Get an insider access to one of the landmark monuments of Paris during this tour. Follow your experienced tour guide as he leads you to both celebrated highlights and hidden gems of the museum. This not only allows you to enjoy a detailed look at some of its priceless displays including Mona Lisa and Coronation of Emperor, but also learns about all intriguing tales and secrets that make each of its art pieces unique and irreplaceable.
What To Expect?
Take in the Grandeur of the Medieval Architecture
More than the world’s largest art museum, Louvre is an architectural marvel of the ancient Paris. Dating back to 1200, it was built by King Philippe-Auguste; you will find the remnants of a medieval fortress in the museum’s basement. It became the residence of the French royals in the 16th century before it was turned into a museum in 1790s. As you make your way to the museum through the stunning glass pyramid, be prepared to appreciate one of the most legendary Parisian monuments, along with the diverse phases of world history, in one-fell-swoop.
Explore the Classic Artworks Displayed across its Three Wings
There are more than 35,000 art displays which are split into its three wings: Sully, Richelieu and Denon. They together chronicle over 10,000 years of history through its massive holdings of paintings, sculptures and drawings. The Sully wing is the museum’s oldest section where you will enter a pathway that leads you to the city’s old walls. The Denon is the most famous of all wings, as it boasts of the masterpieces like Mona Lisa and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. At the Richelieu wing, you can marvel at the Decorative Art, the ancient French Paintings, and the Islamic Art.
Marvel at the Priceless Exhibits with an Expert Guide
As your walk around the museum’s fascinating segments, pay attention to your expert guide who will recount the inspiring tales and anecdotes on some of the meticulously preserved artworks on view here. This allows you to gain an enlightening understanding of its most celebrated displays. After this 1.5 guided tour ends, you can continue checking out the museum at your own pace.