Hi, I’m looking for some advice from people who recently took a guided tour to The Louvre. Has anyone taken the 1.5 hour guided tour offered by the museum? Did you see a lot? Was it a rush? I’m contemplating if I should take a 3 hour tour with tour company or go with 1.5 hour tour by the museum and explore the rest myself. Would love to hear your experience. Thank you.
We didn’t do a tour and walked by ourselves but I agree with skip the lines because it can get ridiculous to wait in line. We had timed entry which let us skip the regular line.
I took a three hour "crash course" guided tour with Context Travel and it was brilliant and worth every centime of the somewhat premium price. There were just six of us, guided by a very professional art historian (who has appeared in BBC documentaries). We saw all the things you expect to see at the top of your list and much, much, more plus she put these popular bits in both historical and artistic context. At about 20 Euros and hour (plus the Louvre entrance ticket, which meant we got to go in the reserved line) it was the best money I spent. (I then went back to the Louvre a couple of days later)
Hello, we indeed did take the guided tour. It was definitely worth it. We saw our fair share of over 38000 pieces on display, and our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about every single piece and the history of the period it was curated. One word of advice; put a bit more cash forward for a skip-the-line pass on your tour. we got into the Louvre in 2 minutes. Also, make sure you book early (in terms of the tour time) so that there’s not many around. Good luck!
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