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Family Twist Offering Private Tour of the Louvre

Roll like Jay-Z and Beyonce with a private tour of the Louvre, culminating in a private cruise down Seine river

Feb 08, 2019 | By Jonathan Ho

In Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s music video “Apes**t, America’s power couple takes us on a path from under the Pyramid head towards the Denon wing, and then up a flight of stairs towards Salle du Manège. For sure, the Louvre themselves offer this tour re-tracing the celebrity lovebirds’ steps but now Family Twist is offering you a private tour of the Louvre at the same exclusivity as Jazzy and Queen B.

According to the New York Times, The Carters (Jay-Z  and Beyoncé’s moniker when they perform as a duo) aren’t the first to rent out the Louvre; They’re following in the footsteps of Wonder Woman, Fifty Shades Freed and the other 500 films and assorted shoots, touted to cost up to $17,500, for a full day’s shoot.

Family Twist Offering Private Tour of the Louvre

While Jazzy and Queen B follow the well-trod tourist route past the Louvre’s three most famous works — the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace atop the broad Daru staircase and the Mona Lisa; Family Twist’s Private Tour of the Louvre is a $34,000 experience is a little more exclusive: Beginning with a Tesla ride from your hotel to the famed French museum where you start your tour from I.M. Pei’s glass pyramid.

Winged Victory of Samothrace – Victoire de Samothrace, après restauration, vers 190 av. J.-C.
© RMN – Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Benoît Touchard / Michel Urtado / Tony Querrec

The after-hours private tour of the Louvre is about as close to Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s lifestyle as one can get; Following your guide inside the world’s largest museum in search of 9 of its most famous highlights (everything you see in the music video and others like Paolo Veronese’s “The Wedding at Cana”, David’s “Oath of the Horatii” , portrait of Madame Récamier, Théodore Géricault’s “Charging Chasseur” and “Raft of the Medusa). After 90 minutes, your private tour of the Louvre ends on the Pont des Arts bridge where you exit on a private boat headed down the River Seine, dining on champagne, cheese, and of course, caviar.

Family Twist is a Paris-based one-stop shop for private luxury family vacations and activities in Europe and their 4 day Paris package which includes the Louvre private tour also include a private Seine River cruise, treasure hunting at the Louvre, a personal tour of Notre Dame and Medieval Paris, going up the Eiffel Tower, making French pastries and a hands-on attempt at painting like the Impressionists. Prices without accommodation start from €4,870.

The Louvre offers a visitor trail of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s tour as well, but it’s not a private one. The 1 hr 30 mins walk is offered on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

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