The Louvre Museum is one of the the most visited, oldest, largest and famous art galleries and museums in the world. Home to masterpieces like Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa and the ancient Greek sculpture Venus de Milo, it is an art and culture lover’s delight.
The painstakingly put together Winged Victory that was found in 118 pieces on a hillside on a small island called Samothrace in the Aegean Sea is a must see. The Louvre has an awe inspiring transparent pyramid in its courtyard and is a great place to learn about Europe’s rich history and culture.
The tour starts from 214 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001. You will proceed to the Louvre on foot accompanied by guide.
Before going into the Louvre spend some time in the Tuileries garden. This is a central park in Paris. Its alleys and lawns stretch along the Seine River from the Louvre museum to the Place de la Concorde. Designed in 1664 by Le Notre, the gardener of the king of France, Louis XIV and the Versailles park designer, the Tuileries garden has beautiful basins and statues.
Inside the Louvre Museum your guide will tell you about three of the most famous works:
• The statue of Winged Victory was found on a small Greek island, Samothrace, in the Aegean Sea. She was discovered in 1863 by archaeologist Charles Champoiseau, scattered over a deserted hillside.
• The Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. It is believed to depict Aphrodite (called Venus by the Romans), the Greek goddess of love and beauty. It is a marble sculpture whose arms and original plinth have been lost.
• The Mona Lisa or La Gioconda, is a 16th century oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci and is arguably the most famous painting in the world. Few works of art have been subject to as much scrutiny, study and parody.
The guided tour ends in the museum at around 1115h (11:15am). You are free to stay in the museum and browse the works at your leisure.
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed her job. It made this tour memorable... Ronald Pekoe
Great guide who was very knowledgable of the Louvre. Able to stay and explore other galleries was a plus.... Mr John Magrath
Tour with English Speaking Guide:
01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Tuesday
01 Nov - 24 Mar: Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
25 Mar - 31 Mar: Daily except Tuesday
Tour with German Speaking Guide:
01 Apr 15 - 31 Oct 15: Thursday & Sunday
01 Nov 14 - 31 Mar 15: Sunday
01 Nov 15 - 24 Mar 16: Sunday
25 Mar 16 - 31 Mar 16: Thursday & Sunday
Tour with French Speaking Guide:
01 Apr 15 - 31 Oct 15: Wednesday & Saturday
01 Nov 14 - 31 Mar 15: Saturday
01 Nov 15 - 24 Mar 16: Saturday
25 Mar 16 - 31 Mar 16: Wednesday & Saturday
2 ½ hours
Start time: 0930h (09:30am)
Duration: 2 ½ hours
The start point for the tour is 214 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001.
The closest metro station is TUILERIES (line n°01).
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
After the 2½ hour guided visit, you may visit other parts of the museum on your own. The Louvre Museum closes at 6:00pm except on Wednesdays & Fridays when it remains open until 10:00pm.
Your entrance ticket (included) also gives access to all the temporary exhibitions (except Napoleon Hall) as well as the Eugène Delacroix museum on the same day.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
No elevators are available during the visit therefore we suggest that this tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.
Cloakroom compulsory for umbrellas, luggage, pushchairs that are not to be taken in the exhibition rooms.
Please note that check-in will close 10 minutes before excursion start time.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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