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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, FranceYour meeting point is at the Arc du Carousel. The Arc du Carousel (a triumphal arch) is located inside the Place du Carousel, standing between the Louvre Pyramid and the Tuileries Gardens. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. The meeting point is located at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign. Meeting Point Directions: Arriving by taxi: Ask your driver to drop you off at Arc du Carousel of the Louvre, 75001 Paris. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. Meet at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign. French directions for taxi driver: “Je dois aller à l’Arc du Carousel du Louvre, merci.” Arriving by Metro: Metro station Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, Line 1 and 7. Follow the sign "sortie" (exit). Take the exit “sortie #1” named "Passage Richelieu.” Cross the street and take the corridor "Passage Richelieu" to reach the Louvre courtyard. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. Meet at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.
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    Louvre Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    The Louvre is a must-see in Paris, not just for its incredible art but for the history held within its walls. This was once a palace where princes rode their horses up and down the hallways; a sprawling complex fortified to protect the first family of France. Go beyond the obvious on our jam-packed Louvre Highlights Tour, peering behind the artworks to unlock their secrets. You’ll see famous French works like Géricault’s ‘Raft of Medusa’, which depicts the true story of shipwrecked sailors driven to cannibalism. Of course da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ will play a major role in your tour. You won’t believe how tiny the Louvre’s most famous artwork is, nor how many guests have tried to destroy her! At the sculpture gallery you’ll encounter another Italian in Michelangelo’s ‘Slaves’; plus Anthony Canova’s incredibly romantic ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss’. You’ll also get a sense for that other use of the Louvre, as a royal palace. With your guide on hand to point out the details, you’ll notice the beautiful ceiling panels and explore a special room filled with crown jewels. As you explore, you’ll have headsets to help you hear your guide and to ensure that you don’t get lost. Traveling in a small group of just 20 people or fewer (including you), means you’ll also find them easier to interact with and question. All the better since they have all the answers! We hire only the best, most qualified licensed guides to lead our Louvre tours. Skip long lines and join us on this short (but sweet) adventure into the heart of French art and history.
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    Pass by Place du Carrousel
    Pass by Place des Pyramides
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Musée du Louvre
75001 Paris, France
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    Departure Point
    Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France
    Inclusions
    • Headsets
    • Expert English speaking local tour guide
    • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Unfortunately this tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
    • Tour Only in English
    • 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.
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    TripAdvisor books the tour through a third party that can’t assist with anything. Don’t waste your money.
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Skip-the-Line Louvre Highlights Tour
    Responded 3 Nov 2019
    Hello timora19, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that this experience was not a positive one for you. It seems as though you may have had difficulty locating the meeting point. We would love the opportunity to make this right for you by looking into the matter further. In order to do so, please email us your booking details and a copy of your voucher, along with a brief recap of what happened the day of your tour. You can reach us at info@takewalks.com. Kind Regards, The Walks Team
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    This was my first time to the Louvre, and I was SO overwhelmed even thinking about how to approach it all. I love art and history, so I picking what to see first was difficult for me. So much of it felt important to see! But my friends and I only had a few hours set aside during
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Skip-the-Line Louvre Highlights Tour
    Responded 30 Oct 2019
    Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your Louvre experience with Hugo! We absolutely love getting to introduce people to this amazing museum and are thrilled to hear that your guide was able to help unravel and share some of its wonder and mystery. Thank you for joining us on this adventure; we hope to see you again in the future!
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    Abby was great and a really nice guide! The tour was informative and interesting. We had a nice and friendly group. Seeing the highlights of the Louvre was perfect for us.
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Skip-the-Line Louvre Highlights Tour
    Responded 22 Oct 2019
    Thank you for your kind review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your tour with us seeing the highlights of the Louvre.
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    Really enjoyed our tour guide Adam for the Louvre highlights tour. First, he was high energy, very friendly, and even funny. He had an excellent grasp of the art and the history of the highlights we viewed. He knew exactly how to navigate us through the Mona Lisa room. I really
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Skip-the-Line Louvre Highlights Tour
    Responded 14 Oct 2019
    There's no better way to hit the highlights and learn all of the facts than by joining an expertly guided tour! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit.
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    Wow we can’t say enough about this tour and the quality of information. We were on ‘team Adam’ (our guide was Adam and we worked like a team to get through the crowds!) we had a ton of fun, learned a lot and it was so worth it. If it’s your first time to the the Louvre or you
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Skip-the-Line Louvre Highlights Tour
    Responded 29 Sep 2019
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're excited to hear that Adam helped make your visit to the Louvre positive and memorable.
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    Carolyn O
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    Outstanding tour! Ferit is the guide to have
    We had a great time exploring the catacombs with our guide Ferit. He was a wealth of knowledge of the history of
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    Phil R
    30
    easy sign up with great directions to meet the guide
    the experience was stress free the guide staff showed up on time and the meeting instructions were perfect. Our
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    PBtraveller2020
    30
    Beyond expectations - best tour ever - Thanks "Team Adam"
    Team Adam was awesome, highly recommend this tour with Adam. He was knowledgable, made the tour fun and tailored
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    Waheed V
    22
    Paris in a Day - AMAZING
    This tour is probably the very best tour I've been on anywhere in the world. Adam is a truly phenomenal tour guide
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    Colleen B
    21
    Excellent tour!
    Our tour guide Violette was exceptionally charming, knowledgeable and an excellent teacher and guide. This was my
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    Lucas Rodriguez
    Iceland
    21
    Paris Catacombs with michelle
    We had an amazing tour with michelle she took us to private sections not open for the puplic, she had so much
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    Laura P
    Perth, Australia
    1420
    Well worth the expense
    Our Walks guide Michelle was very knowledgable and her engaging and amusing way of communicating the history of
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    839georgel
    Lebanon, Ohio
    121
    Catacombs tour
    We really enjoyed this tour. Kaitlynn was a wonderful guide, well informed and lots of fun. The tour took us into
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    Sara B
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    20
    Anatole Was Great!
    The Special Access Tour is well-worth the extra money. You get to skip the line (long even in January), you get
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    eof025
    12952
    Rock star tour guide, GO TEAM ADAM!
    Excellent tour! We've been on walking tours all over the US (...and a lot in London), this experience was
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