This tour of the Louvre is designed not only as a tour of the masterpieces of the museum but also as a trip through the history of queer relationships and queer identities from ancient Mesopotamia to the Renaissance.
GROUPS LIMITED TO 6 GUESTS!
TICKETS FOR THE MUSEUM INCLUDED
SOME PARTS OF THE TOUR ARE ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY STAIRS, NOT RECOMMENDED FOR GUESTS WITH WALKING LIMITATIONS
While passing by the Sphinx of Tanis, the Venus of Milo or the Victory of Samothrace, you will be surprised by all the queer figures the Louvre hides! What if the ancient « virgin » goddesses were not as chaste as we imagine and their female companions were more than just friends? What if the Mona Lisa was in fact a portrait of Leonardo’s lover?
On this tour, your guide will bring to light many mythological stories that show the queerness of many gods and goddesses and also provide a more inclusive and complete interpretation of works of art that were analyzed for too long from a heterosexual perspective.
Local English-speaking guide
Entrance tickets for the Louvre with timed entrance.
Not included: tips or gratuities for the guide (optional)
Type of tour: walking tour, slow pace but stairs cannot be avoided
Duration: 3 hours