“Ivetta was an excellent tour guide throughout the Louvre. She is fluent in English and knows so much about all the paintings. We learned so much during our tour. The tour even went a little bit over, but Ivetta was still interested in sharing some more paintings with us and she didn't seem rushed to get the tour over with. ...Vicki W., USA – See more reviews
What To Expect
The world's most visited museum, the Louvre is a must-see for any visit to Paris. In the company of a knowledgable art historian, during the three-hour tour we will explore this venerable institution's most significant collections, weaving a timeline of art and history using the Louvre's masterpieces.
Meeting near the museum, we begin with a brief introduction to the building's history in the Cour Napoleon, learning about its transformation from medieval fortress to magnificent palace over the course of five centuries. Entering the museum, we normally spend some time in the antiquities section, famous for its stunning collection of Egyptian works and awe-inspiring Greek and Roman sculptures, including the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory.
We will then move on to what, for many, is the heart of the Louvre: the grand galleries of Italian painting. Here, we will encounter some of the greatest works of art in the western world, including masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Veronese.
Equally important to the Louvre's collections are the French Master paintings, which occupy the adjoining series of rooms. Through the eyes of your docent, you will learn about the late 18th and early 19th century rival art movements of Neoclassicism, led by David, and Romanticism, spearheaded by Gericault and Delacroix. These large format paintings truly bring your visit full circle to the final periods of the museum's collection.
Services of a docent
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children below 12 years old are not permitted on this tour.
Minimum of 2 passengers per booking is required. Private walking seminars are available for solo travelers.
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 6 guests.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 hours and 30 minutes