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.