Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa

Paris, France
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From $64.28

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and learn about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries from your art historian guide. Then enjoy time on your own to explore, viewing paintings, sculpture, and architecture from 450 BC to the 19th century. Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour or upgrade your ticket to a private tour exclusive to just your group. 
  • Choose to upgrade for a private tour of the Louvre
  • Guided walking tour inside the Louvre Museum
  • Skip the line for a speedy entry
  • See the 'Venus de Milo' and 'Mona Lisa'
  • Enjoy commentary from an English-speaking guide, plus audio headsets so you can hear clearly
  • A small-group tour limited to 25 people maximum or a private tour exclusive to only your group

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This skip-the-line tour includes audio headsets so you can hear your guide clearly. 

What's Included

  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Louvre Museum
  • An art historian English-speaking guide to offer an in-depth tour of the Louvre
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Small-group or private tour (depending on the option selected)
  • The Mona Lisa sighting & other famous paintings and sculptures
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
    Pl. du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

    PLEASE NOTE! THE MEETING POINT IS NOT LOCATED AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE LOUVRE! Meet at the Arc du Carrousel (currently in renovation) - meet on the left side of the renovation works (with the Louvre Pyramid in your back). Our City Wonders representatives wear a blue attire.

End point

  • Louvre Museum
    Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

    The tour ends in the lobby of the Louvre, just under the Pyramid

What To Expect

Your journey through some of the world’s great artistic treasures begins at the Arc du Carrousel, next to the Louvre entrance. Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening tour and meet your English-speaking guide. Enjoy fast access to the museum with your skip-the-line pass and begin your tour through the massive venue, home to over 35,000 works of art spanning more than 73,000 square meters of exhibition space. Your entrance pass also provides complimentary audio headsets.  

Wander the diverse exhibitions, starting with the Ancient Greek Parthenon, followed by the iconic 'Venus de Milo.' While in the ancient antiquities gallery, view the celebrated 'Winged Victory of Samothrace.' Then head to the Apollo Gallery to see the opulent royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV. Get a taste of the French Revolution with Delacroix’s painting 'Liberty Leading the People,' and take in the Italian Renaissance as you gaze at the work of Michelangelo and Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.' (See full sample list below.)

With your small group (limited to 25 people), engage in lively chats with your guide and hear entertaining anecdotes, trivia, and history. Or if you've chosen the private tour, enjoy unlimited access to your guide's wealth of knowledge. Afterward, spend as much time as you like exploring the museum independently.

Please Note: Evening tours are limited to Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm. For an extra unique experience, book an evening session and wind through the quiet corridors at night, when the crowds are gone and the artwork is basked in soft light. Enjoy the tour without all the bustle, and finish with great views of the Louvre’s glittery outside pyramid lit up after dusk.

Jardin des Tuileries (Pass By)

On your arrival at the meeting point, you can admire the Jardin des Tuileries which is located right by the Arc des Triomphe du Carroussel where you will meet your guide.

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Meeting place prior to start the tour

