Closing Time At The Louvre: The Mona Lisa At Her Most Peaceful

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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 - Visit the Mona Lisa at closing time to see it without the crowds: This is the only tour with a strategic visit to da Vinci’s painting, offering you the best window to enjoy her.
- Spend 3 full hours seeing the greatest treasures of the Louvre. This tour is an hour longer than the average, offering a much more manageable pace in this huge palace.
- With an intimate group of 15 people or fewer your tour will be more relaxed and your guide easier to hear and question.
- Skip the long entrance lines with pre-reserved tickets.
- Enjoy the company of a certified art historian to guide you through the museum and help you interpret the paintings. All our guides are fluent English-speakers.
Summary
The best way to see the Mona Lisa is without the crowds that almost always surround her. Because there is no way to get her all to yourself, we’ve done the next best thing: As the museum starts to close and everyone else rushes for the doors, we take advantage of the natural thinning of crowds. Entering at this time, you’ll find the room almost totally empty so you can get up close to the great lady for a peaceful 20 minute visit with your guide. Of course you’ll see the best of the rest too. You’ll spend 3 hours viewing the very best artwork in the Louvre with an art historian, learning what makes these masterpieces so world-renowned. 
Description
As one of the world’s most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa rarely gets much peace. During regular visiting hours she is almost constantly mobbed by hundreds of people, severely compromising any time you get to spend with her. In order to avoid the crowds, we’ll take you to see her after most visitors have left and give you plenty of space to enjoy her beauty. 

Tested and perfected through countless research trips, your itinerary inverts the normal Louvre route allowing you to see much more than other visitors who are on the normal tours that try to fit the rest of the museum into 1.5 hours. 

During the tour, your guide will show you the Louvre’s most treasured sights, including the historic foundations of the Kings’ palace moat, Greek and Roman sculptures like the ‘Venus de Milo’, ‘Cupid & Psyche’, and Michelangelo’s ‘Slaves’; and many of the greatest works ever created by French artists such as ‘Liberty Leading the People’ by Delacroix and ‘The Raft of Medusa’ by Géricault. You’ll also see France’s old crown jewels, the world famous ‘Winged Victory’ monument, and works from Italian painters like Caravaggio, Raphael, and da Vinci. 

There are many ways to see the Louvre, but only one way shows you all the best works and gets you in front of the Mona Lisa after most of the crowds have left. Your guide takes care of all the time and logistics so all you have to do is enjoy the art. 
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 2020-01-01
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
January 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 6:45 PM Departure - Wed, Fri (except: Jan 01)
January 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 3:00 PM Departure - Sun, Mon, Thurs, Sat (except: 01 Jan 2021, 03 Jan 2021, 07 Feb 2021, 08 Mar 2021, 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

PRICING VALID UNTIL 29 FEBRUARY 2020 RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €79.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €74.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request
PRICING VALID FROM 01 MARCH 2020 RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €84.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €79.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name Pricing valid from 01 March 2020
Option Description Pricing valid from 01 March 2020
Option Name Pricing valid until 29 February 2020
Option Description Pricing valid until 29 February 2020

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