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About Louvre Museum Tour

Museum Louvre in Paris, France. View from Seine river

The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the most famous museums in the world. This museum is a collective blend of amazing art and historical treasures. The Louvre is a royal palace, which means super grand and impressive.The Louvre is home to thousands of artworks from all over the world. You will find famous paintings like the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

The painting of Monalisa is probably one of the most famous paintings ever. Not only this, but the museum has kept sculptures, ancient artifacts, and even Egyptian mummies! The Louvre is so spacious that you could spend days exploring it and still not see everything. But don't worry, you can always pick out the things you want to see and make a plan.

Join a Louvre Museum guided tour to explore most of the space and art. You can choose from basic tours that cover the highlights to specialized tours focusing on specific periods or artists. A guide can help you navigate the museum and give you interesting insights into the artwork. The Louvre Museum tour is the perfect way to explore and discover Paris up close. With its breathtaking architecture and amazing collection, it's an unforgettable experience you'll cherish forever!

Tour Highlights

  • Come close to the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Learn about its interesting history and the mysterious smile it holds.
  • Discover the incredible ancient Greek sculpture of Nike, the goddess of victory, and discover why it holds such significance in art history.
  • Look at this special marble sculpture showing Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Know about the history of Venus de Milo and how it is found on Greek Island.
  •  See a lot of old stuff from Egypt. There are mummies, stone coffins, and pictures with funny signs on them. Learn about how people lived in ancient Egypt.
  • Visit fancy rooms that used to belong to a French emperor and empress. See all the beautiful decorations they had.
  • Learn about the old part of the Louvre Palace. It used to be a strong castle, but later it became a fancy home for kings and queens.

Visitor Highlights

Brightly lit interior of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, filled with a large group of people.
  • Don't miss the chance to see the famous painting Mona Lisa which draws millions of visitors every year.
  • Take a glimpse at the modern glass pyramid door made by builder I.M. Pei which has become a symbol of the Louvre.
  • Stroll through the impressive Grand Gallery, home to thousands of artworks spanning centuries of art history.
  • Explore the luxurious apartments of Emperor Napoleon III. It showcases exquisite décor and furnishings from the 19th century.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Louvre, a former royal palace transformed into a grand museum.
  • The Louvre is easily accessible by public transportation and offers convenient amenities like cafes and bookstores.

Travel Tips

  • The Louvre is a popular attraction in Paris. Buy your Louvre museum tour tickets online in advance to avoid long lines at the ticket counter.
  • The museum is huge, so it's a good idea to plan which exhibits you want to see beforehand. Pick out your must-see artworks or sections of the museum to make the most of your time.
  • You might find a crowd during peak hours at The Louvre Museum. Arrive early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid rush and enjoy a more peaceful experience.
  • The main entrance to the Louvre is through the iconic glass pyramid. Use this entrance to access the museum efficiently and start your tour of the museum at your own pace.
  • You'll be doing a lot of walking in the museum, so wear comfortable shoes to keep your feet happy throughout your visit.
  • The Louvre can be overwhelming, so stay hydrated and take breaks when needed.
  • Join a guide for the Louvre Museum Paris tour to learn about the artworks and history of the museum.
  • Respect the artwork and follow the museum's rules. Do not touch the exhibits or use flash photography.
  • Take your time to enjoy the experience of visiting one of the world's greatest Paris museums. Don't rush and soak in the beauty and history of the artworks around you.

Know Before You Go

What to bring

  • Your pre-purchased museum tickets or confirmation vouchers for the guided tour.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking, as you'll be exploring the museum for a while.
  • Stay hydrated during your tour by bringing a refillable water bottle. you can refill the bottle from the water fountains inside the museum.
  • Bring a camera or smartphone to take photos of the artwork and the museum's architecture.
  • Keep a small backpack or bag to carry your essentials to explore the works of art.
  • Bring a guidebook or map of the Louvre Museum to help navigate the vast collection and locate key artworks.

What not to bring

  • Bulky backpacks are not allowed due to safety reasons.
  • Leave your snacks and drinks outside or finish them before you go in. You can't bring eatables into the museum.
  • Don't bring tripods or selfie sticks because they can bother other people and might damage the art mistakenly.
  • Don't bring weapons or sharp objects like knives or scissors etc.
  • Except for service animals, pets aren't allowed inside the museum.
  • Be polite and don't bring noisy gadgets like radios or speakers.

Getting There

  • Public Transport: Take the metro to Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre station (Lines 1 and 7). From there, it's a short walk to the museum entrance.
  • Bus: Several bus routes stop near the Louvre, including lines 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, and 95.
  • Bike: Consider renting a bike from one of the city's bike-sharing programs, such as Velib'. Bike racks are also available near the museum entrance.
  • Walking: Walking to the Louvre is a great option for nearby places. You can enjoy the sights along the way.
  • Taxi or Ride-sharing: Taxi and ride-sharing services are widely available in Paris. You can easily hail a taxi or use an app like Uber to get to the museum.
  • River Cruise: For a unique experience, consider taking a river cruise along the Seine River. Some cruises offer stops near the Louvre, allowing you to arrive in style.