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Louvre Museum Treasure Hunt for Kids with Meet the Locals for Families

Review: Louvre Treasure Hunt for Kids Tour with Meet the Locals for Families in Paris, France

The Louvre is a world famous museum located in Paris, France and is one of the largest and most visited museums in the world.  The Louvre is home to many iconic works of art, including the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace (Nike), Egyptian Antiquities and many other famous art and paintings.  If seeing all of that and more is on your list, there is no better way to see it all (or at least the highlights) than with a private guided tour.

On our recent visit to Paris, we decided to book a private guided tour through the Louvre since it is so large and can be crowded and overwhelming.  Instead of booking a regular tour, we decided to book a private tour, but with a twist.  

The tour was a treasure hunt through the Louvre with a guide from Meet the Locals for Families.  I had originally booked a similar tour with Context Travel, but unfortunately the dates did not work out and I had to scramble to find another tour guide company.  Meet the Locals, for Families offers private tours in just Paris and London and is geared towards kids, which was a perfect fit for us. 

Louvre Treasure Hunt - Kids Tour

The Louvre treasure hunt for kids tour was an amazing experience and we were able to see all of the highlights of the museum in two hours.  We never felt rushed and all of the history and interesting facts about what we were observing were explained in a way that the kids would understand and appreciate.

Our kids had such a fun time solving a mystery at the famous Louvre Palace and the private Louvre Family Tour was great for even our five year old. The awesome activity booklets our kids recieved at the start of the tour kept them engaged and interested in everything they were learning about.

What’s Included on this tour:

  • A kid-friendly certified guide for 2 hours
  • Entrance tickets to the Louvre museum
  • An activity booklet for each child tailor-made by age range (from 3 to 6 or 7 to 12 years old)
  • A Louvre for Kids tour designed to be fun and informative at the same time!

Itinerary Overview

On our Louvre Treasure Hunt with Meet the Locals for Families, we met our guide Nathalie outside the Louvre and proceeded to get into line to get into the Louvre.  Once inside, Nathalie ensured we ready to begin our tour, which included grabbing water, bathroom break and an explanation of the activity booklets for each kid.  

In every step of their progress in solving the enigma in their activity booklet, the kids observational skills will help them advance!  With each answer, they will win a clue written on a card and once the whole set of cards has been collected, all the clues put together will lead them to solve the puzzle at the end of the tour.

On our tour here are the highlights we covered in two hours and were a part of the activity booklets:

  • Medieval Lovre

  • Sphinx of Tanis

  • Henry II Staircase
  • Caryatids Room (Renaissance Period)
  • Gallery of Greek Sculptures

  • Venus of Milo

  • Winged Victory of Samothrace

  • David & Goliath Painting
  • The Four Seasons (Paintings)
  • The Mona Lisa

  • Liberty Leading the People (French Revolution painting 1830)

Overall Impression

You’ve probably heard a million times that the Louvre is huge.  It is the second largest museum in the world (after the Hermitage in St. Petersburg).  To visit the whole museum and see everything there, you would need four whole days and not spend more than 10 seconds in front of each work of art!  That's just how big it is, but during our tour it felt manageable seeing the main highlights in two hours and still having enough time to see other art and learn all about the things we were seeing there.

The Louvre in and of itself is a destination to see as it was originally a royal palace, but has been a museum since 1793.  Today, it is a symbol of French culture and a major tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year from around the world.

If you're planning a visit to the Louvre, I can't recommend highly enough how important it is to have a guide, especially a private guide.  Our guide Natahlie was so good with the kids and explained everything in great detail so they understood what they were seeing.  She has so much knowledge and is an expert and knew her way around the Louvre, even pushing her way to front of crowds so the kids get in the front and see everything in detail.  

And if you still need convincing - more than likely you've already traveled halfway around the world to get to Paris and unless you're planning on coming back soon and visiting the Louvre multiple times, you will want to see the main highlights of the museum on your first visit.  Having a private guide will make your visit to the Louvre so much more pleasant and interesting, especially for kids.  You don't want to leave the Louvre feeling like you missed out on anything and saw the main highlights of each area of the museum.