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Louvre Pyramid: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

1. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

Explore the Louvre at your own pace with a timed-entrance ticket, ensuring you get in within 30 minutes. See unmissable and iconic artwork such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Discover Renaissance masterpieces and ancient Egyptian relics, along with paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries. The museum first opened on August 10, 1793, exhibiting just 537 paintings. Despite closing in 1796 due to structural problems, it reopened in 1801 as the Musée Napoléon with a larger collection.  The collection has since gained 20,000 works. Now, there are 8 departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings.

Louvre Museum: Tour

2. Louvre Museum: Tour

Get priority entry access to the Louvre Museum and be led by an expert guide on a carefully planned route designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the crown jewels of the French Monarchy, gaze back at Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa, and feel the passion coming from Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. Listen as your guide brings the art to life on an informative walk through the vast galleries. Explore relics from ancient Egypt and marvel at the impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities including the legendary Venus de Milo and the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Discover timeless sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, Neoclassical paintings by Jacques-Louis David, and iconic works from the French Romanticism period like The Raft of the Medusa. After the guided tour, spend as much time as you like exploring the museum’s 380,000 objects on display and come out from your visit with a greater appreciation of the Louvre’s treasures.

Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket and Audioguide

3. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket and Audioguide

Explore the Louvre at your own pace with this skip-the-line entry ticket. Discover the museum's collections with the audio guide on the new Nintendo 3DS system. Understand the history behind the collections with routes, available in 9 languages. See unmissable and iconic sights such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Discover masterpieces of the Renaissance and ancient Egyptian relics, along with paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries, prints from the Royal Collection, and much more. Stroll through 8 curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings.

Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

4. Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

Skip the Louvre’s famously long lines gives and visit the museum’s must-see attractions. Your expert guide will unveil subtle details most visitors never learn about the works of art on show. Discover the "Mona Lisa", the "Venus de Milo" and the "Winged Victory of Samothrace". The tour also features Greek and Roman antiquities like the 4,000-year-old "Great Sphinx of Tanis", other recognisable works by Da Vinci and Raphael, and highlights of the French Romantic period. Sculptures like Michelangelo’s "Dying Slave" and Antonio Canova’s "Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss" add another dimension to the experience. In the Apollo Gallery, you’ll glimpse the Louvre’s own history as the Royal Palace, before Louis XIV relocated the court to Versailles. The equally opulent décor of the Second Empire is also preserved in the Napoleon Apartments. After the tour, you can continue exploring the Louvre at your leisure.

Louvre Museum: Guided Tour with Optional Ticket

5. Louvre Museum: Guided Tour with Optional Ticket

Discover one of the world’s great art collections on a guided tour of the Louvre Museum, and marvel at relics from Ancient Egypt to the art of the Italian Renaissance. The entire collection would take months to see in full, but you will follow a carefully planned route to discover the highlights. Gaze at da Vinci’s enigmatic Mona Lisa and see Anthony Canova’s emotional Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss. Hear the true story depicted in Gericault’s Raft of Medusa. Go to Napoleon’s former apartments to admire the most beautiful décor of the palace, as well as a collection of crown jewels. The masterpieces continue with the Venus de Milo, the sculpture that inspired so many artists. Head to the basement of the Louvre Palace to see the foundations of the castle that once stood on the site. Choose between 2 options: get your ticket and guided tour with one of the skip-the-ticket-line guided tours in several languages. Alternatively, if you already have a ticket or museum pass, choose the guided tour for ticket or museum pass holders.

Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Tickets

6. Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Tickets

Enjoy a walk in the Tuileries Gardens outside one of the world’s most famous museums, then skip the long ticket lines (depending on the option selected) to get priority access to the Louvre. The 2-hour guided tour inside the museum includes all the important highlights of the monumental art collection. You will see Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus De Milo, and Winged Victory of Samothrace, among many other major works of art. Stroll through the commercial area of the Louvre, where your guide will present various sections, such as the Medieval fortress and the modern Pyramid.  Guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the great art on display, pointing you in the direction of the best of the Louvre’s approximate 100,000 objects.

Louvre Museum: Private Tour for Families

7. Louvre Museum: Private Tour for Families

Follow your expert guide on a fun and informative private tour through the Louvre Museum, which has been designed as a family-friendly way to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the crown jewels of the French Monarchy, feel the passion coming from Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, and gaze back at Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa. Listen as your guide brings the art to life on a captivating walk through the vast galleries. Explore relics from ancient Egypt and marvel at the impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities including the legendary Venus de Milo and the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Discover timeless sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, Neoclassical paintings by Jacques-Louis David, and iconic works from the French Romanticism period. End your tour with a greater appreciation of the Louvre’s treasures and, once your guide has left, spend as much time as you like inside to further explore the museum’s 380,000 objects on display.

Paris: Louvre Museum Private Family Tour Designed for Kids

8. Paris: Louvre Museum Private Family Tour Designed for Kids

This fun, private tour not only introduces you to the incredible art collections at the Louvre Museum but also includes an energetic family element. Participants will have to use their deduction and creativity to answer questions about the museum's exhibits, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa, so your little detectives stay captivated while you learn about major pieces from around the world. Both a fun and educational way to discover one of the world's finest art collections in Paris, this is a tour to admire the Italian Renaissance, Egyptian period, French Revolution, and many more with your whole family.

Paris: Guided Tour of the Must-Sees of the Louvre Museum

9. Paris: Guided Tour of the Must-Sees of the Louvre Museum

Make the most of your time in Paris with a whirlwind tour of the must-see works of art in the Louvre. Gaze upon works like the mysterious Mona Lisa, the exquisite Venus de Milo, and the spectacular Winged Victory.  Meet your guide at the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and walk over to the museum together. Breeze past the long lines to this popular attraction and spend more time looking at the masterpieces.  Travel back in time and explore the Italian Renaissance, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and French paintings of the 19th century. Uncover how the Louvre was a royal palace as you walk through the sumptuous corridors as Kings, Queens and Emperors once did. Cover all the must-see masterpieces in the Louvre and get to some additional fascinating art pieces along the way. Hear the stories behind the art and artists, as you find out what makes iconic works so special.  Feel free to remain inside the museum to explore at your own pace after your tour. Your guide will be happy to provide you with directions and recommendations.

Paris: Louvre Ticket with Audioguide App and Seine Cruise

10. Paris: Louvre Ticket with Audioguide App and Seine Cruise

Make the most of your time in Paris with this combined ticket to the Louvre Museum and River Seine cruise. After booking, receive a downloadable link for the audioguide app directly to your email, as well as your e-ticket for the Louvre and the cruise. When the date of your booking arrives, avoid the long waiting times at the Louvre and enjoy skip-the-line entry to this world-famous museum. Inside, discover the array of iconic masterpieces that are housed here, including the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, and many more. As you explore, listen to fascinating insight and information on your audioguide app. After your trip to the Louvre, head down to the water to embark on an exciting cruise along the River Seine. Sit back and relax as you soak up epic views of Paris’ most iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. If you don’t fancy going on the cruise that day, enjoy the freedom to use your ticket anytime during your entire stay in Paris. Please note that the cruises are currently running from Wednesday to Sunday.

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What people are saying about Louvre Pyramid

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4.5 / 5

based on 35,645 reviews

Loved the louvre and it's beautiful collections. Spent almost 3 hours but couldn't finish the collections. It's huge. But enjoyed every bit.

To have a ticket before you are Infront of museum is good to skip the line and to enter the museum for sure

Great guide and wonderful of you are not really an art person but want to learn

No queue to worry about, we walked straight to the door.

It was great fun, I would definitely recommend this!