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Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

1. Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

Visit the masterpieces of the Louvre Museum, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Then, go on a cruise along the magnificent Seine River and admire the famous monuments in the city. Being the world's largest museum, the Louvre packs 35,000 artworks into a 73,000 square meter exhibition space in three wings. Each wing possesses more than 70 rooms and displays extensive paintings and objects of art. See the iconic Mona Lisa, marvel at thousands of amazing paintings, and walk among perfect sculptures. Book the option with an audio guide included and enhance your experience and understanding of the works on display. After the visit of the Louvre Museum, take a 1-hour Seine River cruise tour. See more of Paris' iconic monuments such as the Institut de France, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Musee de Orsay, Hotel de Ville and more. Onboard you have access to an audio guide of your chosen language for free on the spot which will help you learn more about the vast history attached to each monument.

Paris: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Bistro Dinner

2. Paris: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Bistro Dinner

Le Bistro Parisien welcomes you for dinner between 18:00 and 21:30. Come and visit this contemporary, see-through bistro offering unique views of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine. The chef uses seasonal products to prepare tasty and authentic cuisine for your enjoyment. Adult Menu: Starter + Main course + dessert + drinks (glass of wine or soft drink) A vegetarian option is available Children's menu (under 12 years old): Main course + dessert + drink (Squash 25cl) Pennette pasta with ham and Emmental cheese or Chicken supreme with crispy potatoes Pot of ice cream or Chocolate cream Before or after dinner, the 1-hour sightseeing trip on the Seine in an entirely glass-covered boat takes you through the finest parts of Paris. Enjoy the commentary and music as you discover Paris and learn about its history. On your sightseeing cruise, you’ll have views of the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Parliament, Musée d’Orsay, Institut de France, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall, the Conciergerie, the Louvre, the Obelisk, the Grand Palais and more.

Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

3. Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

Discover Paris highlights like a local on an e-bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets with the help of a motor. Have the use of a raincoat, so you can enjoy the city in any weather. Take a family-friendly route that is mostly on bike paths and sidewalks.  Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Test drive your bike to ensure that you are comfortable handling an electric bike. Set off on an adventure as you ride to the iconic Louvre Palace.  Wave to the Mona Lisa as you pass the Louvre Muséum and the Carrousel shopping center. Enjoy the greenery in the Tuileries Gardens and watch the ships pass by the docks. Admire the oldest bridge in the city at Pont Neuf.  Travel to Cité Island to view the stunning Cité Palace. View the Gothic architecture of Saint Chapelle and the rose window of the Notre dame Cathédral. Venture to the Institute of France and see the love locks on the Arts Bridge.  Go by the Orsay Muséum which was once a train station before passing the Orsay Docks. Get up close to the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the view of it from across the Trocadero Gardens.  Feel the immensity of the Chaillot Palace as you see both wings. Get a taste of modern art as you pass by Tokyo Palace. Be tickled by the contrast between the Great and small palace.  Experience the connection between the US and France at the Liberty Flame in Lady Diana square. Ride by the arched Alexandre III bridge and appreciate the use of space in the Vendôme and Concorde square. Finish your tour where you began.

Paris: 2.5-Hour Guided Vintage Car Tour and Wine Tasting

4. Paris: 2.5-Hour Guided Vintage Car Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore Paris on a city highlight tour aboard a vintage Mercedes 280 SE from 1970. Visit the iconic Eiffel Tower and take incredible photos with the classic car. This tour takes you to the many landmarks and sights Paris has to offer, including Hôtel de Ville, Hôtel de Sens, Tour Saint Jacques, Notre Dame de Paris, Institut de France, Place de la Concorde, Grand Palais, Pont Alexandre III, Invalides, and Saint Germain des Prés. Explore some off-the-beaten-track sights and districts of the city like the Saint-Sulpice cathedral or Arènes de Lutèce with plenty of photo stops. Then, stop at a local winery in Latin Corner and discover a selection of unique wines.

Paris: Amphibious Minibus from Versailles Boat and Road Tour

5. Paris: Amphibious Minibus from Versailles Boat and Road Tour

During our 1 hour 30 minutes Tour, our clients will see: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France, non-stop passage Le pont Mirabeau, Pont Mirabeau, 75015, Paris France, passage without stop Pont de Grenelle, Paris France, passage without stop Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du President Wilson, 75116 Paris France, non-stop passage Tour Eiffel / Invalides, Tour Eiffel / Invalides, Paris, Île-de-France, non-stop passage Grand Palais, 3 Avenue Du Général Eisenhower Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris France, passage without stop Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris France, passage without stop Orsay Museum, 1 Rue De La Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris France, passage without stop Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France, passage without stop Pont des Arts, River Seine Between Institut de France And Palais du Louvre, Paris France, We will drop you off @ the Passerelle des Arts in Paris. The Seine River is called the Paris'beautest Avenue, you will easily realize why!

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What people are saying about Institut de France

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,740 reviews

This was not on our list of must do’s but we were so glad we fitted it in on our last evening. The audio commentary is in different languages and the bus stopped often to get photos.

We really enjoyed the river cruise. The dinner afterwards was excellent. The servers did everything they could do to accommodate us.,I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

We waited about 10 minutes in the queue with online bought tickets what was totally fine. The visit was marvelous and really worth spending the money.

We had a great time. Definitely a good price for what you get.

It was great and skip the ticket line was timesaving