Enjoy a Bible Tour in Paris By One of Jehovah's Witnesses Experienced Louvre Guide

Enjoy a Bible Tour in Paris By One of Jehovah's Witnesses Experienced Louvre Guide

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Our Louvre experienced Guides are happy to announce “Virtual Online Bible tours”!

Please, do have a look at the  VIRTUAL TOURS section below. 

Based on the principle of precaution for our visitors and Louvre guides, due to the pandemic of Covid-19, NO TOURS are running until further notice, even though the Louvre Museum has re-opened since July 6th 2020.

We will keep you updated.

You’ll find here information, answers to your questions and  how to make your Tour(s) a success.

Please do read it carefully and then share the information with the members of your group.

If you can’t find what you need, please contact us.

We are looking forward to meeting you on our virtual tours soon. 

For your benefit and in order to provide encouragement during these unusual times, our team of experienced guides at the Louvre Museum have been working hard to prepare high quality virtual tours in order for you to enjoy the ressources available in the Louvre Museum related to the Bible. 

Held through Zoom, our Virtual Tours are handled by an experienced guide of the Louvre Museum on a live session and will include a mesure of interactivity. (See VIRTUAL TOURS>ZOOM  section below).

Although tours are free for those under 16 years of age, a small fee is required per adult. (See VIRTUAL TOURS>FEES  section below).

These online tours will benefit Individuals, Families, Schools and Groups:

  • who are not able to travel but desire to benefit from the amazing Louvre Ressources on a Bible tour,

  • who are willing to prepare their next visit to the Louvre Bible in hand,

  • who desire to provide free online education for their young ones – since our Virtual tours are free under 16 years old – through the Biblical ressources available at the Museum

  • who are passionate about Biblical history/archaeology and their related artefacts from the Louvre Museum collection

Certified Interpretive guides of the Louvre Museum are ready to welcome you! 

As you book your tour, more information will be provided during the Booking process. 

SCHOOLS, GROUPS

It is possible to organise online Virtual tours for groups and Big Groups. See section Virtual Tours > Big Groups section. 

 

VIRTUAL TOURS FEES from 3€ per adult :

  • Special Full Time Servant* : 3€ (40% off) *Bethelites, Traveling Overseers, Missionaries…

  • Adult : 5 €

  •  Tour is free under 16 years**, but do count them during the booking process

** young ones under 16 must be accompanied by at least one adult. 

GROUPS, SCHOOLS :

From 50 adults participants, a 20% discount will be applied to the entire group. To get all practical information about booking a tour for a big group, see section VIRTUAL TOURS>BIG GROUPS & PRIVATE TOURS below. 

PRIVATE TOURS :

It is possible to privatise a tour for your group from 40 participants. Do use our contact form at the top of this page. To get all practical information about booking a tour for a big group, see section VIRTUAL TOURS>BIG GROUPS & PRIVATE TOURS below. 

WHY IS A FEE REQUIRED FOR OUR TOURS ?

Our guided tours activity is registered in FRANCE.

Under French law, running a professional activity makes the setting of fees mandatory. 

Still, receiving tips is not prohibited. 

You may use your guide’s email to send a tip through PayPal. 

Each country has its specific legislation!

Virtual tours will be held through Zoom. As you go through the Booking process, Zoom connection details will be sent to you. 

Please find below some information/recommandations :

– You do not need a Zoom account to join the meeting but we recommend that you download the App (more options are available) on your device. 

– Please while joining the Zoom meeting, input your full name & city/country, make sure you connect with the camera on and join the audio.

– Please, do not share the meeting codes with anyone, unless they are part of the group that you booked for online.

– ⚠️ No taking of pictures, audio or video recording of the tour is permitted.- Join the meeting no less than 10 minutes minimum before your tour is scheduled to begin.

– If you want to participate during the Tour when given the opportunity, please do use the raise your hand button 🖐 and unmute your microphone. Remember to mute it back afterwards.

– Some time will be left after the Tour to discuss with your guide. Thank you for not disturbing the tour by keeping your microphone on mute.

– There is no dress code but as you are accustomed to, you will be seen by other participants.

How to schedule a tour for a big group* ?

See 2 options below :

  • As Group Leader*, click on Book my tour, select the number of participants, choose the day/time that suits you and go through the booking process. Payment must be collected by the Group Leader and sent as a single payment**. 

