The Secrets of the Louvre: Ancient Codes & Hidden Messages in the World’s Greatest Art Museum

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Location: Paris
Category: Attractions / Museums
Duration: 3.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Paris
Highlights - Explore the mysteries and the secrets of the art in the Louvre with a specially-trained guide.
- See some of the lesser-known parts of the collection along with all the main highlights.
Summary
Every day, thousands of people visit the Louvre without realizing the secret agendas and hidden knowledge lurking in much of the art. In this unique tour, we dive into the magic and mysteries of the collection, investigating covert political messages and concealed meanings, sacred geometry, mystical beliefs, and even a few pyramids. From Dan Brown to da Vinci, Mesopotamia to Mona Lisa, this is a fun, and mind-bending way to experience great art.

Description
Great art is full of great stories, but some are a little stranger than others. This half day tour takes you deep into the mysteries that surround many of the works of art in the Louvre with an expert guide who specializes in the weird, arcane, and esoteric.

You’ll meet them in front of the Louvre with your small group of 15 people, then skip the long entrance lines and head straight into the museum, though not before you learn about the stunning glass pyramid that crowns the entrance and some of the controversy and legends that surround it. 

Inside the museum, you’ll explore some of the lesser known parts of the collection while also taking in the main highlights. Is the Raft of the Medusa a masterpiece about cannibals? Who really posed for Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings? What is sacred geometry and why were some of the greatest minds in history obsessed with it? This tour is chock full of  history and mystery, dark deeds and Da Vinci codes, and even a conspiracy theory or two. 

Like all of our Louvre tours, you’ll see the highlights of the collection and learn a lifetime of fascinating things about them. The difference on this tour is that you get to dive into some of the more controversial and mysterious theories surrounding the art. It’s a fun and engaging experience for both longtime art lovers and people who don’t usually visit art museums. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the line tickets to the Louvre
Expert guide
Headsets
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
As with all museums, particular galleries of the Louvre museum may be closed without prior notice, or pieces may be removed for restoration or loan. In this case, your guide will make an appropriate substitution.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities enforce security measures upon entry to the Louvre. Suitcases, luggage, and larger bags are not allowed inside. Only bags smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm are permitted. Please accept our apologies for any delay or inconvenience caused by extra security checks.
Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Required to bring: Valid ID
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 10:00 AM Departure - Daily (except: Tuesdays and 01 May 2021, 15 Aug 2021)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 48.8617309, 2.330741
Address: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Place du Carousel, Paris, 75001, FR
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Arc+de+Triomphe+du+Carrousel,+75001+Paris,+France/@48.8617309,2.330741,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e66e2f4dbfd055:0xdd4efd9b8b7365b5!8m2!3d48.8617108!4d2.332902
Notes: Arriving by Metro: Metro station Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, Line 1 and 7. Follow the sign "sortie" (exit). Take the exit “sortie #1” named "Passage Richelieu.” Cross the street and take the corridor "Passage Richelieu" to reach the Louvre courtyard. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. Meet at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.
Start Location Notes Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Place du Carousel, Paris, 75001, FR
End Location Address Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001, FR
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 48.861713, 2.3328946
Address: Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001, FR
Notes:
Start Location Notes Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Place du Carousel, Paris, 75001, FR
End Location Address Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001, FR

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €69.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €64.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Is food & drink allowed in Louvre?

Closed bottled water is allowed, food is forbidden inside the visited sites.

Can I bring my bag on my tour?

To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities are enforcing security measures upon entry to the Louvre. Suitcases, luggage, and larger bags are not allowed inside. Only bags smaller than 55cm x 35cm x 20cm are permitted. Please accept our apologies for any delay or inconvenience caused by extra security checks.

I am in a wheelchair, can I take your?

Unfortunately, the route we use on our Louvre Tour is not fully wheelchair accessible. However, an alternate route can be arranged to accommodate visitors in wheelchairs on our private tours. Please contact customer service to arrange a wheelchair-friendly tour.

Is photography allowed inside the Louvre Museum?

Photography is allowed; however, selfie sticks nor professional photography equipment, such as tripods, are allowed.

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption