Closing Time At The Louvre: The Mona Lisa At Her Most Peaceful
- See Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the *Mona Lisa*
- Immerse yourself among the masterpieces housed within the acclaimed museum
- Familiarize yourself with the history of the building with the help of your expert guide
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris, 75001, FR
Rue de Rivoli, (Interior of the Louvre Museum), Paris, 75001, FR
Why take this tour?
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in the world; and among the most difficult to see. For most of the day, her room in the Louvre is packed to the brim with people jostling to get a peek at her. However our expert guides have created specially-timed itineraries that allow you to see the Mona Lisa at the best possible time. Enjoy some peaceful moments with the mysterious lady and your knowledgeable tour guide. You'll be able to get close enough to see her tiny canvas - and even snap a photo or two with the Louvre's leading lady.
Of course, this is Paris' greatest art museum, so you'll also visit some of the greatest works created by French artists. Works such as Liberty Leading the People by Delacroix, The Raft of Medusa by Géricault and the enormous Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon's official staff painter. These canvases are the perfect jumping-off point into conversations about France's fascinating history. As you admire these stunning artworks, your guide will decode Delacroix's message from the French Revolution and Géricault devastating portrayal of a real-life event. They'll also tell you how the size of Napoleon's canvas says a thing or two about his insecurities.
On your complete Louvre tour, you’ll also see France’s old crown jewels along with works from the Italian masters Caravaggio, Raphael, and of course, Leonardo da Vinci.
By visiting in the company of an expert art historian guide and a small group of no more than 15 people, you won't just see some of the greatest masterpieces in Europe, you'll learn the stories behind them. From why the French lied about the age of the Venus de Milo, to who, exactly posed for the Mona Lisa, this is art like you've never experienced it before.
- Louvre Museum
Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"
Classic Greek art rooms
French painting galleries
Medieval Louvre Exhibit (Moat)
Galerie d'Apollon (Crown Jewels)
Local English-speaking guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Skip-the-line ticket for Louvre Museum
Frequently asked questions
Things to know
Before you book
Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible. Those with wheelchairs should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
Areas visited during this tour are subject to closure. Your guide may need to modify areas visited on the day of the tour.
The Louvre is subject to closures due to strikes. If time permits, we will reach out to you prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, cancellations may be communicated at the meeting point.
Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable.
Cancellations received within 24 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.
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