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Louvre: Art, History and Masterpieces

Paris, France

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Experience hosted by Sylvanie

2 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

What a better way to understand more than 800 years of fascinating history than by doing it with a licenced guide and art historian in a semi-private tour?

Meet with me by the equestrian statue of Louis XIV in front of the pyramid. Skip the long lines at the entrance of the museum and get ready to discover exceptionnals Art History masterpieces!

We'll discover the foundations of the medieval Louvre and its secrets, the collection of roman and greek antique sculptures, among which masterpieces such as the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. We will also explore the incredible collection of Italian Renaissance paintings, with gothic paintings, masterpieces from Raphaël, Leonardo da Vinci and the famous Mona Lisa. We'll scroll in the magnificent gallery of Apollo, built under the reign of Louis XIV, and to finish the visit i'll tell you all about the masterpieces of the french Romanticism and Neoclassicism such as the Coronation of Napoleon, the Raft of the Medusa or the Liberty leading the people.

This experience DOESN'T INCLUDE TICKETS. Once you booked your experience with me, please make sure to get your ticket on the Louvre website: https://www.ticketlouvre.fr/louvre/b2c/index.cfm/home
Other things to note
If at the end of the visit you are left unsatisfied, know that you will have the possibility of staying in the museum to take advantage of other works at your own rhythm.
What a better way to understand more than 800 years of fascinating history than by doing it with a licenced guide and art historian in a semi-private tour?

Meet with me by the equestrian statue of Louis XIV in front of the pyramid. Skip the long lines at the entrance of the museum and get ready to discover exceptionnals Art History masterpieces!

We'll discover the foundations of the medieval Louvre and its secrets, the col…

Sylvanie's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Mon, 1 Feb
10:00 - 12:00
€35 per person
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Mon, 1 Feb
14:00 - 16:00
€35 per person
€35 per person
Wed, 3 Feb
10:00 - 12:00
€35 per person
€35 per person

Meet your host, Sylvanie

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I'm an Art historian, a state licensed guide, and the creator of ArtStorywalks, compagny of customized guided tours and personalized services to discover the city of Paris. My speciality is sharing my in-depth knowledge of art history, and to use my local know-how to get you excited about Paris! I began my career as a guide three years ago, sharing my love of European art and art history with tourists and locals. My knowledge comes from more than 7 years of art history studies in France and Italy, including getting my Master’s degree at Rome’s University of Sapienza.

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I'm an Art historian, a state licensed guide, and the creator of ArtStorywalks, compagny of customized guided tours and personalized services to discover the city of Paris. My speciality is sharing my in-depth knowledge of art history, and to use my local know-how to get you excited about Paris! I began my career as a guide three years ago, sharing my love of European art and art history with tourists and locals. My knowledge comes from more than 7 years of art history studies in France and Ita…
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Where you'll be

Built as a fortress, the Louvre then became residence of the Kings of France and became a museum only in 1793. It is now the largest museum in the world and the most visited, it’s also 403 rooms , 243.000m2 floorboard, 14.5km of galleries, 10.000 steps, 410 windows, 3.000 keyholes. Let's try and see the best part of it in 2h30!

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 146 reviews.

Fabienne
October 2020
C’était extra ! Le Louvre était peu fréquenté et nous étions les seuls clients de notre guide sur cette visite. C’est exceptionnel. Ce fût donc une visite privée complètement sur mesure. Sylvanie est très compétente. Elle a su nous captiver. Nous vous recommandons chaleureusement cette expérience.
C’était extra ! Le Louvre était peu fréquenté et nous étions les seuls clients de notre guide sur cette visite. C’est exceptionnel. Ce fût donc une visite privée complètement sur m…
Alena
August 2020
I highly recommend the tour with Sylvanie! Her storytelling and art knowledge was very interesting and engaging, I was captivated and the time really flew by. She is also very friendly and made me feel welcome.
Olivier
August 2020
Cette expérience fut fantastique , captivante , intéressante. J’ai fait cette activité avec mes 2 enfants , elle a su se mettre à leur niveau de compréhension et cela fut des plus plaisants pour eux. La visite a été surprenante , Sylvanie nous a fait passer par des endroits particuliers , toujours accompagnés d’anecdotes et d’explications. Sylvanie connaît très bien son sujet , disponible et à l’écoute. Je suis très satisfait de cette expérience , les enfants ont adoré. Ce fut une visite originale et unique. Je vous recommande Sylvanie pour vos visites sans hésiter . Merci Sylvanie.
Cette expérience fut fantastique , captivante , intéressante. J’ai fait cette activité avec mes 2 enfants , elle a su se mettre à leur niveau de compréhension et cela fut des plus…
Nicole
July 2020
Sylvanie is the TOUR GUIDE/PHOTOGRAPHER that YOU NEED TO HIRE! This is woman is amazing: from her passion about history, her knowledge, insight, professionalism, friendliness, intelligence, and more, the list can go on. She was communicative from the time i I booked my ticket to the end of my experience! I highly recommend her to everyone! She speaks English and French! If you ask, possibly more!!! You won’t regret a tour with Sylvanie, I promise you!
Sylvanie is the TOUR GUIDE/PHOTOGRAPHER that YOU NEED TO HIRE! This is woman is amazing: from her passion about history, her knowledge, insight, professionalism, friendliness, inte…
Aurore
July 2020
Sylvanie est une jeune femme spontanée compétente et généreuse en anecdotes. Elle prend le temps et rend la visite agréable. Cette visite du Louvre était une belle expérience. Bravo !
Katerina
July 2020
Nous avons choisi Sylvanie pour cette visite guidée, car nous avions déjà effectué une première visite avec elle au musée d'Orsay qui nous avait captivés. Une nouvelle fois, nous avons été ravis ! Au plaisir de se revoir pour une prochaine visite guidée !
Nous avons choisi Sylvanie pour cette visite guidée, car nous avions déjà effectué une première visite avec elle au musée d'Orsay qui nous avait captivés. Une nouvelle fois, nous a…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Once you booked your experience with me, please make sure to get your ticket on the Louvre website. Louvre is free for under 18 years, UE citizens under 25 years, and guests with disabilities and their plus one.The Louvre is also included in the museum pa

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