Family Scavenger Hunt in the Louvre

Tour Number

Activity Level

549239


Categories

First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Please give me the ages of your children so I can adapt the clues appropriately.

Friendly: Yes.
I will need to adapt the tour slightly to accommodate wheelchair users.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Learn through fun in a living time machine


It is the world's biggest museum with its own 800 year old history, full of mystery, secrets and treasures. I have devised a scavenger hunt where children search for elements in paintings, guess what they mean, and then I tell the true story.
Learn about: Why the Ancient Greeks and Romans were so important, Middle Ages/Crusades, What was the Renaissance all about? Why is Mona Lisa smiling? The mighty power of Louis XIV, Baroque art, the Neoclassic art movement and the Enlightenment and finally the amazing destiny of Napoleon Bonapart.
There is a little prize at the end.

Itinerary

We will start in the Denon wing to see the Winged Victory of Samothrace, follow the story of the Italian Renaissance from its beginning until the start of Baroque, back to Mona Lisa and the largest painting in the museum. Continuing through the large format French Romantics and Neoclassics (Delacroix/Géricault/David) ending in Antiquity with Venus de Milo. Of course the itinerary is flexible according to your particular interests.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Arc du Carrousel, Place du Carrousel, across from the main Pyramid at the entrance to the gardens.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: My time and knowledge as a private guide/art historian licensed by the French Minister of Culture
As required - audio equipment so you can hear me in comfort in the crowded areas.
A printed glossary of main artistic movements covered during the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euros - personal expenses

What’s Extra

Other: Museum entrance tickets are not included. Tickets can be booked online under individual names through the official Louvre site. 17euros per adult. Free entrance for under 18s (and under 26 years old for EU citizens)
I can order the tickets for you on request but a surcharge applies. Please message me if you require this service.

For groups over 6 visitors, an advance reservation fee of 70euros is charged by the Louvre, entrance fees are payable in advance. These costs are non-reimbursable. An extra charge of 2 euros per person to cover extra audio set rental costs.

Restrictions

I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.

Private tour guide Catherine

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Catherine C.

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