Le Louvre Museum
Le Louvre Museum

Murders and Mysteries of the Louvre, Paris

Take a guided tour of the highlights of the Louvre Museum, seeing the Mona Lisa and other famous exhibits.

Overview

Embark on a tour of the Louvre, the world's largest and most visited museum, unlocking the secrets behind its most famous art pieces. Guided by professionals, you will explore the mysteries behind the "Mona Lisa"s smile, the hidden secrets of "Venus de Milo" and the "Winged Victory of Samothrace" and delve into the fascinating world of Egyptian antiquities. The tour ends with a deep dive into the intriguing tales of Tutankhamun's tomb and the curse it bestows upon its discoverers. Expect an educational and engaging experience complemented by interesting anecdotes from your knowledgeable guide.

Know before you go

Duration
2 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Group
Small group, 6 people or less

What you'll do

Once a royal palace and today the largest museum in the world, the Louvre hides in its walls centuries of secrets, vile crimes and mysterious masterpieces. Who is hidden behind Mona Lisa's smile? What secrets are the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace still hiding? Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, you will discover the major works of art with a new perspective, and visit exceptional department of Egyptian Antiquities. Learn about Champollion, who cracked the mysterious hieroglyphic code; Tutankhamen, the boy pharaoh who suddenly died at a young age for unknown reasons; and the curse of Tutankhamen's tomb that befell those who discovered it. This guided tour will also evoke memories of the royal castle. This lively guided tour will give you a unique look at the Louvre and its masterpieces. Small group tour of 6 people max.

What's included:
Entrance tickets.
Professional English-speaking guide.

What's included

  • Entrance tickets
  • Professional English-speaking guide

Traveler reviews

9 total ratings, 9 with reviews
4.7 out of 5
Feature ratings
Quality of Experience
4.6
Guides, Drivers and Staff
4.7
Transport
4.4
Claudia
Claudia M.
Moraga, CA | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023
This private tour of the Louvre was a great way to see and learn about some of the amazing in the museum. It was so helpful to have a guide rather than wandering aimlessly through the crowds! Read more

This private tour of the Louvre was a great way to see and learn about some of the amazing in the museum. It was so helpful to have a guide rather than wandering aimlessly through the crowds!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was good but sometimes hard to understand and the crowds made it hard to hear!
Claudio
Claudio A.
Woodrow, NY | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023
The Louvre museum is one of the foremost museums in the world. It is immense, with 9 miles of corridors. You could spend days, actually weeks, admiring the artwork. Robert, our guide, was a wealth of information. He guided us through several sections of the museum, all amazing.
The only let-down was the crowd at the Mona Lisa. You almost have to elbow your way through, in order to get to the front. I wish the curators would take a cue from the curators of The Last Supper in Milan,...
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The Louvre museum is one of the foremost museums in the world. It is immense, with 9 miles of corridors. You could spend days, actually weeks, admiring the artwork. Robert, our guide, was a wealth of information. He guided us through several sections of the museum, all amazing.
The only let-down was the crowd at the Mona Lisa. You almost have to elbow your way through, in order to get to the front. I wish the curators would take a cue from the curators of The Last Supper in Milan, where only a small number of visitors is allowed to see the painting for a set number of minutes, then they're ushered out and the next small number of visitors is allowed in. That avoid the crowds and everyone has a front row view of the masterpiece.

Tips for future travelers

Try to go early because you may decide to spend the whole day there.

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The Louvre museum is like a whole world of masterpieces.
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Theresa
Theresa R.
Woodside, NY | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023
So much to see & learn from history. Guide is very knowledgeable. Read more

So much to see & learn from history. Guide is very knowledgeable.

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There should be at least 30 mind to 1hr allowance from the time the tour ends until pick up. The tour supposed to end at 4pm yet pick up time is also 4pm. The tour ended at 4:15 without seeing MonaLisa the room to see it us full of people almost impossible to get close to it & took longer time. After seeing it, you need longer time to exit not even enough time to eat/drink, go to bathroom, or took one last picture. If you have mobility issue the walk time is longer. To reschedule pick up time cost us extra money it could have bedn avoided if at the begining there’s an hour allowance for crowd, bathroom, walk time, or getting lost finding the exit.
Kathryne
Kathryne M.
Junction City, KS | Reviewed on Apr 07, 2023
We could take our time to see things we wanted to see. The Lourve couls use some easier, more user friendly signage. The lockers were great! Read more

We could take our time to see things we wanted to see. The Lourve couls use some easier, more user friendly signage. The lockers were great!

Tips for future travelers

Get there early & have your tickets already purchased. Get the headset to hear info about things you see.

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Ann
Ann S.
Ann Arbor, MI | Reviewed on Dec 26, 2022
The guide made the trip super special. Read more

The guide made the trip super special.

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Rhoda
Rhoda M.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022
WOW! Ellen certainly knew the history and made this experience more like a grand story telling session…bringing with it the depths of history. She was very well versed in all the historic details! Read more

WOW! Ellen certainly knew the history and made this experience more like a grand story telling session…bringing with it the depths of history. She was very well versed in all the historic details!

Tips for future travelers

Wear comfy shoes. LOTS of stairs!

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Emma W.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022
Great guide. Struggled with the theme. Read more

Great guide. Struggled with the theme.

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Cheri
Cheri H.
Walnut Creek, CA | Reviewed on Jul 01, 2022
We had an excellent guide - Stephanie (?). She made this tour so much fun and so interesting. Read more

We had an excellent guide - Stephanie (?). She made this tour so much fun and so interesting.

Tips for future travelers

This is a great tour for anyone who doesn't really know a lot about art history or the history of the Louvre. It made the experience so much more meaningful!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Stephanie has a Ph.D in Art history and she knew how to make the tour fun and meaningful.
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Megan B.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022
This was such a fun tour. David was an excellent guide. It was definitely a fast walking tour to the various spots within the museum, but we got to see a lot and David provided us with a lot of interesting and cool information. Read more

This was such a fun tour. David was an excellent guide. It was definitely a fast walking tour to the various spots within the museum, but we got to see a lot and David provided us with a lot of interesting and cool information.

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