Masterpieces and history of the Louvre with a Local Guide
The history of the Louvre Museum is magnificent. Its rich art collection is of unfathomable proportions. And so to pick which works to see or which galleries to visit inside the Louvre can be a mind-boggling experience. During our visit, I suggest a straight-forward approach! We will walk through the old beautiful apartments where the Kings and Queens of France once lived, and where French history was written. We will discover the history of European civilization through the many masterpieces of the Louvre such as The Venus of Milos, the Victory of Samothrace, and the paintings of Raphael, Leonardo de Vinci and Veronese. We will discover the grand gallery of French paintings whose artworks are considered a national pride.
We will start our visit outside, at the most ancient part of the Palace of Louvre: "the Courtyard Court".
We will then skip the line and go inside the Louvre starting our visit at the Denon aisle and visit the remaining of the medieval protective wall of the Louvre.
We will continue with the Greek Antiquities section, the gallery of Italian paintings, and the Apollo gallery which houses today the treasuries of French Monarchy.
We will finish with the gallery devoted to 19th century French paintings.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Statue of Louis the 14th in front of the Pyramide of Louvre.
End location: Your ticket is available all day long. So if you wish you can continue your visit by yourself.
Duration: 2 hours
This is a walking tour.
To reach the Louvre, you can use Subway station "Louvre Rivoli", line 1. Or a taxi could be used to reach the museum.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euros - If you want to buy some refreshments inside of the Louvre.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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We really enjoyed our tour. Dasha was delightful - engaging, informative and highly knowledgeable. She was able to engage and impart knowledge with us all - ages 11-49. The only slightly disappointing thing was the speed of the tour - and I guess this is due to the need to impart so much information - Dasha has so much to share! We highly recommend the tour.