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Only very small bags are allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that parties of 7 or more people may be split in different groups on the day of the tour at the meeting point.
  • We may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Be aware that you will be going up and down many stairs so wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing.
The museum is huge and can be overwhelming so it is very helpful to have a guide to show you the highlights.
Skip the line is the way to go because the crowds are massive at the Louvre.
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Louvre was fantastic, be prepared for crowds.
Laura_O, Mar 2023
I would recommend the Louvre to anyone. Be prepared for the crowds, expecially seeing the Mona Lisa, which was incredible, as was Venus di Milo. Our tour guide, however, on Saturday, March 18 at 2:30, booking 966000986 was not. First, we had to go down stairs which I have trouble with anyway. She took off with the group to the point that when we got down, we had no idea where the group was. Another couple told her we were behind. Once we caught up, my husband told her I had a bad ankle and couldn't walk fast, at which point she took off again. He explained again how it was hard to keep up and she told us we could go on our own and asked for the voice boxes. We were left to wander on our own. I feel we should get a refund for this tour since we could have done this by ourselves and not paid for a tour guide! Please let me know how I can get a refund!
Great Guide!
Abigail_F, Mar 2023
We had such a great tour with B (Blatza sp?) she did an excellent job explaining the art and history of the Louvre that we would have never known if we did this visit without a guide.
Informative Tour of the Louvre
Douglas_H, Mar 2023
This tour was very informative and fun! We saw and learned much more than we would have on our own! Sinse was very knowledgeable, attentive, and kept the group together well!
Nicholas_M, Mar 2023
The guide that we had was excellent and had a awesome sense of humor and would go through it again with her
Darrell_N, Mar 2023
Our guide Marie was wonderful and given her art background was able to provide insights to the art work that really brought the experience to life.
Had a great tour with...
Matt_L, Mar 2023
Had a great tour with Florence! Her knowledge was incredible. I would highly recommend her for a tour.
fabulous and worth every dollar
keri_r, Mar 2023
Our guide Linney was fabulous she was well knowledge about the history of the Louvre. We went to some great exhibits and there was never a dull moment. Keri and I loved her enthusiasm and would highly recommend this guided tour. Thank you so much 😊
Amazing tour
Brent_S, Mar 2023
Carolina was so informational. We learned so much as we travelled through the Louvre. We saw everything we wanted to see and more!
Unprofessional and unorganized
Marquita_W, Mar 2023
The guide never came so we couldn't go in. It was unprofessional and unorganized. A waste of money. We showed up early and asked around looking for the guide but never saw anyone.
Jessica_V, Mar 2023
Tour was great! We got to skip the line and we saw all of the louvre. The guide was very detailed and explained many pieces. Definitely recommend !
Waste of money
Renee_F, Mar 2023
We were raced around and hurried. Hard to keep track of tour guide, easy to get separated. Worried family would get lost. Missed a lot of the museum because had to rush by items. Next time either private tour or no tour.
rosiebuzatu, Mar 2023
The tour was excellent. Our guide had the tour very organized time to see and enjoy everything. Thank you
Informative tour with outstanding guide
Donna_M, Mar 2023
Very informative tour guide. We enjoyed the tour very much. Our guide was attentive to our interests and he kept a manageable pace even for the older guest who had mobility issues while managing to show us many important pieces of art and artifacts.
Loved the Louvre!
Gary_W, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Fleur, was excellent! She had a vast knowledge of the history of the Louvre, and shared it in a way that was relatable. We loved her sense of humor too! She is a wonderful story teller!
Our guide (Marta) was...
Melissa_M, Mar 2023
Our guide (Marta) was excellent. We spent a good chunk of time around the museum. But, we paid for 12 or less in our group but they kept adding folks until we got to 17. So if you’re looking for a more intimate group be mindful of that.
Great Guide, Great Museum
Steve_W, Mar 2023
Addie was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and a charming personality. If you get her for a guide you will not be disappointed. Fast track entry made a big difference (in a good way). The tour covered all the “big” works and made our time there meaningful.
Louvre excursion
Rebecca_B, Mar 2023
I was so pleasantly surprised on how amazing this tour was and how massive the museum was. This museum was spectacular and our guide was so engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining. Maxim was so personable with each and every guest. One of a kind experience and we received stories that we would never have known about if we went on our own. Maxim had the backstory on the all the art pieces that he showed us. Would highly recommend this to anyone, we could have stayed there all day with Maxim. He was wonderful and very witty.
Knowledgeable & Funny
Jay_R, Mar 2023
Alex was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and funny! Would highly recommend him for any tour. The overall tour was organized and very good.
Mona Lisa and the Venus...
Carmen_R, Mar 2023
Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo were great to see. Although museum was crowded it was not that bad, lines went through fast.
Kristylynne_G, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was excellent. It was definitely worthwhile. I saw everything I wanted to see and more! P