Private Louvre tour in Paris
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Discovering the Louvre

Half a day of masterpieces and architecture

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Marie-Bénédicte's TEAM | about the guide

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is available every day of the week except on Tuesdays.

The Louvre is simultaneously a symbol of Paris, an architectural masterpiece and home to hundreds of world-famous paintings and sculptures. This tour is the ideal opportunity to learn more about the history of the buildings and the city of Paris from the Roman era to modern times, with the addition of I. M. Pei’s glass pyramid in the 1980s under French president François Mitterrand. Inside, you will have ample time to admire the exceptional works including Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo & Winged Victory of Samothrace. Following this visit, your guide will take you on stroll around the Tuileries Garden to the Palais Royal and the famous covered passages such as Galerie Vivienne, finishing at the luxurious Place Vendôme. Adapted to your interests, the route will be scattered with hidden courtyards, charming squares and Parisian curiosities such as the “Kiosque des Noctambules” metro station designed by Jean-Michel Othoniel and the famous Morris columns.

NB:  groups larger than 7 are possible, but would incur an extra 195€ guiding fee to be arranged with your guide. Please contact your guide to know more.

(4 reviews)
  • Paris
    France
  • 4 hrs
    DURATION
  • 6
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Louvre Museum, Tuileries Garden, Palais-Royal, covered passages of Paris, Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, guided tour, art history
transport :
On foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
At parents’ discretion, no age limit
LANGUAGES:
Espagnol/Spanish (fluent), Anglais/English (Bilingual), Français/French (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
6

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Service of your private professional bilingual English speaking guide for the duration of 3 or 4 hours (depending on your expectations - To be specified in your request) - Certified and experienced guide, with human qualities, able to fit your expectations. Perfect for families. - Booking of the tickets - Skip-the-line museum tickets

NOT INCLUDED

- Transport, if required - Pick-up and drop-off - Lunch - Personal shopping - Extra fee for Louvre museum for groups larger than 6 people

ITINERARY

Your 4hr visit will start at the Louvre museum whose fascinating architecture spans many centuries. After telling you more about the history of the buildings and the city of Paris, your guide will take you into the museum to discover the numerous masterpieces including Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo & Winged Victory of Samothrace. The tour will finish with a guided walk around the Tuileries Garden, the Palais-Royal Gardens and the covered passages finishing at the luxurious Place Vendôme.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Louvre museum in front of statue of Louis XIV
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Place Vendôme

about
your guide

Marie-Bénédicte

Paris

languages :
Espagnol/Spanish, Anglais/English, Français/French

After 12 years spent in sales and trade marketing, the birth of my 4th child gave me the impulse to change careers in order to fully devote myself to my passion: organizing guided tours in my beautiful city of Paris. In 2006, I created my own company with a small team of professional polyglot guides (Emanuela, Françoise, Xenia...), offering visitors the opportunity to discover Paris in a different way. While many cities are becoming standardized in their offer with the development of numerous chains of all kinds, the French capital retains its authenticity and its unique shops, thus preserving its peculiar charm. This is the concept of my visits which have been increasingly successful over the years. Through my special relationship with partners, merchants and artisans, I offer my visitors a unique sensory immersion punctuated by cultural stops in different symbolic places and neighborhoods of Paris. During my tours, visitors are led in confidential boutiques, carefully selected and conducive for the stimulation of the senses: perfumes, groceries, wines, chocolates and local workshops. My experts and passionate guides love to share their stories and offer fun activities to bring a playful dimension to the tours. Whether you are a gourmet, fashionista, fine nose, or wine lover, I create a customized itinerary to awake your senses: mysterious wine-cellars discovery in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés chic neighborhood, culinary traditions, and french Art of living in a prestigious restaurant, or meeting with fashion designers in the Marais during a show-room. PS : my tours are usually guided by Emanuela, Françoise or Xenia

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4 reviews

average rate :
Simon
Australia - 03.01.2019

We have been to the Louvre before however never with a tour guide. We were so happy to have our guide Anna (member of Marie-Benedicte's team) who is a wealth of knowledge on all things Louvre. Anna described the history of the building, explained important artefacts, and all whilst being very engaging and enthusiastic about her topic. She was able to keep our three children entertained and excited about the history, and we were all impressed by her. It was fantastic to see the Louvre through informed eyes, and not just wandering aimlessly about as done in past looking at impressive paintings and art. It was also great to have the history linked back to the artworks. Thank you Anna for being such an inspiring tour guide. We highly recommend you and your bubbly personality. Thank you, Sarah, Simon, Henry, Poppy and Chelsea. ( Australia)

Charlotte
United States - 18.06.2018

Tatiana was our guide for one of the best tours I have ever experienced in my travels around the world. She imparted a wealth of information about the development and evolution of the are we saw from the Roman marble sculpture that copied the Greek works done in bronze to the medieval paintings influenced by religion to those of the Renaissance. Her explanations of the works was like a crash course. She also explained the history of Louvre itself, which was magical and remarkable. Thank you, Tatiana. My daughter and I could stop talking about Tatiana and the tour for days afterward. Bravo! I give the tour SIX stars!

