Guided tour

Paris: Louvre Highlights 2 hour Skip the Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks
Guided tour

Paris: Louvre Highlights 2 hour Skip the Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks
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From US$ 68.87 per person

Likely to sell out

See the best of the Louvre in just 2 hours with a skip-the-ticket-line entrance.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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  • See the best of the Louvre with an expert local guide
  • Skip the ticket line for faster entry
  • Experience a carefully crafted itinerary to see the best in 2-hours
Full description

Experience the Louvre, a must-see in Paris, not just for its incredible art but for the history held within its walls. This was once a palace where princes rode their horses up and down the hallways; a sprawling complex fortified to protect the first family of France. 

Go beyond the obvious on the Louvre Highlights Tour, peering behind the artworks to unlock their secrets.

See famous French works like Géricault’s ‘Raft of Medusa,' which depicts the true story of shipwrecked sailors driven to cannibalism. Admire da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ on your tour, as well. 

At the sculpture gallery, encounter another Italian in Michelangelo’s ‘Slaves’; plus Anthony Canova’s incredibly romantic ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss.’

Get a sense for that other use of the Louvre, as a royal palace. With your guide on hand, see the beautiful ceiling panels and explore a special room filled with crown jewels. As you explore, have headsets to help you hear your guide and to ensure that you don’t get lost. 

Traveling in a small group of just 20 people or fewer (including you), means you’ll also find them easier to interact with and question. All the better since they have all the answers. The best, most qualified licensed guides to lead this Louvre tour. 

Skip the ticket line and enjoy this short (but sweet) adventure into the heart of French art and history.

  • Skip-the-ticket-line Louvre Museum tickets
  • Headsets
  • Expert local tour guides
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/ drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your meeting point is at the Arc du Carousel. Due to an ongoing renovation of the Arc du Carrousel, the meeting point may be a bit crowded. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign. The Arc du Carousel (a triumphal arch) is located inside the Place du Carousel, standing between the Louvre Pyramid and the Tuileries Gardens. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the arch. The meeting point is located at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a sign. Arriving by taxi: Ask your driver to drop you off at Arc du Carousel of the Louvre, 75001 Paris. Arriving by Metro: Metro station Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, Line 1 and 7. Follow the sign "sortie" (exit). Take the exit “sortie #1” named "Passage Richelieu."

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated
  • Particular galleries of the Louvre Museum may be closed without prior notice, or pieces may be removed for restoration or loan
  • Only bags smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm are permitted
  • There may be a wait at security of up to 20 minutes
  • This tour operates in English
  • All members of your party must bring valid ID with them on the day of the tour
  • The tour partner complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Paris government guidelines for the most up-to-date information
Customer reviews

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based on 444 reviews

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The experience was great. Anatole was lovely and he was making art more interesting through his passion for it. I recommend this tour if it is your first time inside the Louvre and you don’t have the whole day to visit the museum. Really happy with our choice!

March 25, 2023

The guide was delightful, knowledgeable and actually enjoyed the experience himself. Crowded and you can’t choose your tour members of course (we had very loud and obnoxious attention-seeking people from Seattle whose voices and opinions kept getting picked up and transmitted by the host’s mic to the whole group) but that’s the luck of the draw.

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March 25, 2023

We had Daniel as our tour guide and we absolutely loved it ! He is funny, full of curious historic facts and his smart remarks dropped in between breaks made the whole group laugh. Brilliant ! 10/10 totally worth it , perfect combo of knowledge , good pace and humour. That’s the way to do it hence recommend!!!

March 25, 2023

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