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

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Get straight to the heart of France's most famous art destination on this express tour of the Louvre. Skip the long entrance lines with a small group of no more than 20 and head straight for the museum's most famous and captivating works, including the 'Mona Lisa,' 'The Raft of the Medusa,' and other masterpieces. Enhance your viewing experience by learning the stories and secrets behind the art and artists from an expert licensed guide.
  • Discover the highlights of the Louvre on a guided tour
  • Skip the long lines of the world-famous museum with priority admission
  • See masterpieces including the 'Mona Lisa' and Michelangelo's 'Slaves'
  • This tour is limited to 20 for a more intimate experience

What's Included

  • Headsets
  • Expert English speaking local tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
    Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

    Your meeting point is at the Arc du Carousel. The Arc du Carousel (a triumphal arch) is located inside the Place du Carousel, standing between the Louvre Pyramid and the Tuileries Gardens. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. The meeting point is located at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign. Meeting Point Directions: Arriving by taxi: Ask your driver to drop you off at Arc du Carousel of the Louvre, 75001 Paris. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. Meet at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign. French directions for taxi driver: “Je dois aller à l’Arc du Carousel du Louvre, merci.” Arriving by Metro: Metro station Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, Line 1 and 7. Follow the sign "sortie" (exit). Take the exit “sortie #1” named "Passage Richelieu.” Cross the street and take the corridor "Passage Richelieu" to reach the Louvre courtyard. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. Meet at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

End point

  • Musée du Louvre
    75001 Paris, France

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • Unfortunately this tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to France government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Due to an ongoing renovation of the Arc du Carrousel, the meeting point may be a bit crowded. Your Walks coordinator will be waiting for you with a sign.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.

