Museums

Ancient codes and hidden messages tour of the Louvre

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore the mysteries and the secrets of the art in the Louvre
  • See some of the lesser known parts of the collection along with all the main highlights
What to expect

Great art is full of great stories, but some are a little stranger than others. This half day tour takes you deep into the mysteries that surround many of the works of art in the Louvre with an expert guide who specializes in the weird, arcane, and esoteric.

You’ll meet them in front of the Louvre with your small group of 15 people, then skip the long entrance lines and head straight into the museum, though not before you learn about the stunning glass pyramid that crowns the entrance and some of the controversy and legends that surround it.

Inside the museum, you’ll explore some of the lesser known parts of the collection while also taking in the main highlights. Is the Raft of the Medusa a masterpiece about cannibals? Who really posed for Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings? What is sacred geometry and why were some of the greatest minds in history obsessed with it? This tour is chock full of history and mystery, dark deeds and Da Vinci codes, and even a conspiracy theory or two. Like all of our Louvre tours, you’ll see the highlights of the collection and learn a lifetime of fascinating things about them.

The difference on this tour is that you get to dive into some of the more controversial and mysterious theories surrounding the art. It’s a fun and engaging experience for both longtime art lovers and people who don’t usually visit art museums.

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What's included
  • Skip the line Louvre Museum tickets
  • Expert local tour guides
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Reduced price
  • Infants are free of charge
Where

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel du Louvre, 75001 Paris

Meeting point:

Meet us 15 minutes before the departure time of the tour at the Arc du Carousel (a triumphal arch) 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. We meet at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

What to remember
  • Some of the Louvre rooms are not wheelchair accessible
  • Some galleries of the Louvre Museum may be closed without prior notice. In this case, your guide will make an appropriate substitution.
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When

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Meeting at 9:45 am
Departing at 10:00 am

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Provider
Walks LLC
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins.

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