Private Louvre Tour in Paris with Expert Guide

See the Louvre your way with the help of an expert guide, with Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and more!

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Looking for a more intimate way to explore the Louvre Museum? Then join a passionate Louvre guide for a tailored private tour of Paris’ famous museum, and experience the world-famous art at a pace that suits your group. With an expert private guide all to yourself, you’ll get detailed insights and stories of the art inside the Louvre, and can choose to spend more time viewing the pieces that interest you most. Skip the line to see the works of Da Vinci, Delacroix, Rembrandt, and many more!

  • Meet your guide at the equestrian statue of Louis the XIV in front of the Louvre Pyramid
  • Skip-the-line
  • Local guide
  • History of the Louvre
  • Sleeping Hermaphoditus
  • Venus de Milo
  • The Coronation of Napoleon
  • Liberty Leading the People
  • The Mona Lisa
  • Gardens

As the largest art museum on earth, visiting the Louvre can be a little overwhelming, but The Tour Guy makes it easy! This private Louvre tour let's you skip the line and see the iconic works of the museum a with your own personal art-loving tour guide. Our professional guides are true experts who bring the Louvre collections to life. After meeting your guide by the Louvre Pyramid, you'll set off for 3 hours viewing some of the most famous artworks in the world!

Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, a private tour provides a highly-personalized experience. Ask your professional guide as many questions as you want and enjoy a tour that moves at your ideal pace! A private Louvre tour is also an excellent option if you have limited mobility. We also offer a small group Louvre tour if you prefer a more affordable option.

Private Guided Louvre Tour Description

Your private 3-hour tour includes:

  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Louvre Museum

  • Private tour of the Louvre's world-famous art

  • Engaging English-speaking guide with art history expertise

Skip-the-Line Louvre Tour

Your expert Louvre guide will lead you inside into the world's largest museum to discover some of the most fascinating art exhibits in the world. The lines to get inside the museum can be incredibly long, but your guide help you navigate the crowds to start exploring straight away.

All our Louvre guides are passionate experts in art history. As you stop by the many iconic masterpieces, learn the stories behind the artworks and their creators. Besides the highlights of the Louvre, you'll see many of the lesser-known gems of the museum. After all, the collections inside the historic monument contain 38,000 priceless works of art. And remember, there's no need to consult your guidebook or map, our guides know the Louvre as well as their own living rooms!

Sculptures of the Louvre

The Louvre is not only filled with paintings but it also features many iconic sculptures. Of all the works in the Louvre, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo are some of the most admired. The life-size sculpture of the mythological Sleeping Hermaphroditus carved by Bernini is also an amazing piece of work. These incredible ancient sculptures only represent a fraction of the Louvre's Greek and Roman antiquities you'll get to explore and learn about with your private guide.

Mona Lisa's Smile

Why is Mona Lisa’s smile so mysterious? Is she happy or sad? Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait of Lisa Gherardini, titled Mona Lisa, is arguably the most famous painting in the world. The masterpiece also holds a Guinness World Record-breaking insurance policy for approximately $800,000,000! Our guide can't wait to share the stories behind the acclaimed painting, and the fascination with the woman it depicts. Leonardo da Vinci was a true genius who left behind a huge legacy in both science and art.

Renaissance Masters: Raphael, Leonardo Da Vinci, and more

The Mona Lisa is not Leonardo’s only work of art inside the Louvre, and your tour guide will show you more of da Vinci’s works as part of the Louvre’s Italian Renaissance collection.

Besides Leonardo da Vinci, the Louvre also contains works by Renaissance artist Botticelli, master of the 16th-century Venetian school Titian, and the grand scale artist Veronese. Raphael also has work featured throughout the Louvre, one being the famous painting depicting Saint George on a magnificent horse.

Famous French Art

Although the Louvre is filled with the works of many international artists, you'll also see some truly iconic French masterpieces—after all, you are in France! The Louvre offers opportunities to visit works by Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon's personal painter, and Eugène Delacroix. Delacroix's most famous piece, Liberty Leading The People, is one of France's most beloved paintings, depicting the 1830 French Revolution. It was also the inspiration for one of the world's most famous landmarks: the Statue of Liberty in New York.

A Glimpse of Royal France

Did you know that the Louvre is a former royal palace? With such a strong association to royalty, a visit to the Louvre is incomplete without seeing the crown jewels of France. The surviving French crown jewels are on display in the Louvre’s Galerie d'Apollon.

It was a tradition to have a new crown created for each coronation in France. With your guide's narration, it is easy to imagine the extravagance of the crowns created throughout history for each new king and queen.

At The Tour Guy, we put a huge amount of energy into all our tours, including our private Louvre tour. At the conclusion of this tour, don’t forget to ask your private Louvre tour where to eat and what to do in Paris. As experts in all things Paris, we do all we can to ensure your vacation is filled with amazing French culture, world-class art, incredible food and unforgettable memories!

What you get with this tour
Friendly English-speaking guide
Transportation
Omaha Beach
Utah Beach and American Cemetary
Cider tasting
Private tour
Guide gratuities
Food and beverages
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Our guide, Will, was the perfect guide. Will has Art History knowledge of an expert. He was patient and kind with our disabilities. This could not have been a better experience. We were able to see so many beautiful pieces of ancient art. Highly recommend. Loved it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes are encouraged since the tour involves 3 hours of walking. A small water bottle is also recommended.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes are encouraged since the tour involves 3 hours of walking. A small water bottle is also recommended.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

This private tour is your best bet if you have concerns about navigating the Louvre. Our private tours offer more flexibility in terms of pace and special accommodations. Just get in touch before your tour if there's something we should know!

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

You are allowed to stay inside the museum until closing time, even after your guided tour is done. Please note that once you exit the area where the artwork is, you will not be allowed to re-enter.

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

We pre-book all of our reservations and tickets for the Louvre Museum in advance, so personal museum passes are not valid for entry or a discount.

Is there a small group Louvre tour available?

Yes! If you rather save some money and see the Louvre as part of a small group, check out our Skip-the-line Louvre Tour with Mona Lisa & Crown Jewels.

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