If you want to explore the Louvre museum but avoid the crowds around the masterpieces. Or you want to be surprised by the wonders to be found off the beaten track. Or you need a guide fascinating both to children and grown-ups. Or you want to know what to do when the museum is closed, then this is the guide for you. Here we present ten engrossing guided tours : Meet the monsters and demons of the Ancient East ; Get to know the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt ; Understand the Etruscans and their unusual civilisation ; Admire the lions, a frequent feature of portraiture and a fascination to artists from the Middle Ages to modern times ; Grasp the laws of perspective from the great Renaissance masters ; Visit the interiors of 17th century Holland ; Feel the emotion behind the portraits of children ; Learn history and mythology from the French painters of the 19th century ; Discover the history of the palace's construction ; Or admire the delights of palace's façades and environs, without the bustle, in our Tuesday tour, on the day the museum is closed. Ten original guided tours for adults and children, 8 years.