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Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

1. 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

2. 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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Paris: Orsay Museum + Montmartre Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

3. Paris: Orsay Museum + Montmartre Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

This 5 hour tour explores origins of the Impressionist movement. Start at the Orsay Museum where you will skip the line and enter directly into its main collection of artwork by the likes of Monet and Cezanne. Then head to the Montmartre neighborhood and experience the surroundings that are the background of the impressionist's lives. The tour can welcome up to 8 guests and includes transportation between the two locations. This small group tour will connect the artwork at Musée d’Orsay with the neighborhood that was home to most of its artists, Montmartre. Step back into time to the 19th century, when Paris was living the Belle Epoque, when cancan dancers kicked high and when artists enjoyed absinthe in cafés. Explore the cobbled streets stretching between the Moulin Rouge and the Sacré Coeur basilica, considered to be the home of the art movement known as Impressionism.  Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Moulin Rouge, Sacré Coeur Cathedral (with time allowed to explore inside as well), Moulin de la Galette, Vincent Van Gogh’s house, Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass, Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, Monet’s Poppy Field and Waterlilies, Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles

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Paris: Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Night Tour by E-Bike

4. Paris: Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Night Tour by E-Bike

Discover the highlights of Paris by night on an electric bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets easily with the help of a motor. Enjoy the city in any weather, like a local. 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: City Highlights Segway Tour

5. Paris: City Highlights Segway Tour

Discover the highlights of Paris on a convenient Segway tour. Cover more ground with your own personal mode of transportation, and enjoy stops outside many of the city's most famous sights, with plenty of time for photos. Arrive at the meeting point for a safety briefing and a test drive session to ensure you get comfortable driving your Segway. Once you are ready to go, set off to discover the streets of Paris with your guide. Hear interesting historical facts about the city from your expert guide as you explore. First, stop outside the Vendome Place and Vendome Column. Then, head towards the Louvre, home to one of the world's most extensive art collections since 1793. Continue by the exterior of Orsay Museum before riding along the beautiful pedestrianized banks of the River Seine. Spot some of the most notable bridges in the city, including Pont Alexandre III. Next, stop for a photo opportunity by one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, and a national symbol of France, the Eiffel Tower. On the return leg of the tour, you will pass by the Trocadero Gardens, Chaillot Palace, and Place de la Concorde before arriving back at the meeting point.

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Best of Paris Bike Tour

6. 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

4.2 / 5

based on 184 reviews

Wonderful way to see the big sights!

We picked this tour company instead of Fat Tire, who is more well-known, after reading all the great reviews of Cecilia. She is outstanding and deserves all the accolades--she is extremely friendly, informative, and wonderful with kids. We enjoyed getting an appetizer course of the main Paris sites and particularly biking along the Seine. Our tour was on a Saturday, and Cecilia had no problem navigating us past a "jaune gilet" protest. Altogether a very nice way to kick off our family vacation in Paris.

Cécile was honestly passionate about transporting all her knowledge about Paris to our little group. There is no better option getting an idea of the city in such an adventurous, compact bike-tour.

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

Informative, relaxed, fun and a great way to orientate yourself to Paris.

Julie is knowledgeable and fun. Have a great time biking. Thanks!