Mona Lisa First Viewing | Louvre Museum Semi-Private Tour
Be the first to enter the Louvre Museum in the morning, and head straight to the Mona Lisa! Without stopping to pause at the Louvre’s other treasures, your expert Louvre Tour guide will navigate you swiftly through the maze of palatial halls and galleries to get the first glimpse of the most famous portrait in the world, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. This means you’ll get to see her before the crowds, with almost no one else there. It’s an incredibly special experience. Afterward, you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the other, not to be missed, Louvre highlights.
- Be among the first to enter the Louvre Museum
- See the Mona Lisa without the crowds & admire her famously enigmatic smile
- Discover why she is the most famous portrait in the world
- Learn about the shocking theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911
- Enjoy a guided tour of the Louvre highlights
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Be the first to enter the Louvre Museum in the morning, and make a bee-line for the Mona Lisa – the most famous portrait in the world with our Small Group, Mona Lisa First Viewing Louvre Tour.
With over 8 miles of galleries – that’s the length of the Seine! – your guide will skillfully and swiftly navigate you through the Louvre – taking shortcuts past priceless masterpieces to ensure you’re the first to reach Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. You’ll get as close to her as it is possible to be (without the usual crowds of eager tourists jostling to get in front) to enjoy a peaceful and fascinating viewing experience.
Your guide will tell you all about the painting – from her enigmatic smile to the scandalous theft in 1911 that shook the art world. You’ll also learn all about the life and times of Da Vinci himself, that fascinating and multi-talented maestro of the Renaissance.
When you’ve had your fill, and other visitors start to enter, you’ll be taken on a fully guided tour of the other highlights of the Louvre. See the Italian Renaissance collection, visit the exquisite jewelry room, admire the vast painting of Napoleon’s Coronation, and gaze on the magnificent Greco-Roman antiquities such as the Venus de Milo, and the glorious Winged Victory of Samothrace. The Louvre, once the palace of the Kings and Queens of France, is today the most visited museum in the world. With over 10,000 years of history and a collection of some 550,000 works, only 35,000 of which are on display, your guide will show you the very best of the Museum. Your tour finishes inside the Louvre so you can continue exploring at your own leisure, or you may prefer to accompany your guide outside and get top tips on how to spend the rest of your morning in Paris.
- Entrance tickets to the Louvre Museum
- First viewing of the Mona Lisa, without the crowds
- Fully guided tour of the Louvre
- The Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery
- Italian Renaissance Gallery
- Venus de Milo
- Winged Victory
- Jewelry Room
- Coronation of Napoleon
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.
An Awesome Tour
"This was our first trip to the Louvre. We were lucky enough to be the only people in the tour group, and were even more fortunate that Violette was our tour guide. She explained the history of the Louvre and the art pieces in a fascinating, engaging way. Violette really knows her facts! We would highly recommend Violette and LivTours to anyone interested in touring the Louvre."
Dave - USA
Informative but, also, fun!
"Our favorite part was meeting our tour guide, Oliver. Oliver was not only informational & engaging, but was fun during our tour to around the Louvre and to see Mona Lisa. "
Greg - USA
Perfect Louvre Highlights
"We toured the Louvre with another couple and our guide, Adam. Wow! LivTours is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about art history. Adam was able to separate the large aspects of the Louvre into smaller pieces so that we saw both highlights, like the beautiful Mona Lisa, and also hidden gems. This was exactly what we were looking for with this tour. I highly recommend LivTours and Adam!"
Maria - USA
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