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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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Montmartre: Walking Tour

2. Montmartre: Walking Tour

Explore Montmartre on a guided walking tour of Paris’ famously bohemian neighborhood. Let your guide show you its hidden gems while sharing secrets about Montmartre with you. Don’t miss iconic sights such as the Sacré-Cœur, the famous basilica and Paris’ glistening white beacon at the top of Montmartre’s hill. Discover Place du Tertre, a square home to artists by day and Montmartre’s nightlife when the sun goes down. And, of course, stroll by Paris’ most famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge. See Toulouse Lautrec’s old haunt and the birthplace of the can-can dance, as immortalized in the famous 2001 movie. Discover the artsy neighborhood that inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Picasso, and Dalí, and served as the background for cultural classics such as the film “Amélie”.

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Musée d’Orsay: Private Tour

3. 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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Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

4. Monet's Garden Bike Tour from Paris

Begin this full-day Monet bike tour with a scenic coach journey through the spectacular wheat and sunflower fields of Normandy. Speed by the lazy Seine River, and stop off at the village of Vernon. Here, you will visit the charming farmers' market to buy picnic supplies. Then, hop-on your bike and pedal across the river to a beautiful park along the banks of the Seine. After lunch, enjoy a relaxing 3-mile (5-kilometer) ride down bike paths to the village of Giverny. Cruise past Giverny Church and its cemetery, which contains graves of local citizens dating back to the 17th Century, as well as British soldiers from World War 2, and even Monet himself buried within his family's vault. Pass Hotel Baudy, where Impressionist painters Manet and Renoir used to paint. You will then arrive at the highlight of the day, Monet's Garden. Spend about 90 minutes exploring the gardens and house, including the famous water lily pond where some of his most famous works originated. Additionally, you can explore the village of Giverny, which boasts the American Museum of Art, located across the street from Monet's Gardens, as well as numerous cafés and small streets begging to be discovered.

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Paris: Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Private Tour

5. Paris: Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Private Tour

Discover masterpieces of French art on a private tour of 2 of the most famous museums in Paris. The Louvre and Musée d'Orsay are the essential duo for art lovers, and this full-day tour includes priority entry to both. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Carrousel du Louvre, where you can admire the majestic architecture of the museum before skipping the long lines to enjoy a 2 hour tour tailored to your interests. See magnificent art by Rembrandt and Delacroix, as well as Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary Mona Lisa, and the famous Greek statue of the Venus de Milos. After some free time for lunch, reconnect with your guide at 13:30 in front of the Orsay Museum. The former train station is now home to one of the most beautiful collections of Impressionist art in the world. Discover more than 4,000 works from the second half of the 19th century, including paintings by Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rodin, and Maillol. Hear fascinating stories about the artists and their most famous works on a tour that can always be tailored to your interests.

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Paris: Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

6. Paris: Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

Enjoy a combined full-day tour of 2 of the most popular museums in Paris and take a journey through the history of art, from the antiquities of Ancient Greece to the groundbreaking art of French Impressionists and post-Impressionists, such as Renoir and Van Gogh. Your tour starts at the legendary Louvre Museum. Home to more than 35,000 works of art, and artifacts from antiquity, the Louvre covers more than 650,000 square feet of exhibition space. Tackling this monument to art on your own can be overwhelming, but your guide will compose a chronological story, starting with Ancient Greek mythology. They will lead you to some of the most celebrated pieces, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa, and tell you which works have made the most significant contributions to the evolution of art and civilization. Following a lunch break, continue to the Musée d'Orsay. Located in a beautiful Beaux Arts building that was formerly used as the Gare d'Orsay railway station, the Orsay focuses on 19th-century French art. Explore the individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Gauguin. Learn the secrets surrounding their techniques and discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement. Skip-the-ticket-line access to both museums means you will enjoy quicker entry and can spend more time admiring the art. You are free to stay on and continue exploring at the end of your guided tour.

