Paris City Center & Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Combo Tour - Private Tour

Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 300 to 330 minutes
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

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

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ile de la Cite, 75001 Paris France

Once at the meeting point, you will start your tour by exploring ile de la cite, the oldest settlement in Paris. Once known as Lutetia, this former Roman city was the predecessor of present-day Paris, from which the city grew outwards.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

From here, you will see the infamous Notre-Dame Cathedral – the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages, distinguished for its size, antiquity and architectural interest.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Palais de Justice de Paris, 10 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris France

Located on the île de la Cité the Palais de Justice, once known as the Palais de la Cité contains some of the oldest surviving buildings such as:

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sainte-Chapelle, 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris France

A gem of Gothic style, the St Chapelle was built in seven years. It was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ’s crown of thorns, acquired by Saint louis.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Conciergerie, 2 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris France

The Conciergerie is the oldest remaining part of the Palais de la Cité, as well as at a time the most notorious prison in all of France. Over a thousand “enemies of the Revolution” were housed there, and famous figures like Marie Antoinette ended their lives there.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fontaine Saint-Michel, 7 B Place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris France

You will then pass by the Saint-Michel fountain, a monumental fountain commissioned by Haussmann, under Napoleon III. It depicts the archangel Michael vanquishing the Devil, evoking thoughts of the battle between Good and Evil.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Place Dauphine, Paris France

Afterwards, we will see Place Dauphine, a beautiful historic square, combining all the beauty and romance of Paris. Tucked away on the western tip of the île de la Cité, Place Dauphine was one of the first projects commissioned by Henri IV.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pont-Neuf, Ile de la Cite, 75001 Paris France

From here, we will walk to the bridge, Pont Neuf, which is considered to be the oldest stone bridge in Paris. Today Pont-Neuf is part of the banks of the Seine listed as a World Heritage site by Unesco.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Statue equestre d'Henri IV, 15 Place du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris France

In the middle of the bridge we will see the equestrian statue of King IV. Although the original statue dated from the 1600s, the one you will see today is a replica in its placed, as the original was destroyed during the French Revolution.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pont des Arts, River Seine Between Institut de France And Palais du Louvre, Paris France

Before making our way to the Louvre we will see the Pont des Arts, a bridge which connects the Insitut de France and the Louvre. Built between 1801 and 1804, it was the first iron bridge in Paris.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Domaine National du Palais-Royal, 8 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris France

Created by the Cardinal Richelieu in 1633, the Palais Royal and its gardens, are just a short walk from the Louvre. The Palace housed royal families up until the Palace of Versailles was built. Here you will be able to enjoy the peaceful gardens surrounded by a fantastic futuristic architecture with contemporary sculptures.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Place du Carrousel, 75001 Paris France

Leaving the Louvre behind us we will walk towards the Tuileries Gardens, passing through the Arc du Carrousel, a huge arc built to commemorate Napoleon’s military victories.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jardin des Tuileries pl. de la Concorde, rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris France

We will then enter the Tuileries Gardens, the oldest Park in Paris, with a history that dates back to the 17th century.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Tuileries Gardens Bookstore, Tuileries Gardens Main Gate, Place de Concorde, 75001 Paris France

During your stroll in the Tuileries Gardens, you will pass by the Gardens’ Bookshop, a quaint bookstore tucked away in a corner which contains a large collection of gardening and landscape design books, along with some garden themed gifts and cards.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris France

Place de la Concord, a site originally known for having been an execution site during the French Revolution, and which marks the start of the Champs Elysée.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Champs-Elysees, Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris France

The renowned Champs Elysée, considered one of the world’s most beautiful avenues. You can then enjoy some shopping or a stroll towards the Arc de Triomphe.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

After a Break for Lunch, beat the entrance lines to one of France’s top attractions and explore with ease on this private 2 to 2.5 hour skip-the-line guided Louvre Museum tour in Paris. The Louvre Museum is very popular among Paris’ locals and visitors alike, and queues can be long. Follow your expert guide through the hallowed hallways and gain insight into thousands of years of art history. Discover famous works such as the ‘Mona Lisa’ or the ‘Venus de Milo’, and enjoy free time to explore further at the end of this guided tour.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • GUIDED WALKING TOUR & SKIP-THE-LINE MUSEUM TOUR
  • TOUR GUIDE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • DURATION 5 - 5.5 HOURS
  • WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • LUNCH / COFFEE BREAK (Lunch Expenses Not Included)
  • ALL ENTRANCE FEES
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum

Exclusions
  • Tour Price Does NOT Include Hotel Pickup or Drop-Off (We Recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour Does NOT Include Gratuities (OPTIONAL)
  • Temporary exhibitions NOT included
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Entry/Admission - Palais de Justice de Paris
  • Entry/Admission - Sainte-Chapelle
  • Entry/Admission - Conciergerie
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: Louvre museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Cité, 75004 Paris, France


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

300 to 330 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

cbmecb

26 Nov, 2021

Tina was fantastic. She modified the tour slightly based on my specific interests. Gave me unique insights on the “Lost Generation” of writers that I was vaguely aware of before the tour. The Louvre was varied, but again focused on my specific interests. Made the Louvre not so overwhelming. Provided tidbits of info that made me go “wow”. Thanks Tina and Babylon Tours for providing another memorable experience. You always more than meet my expectations.

asmaahmed

10 Nov, 2021

This was my first time to Paris and I'm SO glad I booked this tour! Just finished two days exploring the city and museums with Alex - can't say enough wonderful things about my experience! I was blown away by the Alex's knowledge, friendliness and passion for all thing art, Paris, history, food, and anything else you can think of! He's truly a gem of a guide and made my experience looking at each painting, and each landmark totally different than I could have ever had on my own. Would highly recommend Babylon! I've already told my family about Alex and hoping we can plan a return trip to Paris so they can experience it with him. Thank you, Babylon and Alex!! Tres magnifique!

Roving137111

01 Aug, 2021

Belen was an amazing tour guide and it was great to see and learn about Paris from an insider's perspective. Highly recommend.

appes419

04 Jan, 2020

I have taken a number of La Vacanza Travel excursions. Our tour guide, Lily, is the best, very personable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour and hope Lily is your guide.

Alison W

22 Nov, 2019

I booked the tour for a group who had been to Paris on various occasions but not together as a group. This was a business group who were in Paris for meetings but also wanted to take some time out. Their feedback was very good, all very complimentary of Felix the guide, saying he was very good and knowledgeable. We also did the city walking tour but had to cut the time down due to business commitments, Felix was great at flexing the schedule to accommodate this. Overall a very enjoyable afternoon.

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