This tour is temporarily unavailable as of Autumn 2020.

2.5-hour art tour. 6-person maximum. €120 per person for parties of 2 or more. €180 for individuals. Includes tickets. We will pre-purchase Louvre tickets for all members of your group. Don’t forget to provide the names and ages of everyone in your group at checkout.

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 pre-purchase timed Louvre tickets, so you will avoid the ticket line. Please be prepared to pass through security screening, however, which is required for all visitors, even at the priority entrance we use. Read more about our cancellation and change policies here.

 

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