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  • Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

    1. Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

    Board your family-friendly cruise at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. During the one-hour sightseeing cruise, learn all the secrets of Paris thanks to your guide on board. Listen to anecdotes about Paris and its inhabitants. Hear all about the architecture, history, monuments and bridges of the city. Secrets will be revealed, so be ready to be surprised.  A bar on board will be serving french crêpes, snacks, and drinks. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

    Beautiful tour, except the % of English guide info was very poorly and too brief.

  • Musée d’Orsay: Tour

    2. 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.

  • The Orsay Museum: Guided Visit for Families with Children

    3. The Orsay Museum: Guided Visit for Families with Children

    Specifically adapted to accommodate for children's shorter attention spans this tour is perfect for families with children. Your guide will adapt their language to hold the attention of the children while simultaneously answering any questions you may have. You will feel welcomed as a family while discovering the richness of the museum’s collections in a beautiful setting. In terms of collections, the museum is a prime spot to discover the Impressionist movement. It features painted and sculpted masterpieces by famous artists, including Monet’s Poppies, Manet’s The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia, Renoir’s Dance at Le moulin de la Galette; Degas’ dancers and Cezanne’s The Card Players. Each work of art in the museum has a story and significance, but your guide will avoid overwhelming you and focus on selected major works. If you or your children are art enthusiasts, your guide will a...

    Christophe was a very good guide, who shows his passion for art. He explained very nice facts that were unknown for us and he was very kind with our kids while adjusting his explanations to their level. We would love to book him again.

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

    4. 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...

    Daniel was a perfect guide with his vast knowledge of art. He was, by far, the best guide I have ever had. We had a great time!!

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

    5. 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 ...

  • Paris Musée d’Orsay Child-Friendly Private Tour for Families

    6. Paris Musée d’Orsay Child-Friendly Private Tour for Families

    Kids will love exploring the world of art on this private tour of the Musée d’Orsay. Together with your expert guide, the whole family will be entertained with tailor-made games and activities while taking in the highlights of the museum. Listen to stories of artists and their works, and see why this museum is one of the world’s most famous galleries.  Housed in a former railway station, the museum is home to paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. Discover the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art by painters such as Van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas, Renoir, and others. Travel through time and learn the secrets of the legendary museum on this fantastic 2-hour tour.

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What people are saying about Musée d'Orsay

A deep dive into Impressionist Art

We had a fabulous visit with Ivan at Orsay Museum. I was with my two boys aged 6 and 7 years and they loved knowing about artists and art history. He broke the ice by discussing football with them. He presented and spoke with a lot drama just like a great story teller. I totally recommend Ivan.

Christophe was a very good guide, who shows his passion for art. He explained very nice facts that were unknown for us and he was very kind with our kids while adjusting his explanations to their level. We would love to book him again.

Nathan our guide was wonderful

He was very knowledgeable and took us everywhere at a perfect pace. The crowds were a bit crazy but he knew how to navigate them. We learned a lot. The perfect way to see the museums in one day.

Excellent tour

Felix may be the best docent who I have ever toured with. I learned a lot during this tour. He bought us a delicious lunch as well and was a pleasure to talk to.

Daniel was a perfect guide with his vast knowledge of art. He was, by far, the best guide I have ever had. We had a great time!!