  • As Group Leader*, if you can’t find enough room for your group or if your time zone does not fit the tours available, please do fill in the Contact form and give us a maximum of information about the number of participants in your group, the number of devices, (the precise number of adults and children under 16), your time zone, and which day/time might suit your group. Then as Group Leader, you will receive an email with a proposal. Payment must be collected by the Group Leader and sent as a single payment**. 

What is the Maximum group* size?

  • In general, the maximum capacity is around 130 participants, about a congregation size (all included : adults, children …) More information are available on each tour page. 
  • YOUR GROUP SIZE IS OVER OUR MAXIMUM CAPACITY ? It is still possible to organise a tour : As Group Leader*, do fill in the Contact form and give us a maximum of information about the number of participants in your group, the number of devices, (the precise number of adults and children under 16), your time zone, and which days and times might suit your group. Then, you will receive an email with a proposal. Payment must be collected by the Group Leader and sent as a single payment**. 

 

How can I privatize a tour? 

  • From 40 adults participants, it is possible to schedule a tour for only the members of your group or privatize your tour. Do fill in the Contact form and give us a maximum of information about the number of participants in your group, the number of devices, (the precise number of adults and children under 16), your time zone, and which days and times might suit your group. Then as Group Leader, you will receive an email with a proposal. Payment must be collected by the Group Leader and sent as a single payment**.

 

*From 50 adult participants, a 20% discount will be automatically applied to the group along with 2 invitations for the Group Leader

** It is best to collect all the payments and send them in once : 1 Group booking, 1 payment (which would reduce a lot the international transaction fees). If not possible at all to collect Payments from your group, the group leader will receive and share with each participant in  the group a coupon. Then each participant will be able to book the tour online on the date and time approved for the group. The coupon will allow the participants in the Group only  to benefit from the 20 % discount for Big Groups and the group leader will receive 2 invitations.

Once on the page of the tour selected, choose first your time zone, then the day and time that suits you. 

In case you cannot attend the tour booked, it is possible to reschedule your tour no less than 7 days prior its scheduled date. 

If no dates are available, it is possible to cancel your tour and get a refund. 

To do so, log in to your account on MyBibleTour.Com, and make the change needed. 

Less than 7 days left?

Please, contact your guide or email us at Contact (top right of this page). 

No more tours are running on site at the Louvre Museum. We will keep you updated.

NO TOURS ARE RUNNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

All Tours are given by appointment (do use our online booking).

 

Online Booking opens from 7 days to 3 months ahead of time, we advise that you book all your tour(s) as soon as possible.

On the page of the Tour you are interested in, you will be able to find information about rates, choose your guide, find dates available related to each specific tour, and book your tour.

To benefit from a Louvre Bible Tour at the museum you will need:

  1. a Louvre ticket that will match your appointment with your guide.

  2. To book your tour at a day and time that match your Louvre Ticket(s).

 

How to proceed?

 

Open 2 pages in your web browser, one with our website and the other with the Louvre Website.

💠 Step 1

Use our online booking services, click on “Book my tour“.

Then choose a date that suits you…

💠 Step 2

Go to the Louvre Official Ticketing Service and see if the ticket(s) for the day/time of the tour you want are available. If so, proceed to buy your tickets, then book your tour with us.

To find out about your meeting point, go the the page of the Tour and read the box “Tour Booking Information“. 

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Individual tickets to ACCESS the Museum

 

The time slot reservation is compulsory for all visitors on ticketlouvre.fr

Only those e-tickets will grant you access to the Louvre Museum Collections.

This includes ALL visitors (ex. children under 18…) qualifying with free entrance, they too have to pre-book a free e-ticket.

⚠️ All visitors must show up at the time slot indicated on their tickets.

 

Entry to the museum via the Pyramid, Richelieu Passage or Carrousel of the Louvre.  

Present the document (paper or electronic) confirming your time slot reservation. ID is required.

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Paris Museum Pass holders

Museum Pass are available on booking.parisinfo.com

 

The time slot reservation is compulsory for all visitors on ticketlouvre.fr

Visitors must enter their surname, name and the serial number indicated on their Pass.

Access via the Pyramid. 

Present the document (paper or electronic) confirming your time slot reservation. ID is required.

 

⚠️ Many companies operate in Paris,  please make sure that you have booked only with MY BIBLE TOUR IN PARIS on mybibletour.com to avoid confusion. 

