Step back in time to turn of the century Paris and lose yourself in the sweeping colors and bold energy of the Impressionist movement. Journey with your guides on this full-day tour through the lives and passions of some of the worldâÂÂs most famous artists, including Picasso, Degas, and Van Gogh. Marvel atÂ the masterpieces that fill the MusÃ©e d'Orsay, then wander through the bohemian heart of Paris: the village of Montmartre, home to lively cabarets and vibrant characters.
Begin your day at the MusÃ©e dâOrsay, a museum beloved by Parisians and travelers alike and home to the world's largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art. Meet your guide and group of up to 25Â outside the entrance, then head directly inside theÂ former 19th-century train station with your included skip-the-line ticket.
Walking throughÂ the museum's halls you'll see some of the mostÂ recognizable paintings in the world: Van Goghâs Starry Night over the Rhone, Renoirâs Bal du Moulin de la Galette, and Monetâs Blue Water Lillies. Learn about the innovated techniques these artists used, their daring subject matters, and the society that originally rejected these masterpieces while gaining a new appreciation for their creative genius.
Once this first part of your tour concludes youâll have some free time to enjoy lunch (own expense). Ask your guide for some local recommendations tailored to your specific food interests.
When the time comes, meet your guide and group outside Blanche metro station in Montmartre for the second part of your tour. This was the artistsâ playground, a beautifully unchanged âvillageâ that sits high above Paris. With spectacular city views at its feet, this bohemian community has a distinctly unique charm that has enchanted artists for generations.
Walk in the footsteps of Picasso, Utrillo, and Modigliani as your guide weaves together the stories of their lives with the history of the local cabarets and studios. Hear tales of drinking, dancing, and debauchery as you explore. PassÂ the Place du Tertre, known for the painters, portraitists, and other artists who set up here to create and sell their wares. See, too, theÂ SacrÃ© Coeur, aÂ gleaming basilica that offers stunning city views, as well asÂ the Moulin Rouge and its famous windmill.
You guide will also reveal the hidden gems that make Montmartre so unique, including the cityâs vineyard and the local town hall where wine is made from its grapes. Your 7-hour tour concludes in Montmartre.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please arrive at your designated meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour's departure. We cannot accommodate late arrivals and no refunds will be given for missed tours
Our coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point to make them easily recognizable
We do not recommend this tour for customers with health conditions
Wear comfortable shoes
We are unfortunately unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
Photography is not permitted in the MusÃ©e d'Orsay.
Some locations may be unavoidably busy during regular business hours
Large bags or backpacks are not permitted in the museum
â¢ Due to unforeseen circumstances, last-minute changes to the itinerary or its timing may occasionally occur