Louvre Express


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes. Ideal for teens and younger children as less tiring and faster paced than longer tours. Can be adapted to school curriculum on request.

Friendly: Yes.
Wheelchair users are welcome, the tour itinerary may be slightly adapted.

Maximum travelers: 6



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

The best of the Louvre, the very best value

A fast paced walking tour designed to discover the maximum of this extraordinary palace-museum. Equipped with headsets to hear me above the crowds, follow me through the halls and galleries built over 800 years. Hear the stories of the monarchs, emperors and artists that lived and worked here, discover the exceptional collection and see world famous treasures. At the end of the walk I will leave you with my own DIY guides to explore other, quieter, parts of the museum at your own pace.
Tickets are not included, please buy timed, named tickets for each traveller over 18 online from the official Louvre site. (free for under 18/under 26 EEA residents, photo id necessary)


Meet me under the Pyramid (your online tickets will allow you to skip the line) and off we go through the remains of the medieval fortress, the Sphinx of Tanis, Greek/Roman sculpture/17th century architecture, Victory of Samothrace, the Salon Carré with its magnificent ceiling, the Long Gallery of Italian Renaissance art, Mona Lisa, French Romantics with Liberty Leading the People, Michaelangelo's slaves, Italian sculpture and back to the Pyramid.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Under the Pyramid next to the main escalator. I will be holding a card with the ToursByLocals logo and carrying an orange bag to be visible.

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Under the Louvre Pyramid or at a place of your choice within the museum

Duration: 1 hour 30 min.


On foot

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: My time and expertise as a qualified Art Historian and guide licensed by the French Culture Ministry.
Audio equipment so you can hear me in the noisy areas

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

Other: Museum entrance tickets are not included, tickets for each traveller over 18 must be booked online from the official Louvre site.https://www.ticketlouvre.fr/louvre/b2c/index.cfm/home
17euros per adult. Free entrance for under 18s (and under 26 years old for EU citizens) also free for registered wheelchair users and one carer.


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

A Recent Review of this tour

Catherine is a professional art historian with perfect English and French. She took us on an excellent tour, custom designed to meet our interests, at the Louvre.
Paul C.

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