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Louvre Museum

Private Tour

Richelieu Wing Louvre museum private guided tour

There's more to the Louvre than 3 famous artworks in crowded galleries. ​Explore 9 miles of the Louvre with our private tour. Photo © Art Journey Paris.

The Louvre is a 9-mile​ labyrinth showcasing 35,000 artworks. Rather than being baffled by it, wonder at its hidden treasures with a private tour of the Louvre.

Another Kind Of Private Tour Of The Louvre

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While a crowd forms in front of the Mona Lisa, miles of the Louvre corridors often are nearly empty of visitors. The Palace of Sargon II courtyard. Photo © Art Journey Paris.

Most visitors experience the Louvre once in their lives. Why squander a lifetime memory following the crowd? And end up drifting, overwhelmed by the immensity of the Louvre?

Rather than doing like everyone else, an Art Journey private tour offers to go beyond the same famous masterpieces everyone sees. There are three wings inside the Louvre, yet most tours only visit the crowded rooms of the museum. We go further to reveal the quiet areas of the museum and the hidden treasures of the Louvre.

In past visitors' own words :

Our Louvre private tour with you was the highlight of our trip. Your tour exceeded all our expectations and your knowledge of the history of the artifacts in the Louvre was impressive.
Your stories made everything come alive for us. You were right, the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo paled in comparison to the treasures you showed us!

Avoid Crowds While Discovering The Hidden Treasures of the Louvre

Near Eastern Antiquities Louvre private tour

For most people, the Louvre is a crowded museum. Venture to the least frequented and sometimes deserted corners of the museum and discover its hidden treasures. Photo © Art Journey Paris.

If it is your first visit to the Louvre, we can, of course, see the highlights, Greek, Italian, and French masterpieces. Keep in mind this is the most visited museum in the world, with up to 10 million visitors per year.

And that the Venus de Milo, Victory of Samothrace, and the Mona Lisa are in the crowded wing of the Louvre. Our private tour will then take you off the beaten path to discover the quieter, relaxing, and air-conditioned areas of the museum.

We navigated corridors, elevators, staircases and wings seamlessly, and if felt as though we had the Louvre to ourselves.

We cannot thank you enough for the magic provided to us on our private tour of the Louvre. We are not big "touristy" people and therefore wanted an experience that would be efficient, fun, and a bit different. We could not have found it more than with you. It was one of the biggest highlights of our trip to Paris.

Why Rush When We Can Enjoy A Relaxing Visit ?

A relaxing private tour with a coffee break in Angelina or Mollien cafe of the Louvre

What about sitting for a relaxing pause during a private visit? There are two cafés, Angelina and café Mollien with a terrace in summer inside the Louvre museum where we can get a coffee break. Photo © Art Journey Paris.

There is a lot more to the Louvre than half a dozen famous masterpieces. In a straight line, its corridors are lengthier than Paris itself! This means that if one wished to see every artwork on display, one minute at a time, it would take nearly 3 months to see everything... How a couple of hours in the Louvre barely scratches the surface.

Art Journey's solution is to take the time, with a private visit lasting half a day. And propose a moment of relaxation during the tour with a coffee break overlooking the pyramid in the museum café. Once refreshed, time flies, and one can fully enjoy the hidden treasures of the Louvre.

We learned so much and it was really enjoyable. I can't believe how much we packed into just a half day with you.

In my previous visits, I had felt overwhelmed by the scale of the museum and was determined to try and avoid the crowds and rushing from 1 "star attraction" to the next. Your expert knowledge helped us gain a glimpse of the 9000 years of treasures on display and inspired us to discover more.

Having Fun With A Conversation Rather Than A Lecture

Apollo Gallery Crown Jewels room of the Louvre museum

This isn't Versailles palace, but the Louvre, the Apollo Gallery built for King Louis XIV, today home of the crown jewels. Photo © Art Journey Paris.

Who said that discovering art and history had to be boring? With an Art Journey private tour, the Louvre becomes a time machine where we travel millennia across most of the world. It will be a discussion that enables visitors of all ages to understand what they are looking at rather than a tiresome recitation of facts.

