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Where And How to See the Mona Lisa

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The Mona Lisa is one of the most beloved paintings in the world, but it can be difficult to find. 

This post provides tips on the easiest ways to see this historic piece of art, as well as directions on where to go and how to spot the Mona Lisa.


Where is the Mona Lisa?

The Mona Lisa is located at the Louvre museum in Paris. 

Since it is one of the most popular paintings in the building, the room in which it is found will almost always be filled with visitors who are also interested in seeing the piece of art.

You’ll find the Mona Lisa in the largest room of the Louvre, the Salle des États. This is room 711 in the Denon wing, Level 1.

There are 5 total floors of the Louvre:

  • Level 2
  • Level 1
  • Level 0
  • Level -1
  • Level -2

If you’re on the bottom floor (Level -2), you’ll have to go up 3 floors to reach Level 1 where you’ll find the Mona Lisa.

If you’re still confused about how to find this room, make sure to use the following map of the Louvre for further directions.


How to Find the Mona Lisa

Even with directions, it can still be difficult to pinpoint exactly where you are in the Louvre and make your way to Room 701 on Level 1 in the Denon aisle.

Once you’re in the museum, one of the easiest ways to find the Mona Lisa is to look for picture signs that will point you in the right direction to find the piece of art. 

You should be able to find these signs with ease as you’re walking through the Louvre.

As long as you stick to the Denon aisle, you will at least ensure that you’re looking on the correct side of the museum. 

All you have to do then is make sure you’re on the correct level of the building. You’ll find the Salle des États room halfway down the aisle.

That said, if you want to ensure you will have a chance to see the Mona Lisa, your best bet might be to take a guided tour of the Louvre. 

Any tour guide with experience in the museum will know exactly where the painting is located and how to get there.


Tickets for The Louvre

It’s relatively easy to get tickets for the museum. No matter how you plan to visit, there will almost always be plenty of options to choose from.

While tickets are typically €17 per person, there are several ways to save money on admission including Paris tourist passes

Read our post about visiting the Louvre for more details on obtaining tickets.  Alternatively, you can also just purchase tickets here.

Alternatively, if you’re concerned that you won’t be able to find the Mona Lisa, there is actually one tour company offering a ticket to the Louvre which includes guidance to help you find Da Vinci’s painting.

This service includes an escort through a priority entrance which will take you directly to the Mona Lisa. Your escort will also provide valuable information about the Louvre to help you get the most out of your visit.

Purchase Priority Louvre Museum Tickets w/ Escort to Mona Lisa.


Tours of The Louvre

Guided tours start at around €50 per person, and they typically include the cost of tickets. 

For more details, check our post covering the best guided tours of the Louvre that you might want to consider.

Here are a few tours that either focus on the Mona Lisa or at least guarantee that you will see this historic painting.


Take Walks

This company offers multiple tours of the Louvre, and one of them focuses specifically on the Mona Lisa.

If you want to ensure that you’ll have the chance to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, this is an excellent option to consider.


Closing Time at the Louvre: Mona Lisa at Her Most Peaceful

  • €84/Adults | €79/Children (2-14)
  • Includes admission to the Louvre.
  • Includes guided walking tour of the museum.
  • Includes a visit to the Mona Lisa.
  • Availability: Wed - Mon at 3 pm.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Alternatively, you might also want to consider their Louvre Highlights Tour.

Although it doesn’t focus on the Mona Lisa, there is a stop at the historic painting on this guided outing.


Louvre Highlights Tour

  • €59/Adults | €55/Children (2-14)
  • Includes admission to the Louvre.
  • Includes guided walking tour of the museum.
  • Includes a visit to the Mona Lisa.
  • Availability: Wed - Mon at 10:30 am and 11 am.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

City Wonders

Although this company does not offer any tours that focus only on the Mona Lisa, each of their outings includes a stop at Leonardo da Vinci’s beloved painting.

These tours also include coverage of artistic pieces such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace, Venus de Milo, the Great Sphinx of Tanis, and more.

3-Hour Comprehensive Tour of the Louvre

  • €62/Adults | €57/Children (0-17)
  • Includes admission to the Louvre.
  • Includes guided walking tour of the museum.
  • Includes a visit to the Mona Lisa.
  • Availability: Wed - Mon at 9 am, 9:45 am, 11 am, and 2:30 pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Small Group Tour of the Louvre

  • €89/Adults | €84/Children (4-17)
  • Includes admission to the Louvre.
  • Includes guided walking tour of the museum.
  • Includes a visit to the Mona Lisa.
  • Group size limited to just 10 people.
  • Availability: Wed - Mon at 10:30 am and 3 pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

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Updated: August 3rd, 2022
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