Louvre Masterpieces and History

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Carine

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and French

What you'll do

Let's discover together the incredible museum of Louvre.

We will first go in the most ancient part of the palace and discover the 800 years of history of the Louvre.

We will then discover a selection of artworks of the museum and understand what make them so special(of course the icons such as Mona Lisa, Venus of Milo, winged Victory of Samothrace, Michelangelo's Slaves, the Egyptian Sphinx, and many more that will surprise you ...).
At same time, we will enjoy the palace looking at the beautiful rooms and ceilings(throne room, moat, gallery of Apollo, Marly courtyards,...).

This will always be fun and informative thanks to many anecdotes that I have collected over years.

If you have particular interests, I will of course adapt the program to your tastes.

If you want a privatized tour, I can propose you a fun treasure hunt for your family or a more thematic visit(Egyptian or Mesopotamian Art, French, Flemish or Italian School) .
Happy to prepare together your perfect visit!
Let's discover together the incredible museum of Louvre.

We will first go in the most ancient part of the palace and discover the 800 years of history of the Louvre.

We will then discover a selection of artworks of the museum and understand what make them so special(of course the icons such as Mona Lisa, Venus of Milo, winged Victory of Samothrace, Michelangelo's Slaves, the Egyptian Sphinx, and many more that will surpris…

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Carine

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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My name is Carine, I am a parisienne and a certified museum guide (and the only guide for that experience).
You can know more about me on instagram @ourfriendinParis

I have studied art history at Ecole du Louvre so this museum is a bit like my second home. Therefore, I would love to share with you all the secrets of this beautiful palace turned into a museum and above all my love for art.
My pleasure is to surprise you, to adapt to your taste.

I propose other tours in Paris and am always happy to interact to help you prepare your perfect stay.
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My name is Carine, I am a parisienne and a certified museum guide (and the only guide for that experience).
You can know more about me on instagram @ourfriendinParis

I have studied art history at Ecole du Louvre so this museum is a bit like my second home. Therefore, I would love to share with you all the secrets of this beautiful palace turned into a museum and above all my love for art.
My pleasure is to surprise you, to adapt to your taste.

I propose other to…
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Where you'll be

History of Louvre from medieval period.
A selection of Masterpieces and more secret artworks.
Beautiful Courtyards and Apartments of the palace.

We will of course not cover the whole museum but you will have a very good overview of the museum.
In the end, I will provide you a map and tips to continue your visit.

"Louvre off the beaten roads" is a second visit for curious and courageous guests who want to spend a full day at Louvre.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 316 reviews.

Roy
November 2021
The tour was entertaining and educating. We learned a lot, and Carine was very nice. She asked us what we wanted to see and based the tour around that, which was great. Overall Carine was very friendly and the tour was really fun!
Kristine
November 2021
Carine is just awesome. Her enthusiasm is infectious! Definitely knowledgeable. We are thankful that we booked with her. It made our first trip to the Louvre memorable.
Wilson
November 2021
Carine is a great guide, I've gone through the Louvre on a previous trip but she really provided personality and highlights to what would've been a very confusing visit. The Louvre is vast and Carine was our compass and storyteller that helped us cover everything we needed to know in a short amount of time without having the headache of navigating. Her stories and background of the paintings really helped focus us and immerse us in an otherwise very overwhelmingly huge museum.
Yang (Sonia)
November 2021
Caribe is super thoughtful and knowledgeable. Her presentation of the art works made the visit to the museum a lot more meaningful and rewarding. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Kellie
November 2021
Carine’s tour was fantastic. Organized, interesting and fun! She brings lots of information and history to the tour. Patient, insightful and flexible. It was a great time!
Diana
November 2021
My husband and I enjoyed the tour very much!! Carine is very kind and friendly, she made the whole tour very interesting and interactive, she was really attentive and thoughtful with my special needs as I am currently pregnant, she made sure I was comfortable and enjoying the tour. Thank you so muchh!!! We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone, and would love to take this tour again in the future. Carine is really incredible!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 9 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Museum ticket : you need either a Museum Pass or a ticket from the official website of Louvre(https://www.ticketlouvre.fr/louvre/b2c/index.cfm/calendar/eventCode/MusWeb). The museum is free for under 18s/under 26 EEA - id required

Louvre can be a warm place and it is a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you.