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Hire a private Louvre guide

As anyone who’s been to Paris’ La Louvre will testify, you could easily spend a whole day there.   So why not call on the services of a guide to help you through the maze?   Paris Muse offers such a service, with tours led by native English-speaking art historians.   You can choose from tours aimed at first-timers, youngsters and even Da Vinci Code fans.   Tour prices start from $130.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. Hmm, wonder who this is aimed at. For that price you’d have to really love art, in which case presumably you wouldn’t need a tour because you’d probably research the main pieces beforehand? I’m not sure a casual visitor would pay that much for it.

  2. What a great idea – i always feel you never have enough time to see everything at the louvre and it would be handy to have an insider giving you the personal tour.

  3. This is a splendid idea. I think you could really spend an entire weekend at the Louvre. I would like a guide who could help me hit the high points.

  4. I love galleries but when I visited The Louvres it was so busy I soon became fed up and didn’t end up staying long. I wish I’d taken a guide I really think you get more out of it when you do, I will be going back and spending more time there! I’ve done a few tours recently where you are given your own radio, it’s not quite the same as you end up walking round in silence and they don’t bring it life like a guide does, well worth the money.

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