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Paris - Louvre Half Day Tour (4 Hours)

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Louvres, France

Valid for Travel Now Through: 24 Oct 2018

Paris - Louvre Half Day Tour (4 Hours )

Louvres, France

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy • Wheelchair Accessible

Description

Today, the Louvre is one of the most important and most visited museums in the world. It is also the biggest museum in Paris, extending over 210,000 m².

The Musée du Louvre, once an immense medieval fortress and royal palace, now houses the most-visited collection of artworks in the world. In the company of our guide, Paris art historians, we’ll dive into the vast collection of the Louvre, carefully selecting key works—a mixture of masterpieces and unknown treasures—to craft a narrative of kings, emperors, and the accomplished artists who served them.

We will begin with a brief introduction to the building's history in the Cour Napoleon, learning about its transformation from medieval fortress to magnificent royal palace over the course of five centuries. Entering the museum, we often begin with the Classical Antiquities section. Famous for its stunning collection of Egyptian artifacts, we may see the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, as well as many items illustrating religion and every day life in Egypt from the farmers to the Pharaohs. We'll continue our appreciation of the Louvre's classical collection with its awe-inspiring Greek and Roman sculptures, including the iconic Venus de Milo and Nike of Samothrace.

Depending on your interest , we will then move on to what, for many, is the heart of the louvre the Denon Wing's grand galleries of Italian painting. Here, we will encounter some of the greatest works of art in the western world, including masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Veronese. Our guide will curate your visit, selecting a mixture of famous and lesser-known works, crafting a narrative around your interests and questions. For example, we may trace the evolution of perspective from the late medieval to the Baroque period, or discuss issues of power and politics as expressed by court painters.

Equally important to the Louvre's collections are the French Master paintings, which occupy the adjoining series of rooms. Through the eyes of our docent, we will learn about the late 18th and early 19th century rival art movements of Neoclassicism, led by Jacques-Louis David, and Romanticism, spearheaded by Théodore Gericault and Eugène Delacroix. Noting their differences, we form an understanding of their role in the evolution of art. These large format paintings truly bring your visit full circle to the final periods of the museum's collection.

About Us

We Travel France was founded by Edwige Chevallier in September 2010. Our agency specializes in luxury trips to France for families and individuals, but also provides group packages. We handle last-minute and complicated incoming travel arrangements. We know our customers always have a multitude of choices when they buy goods or services, which is why we are committed to offering personalized and individually tailored services to suit our client’s needs. We also guarantee 24-hour emergency service to all our clients.

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Our lifeline in Paris

By: NickandJenny


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2016

Both of our airport drivers were excellent, and it was so reassuring knowing that they were there to pick us up and drop us off. Giverny was gorgeous, and our tour guide Paul really made the experience memorable. Our contact Edwige confirmed everything and made sure we were taken care of during our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

WONDERFUL tour guides

By: Sunny


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2016

So we met our first tour guide on our fabulous trip and was like wow he the best than each next tour guide was even better. So satisfied .....
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great experience

By: Heels


Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

the total experience in Paris was wonderful from hotel to tour guides. the tour guides in particular tailored each excursion to the interest of our family.
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

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By: Bridgett


Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

Very happy with service, everyone seemed very knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Fairvalley

Great job.

By: Thomas


Reviewed on: 24 May 2017

Everything was peefect. Absolutely no problems. The ideal trip.
Travel Advisor:  Sally May

Great guides, smooth transfers

By: Jack


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

There were a lot of moving parts in our trip, that started in Paris, went through Reims and Champagne, to Strasbourg and Alsace, to Annecy and then Geneva. W arranged for terrific guides, one more knowledgeable and interesting after the next. The drivers were very friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful cooking class in Alsace. Just a perfectly arranged trip.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

Champagne

By: Rick


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Wonderful two day tour of Reims and Epernay. Our guide, Amanda, was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. Will certainly recommend to others.
Travel Advisor:  Louisa Gehring

Paris and Cannes 2017

By: Barb


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2017

Perfect experience, excellent well informed travel guides, classy operation. Made our first trip to Europe one to remember--so easy and interesting, we always felt confident about where we were and what we were doing.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Nice tours, friendly operators

By: Jane


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2017

Overall, very good and we liked our tour guides in both locations. Our contact was also particularly helpful in changing a restaurant reservation and babysitting time when were delayed on our day trip. That was really appreciated.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Parkin

Beautiful Day In the Rhone Valley

By: Jessica L


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

I had an incredible day with Laurent in the Northern Rhone Valley. I have always wanted to see the vineyards of Cote Rotie and Condrieu. Laurent was so knowledgable about not only the wine regions, but also the food, history, and architecture of the region. His hospitality was also very genuine as I could tell he was very concerned about my personal expectations and goals of the tour. I learned so much in one day that I now have to go back to do more exploration of the things I wasn't able to read about on-line when doing some studying prior to my trip. Laurent completely exceeded all of my expectations and I would recommend his tour services to anyone looking to explore this region of France.
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips

Excellent trip

By: Wine Guy


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2017

Alexia was an outstanding guide. She had a great depth of knowledge and her English wa very good - easy to listen to. She arranged an outstanding lunch and wine tasting at a winery - incredible day. Was very flexible. Cannot recommend enough!!
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Champagne Tour

By: M. PALERMO


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

While visiting Paris, we decided to take a day trip to Champagne. W Travel France provided the transportation and itinerary. We could not have spent a more enjoyable day in Champagne. Our guide arranged for visits to two Champagne houses (one small and one large) for tastings and lunch at a local brasserie, all the while educating us on the history of the region. Very well done!
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry

Excellent

By: Lillypad


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

We felt very safe and secure during our entire trip.
Travel Advisor:  Silvana Frappier

Versailles Day Tour

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Reviewed on: 09 May 2018

The guide met us at the hotel and provided interesting commentary all along. He made sure we were getting the tour we wanted and then some. He was delightful!
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