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Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa

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Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English


Visit the Musée du Louvre to see its most famous artwork, Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa,' without the typical crowds on this tour that provides skip-the-line access for the museum's last entry of the day. Enter the museum as it's getting ready to close, taking advantage of this time of day to admire the painting among fewer people. Plus, see the museum's other masterpieces with an art historian guide. Tour is limited to 15 people for a small-group experience.
  • Skip the line at Paris' Musée du Louvre
  • See Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' without the crowds
  • Learn about world-famous works of art with commentary from your guide
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience
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Small groups of 15 or fewer
Expert English speaking guide
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departure Point

75001 Paris, France

Arc du Carousel is located inside Place du Carousel, between the Louvre Pyramid and Tuileries Gardens. Facing the Arc, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. We meet at the left statue, the guide will be holding a Walks sign.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers are unable to be accommodated on this tour.
  • English Only Tour
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: From July 21st 2021, all sites in Paris that we visit during our tours are requiring clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test within the past 48-hours for entry. If you have any questions regarding your tour, please reach out to us prior and we can help answer any questions you may have.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line - Closing Time with the Mona Lisa?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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We met outside by the arch. The directions were perfect and easy to understand.
, Aug 2021
Our guide Josephine was outstanding. Her knowledge and professionalism was spectacular! Truly the highlight of our entire vacation!
Very special tour
, Aug 2021
Our tour guide, Ferit, was extraordinary, extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about the paintings and sculptures he educated us about, truly bringing them to life. Ferit was by far the best tour guide we have ever had and we are so grateful that he led our small group on a very memorable tour of the Louvre. Ending our tour at closing time with the Mona Lisa was very special. Please let Ferit know how very appreciative we are for the time we spent with him.
Perfect first time at the Louvre
, Jul 2021
Oliver was an amazing guide! Intelligent, funny, and very personable, he made art history fun. It was the perfect way to enjoy the Louvre for the very first time.
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Up close and personal with Mona herself!
, Mar 2020
Fantastic tour of the Louvre at night! There was hardly anyone in the Louvre and we got to get right up close and personal with Mona!! Our guide Violette was also SUPER awesome! Her enthusiasm for art history made the tour even more enjoyable than we expected!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
That's what we love to hear! In as famous and boundless of a museum at the Louvre, there are so many inspiring pieces to enjoy and discover. We are glad that you had a good time exploring with Violette and hope that you will join us again on your next adventure.
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Fun knowledgeable
, Feb 2020
Team Adam is the best! Our tour guide Adam is very knowledgeable about the louvre museum. All our questions were answered. This is highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi darren_p Adam is certainly a gem of a guide, and we are all thrilled to know and work with him here at Take Walks! Thank you so much for joining us in Paris, and for your kind words. The Take Walks team
Louvre made easy!!
, Feb 2020
Our guide Carolina was just wonderful!!! Friendly, easy to talk to, knowledgeable, funny and just a joy to spend a few hours with. We loved the entire experience. We skipped the lines with ease and there is a group reception area which has less crowded bathrooms, free lockers and places to sit. The Louvre, of course is amazing. I would love to go back and just slowly take my time revisiting. I highly recommend this tour!!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your kind recommendation, as well as the tips passed along to future travellers! We are delighted that you enjoyed the tour, and hope that you will join us again on your next Louvre visit! We have a selection of other museum tours, which can be found on our TripAdvisor page, Walks (Paris) 2020.
, Feb 2020
Team Adam was amazing. The first of all my tours in Europe that I had really enjoyed. You’re the best.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
We are proud to offer enjoyable tours to all of our guests! Thank you for visiting the Louvre with us; we're glad to have shown you how fantastic a good tour can be.
Adam is the Louvre’s Fairy Godmother & Will make all your wishes come true
, Feb 2020
If you book this tour you MUST request Adam! I consider myself someone who can easily go to a museum, has some basic knowledge of art history, and can appreciate it on my own. Adam completely blew my expectations for a guided tour out of the water! He is brilliant and so, so passionate about the Louvre and art in general. I felt we were really able to take out time and appreciate select pieces without getting overwhelmed or just rushing through a bunch of stuff to “check boxes”. Adam is hilarious and engaging. In fact, other people tried to join our tour just so they could listen to him- that is how engaging he is. I learned so much and laughed so hard. I could not imagine a better experience and I am so very glad that I booked this tour. What a treat. My tour was in February (the off season) so we definitely had alone time with the Mona Lisa, but that shouldn’t be the reason you book this tour. The Louvre is an overwhelming treasure trove and Adam will give you the perfect amuse bouche of what is on offer. #teamadam
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
How flattering it is to read how much you enjoyed your Closing-Time tour with Adam! We are simply delighted that he was able to take your museum-tour expectations and blow them out of the water, all while presenting the finest and brightest the Louvre has to offer. We are truly lucky to work with such awesome, engaging guides. Thank you for your review!
Best way to start the Parisian experience! Highly recommended
, Feb 2020
It was my first day in Paris and what a way to start this trip! Nancy, our guide was waiting for the group by the group entrance and she was a delight. Friendly and very knowledgeable. The 3.5 hours flew by, what an incredible first experience in the #1 museum in the world. Nancy covered all the key masterpieces and even had time to show us more than was originally planned. I recommend this tour, you won't be disappointed!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for sharing such a sweet review of your time with Nancy. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed discovering the Louvre with her help and guidance.
Tour with Violet
, Jan 2020
Great tour with good information. Violet shares details and information, but not so much that you get bored. We learned many new things and enjoyed all the exhibits that were highlighted. This tour was well worth purchasing.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
That's what we love to hear! Thank you for choosing us for your visit to the Louvre; it was a joy to share this tour with you.

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