Paris With Locals: Louvre PRIVATE Tour with a Local

Paris, France

From $179.40

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


The Musée du Louvre, perhaps the most famous art museum in the world, as well as the biggest, can be overwhelming for both first-time and repeat visitors, with its maze of galleries and thousands of works. Take the stress out of navigating the museum on your own by booking a private tour with a guide, who can show you the most impressive pieces of art. Entrance fee is not included, but skip-the-line access is provided with your guide.
  • Narrated tour of the Louvre
  • See three of the museum's most famous works—Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, and Nike of Samothrace—as well as other paintings and sculptures
  • Enjoy the convenience and efficiency of a private guide to show you around so you don't lose time getting lost
  • Receive skip-the-line access

What's Included

  • Private Guide
  • This tour is carbon neutral
  • Entrance tickets are not included and need to be paid directly to the host in cash (17 Eur p.p.)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Louvre Pyramid
    75001 Paris, France

    Outside the pyramid of the Louvre, near the equestrian statue of Louis XIV (sole statue in Louvre’s courtyard)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your private guide at the Louvre pyramid to begin your tour of the museum, which houses masterpieces from around the world, spanning centuries. 

After entering the museum with skip-the-line privileges (entrance fee at your own expense), your guide shows the top pieces of art, including Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, and Nike of Samothrace, as well as other works such as paintings by Delacroix, sculptures by Michelangelo, and The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David. In addition to artwork, you'll also have the chance to see valuable artifacts like the French crown jewels.

At the end of your guided tour, you may stay at the museum as long as you wish to continue exploring independently.

Louvre Museum

Your local guide will welcome you at the Louvre Pyramid with the tickets ready for you

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Louvre Museum

Discover the main Masterpieces of the Louvre, the Italian School of painting with Da Vinci Mona Lisa, famous sculptures such as Venus of Milo, French artists like David and Delacroix, and a lot more!

1 hour 45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please inform us of the COMPLETE NAME and BIRTHDATE of EACH GUEST. Without this information, tickets for the Louvre cannot be purchased.
  • Please FILL IN THE CORRECT PHONE NUMBER. If you guide cannot contact you before the tour, they will have to CANCEL the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Traveler Tips

