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Skip-the-Line & Private Guided Combo Tour: Paris City Center & Louvre Museum

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    Discover Paris, but without the crowds in large tour groups, on this private walking tour of the city. An informative guide takes just you and your group for a stroll, starting at the epicenter of Paris — Île de la Cité —where the ancient city was founded.
    Gain insight into Paris' history, architecture and culture as you see the landmarks and bridges along the Seine River. Along the way, your guide will point out some secret spots known only to locals.
    First, pass by the Notre Dame Cathedral on route to the Pont Neuf and Pont des Arts, the Musée d'Orsay, the Orangerie Museum (Musée de l'Orangerie), the Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries), Place de la Concorde, La Madeleine, the Champs-Elysées and, of course, the unforgettable Eiffel Tower.
    Refuel with lunch (own expense) and then you’ll be chauffeured by luxury vehicle to the Louvre. Known for its long entrance lines, the Louvre is an absolute must-do while in Paris. With your priority entrance ticket, sail past the line and head straight inside.
    During a guided tour, learn about the significance that the Louvre holds for the city, and about its history as a fortress and palace for French emperors, including Napoleon.
    Gaze upon world-famous artworks and lesser frequented treasures not easily found by most visitors, including Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, Géricault's The Raft of the Medusa, Michelangelo's Dying Slave, paintings from France's Romanticism and Classicism periods, Venus de Milo and original fortress walls. And of course, the one-and-only, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
    After the museum tour, you’re free to explore the Louvre on your own, or set off on the cobblestone streets of Paris and discover the local gems recommended by your guide.
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    Reviewed July 7, 2019

    My family of 4 with two teenage boys took a private walking tour of the Paris center and a guided tour of the Louvre with Anastasia. She gave us a lot of information about the history of the city of Paris and the buildings and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank RJSchwalb
    Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

    I took a history of Paris and Louvre tour with Oliver and it was exceptional. After a fascinating discussion about the future plans for the Notre Dame we explored the city learning about its evolution and finished with the Louvre. Do not go to the...More

    Thank ozzyworldexplorer
    Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

    My father and I were in Paris for a short stay and this tour was a great way to discover more about Paris, it’s history and architecture and also the Louvre museum. Oliver (our guide), was fantastic; his knowledge and passion for French history was...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank tlangford123
    Reviewed November 19, 2018

    Skipped the line, had a private art history course with an expert, traced the history of Paris from the Romans to the Louvre pyramid. Excellent, informative guide, can't imagine a better way to discover Paris! ABSOLUTELY recommend!!

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank B6772AIalaina
    Reviewed October 26, 2018

    We had the most wonderful day exploring early paris and art history with unbelievable guide Belen. Notre Dame is full of surprises, and you really get to understand the development of the city, which makes it easier to move on your own later. I personally...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank catherinebrenner
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