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Louvre Museum Semi-Private Skip the Line Guided Tour provided by Memories DMC France

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Louvre Museum Semi-Private Skip the Line Guided Tour

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Overview
The Louvre Museum is home to some of the world’s most famous paintings and sculptures, but the stories behind the works of art are often hidden. On this small-group tour, limited to six people, beat the queues with skip-the-line entry and hear backstories behind acclaimed artworks such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. When your guided tour ends, enjoy free time to explore further the museum at your leisure.
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You'll start at
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, FranceMeet your guide at the Arc du Carrousel, a large arch with a horse-drawn chariot on top. It is located across the road from the Louvre's courtyard. Turn your back on the glass Pyramid and you will see it across the road, just past the roundabout. Metro station : Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7).
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    Louvre Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    A visit to the Louvre is a must on a trip to Paris, as the museum contains many of the most famous artistic masterpieces of civilization! Many visitors feel intimidated by the vastness of the site and the magnitude of the collection; join us to skip the lines and get straight to the highlights! Our engaging, informed, and passionate guide will make sure your visit to the Louvre turns out to be among the most memorable moments of your trip to Paris. The Louvre’s layout as a royal palace was not intended to function as a museum; the sprawling structure has nearly 10 miles of galleries. Trust your guide to navigate the halls,taking you efficiently to the most important works, and pointing out numerous lesser known beauties that you might have passed without noticing. You might appreciate the French Crown Jewels, Egyptian antiquities many thousands of years old, sculptural wonders by Michelangelo, and large-format canvases such as Liberty Leading the People and the Coronation of Napoleon. Before becoming the permanent abode of countless artistic treasures, the Louvre was a royal palace for over 400 years; a visit to the Louvre is a walk through history. You’ll have a chance to see the foundations of the original medieval fortress that stood on this spot, and you’ll marvel at the Apollo Gallery where Louis XIV experimented with self-glorification before moving to Versailles. You may also admire the richly furnished and decorated salons preserved from the Second Empire, the last time the Louvre was home to a sovereign. And of course, you won’t leave without spending some time in the presence of the most famous painting in the world, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Thanks to our guide’s explanations and anecdotes about this enigmatic image, you’ll leave with a better sense of why she’s such a big deal. At the conclusion of our guided service, you will have the option of remaining in the museum... until closing time if you wish!
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Louvre Museum
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, FranceYour tour will end inside the Louvre Museum
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Highlights
  • Beat the Louvre’s often long entry queues with your skip-the-line ticket
  • Discover famous works of art including Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo
  • Free time to explore the galleries further at your leisure, after your tour
  • Small-group tour limited to six people for more attention from your guide 
What to Expect
Meet your guide near the entrance to the Louvre Museum at your selected time, and then use your skip-the-line ticket to beat the queues and head inside to begin your tour. Stroll along the corridors and galleries, and discover acclaimed artworks dating back through antiquity such as Venus de Milo, Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss, and Michelangelo’s Rebellious Slave. With your guide leading the way, head straight to the most significant artworks and hear how they were created. Admire royal crowns, 4,000-year-old Egyptian treasures, and masterpieces including Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Along the way, explore the lavishly furnished apartments of Napoleon III and learn of the powerful kings and queens who ruled France from the Louvre. When your guided tour comes to an end, enjoy the freedom to explore hidden corners of the museum at your own pace. Then, exit the Louvre Museum to conclude your visit.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France
Duration
3h
Return Details
Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Inclusions
  • Small group 3 hour fully guided tour of the Louvre museum
  • Fully accredited local guide
  • Small groups of 6 people or fewer
  • Continue exploring the museum at your leisure if you wish after your tour
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Increased security measures may affect lines as visitors are not able to skip the security lines
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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SandraI wrote a review Sep 2019
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Daniel was very knowledgeable and gave us (small group of 5) a great tour. Considering it was about 2 hrs in length, I walked away feeling I learned and saw so much. Daniel was funny, interesting to listen to, and answered all the questions we had. He guided us through so many
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Louvre Museum Semi-Private Skip the Line Guided Tour
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your tour of the Louvre with Daniel and we have passed your kind comments on to him. We hope that we will have the chance to welcome you in Paris on future visits, and perhaps help you discover some of our other wonderful museums!
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ccm1971 wrote a review Jul 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania15 contributions5 helpful votes
This was a great tour for me, my husband and our two sons (ages 11 and 14) and showed all of the highlights of the Louvre. Our guide, Ari, was exceptional and I would highly recommend him. He has a clear passion for art and the collection of the Louvre. He told very interesting
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Louvre Museum Semi-Private Skip the Line Guided Tour
Responded 9 Jul 2019
Thank you very much for your kind review and comments which we have passed on to Avi. We are very happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the tour, especially your sons - I'm very impressed they took a 3 hour tour of the Louvre and enjoyed it, that's wonderful! We would be delighted to welcome you all again if ever you return to Paris in the future.
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MacInLA wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions6 helpful votes
Caroline D. was a excellent tour guide that made this tour a great tour. The semi-private tour is the way to go, makes it easy to ask questions and get answers. We saw many great works of art with great insight from our guide. After this tour my wife and I decided our next trip
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Date of experience: June 2019
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EasternShoreLuv wrote a review Jun 2019
Easton, Maryland35 contributions15 helpful votes
Christiana gave us a wonderful history and art tour of the Louvre. She was so knowledgable, interesting, and fun. Being part of a small group tour made all the difference. She expertly guided us around the museum, avoiding crowds as best as possible, and giving us background to
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Louvre Museum Semi-Private Skip the Line Guided Tour
Responded 11 Jun 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, which we have passed on to Cristiana. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour of the Louvre, it really does make a difference having a good guide in the museum, there is so much to see and learn. We hope we'll have the opportunity to welcome you again in Paris and show you more of her treasures!
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Ian C wrote a review Mar 2019
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Three hours flew by! Marauane was a fantastic guide with captivating stories and in-depth knowledge of all areas. He loved the questions, which for brought the experience to life for us. We were excited to stay on afterwards. Thank you Marauane - you made this very special.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Louvre Museum Semi-Private Skip the Line Guided Tour
Responded 31 Mar 2019
Many thanks for your kind review of your tour with Marouane, which we have passed on to him. We are very happy to read that your tour was a special moment during your trip, and that you stayed on in the museum to see more! We hope we'll have the chance to welcome you again on future visits to Paris.
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