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  • Paris Bike Tour: 3 Hours Along the River Seine

    1. Paris Bike Tour: 3 Hours Along the River Seine

    Discover the highlights of Paris on a bike tour along the River Seine. The banks of the Seine have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991 and will enchant you as well. You begin the tour on the right bank of the Seine overlooking the Conciergerie and the Ile Saint-Louis. After crossing the Pont Notre-Dame, you discover Paris and its bridges over the centuries. Experience the stunning Notre-Dame Cathedral and the famous Eiffel Tower. See the beautiful Chaillot Palace and ride across the largest royal square in Paris to discover the Tuileries Garden and the magnificent Louvre with its unique collection of art. Thanks to your experienced tour guide, you will enjoy the best views along the Seine and discover a large variety of prestigious monuments.

  • Paris: Pompidou Centre Private Guided Tour

    2. Paris: Pompidou Centre Private Guided Tour

    Discover a treasure chest of modern and contemporary art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and experience the city’s 3rd most important gallery after the Louvre and Orsay Museum. Start with an explanation of the building, itself a piece of avant garde art. Then, skip the long lines, and follow your guide through the chronological and thematically arranged complex. Marvel at art from the early 20th century to the present day, learning about abstract art and how to place it in its proper context to appreciate it more. Principal art pieces included on the tour are “Il Ritorno di Ulisse” (“Ulysses’ Return”) by Chirico, “La Ville No. 2” by the Orphism artist Robert Delaunay, and “Rose Sélavy” by Duchamp. Admire Otto Dix’s challenging “Portrait of a Journalist Sylvia von Harden,” and Max Ernst’s collage “Ubu Imperateur.” Your guide will explain the meanings of Picasso’s “Femme nue Couchée,” a...

    This was the best guided tour we've ever had, anywhere. Our tour of the Pompidou collection was a fascinating two-hour mini-seminar on modern art. Boris, our guide, is a genial, attentive, well-spoken, thoroughly knowledgeable young humanist scholar. We thank him for an altogether delightful and informative morning at the Pompidou.

  • Le Marais: Explore Old Paris with a Local Host

    3. Le Marais: Explore Old Paris with a Local Host

    Join a like-minded local to discover Le Marais, the historic quarter in the very heart of Paris that’s known for its old-world charm and historic credentials. Get to know Old Paris while visiting famous historic attractions like the Bastille.  You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Stop by Jewish bakeries to indulge in some sweet treats or visit The Marché des Enfants Rouges, Paris’s oldest market and savor your street food on a bench where you can watch the world go by. Discover Le Marais’ colorful history, from royal residents to battles during the revolution, Le Marais has seen it all. Browse the charming boutiques and small galleries that the area is home to, or visit iconic sites like the Pompidou Centre before you relax with a coffee or glass of...

  • Le Marais: Walking Tour

    4. Le Marais: Walking Tour

    Approach this unique quarter of Paris from a new angle, with the help of an expert guide. From its scenic pre 19th Century architecture to its fascinating history and its vibrant and exciting present, get under the very social fabric that ties this area together. Once the site of the first Jewish settlement, the trendy neighborhood is now home to upscale boutiques and a vibrant nightlife. On this tour, you follow different threads of Marais' history and bind them together, to weave an image of a truly exceptional quarter. Stand in a place filled with a rich history by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public square with unparalleled beauty in Paris. Continue on and discover mansion after mansion, former homes to the nobility that once called the Marais home. If you only have a certain amount of time to spend in the city, you should definitely make sure you don't miss this quar...

  • Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

    5. Le Marais: Private Walking Tour

    Your guide will take you beyond the beaten track and typical tourist routes to another cultural dimension, on this mystical and enchanting escape to some of the more unusual spots in the French capital. Tailor your itinerary to suit your group and spend more time at the locations that spark your interest. Originally a swamp, the land of the Marais was drained and it became habitable, soon enticing settlers. It developed into the center of the city’s Jewish community, remaining so to this day. Over the years it has gone through several transformations, changing from a chic residential area that was home to aristocrats and even a royal court, to a run-down neighborhood. Today, the Marais is reliving its finest days. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to see the best it has to offer. Experience the royal history of the Marais by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public...

  • Centre Pompidou: Private Tour

    6. Centre Pompidou: Private Tour

    Discover more about the exhibitions and gain a deeper insight on a private tour of the Centre Pompidou. Meet your guide outside and begin your tour by examining the museum's striking exterior. Designed by Renzo Piano, the building was conceived as an “inside-out” structure and is instantly recognizable. After hearing about the museum’s origin, begin your tour of its modern art collection, which contains nearly 3,200 works. Learn about abstract art and how to place it in its proper context, allowing you to appreciate it fully. Your guide will lead you to the most important pieces in this amazing collection, explain the groundbreaking artistic movements that question how we see the world, and help you interpret and understand the sensational artworks. Visit the museum's modern and contemporary art galleries and find out about recent artistic movements like Fluxus and Minimalism. Hang o...