We learned more in that one day than in all the years of art lessons we had. Your passion for history and art is evident as you relate this knowledge in a learned, interesting and fascinating manner.

The ability to understand and appreciate art has eluded me over the years. Thank you for opening up a whole new world to me!

Our tour with you of the Louvre was the best tour we have experienced. It was a wonderful cross-section of the Louvre's treasures, at a terrific pace and with challenging, insightful commentary and probing questions that turned lots of assumptions upside down.

Choose Whatever Artworks You Wish To See

Crowdless empty galleries of the Louvre museum Richelieu wing

One can enjoy masterpieces in the quieter corners of the Louvre. With an Art Journey Paris private tour, you can ask to see any room in the museum. Photo © Art Journey Paris.

Most tours of the Louvre offer an identical set list of masterpieces, all located in the crowded parts of the museum. Instead, this is a genuine tailor-made experience, able to show you any section of the Louvre or any artwork or any topic that you may want to see. Just ask in advance what interests you.

And if you have no particular plan, 35,000 artworks to choose from will make it easy to find something to dazzle you. It could be an initiation to hieroglyphic writing. Discussing what happened in the Louvre during the Second World War. Admiring an Easter Island Moai statue, royal furniture, the coronation sword of the French Kings, and much more.

With a professional artist in the family we had some reservations about spending so much money for the private tour. We expected little more than the canned tour offered by so many guides. Two of us had visited the Louvre in the past and felt like we knew our way around. Our expectations were low, but we had hopes.

You made our visit both memorable and enjoyable as you guided us effortlessly through the museum even to the point of giving the impression the Louvre was your private museum.

What was truly worth every euro was the quality of the experience. To take a place that would take months to visit, to boil it down into 3 1⁄2 hours, and make you feel like you truly experienced the Louvre is an art!! Our guide was fantastic and simply made the Louvre the highlight of our short time in Paris. You brought art to life!!

A Genuine Private Tour Of The Louvre

Victory Samothrace Louvre private tour

Why lose your way in the world's largest museum when you can have your own private guided visit of the Louvre? The Victory of Samothrace. Photo © Art Journey Paris.

Louvre Private Tour

A private guided tour lasting 4 hours, led by an officially licensed art historian guide.

1 to 2 people - 400 €

3 people - 550 €

4 people - 650 €

5 people - 700 €

Family (two adults, up to 3 children) - 450 €

The fee includes "skip the line" entrance tickets with time slot reservation.


To inquire about booking a private tour of the Louvre museum, please mention the date of the visit as well as the number of participants, using the form below, thank you.

Practical Information About A Louvre Museum Private Tour

​Avoiding crowds in the Louvre - It is unrealistic to expect to have the world's most visited museum all to oneself. Yet, while most visitors converge toward the same famous masterpieces, all located in the same wing, the other two wings of the Louvre remain nearly empty.

After all, there are 9 miles of corridors across three separate wings, spread over 400 rooms and three floors. Having long realized that most foreign visitors only get to visit the Louvre once in their lives, we want to make sure they can experience the quieter corners of the Louvre.​ To walk off the beaten path and enjoy the least visited sections of the museum and the hidden treasures of the Louvre.

VIP experience - What does VIP even mean? Does it mean being driven in a luxurious car? What is exclusive in being railroaded onto the same path inside the Louvre as everyone else? Is it not better to enjoy a tailor-made experience where you can choose anything among the 35,000 artworks of the Louvre? Art Journey Paris is a private tour specialist and only offers bespoke visits.

Wheelchair access - People with disabilities are welcome. The Louvre does loan wheelchairs in exchange for a passport. Please let us know in advance if you need a wheelchair. - Visitors with physical disabilities.

Schedule of the Louvre museum room closures - To be sure the artwork you wish to see is visible, please consult the Schedule of room closure of the Louvre.

Taking photos in the Louvre museum - Photography, without a flash or tripod, is allowed. But keep in mind that photos of all artworks of the museum are available from the fantastic Louvre Museum Collection database.

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