Jackie
Australia - 06.10.2017

From the minute I first made contact with Unique Factory Tours I knew I had made the best choice, their customer service and responsiveness is world-class. Due to my own bad planning I only had one day in Paris and so I did two back-to-back half day tours. The Louvre Highlights and The Highlights of Paris. They were just fabulous. My guide (Francoise) is an absolute gem. I cannot sing her praises highly enough. Her in-depth knowledge is sublime. Her professionalism is second to none. She constantly checked to ask if the itinerary was what I needed and what, if anything I would like to change or would prefer to see. She was totally flexible and the day sped past and my head is still spinning with all of the information. Thank you! Jackie, 55, from Melbourne

Lisa
United States - 03.08.2017

Our family learned a ton and the tour flew. Our guide, Anna, was the perfect balance of informative and entertaining. She had a good approach to minimizing wait times, and checked often to make sure our children were still following the talk. Highly recommend!

Discovering the Louvre Private Louvre tour in Paris
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 4 customer reviews
Product description: <div style="text-align: center;">PLEASE NOTE: This tour is available every day of the week except on Tuesdays.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br></div>The Louvre is simultaneously a symbol of Paris, an architectural masterpiece and home to hundreds of world-famous paintings and sculptures. This tour is the ideal opportunity to learn more about the history of the buildings and the city of Paris from the Roman era to modern times, with the addition of I. M. Pei’s glass pyramid in the 1980s under French president François Mitterrand. Inside, you will have ample time to admire the exceptional works including Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo & Winged Victory of Samothrace. Following this visit, your guide will take you on stroll around the Tuileries Garden to the Palais Royal and the famous covered passages such as Galerie Vivienne, finishing at the luxurious Place Vendôme. Adapted to your interests, the route will be scattered with hidden courtyards, charming squares and Parisian curiosities such as the “Kiosque des Noctambules” metro station designed by Jean-Michel Othoniel and the famous Morris columns. <br><br>NB:  groups larger than 7 are possible, but would incur an extra 195€ guiding fee to be arranged with your guide. Please contact your guide to know more.<br> Customer reviews:
Discovering the Louvre ,
5/ 5stars
We have been to the Louvre before however never with a tour guide. We were so happy to have our guide Anna (member of Marie-Benedicte's team) who is a wealth of knowledge on all things Louvre. Anna described the history of the building, explained important artefacts, and all whilst being very engaging and enthusiastic about her topic. She was able to keep our three children entertained and excited about the history, and we were all impressed by her. It was fantastic to see the Louvre through informed eyes, and not just wandering aimlessly about as done in past looking at impressive paintings and art. It was also great to have the history linked back to the artworks. Thank you Anna for being such an inspiring tour guide. We highly recommend you and your bubbly personality. Thank you, Sarah, Simon, Henry, Poppy and Chelsea. ( Australia)
Discovering the Louvre ,
5/ 5stars
Tatiana was our guide for one of the best tours I have ever experienced in my travels around the world. She imparted a wealth of information about the development and evolution of the are we saw from the Roman marble sculpture that copied the Greek works done in bronze to the medieval paintings influenced by religion to those of the Renaissance. Her explanations of the works was like a crash course. She also explained the history of Louvre itself, which was magical and remarkable. Thank you, Tatiana. My daughter and I could stop talking about Tatiana and the tour for days afterward. Bravo! I give the tour SIX stars!
Discovering the Louvre ,
5/ 5stars
From the minute I first made contact with Unique Factory Tours I knew I had made the best choice, their customer service and responsiveness is world-class. Due to my own bad planning I only had one day in Paris and so I did two back-to-back half day tours. The Louvre Highlights and The Highlights of Paris. They were just fabulous. My guide (Francoise) is an absolute gem. I cannot sing her praises highly enough. Her in-depth knowledge is sublime. Her professionalism is second to none. She constantly checked to ask if the itinerary was what I needed and what, if anything I would like to change or would prefer to see. She was totally flexible and the day sped past and my head is still spinning with all of the information. Thank you! Jackie, 55, from Melbourne
Discovering the Louvre ,
5/ 5stars
Our family learned a ton and the tour flew. Our guide, Anna, was the perfect balance of informative and entertaining. She had a good approach to minimizing wait times, and checked often to make sure our children were still following the talk. Highly recommend!