  • Centre Pompidou: Tour

    7. Centre Pompidou: Tour

    Enter the iconic Centre Pompidou, with its striking architecture and see around 3,200 works from early 20th century art to modern day. Learn about Pop Art as you check out a few of Andy Warhol’s works. Explore movements such as Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionism. Marvel at artistic masterpieces by beloved French artists as well as international artists such as O’Keefe, Pollock, and Mondrian. Discuss Cubism in front of a Picasso painting. Chat about Fauvism while admiring a Matisse. See how the World Wars impacted the art world. Witness the chaos and dark humor of the Dada movement. Admire works by the surrealists such as Salvador Dali. Learn about the abstract expressionist art of Jackson Pollock. Admire Klein’s “Grande Anthropophagie Bleue,” and Tingerly’s “Requiem for a Dead Leaf.” Other highlights covered are Warhol’s “Big Electric Chair,” and the “Black Square” by Kazimir Malevitch...

  • Marais District of Paris Guided Walking Tour

    8. Marais District of Paris Guided Walking Tour

    Start your tour of the Marais by learning about its historic importance. This district once lay beyond the center of Paris. Today, it is at the heart of the city. Discover the Church of Saint Paul and Saint Louis before walking through the courtyard of the majestic Hotel de Sully. Continue experiencing the royal history of the Marais by exploring the pristine Place des Vosges, a public square with unparalleled beauty in Paris. Afterwards, move forward in time to learn all about the bustling Jewish community that put the Marais on the map through the 18th and 19th centuries. Wander past the bakeries and boutiques of the Pletzl before strolling the shop-laden rue des Francs Bourgeois. All the while discover mansion after mansion, former homes to nobility that once called the Marais home. Some are now museums, like the highly worthwhile Musée Carnavalet. The tour may also introduce you to...

  • Paris: Centre Pompidou Skip-the-Line Guided Museum Tour

    9. Paris: Centre Pompidou Skip-the-Line Guided Museum Tour

    Discover the many artistic masterpieces of the Musée National d’Art Moderne collection, housed in the Pompidou Centre. Learn about modern and contemporary art with an intimate small-group tour. Meet your guide outside of the building, and begin your tour by examining the museum's striking exterior. Designed by Renzo Piano, the building was conceived as an “inside-out” structure and vibrantly colored. After hearing about the museum’s origin, begin your tour of its modern art collection, which contains nearly 3,200 works. Discuss Cubism in front of a Picasso painting. Chat about Fauvism while admiring a Matisse. See how the World Wars impacted the art world. Witness the chaos and dark humor of the Dada movement – a reaction to the gore of World War I. Admire works by the surrealists such as Salvador Dali. Learn about Pop Art as you check out a few of Andy Warhol’s works. Explore movement...

  • Paris: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour at the Pompidou Center

    10. Paris: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour at the Pompidou Center

    Skip the lines to the Centre Pompidou and let an expert local guide take you on an immersive, 2-hour visit through one of the most exciting and extensive collections of modern art, spanning the years from 1905 to 1965, and a fascinating and thought-provoking collection of contemporary works from the past 50 years. Upon arrival, admire the extraordinary Centre Pompidou, which, like many of the artworks shown inside, was decried when it first burst into the world, and yet is now recognized as one of the iconic buildings of Paris. Inside, the freedom that the Impressionist artists you may have seen at the Musée d’Orsay fought so hard for is expressed here in all its spectacular creativity. During your visit, see masterpieces by Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Duchamp, Chagall, Andy Warhol, Man Ray, and many others. Learn how they pushed the boundaries and broke the rules, questioning the forms an...

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What people are saying about Centre Pompidou

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 707 reviews

This was the best guided tour we've ever had, anywhere.

This was the best guided tour we've ever had, anywhere. Our tour of the Pompidou collection was a fascinating two-hour mini-seminar on modern art. Boris, our guide, is a genial, attentive, well-spoken, thoroughly knowledgeable young humanist scholar. We thank him for an altogether delightful and informative morning at the Pompidou.

This tour was fantastic!

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour - I can't believe how much we did and saw, yet it never seemed rushed. It was relaxed and our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend it!

Very much apprecitated our two hours with Boris; he made us see things in new ways. Very, very knowledgeable. Much food for thought. Highly recommended. Many thanks from Clara, Agneta and Anders

We loved the private tour!

Boris was an excellent guide as we worked our way through the impressive collection. We are lovers of art history and enjoyed the scholarly discussion. Absolutely first rate!

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