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Half day private city tour Paris

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Half day private city tour Paris

Individual city tour in a private minivan. Photo stops and short visits at will.

Duration:
3.5 h
Language:
English + 2 more
404.50 $ price (private)

Full day private sightseeing tour incl. Louvre guide + skip-the-line access

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Full day private sightseeing tour incl. Louvre guide + skip-the-line access

A complete city tour of Paris in a private minivan, including a guided tour of the Louvre Museum. Many top sights in one tour

  • INCLUDING TICKETS for the Louvre
  • PERSONAL GUIDE
Duration:
8 h
Language:
English + 1 more
636.50 $ price (private)

Private sightseeing tour Paris - according to your wishes

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Private sightseeing tour Paris - according to your wishes

One day in Paris and we will do everything you want: Tours, round trips, excursions or museum visits

Duration:
8 h
Language:
English + 2 more
596 $ price (private)

City tour Paris: With the 2 CV through Paris (1h 30min)

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City tour Paris: With the 2 CV through Paris (1h 30min)

A city tour that takes you to the inevitable sights of the capital. Open your eyes wide and enjoy Paris with the sky open!

Duration:
1.5 h
Language:
English + 2 more
from 204.50 $ per person (private)

City tour Paris: With the duck through Paris (3h)

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City tour Paris: With the duck through Paris (3h)

Extend your "virée" in classic Paris. In addition to the Virée Biuissonnière, your driver will take you to Montmartre on this city tour.

Duration:
3 h
Language:
English + 2 more
from 340.50 $ per person

Paris: Private Louvre Guided Tour - Skip-the-Line

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Paris: Private Louvre Guided Tour - Skip-the-Line

I accompany you on a two and a half hour private tour of the Louvre Museum. Visit Paris top attraction with an English speaking guide.

Duration:
2.5 h
Language:
English + 2 more
229 $ price (private)

City tour in the 2 CV by night

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City tour in the 2 CV by night

One-hour city tour in the duck through Paris by night - including the most famous sights (Champs Elysées, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, ...).

  • INCLUDING HOTEL pick up
  • ROUND TRIP in the famous duck
  • INCL. TRAVEL guide (e-book) from Vista Point
Duration:
1 h
Language:
English + 4 more
from 47 $ per person (private)

City tour in the duck - The mythical Paris

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City tour in the duck - The mythical Paris

Three-hour city tour in the duck through Paris - ideal to get to know the many facets of the City of Light.

Duration:
3 h
Language:
English + 4 more
from 115.50 $ per person (private)

City tour with the 2 CV through Paris

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City tour with the 2 CV through Paris

Ride with us on this city tour for a whole day with the duck through Paris and enjoy a delicious, typically French lunch.

Duration:
6.5 h
Language:
English + 4 more
from 223.50 $ per person (private)

City tour in the 2 CV through the nightly Paris with champagne

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City tour in the 2 CV through the nightly Paris with champagne

Discover the beauty of Paris by night! See the main sights of the city illuminated in the dark, such as the Eiffel Tower.

Duration:
2 h
Language:
English + 4 more
74 $ per person (private)

Guided bike tour through the heart of Paris

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Guided bike tour through the heart of Paris

On this bike tour you will discover the historical heart of Paris and its extraordinary corners in small groups and with a German-speaking guide.

Duration:
3 h
Language:
English + 2 more
from 41 $ per person

Entertaining city tour through Paris 2h

Entertaining city tour through Paris 2h

Discover together with us the most famous sights of the French capital.

Duration:
2 h
Language:
English + 4 more
from 263.50 $ price (private)

"Our day trip to Paris"

"Our day trip to Paris"

Get to know and love Paris in 8 hours. An ideal combination of round trips, walks and sightseeing awaits you. An unforgettable day.

Duration:
8 h
Language:
English + 2 more
609.50 $ price (private)

Paris by night: bicycle and boat tour

Paris by night: bicycle and boat tour

This bike and boat tour is the best opportunity to experience the "City of Lights" at night. Admire the illuminated sights.

Duration:
4.5 h
Languages:
English
from 50 $ per person

Segway-Tour Paris to the top sights

Segway-Tour Paris to the top sights

Discover Paris in a relaxed manner on a three-hour Segway tour. See all the famous sights and streets of the city.

Duration:
2 h
Languages:
English
from 68.50 $ per person
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4 highlights on your tour of the Louvre in Paris

1. The Glass Pyramid

Who is not familiar with the great glass pyramid, which today serves as the main entrance to the Louvre and, along with the Eiffel Tower, is another Parisian landmark? Created by artist Leoh Ming Pei and opened in 1989, the glass pyramid was initially mocked as a "cheese bell" or "greenhouse" and was initially difficult to incorporate into the image of Paris. Today, next to the Louvre, the pyramid alone attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists. The work of art comprises 603 diamond-shaped and 70 triangular glass segments and was modelled on the pyramid of Giza.

