Tours of the Louvre are given by national museum guides. An hour and a half to discover the museum’s collections, whether it is your first visit or you are a regular museum-goer.
Lecture tours (currently available in French only) delve into a specific theme of art history, a period, a genre or an artist from one or several of the museum’s departments.
For a detailed list, check the French version of this section.
Guided tours during the months of July and August
“Welcome to the Louvre” (available in English and Spanish)
This introductory tour will make you discover the most emblematic places of the Louvre, such as the medieval moat, as well as its history and major works: the Mona Lisa, the Victory of Samothrace, and the Venus de Milo. The tour will be followed by a discussion session.
Schedule: Every day at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 13:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., except on Tuesdays and public holidays. Available also in Spanish every day at 12 p.m.
Price: €12 (reduced fare €9), €5 (youth fare) – entry not included
“The French Touch”
Paintings, furniture, and objets d’art will make you experience the refined atmosphere of the French 17th and 18th centuries.
Schedule: Every day at 2:30 p.m., except Tuesday, Sunday and public holidays
Price: €10 (reduced fare €7), €5 (youth fare) – entry not included
+ 33 (0)1 40 20 52 63
Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Booking a guided tour
Tickets for the "Welcome to the Louvre" and "The French Touch" guided tours can only be bought at the Louvre on the day of your visit.
Group visits must be booked in advance. Check the reservation schedule.
+ 33 (0)1 40 20 51 77
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For the "Welcome to the Louvre" tour: Group Reception area under the Pyramid
For "The French Touch" tour: Porte de Lions