The Louvre is not only the largest museum in the world but also a former royal palace. Our Louvre private guided tour will let you discover the museum major masterpieces and the history of Kings of France. The museum is so big that you can easily get lost in it, so it is better to follow your guide. If you travel with kids you can also choose our Louvre for kids special visit.
The history of the Louvre begins at the end of the 12th century when the French king Philippe Auguste decided to build the fortress protecting the city of Paris. In the 16th century it was Francois I who decided to rebuild the Louvre by transforming it from a medieval castle to the royal palace in the style of time. The construction will last for more than three centuries to end under the rule of Emperor Napoleon III.
Our guided tour of the Louvre allows to discover the most interesting rooms of this royal palace. Passing by the ruins of the medieval fortress, the French Renaissance rooms or the Apollo Gallery built under the Sun King Louis XIV you will learn the history of France.
The Louvre is worldwide famous for its incredible collections of art. During this Louvre private guided tour you will admire Greek and Roman sculptures, Italian and French paintings and of course several works by Leondardo da Vinci including the famous Mona Lisa. The Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory are the other must-sees of the Louvre.
The museum various collections total more than 35,000 works. It is impossible to see everything in one visit but our selection of works will give you quite a complete overview of the museum’s richness. During the tour you will also learn why the Louvre paintings and sculptures became the world famous masterpieces. For those who would like to visit another palace of Kings of France we suggest our Versailles private guided tour.
The equestrian statue of Louis XIV outside the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre
Oxana was terrific. She actually made the Louvre feel user friendly. We could only devote a couple of hours to a tour (due to schedule and the attention span our our 14 year old daughter). Oxana focused the tour to hit the high spots of what is an incredibly overwhelming museum. Each focused piece was introduced by the history, its context and, where appropriate, the development of the techniques used to produce the art. We will request Oxana for our next visit.
The Louvre tour Olga arranged for us was perfect! Not only was it a great introduction to this amazing place for our daughter, but again, Olga was able to open our eyes to things that went unnoticed by us in the past. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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