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Musée d’Orsay: Tour

1. Musée d’Orsay: Tour

Like any first rate museum, the Musée D’Orsay can be overwhelming to visit alone. Take the stress out of journeying through the magnificent building and avoid missing out on the must-sees with this guided tour. Follow your guide and step into a world of color and light. The museum is home to some of the greatest, most recognizable works of art from the likes of Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Renoir. Witness up close the swirling colors of the artistic revolution, as your expert guide explains not only the artworks, but the artists behind the frame, and the incredible changes that were also taking place in French society at the time.

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Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Self-Guided Walking Tour

2. Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Self-Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy fantastic views and experience the charming atmosphere of Paris aboard a double-decker sightseeing bus. Hop off the bus at your favorite landmark to explore it on foot with an included self-guided walking tour from your smartphone, before jumping back on the bus to continue your route. Best of all, opt for a 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket and choose to add a Seine River cruise or book the 48-hour option, which includes a ticket for the cruise. Drive by iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Basilica of the Sacred Heard. Take in the sights at the lavish Champs-Elysées and admire the historical Grand Palais, Palais Garnier, and Louvre Museum from the comfort of your seat. Discover over 15 landmarks in depth thanks to the fully narrated audio tour along the route. Join the tour from any of the stops on the route or from the starting point at the Eiffel Tower. Hop off at the stop of your choice to explore the city on foot with a detailed audio- and self-guided tour. Choose one out of the 10 tours on the app, including the charming village of Montmartre, the sumptuous Palais Royal and the covered passages of Paris, the Eiffel Tower district, and more.

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Paris Passlib: Official City Pass - Museums, Cruises, & More

3. Paris Passlib: Official City Pass - Museums, Cruises, & More

Book your official city pass and enjoy Paris’ top museums, attractions, tours, and more, all in one pass. Using the pass' mobile app, simply choose the attractions or activities that interest you and build your own sightseeing program in Paris. This ultimate city pass opens doors to the major museums and monuments in Paris and Ile-de-France. See the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck or the Eiffel Tower, join a cheese and wine tasting, or enjoy a street art guided tour — the choice is wide. After booking your pass online, receive your QR code and download the customized mobile pass app (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher). Starting from the first activity used, you’ll have one year to take advantage of all the activities and attractions included. Choose 3 activities from the following: • River cruise with Bateaux Parisiens • River cruise with les Vedettes de Paris Entrance • Monnaie de Paris entry • Rodin Museum entry • Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac entry• The Centre Pompidou entry • Panthéon entry• Conciergerie entry • Sainte-Chapelle entry • Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis • Entrance château de Rambouillet entry • Château de Vincennes entry• Louvre Museum entry• Orsay Museum entry• Orangerie Museum entry• Grévin Paris entry• Eiffel Tower entry (2nd floor) • Paris Montparnasse entry• Top of the City Discover Paris by Night with Tootbus • Tea Time Marie-Antoinette 1789 • Tea Time Napoléon 1812 • 1 Fly Over Paris experience with FlyView (3 choices)• Fashion show experience at the Galeries Lafayette • 1-day city bike rental• Half-day e-bike rental• Guided district tour (choice of 6 tours and 3 audio-guided tours)

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Musée d’Orsay: Private Tour

4. Musée d’Orsay: Private Tour

Get an expert introduction to one of the most celebrated museums in Paris with a live tour guide. The museum, housed in a former train station, is steeped in history and contains a wealth of artworks from the 19th century. Learn about the featured artists of the museum’s collection of French art on this walking tour around the iconic museum. Explore the backgrounds and individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Gauguin. As well as viewing some selected highlights, learn the secrets surrounding the techniques used by the Impressionists and post-Impressionists. Along the way, your guide will also explain the social background and turmoil of the 19th century, providing an in-depth insight into the layered artworks. With such insight, discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement.

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Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

5. Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

Discover the highlights of Paris like a local on an electric bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets easily 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.

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Paris: 2-Hour Segway Night Tour

6. Paris: 2-Hour Segway Night Tour

Explore the beautiful parks of Paris and ride safely along the city’s sidewalks on a 2-hour evening Segway tour. Learn about the city’s iconic sites, and get a great orientation to the city and up-to-date information for your visit to Paris. After a 30-minute orientation session, you’ll head out to cruise the streets on a unique, self-balancing mode of transportation. The tours are limited in the number of participants, so you can count on a personalized experience. Discover what it's like to be a Paris celebrity as everyone turns to watch you glide by! You’ll pass by the Eiffel Tower, built by Gustave Eiffel as the entrance to the World Exposition of 1889, and the tallest building in the world until New York City's Chrysler building was erected in 1930. Glide by Napoléon's Tomb, built by King Louis XIV as an exclusive place of worship for the French royal family. See the Musée D'Orsay, designed for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, and built as a train station. Admire the Louvre Museum, one of the grandest museums in the world, and pass numerous other highlights as well.

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Orsay Museum: Private Guided Tour of Impressionism Art

7. Orsay Museum: Private Guided Tour of Impressionism Art

On arrival, picture yourself in front of a former railway station, transformed into a museum and home to various treasures. But wait, you cannot simply pass through the doors of such an incredible place. First of all, you will have to brave the impressive creatures that stand guard over the entrance to the building, such as a rhinoceros, or an elephant measuring 3 metres in height. Your guide will recount the thousand and one lives that make up the legend of this iconic museum, known throughout the world for its rich collection of impressionist paintings, and shed light on the history of its leading works by equally exceptional artists. Find yourself caught in that magical place between dream and reality, totally immersed in one of the most marvellous pages of the City of Light's history. Tackling impressionism with a visit to the Musée d’Orsay is an incredibly enriching experience, from which everyone can draw enlightenment and reflection. The museum was born out of an association of a small number of artists in the second half of the 19th Century. Heavily criticised at first, it finally came to have a strong influence on the art of the period.

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Best of Paris Bike Tour

8. Best of Paris Bike Tour

Cruise through Paris from Notre-Dame to the Eiffel Tower on a bike and see the highlights of this great city in a fun way. Cycle around the glass pyramids in the Louvre’s courtyard, learn about the Impressionists in the Orsay Museum, and get right into the middle of the Place de la Concorde for an amazing view of the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe! On this half-day small-group bike tour you’ll ride along the banks of the Seine River as you breeze by other visitors and locals. Make stops at the most picturesque spots where your guide will tell you about Paris and share little-known fun and historical facts. You’ll also learn some secrets that will help you later as you explore Paris on your own – such as where to find the shortcut into the Louvre that saves you 2 hours of time waiting in line! You’ll enjoy a snack break at the Rue Cler outdoor market, where you’ll have a half hour to explore the stalls and try local treats.

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What people are saying about Musée d'Orsay

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Nice tour with recorded audio guide. I liked the concept. If you go on the top deck of the bus when the weather is cold, the seats on the front near the windows should be less cold (they were taken when we did the tour). I would plan this in the beginning of your visit, as it gives you a nice overview and an idea of what you would like to see later.

L'expérience en bus était super on passe dans tous les endroits touristiques de la capitale c'est vraiment sympa ! La visite guidée sur smartphone complète bien l'experience, les commentaires des guides sont intéressants et l'application est très simple d'utilisation. Je recommande fortement

Valerie gave us and our children a very informative and entertaining insight into the time of impressionism. I can unreservedly recommend your tour. Thanks, see you soon, hopefully!

A big thank you to Valerie for the extremely competent, exciting and humorous tour of the Musee d'Orsay. Just perfect!

Fantastic !!! Useful for those who stay for a short time. Experience to be redone