The Louvre is one of the world's greatest art museums--and one of the largest--so it's a good thing you're seeing it with the help of an experienced guide! The building, a former royal palace located in the center of Paris between the Seine River and the Rue de Rivoli, was first opened to the public as a museum in 1793, during the French Revolution.
This multi-faceted museum celebrates humanity's long journey with the remarkable scope of a collection that spans thousands of years, reaches from America to the borders of India and China, and is highlighted by such iconic, universally admired works as Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and the 2nd century Greek statue "Venus de Milo."
The Louvre's impressive collection, which halts at the watershed date of 1848, is grouped into eight departments: Paintings; Egyptian Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Sculptures; Decorative Arts; Islamic Art; and Prints and Drawings.
Departures: 09:00 AM, 02:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - The price of this tour includes a 2-hour guided tour of the Louvre. The Louvre Museum can be substituted with the Rodin or Orsay Museums. Please mark your choice during check out.
- The Rodin and Orsay are closed on Monday. Maximum 6 passengers for the Louvre and Rodin, maximum 4 passengers for Orsay.
- This is a private tour, but there will be other people at museums and public spaces.