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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Louvre Museum

Murders and Mysteries of the Louvre Museum

Product ID: 170721
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Take a tour in English to dive into the grim, gruesome and ghastly history of the Louvre Museum and some of its most famous works!
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the highlights of the Louvre with a curious twist
  • Discover incredible areas and works of the Louvre that are often overlooked
  • Learn the strange and mysterious stories that lie within the Louvre's medieval walls
Full description
You'll meet your guide underneath the immense glass pyramid of the Louvre, after the security check but before the ticketed entrance (the precise meeting point will be on your voucher).  Your guide will greet you and will take you to discover firsthand some of the most renowned collections and pieces of the Louvre, including the medieval remnants of the old royal castle, the vast Egyptian collection, the curious Venus de Milo, the crown jewelry collection, French masterpieces, and the Mona Lisa. 

As home of the largest collection of artwork on the planet, the Louvre is filled with paintings, sculptures and other pieces that contain fascinating — and sometimes horrifying — secrets and backstories. Within the ancient world collections, learn about magic and long-forgotten rituals and travel through the ages as your guide brings to life dark events depicted in some of the Museum’s most iconic works. Even the world-famous Mona Lisa can be seen from a new perspective as you try to understand her enigmatic smile. 

Throughout your tour, you'll also learn about the history of the Louvre itself: its medieval origins as a fortress, its importance as a royal residence and the centuries of betrayal, scandal and murder that took place here. By the end of your in-depth tour, you'll have a newfound appreciation and fascination for the Louvre Museum and the stories it contains. After your 2-hour visit, your ticket allows you to stay at the Louvre to explore the rest of the museum on your own.
Includes
  • Museum entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Statue of Louis XIV in front of the Louvre Pyramid, Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• With your guide you will have skip-the-line access to enter the Museum; please note that the skip-the-line access does not include the queue for the security check
• Please note that due to planned works in the Louvre until the end of October 2019, the Mona Lisa may not be included as part of your visit. It has been placed elsewhere in the Louvre; your guide will be able to direct you to the location of the painting on your own at the end of the tour. You will be permitted to stay in the Museum on your own at the end of the tour and may visit the painting on your own if you wish
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Product ID: 170721