A "crash course" in Art History through the treasures of the Louvre
Have you ever wanted to finally understand the different art movements? Find out or brush up on how and why they evolved and developed? Become a real "art buff"? In the Louvre we will travel through time and space as the paintings bring to life the great journey of art. We will explore the roots of Western civilisation in antiquity, then continue through the Italian renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, and Romantics. Of course we will not forget the iconic highlights and even understand why the Impressionists were so groundbreaking.
Take away lasting knowledge with your memories.
I provide a « cheat sheet » with a timeline of key names and dates
Audio sets are provided so you can hear me in comfort in the noisy areas.
The Louvre is the world's largest and most visited museum and can be an exhausting labyrinth for the uninitiated. I have planned my tour to highlight the best works to follow the evolution of art history and to admire this extraordinary palace. We will start with the splendid Greek and Roman collection including Venus de Milo and Winged Victory of Samothrace then continue through the most famous wing of the museum with works by Botticelli, Raphael, Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Delacroix and Géricault. We will finish by crossing over to the opposite wing to marvel at the splendour of Napoleon III appartments and the spectacular French Sculpture Hall.
Of course the itinerary is flexible according to your particular interests.
!THE LOUVRE IS CLOSED ON TUESDAYS!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Under the Arc du Carrousel. It is the monument across the road from the main Pyramid at the entrance to the gardens. I will be holding a card with the Tours by Locals logo
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
This is a walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.
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Catherine is very knowledgeable and gave us a very well planned and interesting tour of the Louvre. She walked us from the Greek civilisation to the modern artists, highlighting various milestones through this art journey. Totally worth it!