Louvre Museum Tour: Crash Course

Get an insider's view of the world's largest art collection
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3 hours
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  • Explore the Louvre with an art historian or museum curator
  • Includes pre-purchased dated and timed tickets into the Louvre
  • Louvre Museum
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We loved our tour of the Louvre Museum. Our guide, James, was very knowledgeable and kind, and kept us engaged for the whole of our 3 hour tour. Besides his illuminating descriptions of the artifacts, we appreciated James’ approachability. He encouraged us to share our own opinions, and used these occasions to spark discussions. His expert pacing and selections ensured we saw a representative sample of the Louvre’s treasures without getting bogged-down or sidetracked. We would strongly recommend Context tours, and especially James, to anyone interested in seeing the Louvre.
Our Crash Course tour of the Louvre with Lorraine was beyond fantastic; it was a highlight of our five days in Paris. At the start of the tour Lorriane asked about our interests and goals, and then tailored the day to our desires. She is deeply knowledgeable about art history and led us on a smartly curated path through the museum, investing time in the early going to plant seeds of knowledge about history and artistic techniques that germinated later in the day as our tour progressed. She was patient with our questions, and was a strong advocate on our path through the museum against the sometimes over-zealous museum guards. We appreciated her use of the Louvre collection to demonstrate concepts such marble sculptural techniques, what’s so amazing about Greek sculpture vs. Roman copies, the difference between tempera and oil paintings and, as the conclusion, why the Mona Lisa is, in fact, worthy of the position it holds as the world’s most recognized masterpiece. Overall, the tour was a fabulous introduction to the Louvre and we would recommend it highly to anyone who has an interest in learning more deeply about the art on display.
Marie Theres was a phenomenal guide! She was knowledgeable, kind, and happy to answer all our questions. We loved how she made a point of taking us to see the museum’s most famous pieces and the ones that aren’t as popular, which made for a pleasant and comprehensive experience. The Louvre is enormous and intimidating and we definitely would not have made it without her!

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