre tickets before you travel to avoid disappointment
  • Skip-the-line tickets on the private guided tour
  • Your host provides logistical support, maps, and tickets
  • Enjoy the chance to explore the Louvre’s galleries at your own pace

What's Included

  • Timed Entry Ticket to Louvre Museum
  • Experienced local tour guide
  • Exclusive private tour with expert guide for your group only (if option selected)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Louvre Pyramid
    75001 Paris, France

    Our meeting point is the statue of Louis XIV on horseback in front of the Louvre Pyramid entrance. The nearest address is 10 Place du Carrousel. The closest Metro station is Palais Royal Musee du Louvre on Line 1 and 7. Your guide will be holding an orange sign that says “ExperienceFirst.”

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

This option is a great way to skip the general admission line and get into the Louvre sooner.
If you are there to see the Mona Lisa, be prepared to stand in a queue for a minimum of 30min to get 30sec in front of her on your own for a selfie.
Perfect for those who would like an easy entry and a brief introduction to the museum before going off to explore on your own.
150 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 150 reviews
Secret entrance!
Danielle_C, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Austin, was fantastic! Knowledgeable yet relatable. He sprinkled the right amount of humour which we all appreciated. 100% recommend!
Artistic glory
Luke_E, Mar 2023
The art is amazing, the knowledge given on its construction, use and about the most famous paintings is enlightening
Wonderful Louvre experience
J_C, Feb 2023
Wonderful tour by our guide who tailored the tour to our specific interests and spent time with us explaining many of the interesting historical points about the museum itself as well as the paintings and sculptures
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and had a great Louvre experience! Thanks for your 5 stars and for choosing Experience First, we appreciate it!
A great experience
Diana_G, Dec 2022
Seeing so Many beautiful paintings and sculptures set in an iconic historic building - very knowledgable tour guide
Wonderful Experience at the Louvre
Ferhan_F, Nov 2022
The lady (Paula) was awesome. You should take this tour, highly recommended. Overall 45 mins to understand the history of Louvre and then own time own target inside the louvre.
Waste of money
Jazleen_A, Nov 2022
Unprofessional tour, really just wasted 45min. walking around the Louvre giving google facts then giving us the tickets to the Louvre. Ended up leaving tour due to lack of planning and just waited for guide at Louvre entrance.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for your feedback. It would be helpful if you could share the name of your guide so we can find out from them what happened. We strive to add value to the experience with an expert guide to lead the group. We are usually successful in this as you can see by our reviews. This is not the case for you and I would love to make it up to you with a free walking tour. I hope you will reach out to us about this and I thank you again for taking the time to give us feedback. Best regards, Russell
Wonderful tour with Austin!
Sarah_P, Oct 2022
Austin was fantastic! Grateful to have had a very good 45 minute overview and history from a fantastic guide.
Quick and Easy access to Louvre
Shawna_M, Aug 2022
The meetup location was well described and we had no issues finding our guide. Our tour guide, Austin, was very knowledgeable and provided wonderful information about the Louvre and surrounding area. After the outdoor tour, Austin showed us how to enter the Louvre where there was a relatively short line. I would highly recommend this tour especially if you haven’t been to the Louvre before.
Abby was a great and efficient guide!
Jennifer_T, July 2022
Short but informative outdoor tour, ended with guidance to the least crowded Louvre entrance. Perfect length tour for our family of four w two kids under 10.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks for your 5 stars and for choosing Experience First, we appreciate it!
A beautiful afternoon at the Louvre!
Glenn_G, July 2022
Monica was an incredibly knowledgeable and engaging guide. We skipped the lines and she got so much out of our two hours. Saw everything we’d hoped to see. Viator was amazing with their communication. We booked Musee d’Orsay and Normandy with them as well. A wonderful company!
Great tour
Adam_C, July 2022
The Louve itself can be a bit overwhelming with how much there is to see. Our tour guide was terrific! She gave us a tour of the building grounds and it’s history, which my and wife I found really interesting. She also gave some great tips and advice on how to best navigate the museum.
Louvre Private Tour
John_J, July 2022
Loved the History of The Louvre But very crowded Tour guide knowledgeable and engaging but needs to face and speak to group when talking at all times so everyone can hear
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank for you review! Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour with our guide. Thank you for your feedback, these kind of comments help us improving our everyday job
Great way to skip-the-line to enter the Louvre.
Giselle_S, June 2022
Maria was a very engaging guide. The outdoor tour itself was okay - Maria pointed out some very interesting sites, gave us some historical background, and was very organized. The best part of the tour is the skip-the-line tickets to enter the Louvre and the secret entrance to the museum that helps you bypass the long lines to enter at the main entrance. That alone was worth the price of the tour!
Response from Host, June 2022
Delighted to hear you had a nice experience:) Thanks for your 5 stars and for choosing Experience First, we appreciate it!
Great experience!
Chelsea_G, May 2022
The experience was great! We met outside the Louvre and walked all the way around the outside with the tour guide to notable spots for about 30 minutes. Our guide, Hexyl, was knowledgeable and funny. After the tour of the outside, we were directed back to the Louvre and were taken in a separate entrance that was very quick. No waiting at all. We explored the Louvre on our own. Overall, great experience!
Response from Host, June 2022
Delighted to hear you enjoyed the Experience. Thanks for your 5 stars and for choosing Experience First, we appreciate it!
Ok experience
Candice_D, Apr 2022
The tour itself was not quite what we expected. We walked around the outside of the Louvre and then we’re left to go inside. One thing I will point out is that not all travellers have wifi and they do not bring tickets so if you can’t access wifi you can’t get your tickets, the tour guide does not have them.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for this feedback. Your review has helped us to improve certain points about this experience. I thank you for your helpful review and I sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to host you some time in the future as our guest on a walking tour as a thank you. Safe travels and thanks again, Linda
Louvre Lea
Richard_B, Apr 2022
Lea was a fabulous guide. She brought the museum to life!! Her knowledge if the building and its exhibits was exceptional
Response from Host, Apr 2022
As you must have seen, getting to know The Louvre is a pretty daunting task...Lea is stupendous at her job! Thank you so much for sharing...come back again and get to know it even more, we'd love to have you = )
Lovelyyyy and informative
Jennifer_O, Feb 2022
The tour guide was lovely and the family I was paired with were kind too. We had i blast Hexel was my guides name she answered my questions and even took photos for me as I was solo
Response from Host, Apr 2022
How wonderful that our guide Hexyl went above and beyond and helped capture some great pictures of your time at the Louvre. This is why we love giving tours- for moments like these. We are so happy you took a tour with us. Thank you so much for those 5 stars!
More than what you pay for
Aris_P, Feb 2022
Great museum! So large and so much art for anyone that enjoys it. Make sure to give yourself enough time for transport to the Louvre. I would recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this review. The Louvre museum is so impressive! I'm glad we were able to meet your expectations! Thanks for choosing ExperienceFirst!
Day at the Louvre
Anne_S, Dec 2021
Our tour guide was great very knowledgeable and friendly. The history about the City and the French culture was very fascinating. His expertise helped with deciding how to tour the Louvre.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
We're happy to see that you had a 5-Star experience at Louvre Museum. Thanks for sharing. We look forward to Hosting you again soon.
Love the Louvre
Robin_S, Nov 2021
Excellent tour! Sebastian was terrific. He shared stories about the exhibits that made it relatable. Merci!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved your Louvre experience with Sebastien. We’ll be sure to share your praises with him. We look forward to hosting you back for your next travel to Paris. Until then!