Cracking The Da Vinci Code at the Louvre
2.5-hour tour. 4 person maximum.
A tour exploring the art and ideas behind Dan Brown's best-selling thriller The Da Vinci Code. You and your own private "symbologist" revisit Robert Langdon's Parisian adventures in and around the Musée du Louvre. This tour begins and ends where his fictional caper does. Of course, the Louvre is so much more than simply the setting where that breathless action unfolded. Its works of art can answer many of the questions provocatively posed in the book. Do Leonardo's paintings reveal hidden symbolism? Is the true nature of Mary Magdalene's relationship with Christ expressed in paintings depicting her? Is it really the case that Christian art recycles symbols from earlier so-called "pagan" cultures? We'll visit galleries on and off the beaten track— from Greek terra cottas to Renaissance masterpieces in the Grande Galerie—in an effort to answer these questions and more. Join us in your own half-day hunt for the truth.
Note: This tour is designed for the first-time visitor as well as those already familiar with the Louvre's collection. If you are more interested in a highlights tour of the Louvre's most well-known works, however, we recommend reserving our "Introduction to the Treasures" tour.
Read more about this unique experience, featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNN.com, NPR's Weekend Edition, Time Magazine, Newsweek, the New York Times, New York Post, the Detroit Free Press, and elsewhere.
Rates. €113 for individuals, or €98 per person for parties of two or more. Includes price of admission. €20 surcharge to guarantee that your party has a one-on-one tour with the instructor, without other parties. 4 person maximum.