What to expect

You don't have to pack your bags and jump on the Eurostar anymore to explore famous museums in Paris. Now art galleries and museums across the world are offering virtual tours of their collections, so you can visit galleries that you've never had the chance to before from your sofa.

The Musée du Louvre is the most visited - and arguably the most iconic - museum in the world. With its famous glass pyramids scattered around the courtyard of the Palais du Louvre, even the outside is breathtaking. With the museum's online tour, curious kids will be able to explore this mesmerising museum in Paris from home, and you'll all get to explore plenty of the artworks it holds in the different rooms.

You can admire spectacular works from the Italian Renaissance, and check out the mystery of the Mona Lisa's smile. She is joined by several of Leonardo da Vinci’s other masterpieces, as well as world-renowned paintings by Raphael, Ghirlandaio and Arcimboldo. If your kids are learning about ancient Egypt at the moment, browse the Egyptian Antiquities collection and the remains of the museum's medieval moat. If you love contemporary art, the Venezuelan artist, Elias Crespin's, has designed a mobile sculpture, the L’Onde du Midi, of the museum.

Paris museums are some of the best in the world! It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of the art in the city with so many museums to visit, including the Musée de l'Orangerie, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée d'Orsay, but with so many wonderful works of art, the Louvre is a great place to start. Discover more wonders of the art world with free virtual art gallery tours.

What you’ll need

  • A love of art and its history!
  • Make sure you have a good WiFi connection for the best user experience.

What you’ll do

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The Musée du Louvre is the most visited - and arguably the most iconic - museum in the world. Admire spectacular works from the Italian Renaissance and check out the mystery of the Mona Lisa's smile. You can also enjoy several of Leonardo da Vinci’s other masterpieces, as well as world-renowned paintings by Raphael, Ghirlandaio and Arcimboldo. Expect to find a a series of temporary exhibitions, live performances and literature, special events, guided tours, workshops and training programs. The Louvre is now offering online tours where you can visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries from the comfort of your sofa.

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