€190 per person for parties of 2 or more. €250 for individuals. Includes tickets.
Make your tour exclusive for a €100 fee.
Personalized Louvre tickets are included, so please have names—and ages for any guests under 18— ready at checkout.
Due to the Louvre's strict regulations, we are unable to accommodate parties of more than 6 people with a single guide. If you're a larger group, contact us. We'll do our best to arrange parallel tours.
Open every day except Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Late-night opening on Fridays, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Métro: Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre (1/7)
The history of Paris is often told as a story of rulers and the monuments they built. But on this tour you’ll see how generations of artists who lived in Paris tell a fascinating story of their city, too. They painted their cultural moment, capturing the spirit of their age in much the same way movies or popular novels do today.
This tour takes place in the quieter galleries of the Richelieu wing, where you and your guide explore key paintings that capture the history of the French capital. You’ll see how 14th-century portraits of modest medieval leaders give way to the sublime propaganda of Napoleonic history painting. Artists like Watteau and Boucher painted the elegant, everyday lives of 18th-century Parisians. From the large-scale canvases of Charles Lebrun to the simple still-lives of Chardin, the Louvre’s French collection is unrivaled. It’s a little-known fact that the Louvre—covering over 600 years of French painting—presents an unparalleled opportunity to discover some of its finest artists.
Your guide will bring your timed and dated tickets, and together you’ll use a priority access line to enter the museum. There will be a wait for the required security screening, however.
Our cancellation and change policies are here.
Our guides are trained to lead wheelchair-accessible tours that use the Louvre’s many ramps and elevators.
We can assist you in borrowing a free wheelchair on site, with your ID. We recommend this to visitors with limited mobility, since navigating the Louvre can be physically demanding. Please specify your mobility needs when booking online.
Children in strollers are welcome at the Louvre. Strollers larger than 55cm x 35cm x 20cm when folded cannot be checked during your visit. Frontal baby carriers and slings are allowed, but back carriers with metal frames are not.
Insights into French History at the Louvre
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Louvre with Amy, whose discussion was delightful, insightful and thoughtful. You can only imagine that my wife, the French history buff, was enchanted to see and discuss the paintings of the poisoners and potentates she reads about. We will see you again!
As Good as Anyone Could Hope For
All of Paris Muse’s guides are truly remarkable. Their knowledge of history and flare for drama hook you and make these tours absolutely captivating. The professionalism of their service is as good as anyone could ever hope for. I will recommend their fabulous service to one and all.
San Antonio, Texas
The Louvre Came to Life
The service was excellent, from my initial inquiry to meeting our guide Elisa. What a fabulous tour full of in depth explanation! We arrived in Paris in the morning and took our tour that same afternoon. We thought we would be exhausted, but Elisa’s knowledge brought the museum to life. We were so engrossed we forgot how tired we were! Elisa was a true expert in her field.
Anjuna and Tim
Silver Spring, MD