PARIS HISTORY & TREASURES: Notre-Dame, Historical Walk, & the Louvre – Skip The Line Private Guided Tour

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See it all in just one day on this joint tour between the historic center f Paris and its most famous museum, the Louvre. Our 5 to 5.5 hour private tour lets you see it all with one of our delightful young guides that you’ll have all to yourself.

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The city of Paris has spiraled out from Notre Dame over the centuries, so we think it’s only appropriate to start our group tour here, with a visit inside to view to its iconic stained glass windows. We’ll move towards the city’s oldest bridge and to its perfectly manicured flowerbeds at the Tuileries Gardens. Stand where heads rolled at the Place de la Concorde while learning about the world’s most beautiful   avenue, the Champs Elysées. We’ll introduce you to the characters that built this city, including Henri IV, Louis XIV, and Napoleon Bonaparte, with stories you won’t find in the guidebooks.

After a break for lunch, we’ll skip the lines at the Louvre museum to discuss the highlights and masterpieces that attract millions of visitors to the museum each year. After the tour you’ll be well versed in the museum’s history and secrets, and you’ll understand – well, almost – why thousands of people take selfies with the Mona Lisa.  It’s the most famous museum in the world, and with good reason. From its roots as a fortress to its days as a royal residence, the Louvre museum has more secrets than any building in Paris could ever hold. This intimate private Louvre Museum tour seeks to captivate first timers as well as those who think they know it all as you visit statues like the armless Venus de Milo and the headless Winged Victory of Samothrace. Drool over the crowned jewels in the opulent Apollo Gallery and descend into the depths of the medieval moat beneath the museum. We’ll even discuss a few master painters like Michelangelo and Delacroix. From the smiling Mona Lisa to the 19th century masters, our passionate guides will show you what you need to see at the Louvre, as well as a few surprises not in the guidebooks.

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Notre-Dame Cathedral (tour will enter inside as well), Pont-Neuf, Tuileries Gardens, Champs-Elysées, View of Arc de Triomphe, View of Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa, Da Vinci, Venus de Milo, Michelangelo’s Slaves, Winged Victory of Samothrace

Meeting Point: At Exit Metro Station Cité (line 4)
Duration: 5 to 5.5hs
Starting Time Options: 10am
Days: Wednesday to Monday (NO Tues.)
Includes: Private Tour Guide; Skip the line access; Museum ticket valid for the entire day; Lunch Break Before Museum Tour; Private Transportation Between Walking Tour to the Museum if Needed

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18 years of age or older

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Youth

Between 13 - 17 years of age

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Child

Between 5 - 12 years of age

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Infant

Between 0 - 4 years of age

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  • Donnards
    This tour was a complete delight; it really felt like a good friend showing me his home town. Alex, my guide, was very knowledgeable, and personalized the tour to my interests. If you love to walk then I highly recommend this way of exploring Paris. It began with Notre Dame and ended with the Louvre. Alex left me with plenty of options to continue to discover the delights of Paris.

  • manrich78
    First I have to say this was my husband's and I first trip to Paris from TX, USA. Our experience with our tour guide was unbelievably perfect. She was extremely knowledgeable and made us that much more interested in the architecture and art of Paris. She was very personable and we really enjoyed the histoy of the Notre Dame, Latin square, the Louvre, the history of the popularity of the Monna Lisa and so much more. She was fabulous and I would recommend her as a tour guide 100x over. Very well done. Thanks so much! Chris & Amanda Richardson

  • Annette M
    We had a fantastic experience on this privately guided tour! We were a group of 6 with my father in a wheelchair so we were separated into two small groups. Lily and Harriet were our tour guides and they were both Awesome! Very informational with lots of great knowledge and beautiful personalities! They guided us to the most important works of art in both museums and answered all questions along the way. Lily went out of her way to prepare for the tour by preplanning the wheelchair routes through each museum to offer a great experience for my father, it was greatly appreciated! Harriet was also helpful and took us to a fantastic Parisian Café for a great lunch were they joined us and fit in just like family. It was a wonderful experience that I would highly recommend to everyone! I look forward to returning to Paris, this time in the spring to revisit both museums and some of the gardens in the area. Thank you Lily and Harry for a wonderful day!

  • jennyware
    The perfect tour - our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable about the history and areas along our tour and she allowed us flexibility to do some additional things that we wanted to do...it was a great day!

  • Graham C
    Great day on this tour with morning walking the history of Paris getting context of the inner city, lunch in the park and then guided private tour of Louvre for the two of us. Phillipa was our guide. Top stories, interesting facts tailored to our interests. Great guide. As first time visitors to Louvre excellent way to see highlights and get a feel for the place. Very highly recommended. Thanks team.