    An hour and a half was a good start as she explained the layout and how exhibits were organized.
    While I've been to the Louvre many times, this was my first private tour, and it was well worth it.
    I highly recommend seeing the Louvre with a tour guide and hopefully you will be lucky enough to get Hugo as your guide!
    148 reviews
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    Vanessa_S, Dec 2022
    After spending over $300, we were shown only five pieces of artwork, rushed through the minimal exhibits and given repetitive explanations of art techniques. Two hours, could have been used differently.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Hi there, at Withlocals we want our guests to have the best experience of their trip so we are very disappointed to find out about your negative tour experience. As we cannot directly get in touch with you from here, please email us at and we will make sure to follow up on this issue. We are looking forward to your email. Thank you and please accept our apology on behalf of Withlocals. Have a great day, Withlocals
    Elenore is a fantastic guide!
    Reda_D, Nov 2022
    Elenore was fantastic! She called us several days prior to our tour to confirm and gave us a better meeting location. She is personable and full of knowledge. Our tour of the Louvre was a far better experience with Elenore than had we ventured there alone or used the standard audio tour.
    Louvre Personal Tour
    Rob_W, Nov 2022
    Hugo was great. We had a person that was walking impaired and Hugo did a great job of navigating that and his knowledge made the tour a great experience. Thanks Hugo
    Best way to visit the Louvre
    Maureen_H, Oct 2022
    Our guide Paola was so impressive with her knowledge of the stories/meaning behind the sculptures and paintings. She was also very passionate and excited about each piece. She made it fun! Best way to visit the Louvre!
    Great experience
    Bob_W, Oct 2022
    We enjoyed our guide and she was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Louvre. Highly recommend a private guide.
    Huge disappointment
    Jose_V, Aug 2022
    We didn’t have a private tour because our Viator tour guide canceled without telling us. The visit was terrible. Overcrowded to a point that it made it very difficult to appreciate the art. Viator didn’t call to cancel, they then said an email was sent, which wasn’t. This completely ruined our Louvre experience. We are foreign to this country which made it even more difficult to navigate the ticket purchase. The audio guide us also very difficult to use and quite limited its scope
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Hi there, my name is Lieke from Withlocals and I am part of the quality and support team. At Withlocals we want our guests to have the best experience of their trip so we are very disappointed to find out about your negative tour experience. As we cannot directly get in touch with you from here, please email us at and we will make sure to follow up on this issue. We are looking forward to your email. Thank you and please accept our apology on behalf of Withlocals. Have a great day, Lieke | Withlocals
    CassieW_M, Jul 2022
    Our guides were fantastic and very knowledgeable . We wish we could have stayed longer than 2 hours. Thats all. Thank you
    Fantastic Tour Brilliant Guide
    Lori_B, Jun 2022
    Henrick was outstanding. He was so knowledgeable and engaging and we learned so much and saw so much of the Louvre with a greater understanding and in far less time than had we fumbled through it ourselves. I am recommending this particular tour to everyone I know because Henrick was so fantastic. We never could have seen all we did had he not been with us. It was very crowded the day we went but we threaded through the crowds with ease not only learning about selected pieces but also about the Louvre itself. Thanks for this amazing, amazing experience!
    Great experience
    Patricia_L, Jun 2022
    The most memorable parts were learning interesting facts and details from our guide. The worst parts were the number of people visiting the Louvre.
    Amazing Guide, Wonderful Experience
    Diane_M, Jun 2022
    I cannot say enough about our amazing guide, Fernanda! She is a brilliant art historian who clearly loves her work. She made the Louvre accessible and enjoyable to the four Americans who knew so little to start. She guided us to some of the most famous and beautiful pieces housed in the museum. We left with a new appreciation for all of the artwork we saw. Fernanda's enthusiasm and energy were inspiring. She is a gem! We definitely got tremendously lucky when we hired this lovely woman.
    Great experience. Would recommend.
    Chad_C, May 2022
    Absolutely recommend our English guide, Fernanda as she was knowledgeable and answered our questions throughout the tour. Practically no wait time to get in. She made good use of the time we had with her. And tried to go in chronological order as much as possible through the museum. We had a guide 2/3 of The Louvre and eneded in the Mona Lisa so we can wait in the line ourselves and not take away from the guided tour time frame. Leaving us with Richelieu's wing for us to explore by ourselves (which she explained to us at the beginning of the guide).
    Fernanda is absolutely the best tour guide
    Jessica_S, May 2022
    If you want the BEST tour guide, then make sure you get Fernanda! She blew our minds with how much she knew about the different art pieces in the Louvre!! 😍👍🏼We could tell she is passionate about her job and she answered all our questions. This was my husband’s and my first time at the Louvre and we are so glad we paid for the private tour because otherwise we probably would have walked around without a clue of where to go and the importance and significance of the exquisite art and sculptures in this ginormous museum. Thank you so much Fer, you made our honeymoon that much sweeter with giving us a whole new appreciation and understanding of art.
    Highly recommend.
    Patrick_T, May 2022
    Highly recommend our guide, Emmanuelle. She buzzed us through the crowds to the things we wanted to see at the Louvre. We also highly recommend Viator. We have never been disappointed with the guides or drivers provided.
    Louvre comes alive!
    Mike_O, Apr 2022
    Julien was the best! He contacted us the week before to remind us to schedule our Louvre tickets and asked what we wanted to see. We had some problems and he helped us get tickets. Once in the museum, Julien was a wealth of knowledge! We didn’t just see amazing art, we learned to look and admire it in a new way. Our appreciation for the great artists grew through his guidance. Thanks Julien!
    Loved our 2 hour private tour of the Louvre!
    Christine_A, Mar 2022
    Our 2 hour private tour with Fernanda was absolutely amazing! She was fun, informative, and relevant. She was extremely knowledgable and pleasant but was not boring and extremely sweet. Two hours went by very quickly and wish I had reserved a 4 hour tour instead! I also loved reserving via Viator. I liked how we were not charged until a few days before and it was a hassle free cancellation policy. The process was very easy and the team were easily accessible. Thank you.
    Malia_G, Mar 2022
    Fernanda CA was the perfect tour guide! She was so knowledgeable and passionate about the art and the history of the Louvre. We wish she had lead all of our tours! Recommend 100! Thank you, Fe!
    Wonderful! Thank you Emmanuelle!
    Brayden_L, Nov 2021
    Emanuelle was absolutely fantastic. Very informative and hit on all the most important facts regarding what we were seeing, and allowed the tour to flow very naturally. Additionally, she showed us some items perhaps not on the regular tour that were of specific interest to my partner and I. Cannot recommend enough if you’re looking for a way to visit the Louvre without sacrificing an entire day, I can’t recommend this enough.
    Excellent Day
    Chris_S, Jul 2021
    Fernanda is extremely bright and knowledgeable! She is fantastic!! We enjoyed every second of the experience!
    Louvre Tour with Paola
    Jan_L, Aug 2020
    Paola was great - we learned a lot in a short time - the tour was a highlight at our trip. We can absolutely recommend it!
    Fantastic experience
    Debbie_S, Feb 2020
    Lucien our guide was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and was aware of what was important to us and how to make it not only informative but very engaging and fun. Highly recommend!