Your Licensed Driver-Guide will pick you up at your hotel, or your apartment. He will then escort you to the Louvre, sharing with you his knowledge & passion for Paris, driving you in a private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. It is your Tour, totally custom-made to fit your desires: YOUR way, and nobody else’s.
Being the largest museum in the world, visiting it on your own can turn out to be quite a headache! This private guided visit is the astute choice! Your Licensed Driver-Guide will live up to all your expectations and more. He will know exactly how to help you make the most of your visit, you will feel at home despite the sheer enormity of this former Royal Palace: the Mona Lisa, Venus of Milo, Leonardo, Raphael; these and many more treasures just waiting to be discovered.
You’ll be introduced to rare behind-the-scene stories that retrace the Louvre’s history, from the medieval fortress built in the 12th century up to the ultra-modern and controversial glass pyramid; dreamt up by the Architect Ieoh Ming Mei.
As it is a Full-Day Tour, ask your driver where you would like to have lunch, depending on your tastes and budget, he will find a place which will suit you perfectly.
Then it’s off to Versailles Palace. A stone’s throw away from Paris, Versailles Palace is one of the greatest symbols of our Old Monarchical system: remnant of the “Ancien Régime”. It is a dream place, taking you back through French history; perfectly represented by this magnificent testimony to the Sun King’s extravagance and endless thirst for Grandeur.
Your Licensed Driver-Guide will highly recommend you the “Skip the Line” formula, in order to avoid any unnecessary queuing, which can be very long during the high season. It is the guarantee of a confirmed reservation as well as the entrance tickets. If you wish to take this option, your Licensed Driver-Guide will take care of the formalities of the Ticket Office, and you will enter without stress.
Your Licensed Driver-Guide will live up to all your expectations and more. Walk in the unique and unrivalled Hall of Mirrors (357 mirrors in all); followed by the Royal Chapel, as well as the King and Queen’s Royal Apartments. Enter and admire the Royal Opera, an auditorium constructed entirely from wood, making it one of the most acoustic “live” theatres in the world, still in use nowadays with hundreds of seats. you’ll be stunned by the Gardens (Europe’s largest royal gardens) and the beauty of the Fountains (Apollo, Latona, Neptune,…) all created by France’s world famous landscape gardener, André Le Nôtre.
Once you have finished this unforgettable trip to two major sites that have shaped France’s history, your Licensed Driver-Guide will then drive you back safely to your hotel, or apartment.