Guided tour

Paris: Walking Tour with Louvre Ticket & Private Tour Option

4.2 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

Paris: Walking Tour with Louvre Ticket & Private Tour Option

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

From US$ 41.10 per person

Explore the sights near the Louvre Museum on a guided walking tour. Then, enjoy skip-the-line entry tickets to the museum to explore on your own or upgrade to a private tour of the Louvre.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available


  • Learn about the fascinating landmarks surrounding the Louvre.
  • Explore the backyard of the Louvre, the beautiful Cour Carrée.
  • Stroll by the Tuileries Gardens and admire the flowers, statuary and ponds.
  • Enjoy the Axe Historique, a walk through time marked by famous sites
  • “Touch” the top of the Louvre Pyramid in a fun photo
Full description

This experience combines the best of a guided tour at the price of a self-guided visit. Meet your guide outside the Louvre Museum by the statue of Louis XIV, a man on a horse in front of the famous pyramid. From here, you begin your journey with your guide on a mini walking tour of the famous spots all around the world famous museum you are soon to enter. Find out why Louis XIV moved out of the Louvre so he could live in his new digs in the country aka Versailles. As you stand under the famous Arc de Carrousel, learn the historic significance of the nearby Tuileries Gardens, its former palaces and the royals who once lived in them. Stroll along the gardens and view what is known as the Historic Axis of Paris, and you'll see the Luxor Obelisk at the Place Concorde. It's a beautiful Parisian square now, but it was once called Place de Revolution, the scene of beheadings for Marie Antoinette and thousands of other aristocrats. Look farther and you can even glimpse the most famous arch of them all: the Arc de Triomphe. Continue with your guide towards the river Seine and see many famous sites, including the imposing Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned before her execution. You'll return through the back entrance of the Louvre, passing gorgeous gilded gates to the rear courtyard and continue through the dark archway into the main courtyard once again. Here, the Cour Napoleon opens wide before you and you'll once again see the statue of Louis XIV on horseback. Your guide will make sure you have your timed entry ticket for the museum, and now you are ready to enter the Louvre for your self-guided visit with an appreciation for the historic context of the landmarks that surround it. Your guided portion will last 45 minutes. Then, either explore the Louvre Museum on your own with your skip-the-line entry ticket or select the option to enjoy a private tour of the Louvre. Once you leave your guide and enter the museum, your self-guided visit could last anywhere from 1-4 hours. And the memories will last a lifetime.

  • Mini walking tour with a live English speaking guide
  • Timed entry ticket to the Louvre Museum
  • Paris shuttle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity

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Meeting point

Our meeting point is the statue of Louis XIV on horseback in front of the Louvre Pyramid entrance. The nearest address is 10 Place du Carrousel. The closest Metro station is Palais Royal Musee du Louvre on Line 1 and 7. It’s about a five-minute walk to the meeting point from the Metro. The guide will be holding an orange or yellow sign "ExperienceFirst"

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Proof of COVID vaccination on QR code, or negative COVID test results taken within 72 hours of visit must be presented or entry will not be permitted. We will not refund if entry is denied for no vaccine proof or no negative test proof
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

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I wish we could remember his name, but his honesty was the cutest. The guided tour part with him is outside. There was some confusion on that. You do the inside by yourself. Just be aware of this. Over all a great tour.

October 27, 2022

The worst, couldn't contact the guide because the number provided was out of service.

September 25, 2022

The tour guide was so friendly and informed. Excellent tour!

July 18, 2022

Product ID: 403430