Louvre at Closing Time Tour with Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo

See the best of the Louvre with fewer crowds and a passionate guide on this late afternoon tour

Travel Flexibly 4.9 / 5 See All 198 Reviews · 2.00h · Paris, France

Looking for a shorter Louvre tour without the big crowds? This skip-the-line tour lets you explore in the afternoon before closing time, for a more peaceful experience in one of the world’s greatest museums. With the expert insights and stories of an engaging local guide, you’ll see the Louvre’s most iconic artwork, including the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory of Samothrace, Coronation of Napoleon, Venus di Milo, and more. It’s the perfect bite-sized way to see the Louvre!

  • Skip the line to the Louvre
  • Explore with your expert guide
  • View the Mona Lisa
  • The Winged Victory of Samothrace
  • Venus de Milo
  • Liberty Leading the People
  • The Louvre's fascinating history

Meet your guide and small group of 18 or fewer people at the equestrian statue of Louis the XIV in front of the Louvre Pyramid in central Paris. Then, enjoy your skip-the-line access through a separate entrance into the Louvre, where you'll follow your passionate guide to the most popular art in the gallery. This late afternoon Louvre tour gets you in before closing, so you can spend just a couple hours here instead of most of your morning like other tours. It's also nice to explore the Louvre with significantly fewer people inside.

Louvre Late Afternoon Tour Description

Your 2-hour tour Louvre includes:

  • Skip-the-line afternoon access to the Louvre Museum

  • Explore treasures inside the Louvre with fewer crowds

  • A fun, English-speaking guide with expertise in art history

  • A maximum group size of 18 people

Shorter Tour of the Louvre Museum

Follow your expert Louvre guide into the world's largest museum and discover some of the most fascinating art exhibits in the world. Learn about its original purpose as a fortress, and then a palace, as you explore the treasures, art, and sculptures inside.

The Mystery Behind the Mona Lisa

Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? For starters, Mona Lisa’s expression has been often debated since its creation in the 16th century. Is she happy or sad or playful? Another intriguing thing about Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is that it's the highest insured work of art at a whopping $800 million. With fewer crowds in the afternoon, you should be able to snap a great picture of the Mona Lisa, then continue on with your tour to see more of the Louvre’s greatest pieces.

Sculptures of the Louvre

Although the Louvre houses thousands of paintings, it is also home to many famous statues. Two of the more famous statues include the Winged Victory of Samothrace and Venus de Milo. After exploring the statues, be sure to check out some of the museum’s great Greek and Roman antiquities.

What you get with this tour
Skip-the-line afternoon access to the Louvre Museum
Explore treasures inside the Louvre with fewer crowds
A fun, English-speaking guide with expertise in art history
A maximum group size of 18 people
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Wonderful Tour
27 February 2024
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Khoon Lim

Very informative and paced well to see the highlights. The Louvre is otherwise impossibly large.

Fantastic tour!
25 February 2024
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Kathryn Warrick

This was the perfect Louvre Tour! It was detailed and specific about a few key pieces, but it wasn’t so much information that it got overwhelming. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun and did a great job managing the groups needs. I would 100% book this again!

Violette is THE BEST TOUR GUIDE
20 February 2024
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Amy A Mackinnon

Thank you to our expert art historian and tour guide Violet. She is amazing. Don't go to The Louvre without her! We would not have had the experience we did without this tour and without her knowledge. She also made the tour fun, lighthearted and tremendously enjoyable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

This is a shorter walking tour, but comfortable shoes are always recommended.

What if I have concerns about my mobility?

Although this tour is indoors and without much tricky terrain, we understand that you may prefer to move at your own pace. If so, take a look at our Private Louvre Tour which can be more easily tailored to your needs.

Can we stay longer in the museum after the tour ends?

This tour ends when the museum closes, therefore it is not possible to remain inside the museum after the tour.

Can I use my Paris Museum Pass to get a discount on our Louvre tour?

We pre-book all of our reservations and admission tickets for the Louvre Museum in advance. While the Paris Museum Pass can bring you inside the Louvre, our tours include pre-booked reservations, so a Paris Museum Passes will not be valid on this tour.

What to bring?

This is a shorter walking tour, but comfortable shoes are always recommended.

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