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Traveler Tips

Because the Louvre is so crowded and has long lines to enter, its best to get a skip the line tour to take you around, and given that the museum is so massive, its really timesaving.
We saw the Mona Lisa first , it's a quick glance so be ready, have a plan.
The bottom line: Ask for Empress Josephine for your guide , you can't do any better.
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Above and beyond, an amazing tour that totally exceeded our expectations!
Ned_S, Mar 2023
We had 4 family members in this small tour group of 16. The tour of the Louvre far exceeded our expectations. It was highly informative, engaging, and well organized. We learned a lot more than expected, with our guide (Daniel) being knowledgable, enthusiastic, and presenting lots of information in a way that kept all of us very interested in everything he explained to us: the history of the museum, context of how the art was connected to historical events of France, along with the important aspects of the highlighted artworks. After 2 hours, all of us were extraordinary impressed and would have been happy if the tour could have been 2 hours longer.
Avi gave us an amazing tour.
Dean_S, Mar 2023
Avi was amazing! He entertained and educated both the adults and teens in our group. Highly recommend this tour.
amazing tour
Stefanie_Y, Mar 2023
Great experience and great tour guide. Made the tour fun and Engaging and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend
Team Adam
Suzanne_C, Mar 2023
Myself and my 15 year old son did this tour with Adam and we both said it was one of the highlights of our trip! Adam is so passionate about the Louvre and he made the tour fun and interesting. He kept us engaged for the whole two hours and honestly I could have kept going. We were hanging on his every word! I will be recommending his tour to anyone I know who is travelling to Paris.
Julian_M, Mar 2023
Great guide and overall very informative and well organised tour. Guide had a good sense of hunour and was able to answer all questions.
Great way to see the Louvre highlights!
Loren_R, Mar 2023
Suzan was our guide, and she was fabulous! Her knowledge and love of sharing it, made for a wonderful experience! If you don’t have three months to see all 35,000 items on exhibit, this is a must-do experience!
Excellent tour - very...
Brenton_B, Mar 2023
Excellent tour - very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Thank you very much for a great experience. Will definitely recommend the tour.
Team Adam:)
Shannon_C, Mar 2023
Adam was a wonderful host! Very known and made the highlighted works we saw much more interesting. Highly recommend!
Definitely worth taking a guided tour of the Louvre
Katherine_F, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Carolina, was so knowledgeable about the artwork in the Louve. The two hours flew by as we looked at and learned about the changes in sculpture and painting characteristics over time. She told stories about the artwork that made it come to life. We did see the Mona Lisa, which was nice, but found ourselves more fascinated by so much more. It was a wonderful experience, and we'd choose it again.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Katherine_F, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience of the Louvre tour with us. Best regards, Julia
Gary_M, Feb 2023
Brilliant experience, our your guide Hugo was excellent and really adequate the tour personal to him. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Gary_M Thank you for the amazing 5-star review! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our service and look forward to touring with you again soon. Best, Julia
Erik_M, Feb 2023
Our guide (Antalone) was exceptional. He is an art historian and was full of knowledge. We even had one guy on our tour that was a pest and had something to say about everything, Antalone handled him very professionally. I was impressed with the whole experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Erik_M, I am glad the tour exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your kind feedback! Warm Regards, Julia
Louvre Highlights
KolbeC, Jan 2023
This was the best tour we did in Paris our guide was full of information and enthusiasm for art. We went to all the highlights and were able to stay after as long as we wanted.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear KolbeC, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating - it is much appreciated. Warmest Regards, Julia
Guide was great, very...
Carlos_G, Jan 2023
Guide was great, very informative and showed us very important pieces of art and related them very good with the flow of the tour
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Carlos_G, Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your 5-star review with the community. Have a great day! Kind Regards, Julia
It is the only way to go...
Monty_S, Jan 2023
It is the only way to go as far as I’m concerned , It was well organized, the guide was great and it would have taken me days to get the same experience on my own.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Monty_S, Thank you for your feedback! We hope to make your next visit just as positive. Have an amazing day! Sincerely, Julia
Highly recommended
Stephen_K, Jan 2023
Great introduction to the Louvre , skipping the lines was really useful, and having a knowledgable guide was fantastic .
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Stephen_K, Your positive feedback means the world to us here at Walks & Devour. Thank you! Best, Julia
Awesome Tour & Friendly staffs
Grinder_L, Dec 2022
The tour guide was very organized. Great educational experience. Violette has fun personality made the whole experience enjoyable. I would love to join her other tours as well on our next visit Merci
Hugo is the Boss
Michele_G, Dec 2022
Hugo was our tour guide and he led a well-planned and enthusiastic tour! He started the tour by getting to know everyone in the group. Communication was good as to what we were to expect. After entering the Louvre, we secured our jackets and had an opportunity to use the toilet. The tour started with a history of the Louvre itself. This was followed by learning about the 3 ‘divas’ with excellent details about each. Hugo also had a ‘photo spot’ where he took our photos so we can have a special group picture. We had a bonus fourth Diva before the tour concluded. Hugo has a passion for art and it is shared in is engaging narratives. He also had music to accompany the art works. Caring details were added to the tour.
Perfect Highlights Tour
Candice_N, Dec 2022
Hugo was an excellent guide. The was very informative and fun. It was the start of the high season so it was helpful to be part of the tour and get access inside the Louvre very easily.
Lynsey_E, Dec 2022
We had an EXCELLENT tour guide in Hugo he was so passionate and informative about the Louvre and made the tour so enjoyable and interesting, can’t recommend enough.
Saved in the Louvre by Abi and Anatol
Brieonna_C, Dec 2022
This outing on September 14th had a rocky start but also a happy ending. The original guide was sick and couldn't make the tour so there was no one to greet us. There was also confusion over the meeting place since none of the locals or employees in that area knew the small park across the street from the museum is referred to as "carrousel" on certain maps. We asked around in both fluent French and English. Luckily, after interacting with customer service for 2 hours, we finally spoke with Abi who understood and fixed everything for us. Abi earned 5 stars. Anatol, who lead our tour, also earned 5 stars. The tour was fun and educational. It was wonderful to skip the lines.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Brieonna_C, It is not every day that we receive such detailed and thorough feedback. Thank you! We are so glad you got to experience this tour with Anatol. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Warm Regards, Julia