2. Mona Lisa

Leonardo Da Vinci's "La Gioconda", in English "Mona Lisa", is one of the most famous pieces of the Louvre's exhibition. The Mona Lisa is the most famous work of art in the world, but what exactly makes it so fascinating? The Mona Lisa is an impressive work of art, whose special feature is that it seems as if the eyes of the painted beauty are following the viewer. Actually, every visitor to the Louvre wonders where the Mona Lisa actually hangs? The painting is signposted throughout the museum and little arrows will show you the way. But please don't be disappointed, because their size is only 77 x53cm.

3. Madonna of the Rocks

The Madonna of the Rocks is another work of art by the famous painter Leonardo Da Vinci and is at least as worth seeing as the Mona Lisa. At the time of its creation, the picture showing the Virgin Mary, the Christ Child, the St. John's Boy and an angel was considered particularly provocative and blasphemous. A second "toned down" version of the painting was even implemented. The first version can be admired today in the Louvre. Especially Da Vinci's playfulness with light and shadow is shown to its best advantage in the painting and enchants the viewer at first sight.

4. Venus de Milo

The Venus of Milo represents the image of Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty and love, and had already travelled a long way before arriving at the Louvre. Already created towards the end of the 2nd century BC, the sculpture was discovered in 1820 by a farmer on the Cyclades island of Milos and given to a French ambassador for a few coins. The latter in turn passed Venus on to a marquis. The Marquis gave the Venus to the then French King, Louis XVIII, who had it exhibited in the Louvre. But the Venus de Milo is not only worth a visit because of your long journey to Paris. The marble-cut image represents the female ideal of beauty at the time and still fascinates visitors today. By the way, the name of the artist is not known until today.

Tips for visiting the Louvre

The best time to visit the Louvre

The Louvre in Paris is the largest art museum in France and one of the most famous museums in the world, with around 35,000 exhibits and 60,000 square metres of exhibition space. The museum has over 20,000 visitors per day all year round. The Louvre is open from 9.00 to 18.00, Wednesdays and Fridays until 21.45. The Musee du Louvre will be closed on Tuesday. The best time is during the long opening hours after 18.00, then it gets a little quieter in the Louvre. Little tip: Those who want to get to the Louvre without waiting should avoid the main entrance and instead the underground entrance in the Carroussel du Louvre.

Louvre skip-the-line and without waiting time

The Louvre without a long waiting line? Follow these tips for a quick entry:

  1. Take advantage of the extended opening hours and come Wednesday or Friday after 18.00 hrs.

  2. Avoid visiting the Louvre at the weekend.

  3. Avoid the main entrance at the glass pyramid and use one of the other entrances.

  4. Book your ticket online. The ticket skip-the-line is really worthwhile at the Louvre. In case of spontaneous visits, you should always expect a waiting time of at least one hour.

Free entry

Young adults originating from the EU always have free entry to the Louvre until the age of 25. You don't have to queue at the cash desks, you go directly to one of the entrances of the Louvre. You do not need a ticket. With your identity card you will receive free entry there. For children, the entrance to the Louvre is of course also free of charge. In addition, admission is generally free on the first Sunday of every year from October to March and on the French national holiday, 14 July. Attention: on these days long waiting is preprogrammed!

Guided tours through the Louvre

Do you need a guide in the Louvre? If you are visiting the Louvre for the first time, it is advisable to take part in a guided tour of the various exhibition areas. The Louvre is huge, if you don't want to get lost between all the art here, a guide is the best choice. Public guided tours, also in German, start from 15,00€. Private guided tours and tours are a little more expensive, but have the advantage that you are on your own. By the way: with a guided tour the entrance is always without queuing. If you don't want to miss out on a guided tour altogether, but don't feel like going on a group tour, simply book a ticket with an audio guide.

How much time to plan

Opinions differ on the exact timing. For many visitors, one day is enough to admire all the sightseeings in the interior of the Louvre. Others say that even one week is not enough. If you really want to see all the exhibits of the Louvre, you should plan at least two full days for your visit. If you only need to take a look at the Mona Lisa and pass a few other exhibits, one day is enough for your visit. Ultimately, you decide what you want to see and how much time you want to spend at the Louvre, whether it's a day or a whole week is up to you.

The fastest way to the Louvre

The former French royal palace is located on the right bank of the Seine and can be reached most quickly by the Paris Metro. The metro lines 1 and 7 go to the Louvre very regularly, but also several public buses take you to the Louvre quickly and easily. Some of the lines even pass through a small part of the Louvre, so you can admire the pyramid before you actually arrive. By the way, you can also reach the Louvre via various Hop on Hop off buses. The best thing to do before you leave is to download a map of the Paris metro and bus network onto your smartphone. This makes it easy to plan the route to the Louvre from any location.

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