Please, find below the days of the week tours are available :

TOUR 1 – 2H

Monday, Thursday, Friday, some Saturday and Sunday*

TOUR 2 – 2H

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, some Saturday and Sunday*

TOUR 3 – 2H

Thursday, Friday, some Saturday and Sunday*

TOUR 5 – 3H

Thursday, Friday, some Saturday and Sunday

TOUR 6 – 3H

Wednesday, Thursday, some Saturday and Sunday

TOUR 7 – 3H

Monday, Thursday, some Saturday and Sunday

TOUR 8 – 4H

Thursday**, some Saturday and Sunday*

TOUR 9 – 4H

Thursday**, some Saturday and Sunday*

TOUR 11 – 2H

Depending on the guide availability. No tour on Sundays. 

TOURS 12 & 13

No tour on week-ends. 

* 3H and 4H tours are opened some Saturday and Sunday 

** TOURS 8 & 9 are combined tours. They couple TOUR 1 & 2 or TOUR 2 & 3. Though Tour 8 & 9 are opened on some Saturday and Sunday, it is possible to book them separately on Thursday. 

Admission Ticket is not included in the price (you will find all the needed information on the page of the tour you want ) : 

  • Louvre entry ticket has to be pre-booked online. Please see I want to Book a tour, what should I know and do ? ” section above. 
  • Museum Pass can be use for the tour(s). Please see “I want to Book a tour, what should I know and do ? ” section above > Paris Museum Pass holders
  • Some Visitors entitled to free admission (other than Louvre members)
    –     Under 18s, proof of ID required
    –     16-25 year-old residents of the European Economic Area (EU, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein), proof of ID and residency required
    –     All visitors under the age of 26 on Friday evenings from 6 p.m., proof of ID required

    Professionals
    –     Teachers working in France, valid “Pass Education” required
    –     Teachers of art, art history or the applied arts, valid proof of employment stating subject taught required
    –     Artists affiliated with the Maison des Artistes or International Association of Art, valid proof required 
    –    ICOM and ICOMOS members, valid proof required

    Other 
    –     Jobseekers, valid proof and ID required (dated within the last year or indicating a period of validity)
    –     Disabled visitors and the person accompanying them. Still, pre-booked ticket with Time slot reservation is compulsory but free on ticketlouvre.fr

  • Some visitors might be willing to enjoy the museum collections before their guided tour…

We highly recommend that you pre-booked your entry tickets online more than 2 weeks ahead of time before they are sold out particularly during the high season. In case of cancellation, pre-booked Ticket Refund is possible one day minimum prior to the visit on assistance-billetterie@louvre.fr

Louvre admission is free for all on the first Saturday of the month from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM.  Because of the high number of visitors expected, no guided tour is permitted. Though, Time slot reservation or pre-booked ticket is compulsory for all visitors on ticketlouvre.fr

Private Tours are organized from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 9:00 am to  9:30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays depending on Tours & Guides availabilities. Check for availability on “Book my tour” section. 

No tours are given on Sundays. If at all possible we advise booking your tours during the week. 

The Louvre Museum is closed on Tuesdays

Also on May 1st, December 25th & January 1st. 

Private Tours are organized from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 9:00 am to  9:30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays depending on Tours & Guides availabilities. Check for availability on “Book my tour” section. 

No tours are given on Sundays. If at all possible we advise booking your tours during the week. 

The Louvre Museum is closed on Tuesdays

Also on May 1st, December 25th & January 1st. 

Do read the box “Tour Booking Information” on the page of the tour. Precise Information about meeting point will be detailed there.

For your comfort our company has decided to organise Private tours, with a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 5 participants per group accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. 

More than 5 in your group? Information are provided in the section below. 

💠 Traveling/Touring Alone? 
 

To be completed…

LOUVRE TOURS

 In order to comply with the Museum strict rules regarding PRIVATE TOURS, groups size are up to 5 persons maximum. If your group is beyond that number, book as many tours as necessary for the same day/time on the Booking Form, then your entire group will be accommodated and small groups will follow one another. 

To purchase the number of needed Louvre tickets, you will have to do more than one booking on ticketlouvre.fr  in the “Individual Ticket” section (do not use the group tickets section which does not offer discount and is subject to more restrictive rules). 

City Tour

Max. Group size : 12 participants

If you have contacted us through email or using the contact form but not getting an answer yet, remember that time difference might affect the moment we are receiving your message, office is closed on week-ends.

