Discover the Louvre after hours

Recently, the Mona Lisa suffered again when environmental activists hurled soup at the icon in the Louvre. With a three-day art trip, ExperienceTravel makes an exclusive visit to the museum possible after closing time. So that's no crowds, no jostling, and especially no flying soup bowls...
Robert van Kempen

Image: Robert van Kempen

It was big news: environmental activists, demonstrating for healthy and sustainable living, threw soup at the Mona Lisa in the Paris Louvre. Fortunately, the famous painting has been protected by a thick glass plate since 1956, so the artwork was not damaged. However, anyone who wants to see the showpiece will from now on have to count on even stricter rules to protect the work. An eternal shame according to ExperienceTravel, because a painting of this status deserves to be admired in peace. 


A picturesque start

Upon arrival on day one, a private dinner at the hotel is planned. During the artistic journey you will stay in the stylish Hôtel du Louvre. Prior to the private visit to the museum on day two, your knowledge will first be brushed up on by a lecture by iconology and art theory professor Prof. Dr. Jeroen Stumpel. In 2006 he received the Wissenschaftpreis from the Aby Warburg Stiftung and during the academic year 2007-2008 he was a visiting professor at Harvard. Jeroen Stumpel is currently conducting research into Renaissance art.

And when the doors close to the regular public, they are opened exclusively for the tour group. No crowds, no jostling and no tight time slot; enough time to look deep into the Mona Lisa's eyes up close and experience the feeling her mysterious gaze creates. 

The art trip is scheduled for April 28. Curious about more? Visit the ExperienceTravel website here.