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.
Due to ongoing renovation works inside the Louvre, the Mona Lisa has been relocated. It is expected that you will have a longer wait to see this particular masterpiece, however, rest assured that your guide will do their very best to escort you to the painting!
Your front row seat to the show begins in the Denon wing of the Louvre where you’ll meet the Italian Renaissance maestros including Botticelli, Fra Angelico, and bien sûr our old friend Leonardo Da Vinci. You’ll soon realize that your guides prefer qualité to quantité. You’ll spend ample time discussing—maybe even acting out—the historical context, artistic significance, and composition of each work of art. Oh and don’t worry, you’ll get your dose of trivia to impress your friends at the next cocktail party. Did you know, for instance, that Terminus was the God of boundaries, hence the modern word “terminus”?
During act II, the French masters take their place in the limelight. Spend some time savoring the works of big shots such as Théodore Géricault and Eugene Delacroix, to name a couple. Imposing large-format paintings like the Raft of the Medusa and the Coronation of Napoleon will astound you with their impressive dimensions and dramatic depictions. While you’ll certainly take ample time to analyze these masterworks, your guide will also take a moment here and there to introduce some of the lesser-known gems along the way. Let’s broaden those horizons!
Also included in this tour is a look at the Greek and Roman sculpture sections of the museum. Works like the triumphant Winged Victory of Samothrace, the attractively arm-less Venus de Milo, and Psyche Revived by Cupid's kiss are some of the must-see highlights. Others include the 17th and 18th century School of Flanders, the breathtaking Egyptian section (one of the world's largest), the newly opened Islamic art section, the Medieval Louvre, and the ostentatious Napoleon III apartments.
Perhaps you’re looking for something a little more customized to your personal interests? Pas de probleme! If there’s a particular section of the museum you’d prefer to focus on, be sure to ask—after all when you take a private tour with Localers, the visitor is always in the driver’s seat. By the time you’re finished you’ll wonder how a museum visit could’ve possibly been this much fun!
Please note that due to museums loaning works or collections to other museums, Localers cannot guarantee that every work listed on our website will be on display. We try our best to notify our clients when a work they have requested will not be available for their viewing.
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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