It might call for a couple of days to provide you with an answer to your question. Have a look in your junk mail as well.

(see also “last minute request” section below). 

We highly recommend  to book ahead of time for the pioneer guides to organize accordingly.
It is possible to book online from 7 days to 3 months ahead of time. 
 
 
But what if you’ve just discovered our website, you already pre-booked Louvre admission Tickets and you’re wondering if there’s a possibility to join an Opened Tour?
 
E-mail your request with  your detailed information.
 
–  If there is room for you or your group, you’ll be contacted through  e-mail, text message, telephone or WhatsApp (recommended). 
 
If no more room, you won’t be contacted. 
 
We thank you for your comprehension. 
 

💠 Reminder :

The Louvre Museum now requires that all visitors show up at the time slot indicated on their tickets.

So we recommend that you check on www.ticketlouvre.fr to look for availability and secure your entrance to the museum in buying online tickets  ASAP or use a Museum Pass. 

⚠️Time slot bookings compulsory for all Visitors

(See the first section of the FAQ)

The Louvre Museum requires that ALL VISITORS pre-booked admission ticket online.

What is allowed ?

Pictures without flash. 

What is not permitted ?

 

  • Eat or drink in the museum
  • Flash
  • Shouting
  • Touching the artifacts
  • to run in the museum
  • Audio & video recordings
  • Use of selfie sticks.
  • Smoking
  • Umbrella
  • Pets

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LUGGAGE :

⚠️ For safety reasons, only 1 small luggage is allowed to go through the security. To know about the maximum size allowed, please have a look at http://www.louvre.fr/en/hours-admission. Then, you will have to use the coatroom / cloakroom and leave your luggage there. 

This information are to be shared with all the members of your group. Thank you.

  • Please, do read the entire FAQ which is regularly updated. 

To reach the Louvre Museum from your accommodation might take more time than expected. Make sure to arrive ahead of time to go through the Security Check point, use the bathroom and so forth…

The Louvre is a very large museum. Remember to eat (if you tour in the Morning, do have a generous breakfast), rest well before your visit, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes … and if at all possible avoid being jetlaged on the tour ! 

Pick pockets might be present in and around the Museum. They usually operate in crowds while you are taking pictures or looking at artwork, so keep your bags in front of you, do not put your wallet or phone in your back pocket. 

🚇The metro stop is Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre.

Metro Line 1 or 7 –  Exit I or Exit 6. 

🚘. To come by car or with a Taxi or Uber, the address is : 

99 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

⚠️ Beware of Parisian traffic, it might take longer than what you expect. 

You went online to book ahead of time a Tour but you couldn’t find any tour available on the chosen date(s). You wonder if it means that Tours are already sold out on that day/time? 

Answer :

1) Tours are sold out. You might choose another tour/day/time. 

2) Pioneers-Guides manage their own schedule ahead of time if at all possible, so they might update their availability and open new time slot. Do not hesitate to come back on the website or choose another tour/day/time. 

3) The museum is unable to maintain all its rooms open every day. Tours are designed according to the schedule of room closures. To see tour(s) schedule,  see LOUVRE MUSEUM TOURS SCHEDULES section above. If the tour  you want is not available on the day, pick an other tour or pick another day. 

We thank you for your comprehension. 

All Louvre Tours, Bethel Tour & Claude Monet (Giverny) visit are wheel chairs accessible. 

🦽 At the Louvre, wheel chair access is made from the Main Pyramid entrance. Wheel chairs can also be borrowed at the “Assistance” desk next to the cloakroom. 

  • This cancellation Policy does not apply our virtual tours. See above section : VIRTUAL TOURS > CANCELLATION

Please find below the 3 case scenarios possible:

First case scenario :

Tour was canceled more than 2 weeks prior to the appointment : Tour(s) will be refunded. We thank you for keeping us informed ahead of time, it will allow others to find room for a tour.

Second case scenario :

Tour was canceled less than 2 week ahead of time :  To compensate the shortfall, you will be refunded 50%.

Third case Scenario :

Tour was canceled less than a week ahead of time or no show on the day of the Tour : Tour is due, no refund will be made.

Exceptional  circumstances will be examined. Please do contact your guide.

In case of cancellation, the Louvre pre-booked Ticket Refund request has to be send one day minimum prior to the visit on assistance-billetterie@louvre.fr

If your trip is postponed, we will be happy to accommodate your group in the future.

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