Exploring the museums of Paris alone can be a daunting experience, but our expert art history guides are on hand to make your visit a breeze – to introduce you to some of the most highly acclaimed works of art in the world, to take you deep into their history, but also to take you away from the tourist track. Our museums tours are lead solely by accredited guides with an abundance of knowledge, who give you the chance to explore some of the most breathtaking exhibitions in the world with a private, personable and approachable guide.
You’ll begin in the Denon Wing of the museum with a look at the collection of Italian sculpture which lines the grand hall. Highlights include Mercury Flying, Psyche Revived by the Kiss of Cupid, and the Dying Slave series by Michelangelo. The grand staircase at the end houses the Winged Victory of Samothrace, a testament to Greek civilization at the height of its power and a fitting introduction to the Italian Renaissance galleries—the artistic apex of another great culture.
The Italian painting rooms are expansive and without an expert guide at hand some important works might slip your attention. Obviously the Mona Lisa is on the list, but that’s not the only Leonardo da Vinci piece on show. The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, Saint John the Baptist, and La Belle Ferronnière are just some of the stunning works you’ll see in a whole new light as your guide reveals hidden details and background stories that you’ve got to hear to believe.
Masterworks by Botticelli, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Veronese will also be examined closely, revealing their stories and secrets. You’ll finish in the impressive French grand format galleries. Masterpieces such as The Raft of Medusa by Géricault or Delacroix’s Liberty Guiding the People stand side by side with monumental works like the Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David.
At this point your 2-hour art history lesson will be complete and you’ll be ready to explore the rest of the museum with your new tools of analysis at the ready!
This tour excludes entry to temporary exhibitions - Please contact us for private tours and specific requests.
Our skip-the-line tickets give priority access to the museum, however, please note that due to the Vigipirate Plan (increased security measures), there may be a waiting period at the security checkpoint at the entrance to the museum.
Agathe was absolutely delightful! Her knowledge and charming personality made her an excellent tour guide. I would highly suggest this tour!!
Jesica was a great tour guide and made the experience one of the highlights of our entire trip to Paris. It certainly met our expectations.
Marjorie was just great! I didn't really want to do the Louvre but she made the history come alive in stories and I just LOVED our experience!
Alberto was a great guide, he was very informative. The Catacombs were just awesome. Would definitely recommend this to everyone!!
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