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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The 'Mona Lisa' hangs in the Louvre Museum—one of the world’s most famous paintings in one of its most popular museums—and the queues can be long. On this small-group tour, limited to 15 people, enjoy skip-the-line entry and follow your guide to finish at Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece as the crowds disperse. Admire acclaimed artworks such as 'Venus de Milo,' and gain insight into thousands of years of art history.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Paris
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    Louvre Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    As one of the world’s most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa rarely gets much peace. During regular visiting hours she is almost constantly mobbed by hundreds of people, severely compromising any time you get to spend with her. In order to avoid the crowds, we’ll take you to see her after most visitors have left and give you plenty of space to enjoy her beauty. Tested and perfected through countless research trips, your itinerary inverts the normal Louvre route allowing you to see much more than other visitors who are on the normal tours that try to fit the rest of the museum into 1.5 hours. During the tour, your guide will show you the Louvre’s most treasured sights, including the historic foundations of the Kings’ palace moat, Greek and Roman sculptures like the ‘Venus de Milo’, ‘Cupid & Psyche’, and Michelangelo’s ‘Slaves’; and many of the greatest works ever created by French artists such as ‘Liberty Leading the People’ by Delacroix and ‘The Raft of Medusa’ by Géricault. You’ll also see France’s old crown jewels, the world famous ‘Winged Victory’ monument, and works from Italian painters like Caravaggio, Raphael, and da Vinci. There are many ways to see the Louvre, but only one way shows you all the best works and gets you in front of the Mona Lisa after most of the crowds have left. Your guide takes care of all the time and logistics so all you have to do is enjoy the art. Sites Visited: The Mona Lisa Medieval Moat Classic Greek Art Rooms Italian Sculpture Rooms French Painting Rooms Crown Jewel Room Italian Art & Painting Rooms
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    Carrousel du Louvre
    Place des Pyramides
  • You'll end at
    Paris
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Highlights
  • Skip the queue at the Louvre and see the 'Mona Lisa' without crowds
  • Admire artworks such as 'Venus de Milo' and Michelangelo’s 'Rebellious Slave'
  • Hear the stories behind world-famous paintings and sculptures
  • Small group limited to 15 people ensures personal attention from your guide 
What to Expect
Meet your guide near the entrance to the Louvre Museum at the designated time, then use your skip-the-line ticket to beat the queues and head inside to begin your tour. Your visit is timed to take in key artworks throughout the Louvre, finishing at the 'Mona Lisa' when the crowds have gone. Explore the hallways and galleries, and admire famous artworks such as 'Venus de Milo,' and 'Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss.' Gaze over works by skilled artists like da Vinci, Delacroix, and Raphael, and listen as your guide sheds light on thousands of years of art. As the crowds disperse before the museum closes, reach the 'Mona Lisa' and enjoy time to admire the work in relative peace. Afterward, step outside to conclude your Louvre Museum tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small groups of 15 or fewer
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Headsets
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers are unable to be accommodated on this tour.
  • English Only Tour
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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vickinguyen wrote a review Apr 2020
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions3 helpful votes
I had tickets for Friday March 20th and they also got cancelled and I have not received a refund. They haven't emailed me or anything.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa
Responded Apr 5, 2020
Hi Vicki, Thank you for your review, we apologize for any miscommunication that may have occurred regarding your booking. It looks like your reservation was canceled and fully refunded on March 15th through Viator. They should have sent you a message directly as they were your distributor. Kindly note, depending on your bank, your refund may appear in your statements on the day that you first purchased your tour, rather than the date it was refunded. We hope that this information has been helpful. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns, please contact us directly at info@takewalks.com. All the best, The Walks Team
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jesse d wrote a review Mar 2020
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As you know the louvre closed prior to our tour. Thus you had to cancel our tour. When can we expect a refund The young lady who was to be our guide explained clousure and indicated we would be reimbursed. We as of yet have not been concord by the tour company.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa
Responded Apr 2, 2020
Hi jessed452, Thank you for your review. We are truly sorry that we were unable to take you on this tour as planned. Unfortunately, the Louvre had closed just minutes before the tour was meant to depart. We apologize, as well, for the delay that your refund had taken. Due to the sudden and urgent circumstances, we got a few days behind on our correspondence with guests, but we see that your tour was finally refunded on March 17th. As a company, we always strive to present the best that ourselves and the world have to offer, but on this occasion, we missed the mark. We understand your frustration and hope that next time we are able to meet, it will be in more fortuitous circumstances. All the best, The Walks Team
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Phil R wrote a review Feb 2020
Clayton, New York13 contributions9 helpful votes
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the experience was stress free the guide staff showed up on time and the meeting instructions were perfect. Our tour guide was very helpful and gave a good presentation with lots of interesting facts. They provided headsets so hearing was very easy,important to me as I am
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Hi philrF7927QP, Thank you for such a glowing review! We are delighted to learn that you had such a wonderful time on our Closing Time with the Mona Lisa tour. Our number one priority is customer experience, and that is why reading reviews like these make us all the more proud of what we do. We hope you will get the opportunity to tour with us again soon! The Walks Team
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PBtraveller2020 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Team Adam was awesome, highly recommend this tour with Adam. He was knowledgable, made the tour fun and tailored it to the interests on the tour and the availability of what was on display. My 18yr old remembers a lot of what he had to say, fantastic art history lesson for her.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your Walks experience with us. It is so good to hear that you had such a special and inspiring tour with Adam. Sharing love and appreciation for history and art is central to our mission and we couldn't be more happy to learn that Adam was there to share that with you.
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Colleen B wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our tour guide Violette was exceptionally charming, knowledgeable and an excellent teacher and guide. This was my first time visiting the Louvre and in three hours I learned about the history of the Louvre and saw some exceptional works of art. It provided a tremendous
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa
Responded Feb 9, 2020
That's what we love to hear! Thank you for joining us on your first trip to the Louvre; next time you return, we hope to see you again!
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