Louvre Tour | Semi-Private Museum Experience
With a collection of over 35,000 works on display, Paris’ Louvre is the largest, most influential, and most visited art museum in the world. Although it’s impossible to do the Louvre justice in just one day, LivTours Paris Louvre Tour will grant you intimate access to all of the highlights. This is a semi-private tour which means you will get the privilege of navigating this museum in an intimate group, easily making your way through the museum in a group of 6 people maximum.
From marvellous Greek sculptures like Venus de Milo to dramatic Delacroix paintings, your guide will take you to all of the Louvre’s most inspiring masterpieces. Boasted as the world’s most admired museum, the Louvre is also the largest art museum in the world, which makes it fundamental to navigate the highlights with an expert by your side.
- See dozens of the Due to the Louvre Museum's greatest masterpieces with a local guide
- Admire priceless works by great artists such as Da Vinci, Canova, and Delacroix
- Learn the history of precious works like Venus de Milo & The Great Sphinx of Tanis
- Hear intriguing stories on the Louvre's long history as a fortress and a royal palace
- Stand in front of the world's most popular portrait: Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.
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Your LivTours Louvre Tour will take you to all of the most iconic paintings and sculptures housed in two of this massive museum’s three wings. To help you make the most out of your visit, your guide will highlight the most influential works from a wide range of periods including Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, and Romanticism. In addition to learning about the different artists and artworks, you will also hear how this 12th-century fortress and palace eventually became France’s greatest museum.
In the Ancient Egypt collections, take a close look at the sleek granite Great Sphinx of Tanis. Discovered in an Egyptian temple in the 1800s, this sphinx is considered to be the biggest and best-preserved in any Western museum.
Next, it’s time to explore two of Ancient Greece’s globally recognizable sculptures – the armless Venus de Milo and the headless Winged Victory of Samothrace. Although both of the goddesses are missing a few parts, they are universally considered some of the best surviving original Hellenistic sculptures. Just a short walk from Venus de Milo you will get a chance to see some impressive Italian sculptures including Michelangelo’s powerful Rebellious Slave & Dying Slave as well as Canova’s passionate Cupid & Psyche.
Before beholding Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, you will take a tour of some of the Louvre’s other eye-catching canvasses. This portion of the tour will include stops by Paolo Veronese’s Wedding Feast of Cana, Jacques-Louis David’s Coronation of Napoleon, and icons of French Romanticism like Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People and Théodore Géricault’s Raft of Medusa.
Of all the thousands of paintings housed in the Louvre, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa remains the most popular and enigmatic work. Supposedly the portrait of a 16th-century Italian noblewoman, this painting has bewitched billions over the years and inspired countless songs, films, and novels. Your LivTour guide will shed light on how this painting became one of the most well-known works of art in the world, one worth a visit.
- Great Sphinx of Tanis
- Ancient Greece collection
- Venus de Milo
- Winged Victory of Samothrace
- Michelangelo's Slave sculptures
- Canova's Cupid & Psyche
- Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
- Veronese's Wedding Feast of Cana
- Jacques-Louis David's Coronation of Napoleon
- Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People
- Théodore Géricault's Raft of Medusa
- Privately guided experience
LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry. LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism and how LivTours is contributing, click here.
All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Amazing Walk Through History!
"Will was our LivTours guide when we visited the Louvre during Thanksgiving 2022 and he was just great! The Louvre has so much ground to cover and tens of thousands of art pieces. Will smartly guided us to the most interesting, biggest pieces and explained their respective historic or artistic significance. Will is certainly a history enthusiast which pairs with my interest. My wife and I really liked the tour. Kudos to Will, we highly recommend him - he is great and we highly recommend the tour itself. "
Gary - US
Would highly recommend!
"Anthony was great and really showed his love for The Louvre today. We all feel that we had an experience that was accentuated by Anthony’s notice to the often, overlooked details in each piece we talked about. We really enjoyed our time at the louvre and would highly recommend your tour to others! "
Doing the Louvre with a LivTour guide
"We can highly recommend this tour and this tour company. We have booked other tours with them in other cities around Europe and we have never been disappointed. The Louvre tour is a must!! You won't get as much out of it if you don't take a tour. The LivTour guides are always superb, professional, well prepared and always very friendly. And being in a small group (our group for the Louvre was just 4 of us) really makes a huge difference. You can book this (and any other LivTour tour) knowing you'll get your money's worth!"
Hillary P. - USA
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