Louvre Evening Tour With Your Private Guide 

Avoid the crowd and enjoy a Louvre evening private tour. Friday evening, the Louvre is open until 9:30 PM. Why visit the Louvre during the most crowded hours when you can enjoy a quiet after-hour private tour?

Photo of the Louvre pyramid at twilight to illustrated the Louvre guided tours.

Louvre pyramid at twilight. Louvre evening tours are possible on Friday as the Louvre close at 9:45 PM.

The Louvre Private Evening Tour in a Nutshell

From 130 € for 1 to 2 people + 45 € per extra person.

  • Guided tour in English
  • Genuine private tour = your party only (up to 6 persons)
  • Various tour themes are available 
  • Postgraduate (MPhil) certified French national guide
  • Friday evening only
  • Two meeting point options: outside or inside the Museum
  • Skip-the-line tickets not included to buy online (17 € per adult)

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Certified French national guide
BA, Magna Cum Laude, Heritage Developpement & Preservation from Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers
Postgraduate from Paris Dauphine-PSL University

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Why Choose a Louvre Evening Private Tour?

The Louvre is the most famous and most visited museum in the world. Long entry lines are not the sole problem; crowded or very crowded galleries are another, often not only in high season. It may partially or totally spoil your Louvre experience.
Given this situation, a private Louvre evening tour is the best choice to make the most of your stay at the Louvre.
Instead of having a more and more crowded museum when doing your tour during normal daytime, the Louvre will become quieter and quieter while your tour goes on.

Photo of the Louvre Museum at night to illustrate the Louvre Evening tour, Paris, France.

Louvre pyramid at night. During winter, you will enjoy the charm of the city of light at night when leaving the Louvre at the end of the tour.

What is the content of the Louvre evening private tour?

 

There is no specific content for the Louvre evening private tour, but it makes a lot of sense to dedicate your Louvre evening private tour to discovering the usually most crowded Louvre galleries.
The Louvre consists of three primary wings: Sully, Denon, & Richelieu.
The most crowded wing is the Denon one. There are the Victory of Samothrace, Mona Lisa and the other Da Vincci masterpieces, the jewel of the French crown, and the most famous 19th-century French paintings (Coronation of Napoléon, Raft of the Medusa, etc.), then comes the Sully wing where are the Venus de Milo and the ancient Egypt collection.

Two of our tours focus on the most crowded part of the Denon and the Sully wing; they are the ones for which an evening tour makes tremendous sense.

Both tours can be directly booked from this page.

Photo of the Venus de Milo to illustrate the Louvre private evening tour, Paris, France.

Typically Venus de Milo’s gallery is very crowded during day time. An evening tour will give you a much better experience there. Credit Jean Carlo Emer Unsplash.

Photo of the crowd at Mona Lisa to illustrate the advantages of a Louvre private evening tour, Paris, France.

The crowd at Mona Lisa at pick hours during day time. Credit Brittany Chastagnier Unsplash.

Photo of the Daru Staircase to illustrate the advantages of a louvre private evening tour, Paris, France.

A nearly empty Daru Staircase at nightfall with the Nike of Samothrace in the background. Credit Kazuo-ota Unsplash.

Our Other Louvre tours At Night: The Empty Gallery Experience

 

All our Louvre tours may be booked as an evening private tour if the corresponding gallery is open on Friday (always check that before all, as the Louvre opening calendar is far to be unchangeable).
There is an important disequilibrium between the Louvre galleries. Meanwhile, at pick hours in Denon wing, the Great Gallery with its Italian paintings is always very crowded; at the same time, French or Dutch & Flemish painting galleries in Richelieu or Sully wings will probably be nearly empty.

So if you book a French or Dutch & Flemish painting tour on Friday night, we will probably be nearly alone in the related galleries where you will have the impression having the Louvre Museum only for you. An amazing experience.

To book these tours as Friday evening tours, just go on the corresponding Louvre tour page and book a tour departure time at the end of Friday afternoon.

 

Photo of the Marie de Medicis Rubens gallery to illustrate the Flemish and Dutch painting Louvre tour.

Women alone in Marie de Medici’s Cycle by Peter Paul Rubens. Richelieu wing, Louvre. Credit Pixabay

Combine Louvre 4 hours Extended Tours and Louvre Evening Tour

For an extensive discovery of the Louvre in the best condition combining the Friday evening solution with our Louvre 4 hours tour is an optimum choice.
For this combination, we start our tour around 4.30 PM or 5 PM with an end of the guided tour planned around 9 PM.

Typically this kind of tour is made of two parts.

The first 2 hours are dedicated to exploring some usually not too-crowded areas of the Richelieu wing, such as Napoléon III’s Appartements, French paintings, Dutch or Flemish Paintings, etc.
A second part at later hours focuses on Denon wing most popular areas (Da Vincci paintings, Vénus de Milo, Coronation of Napoléon, etc.).

Things to know before Booking

Clarification: Skip-the-Line Tickets Are Just Standard Online Ones

Louvre website says "All visitors, including those entitled to free admission (including Paris Museum Pass bearer), must book a time slot. Buy your ticket online on www.ticketlouvre.fr... During off-peak times, there may also be a limited number of time slots for same-day visits available for booking at the museum. However ... to guarantee your entry ... we strongly advise booking your time slot in advance online." Conclusion no magic: During your time slot, you are entitled to enter the online booking security line, so yes, you skip the line... of those who come without a ticket!

Louvre Museum Tickets Fare

Museum tickets are not included in the tour price.

  • Online Louvre tickets: 17 € per adult
  • Free for all kids under 18 years old
  • Free under 26 years old for the European Union residents

Restrictions

  • Private tour means a tour for you & your party only, not that the museum is privatized.
  • Tour duration & content are purely indicative, they may vary due to contingencies.
  • In case of unexpected closed galleries you accept to follow a substitution content.
  • Prices do not include transportation, food, drinks or any other extra services.

Attention Points

Meeting Point

Easy one Inside or outside the museum (detail during booking)

Access: Metro Line 1 station Palais-Royal

Book your Louvre Private Tour

Just request the date, time, number of people you want for your Louvre tour in our calendar and follow the below 4 steps online easy process.
(1) Receive our OK email (48h free pre-booking)
(2) Buy your Louvre tickets online (compatible schedule)
(3) Once you have your tickets pay your tour online
(4) Receive our
confirmation (email)
Nota bene: Step (1) free pre-booking is lost if no step (3) payment is received after 48h. Buy your ticket on Louvre official web site. Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. Open hours:  9 am - 6 pm. Any exit is final.