I couldn't have picked a worse time to go to the Louvre weather-wise. The rain turned into snow and there was flooding nearby. I'm 65 and hadn't been to the Louvre since I was 18. Despite the weather, the Louvre was even better than my...More
Follow your own schedule on this self-guided tour, which allows you to enter the collection directly with skip-the-line admission. Pick up entrance tickets at your leisure at an office conveniently located next to The Louvre. From there, you’ll breeze past the crowds waiting outside the museum.
Be sure to pick up a map because collections are spread out across 782,910 square feet (72,735 square meters). Most visitors rush to get a front-row peek at the mysterious Mona Lisa, but you’ll be able to explore the sprawling collections at your leisure with the time saved from purchasing direct admission tickets.
You might start with Egyptian antiquities—the spoils of Napoleon’s expeditions to the Near East—and ancient treasures like the famous 2,000-year-old Venus de Milo statue. Then you could head to the French painting wing, where you can glimpse neoclassical masterpieces by artists such as Eugène Delacroix and Jacques-Louis David. Be sure to also wander under-the-radar attractions like the suites of the lavish former royal palace, which the great kings of France once called home.
I booked this tour months in advance of my trip to Paris. Upon arriving to CityVision (across the street from the Louvre) I was told that the Louvre "changed policy" and their tickets were no longer being accepted. They gave me a piece of paper...More
I checked out of my hotel, stowed my luggage at Gare du Nord, road the Metro across town, walked several blocks in the pouring rain to get to ParisCity Vision, only to be told they weren’t accepting paid vouchers. Having booked this tour a year...More
I was able to walk into the museum without a reservation, purchase a ticket for the 1.5 hour tour. It was easy, well worth it. Highly recommend. I'm not sure if the days of the week matter, so check this out, but it worked for...More
The line at the Louvre was crazy. Our tour guide, Joanna, zipped us past the line and through security in minutes. She pointed out many notable pieces (some well known, some not so much), as well as the obligatory viewing of the Mona Lisa. She...More
Dear Ronnie E, We are glad you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you for sharing your comment about our guide, we will pass your kind feedback to Joanna so she can know about your satisfaction. Feel free to contact us for your next visit...More