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

7. 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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Musée d’Orsay: Guided Impressionist Tour & Gourmet Lunch

8. Musée d’Orsay: Guided Impressionist Tour & Gourmet Lunch

Start your Impressionist adventure by meeting your fully accredited, expert guide right in front of the museum. Forget the hassle of waiting in line, you and/or your group can bypass the ticket queues and enter the building to start your tour. Take a guided tour through each and every one of the publicly available rooms in the Orsay Museum. Whilst inside, marvel at the wonders of the Impressionistic era and get a chance to see world renowned paintings by Van Gogh, Monet and many others. Your expert guide will use his/her knowledge to enhance your appreciation of this particular artistic movement.  Take a stop in the gallery restaurant and enjoy a delicious lunch with wine in the Orsay station’s original Belle Epoque restaurant, opened in 1900. Savoring the traditional French cuisine under the sparkling chandeliers will be a most fitting finale to your memorable tour. After lunch, your entrance ticket allows you to return to the galleries on your own if you wish, to further explore the collection or perhaps take in a special exhibition.

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Paris: Musée d'Orsay 2.5-Hour Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line

9. Paris: Musée d'Orsay 2.5-Hour Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line

Located in the beautiful Beaux Arts building formerly used as the Gare d'Orsay railway station, the Musée d'Orsay is one of the best loved and most popular attractions in Paris. Designed as an introduction for first-time visitors, this 2.5-hour private tour will get you to the museum’s highlights, as well as some lesser known gems, with the minimum of fuss and stress. Skip the long lines to enjoy priority entrance, then head to remarkable works by the French Impressionists and more. Learn about the featured artists of the museum’s collection of 19th-century French art. 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 and discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement. Skip-the-line access means you will spend more time admiring the art and less time queuing and you are free to stay on and continue exploring at the end of your guided tour.

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Paris: Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Options

10. Paris: Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Options

A visitor will quickly understand why the Musée d’Orsay is consistently ranked the favorite museum of Parisians themselves. Built over 100 years ago as a train station welcoming international visitors to the World’s Fair, the Beaux-Arts structure now displays the best art from that period, making it an essential visit during your stay in the City of Lights. Your expert guide, fully accredited and eager to open your eyes to artistic passion, will meet you right in front of the museum, and your group will bypass any long lines to enter immediately. Believe it or not, the Impressionists’ peaceful scenes of rural and city life were thought absolutely shocking when they were painted. The vivid colors and expressive brushstrokes truly shook the foundations of the artistic establishment. Your guide will bring to life the turbulent personalities of the painters, describing how each artist dared to explore new territory and to pursue success without compromise. Traveling back in time, you’ll learn how these images and messages changed the art world forever. Your guide will take you to all the major highlights, and introduce you to many other beautiful masterpieces along the way. Your entrance ticket allows you to stay in the galleries on your own if you wish, to further explore the collection or perhaps take in a special exhibition.

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What people are saying about Paris

I am so happy I chose to do a tour instead of roaming the museum myself. Liliya Goldenberg Was my tour guide and the way she lead us through the museum was perfect. She taught me so much about the rise of Impressionism and what the world was like when these artists came on the scene. She had so many great stories about the different artists that you don’t see on the plaques by the paintings. One was a theory that Van Gogh did not cut of his own ear. Want to hear the full story? You will have to take her tour. A+ I left knowing a lot more about Art History along with seeing these masters work in person.

Our guide, Hervé, was phenomenal! His passion for art and history was infectious. Every museum we visited subsequently was a richer experience because of the knowledge he imbued. Simply fantastic! Do not hesitate to book this tour. We booked by chance, not knowing the tour company or seeing any reviews. We feel very lucky to have stumbled upon this tour.

I live in Paris but hardly ever get a chance to explore the city- the tour with Sam was so fantastic, he was flexible to adjust it according to interest, was lovely and full of knowledge, clearly passionate about art, I learnt so much!

Our guide was so informative about paintings & move from neoclassical art to impressionist art.

Very punctual, friendly and very interesting guide