Full Day Highlights of Paris: Notre Dame and Musée d'Orsay Combo Saver Tour

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Out of 381 Reviews
  • Duration
    6.15 h.
  • Start time
    09:30
  • Meeting Point
    By the statue of Henri IV (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Fri, Sat
  • Language
    English

2 hours just flew by! Never used City Wonders before, but will do again!

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided tour of the famed Musée d'Orsay with Skip the Line access and reservation fees.
  • Guided visit of Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame
  • English-only speaking expert local guide
  • Groups of no more than 20 people
  • Headsets to ensure you don’t miss a moment
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Start the Day with Masterpieces

See the famed Musée d’Orsay with an art-expert guide and learn the history of the Impressionists and beyond - from their techniques to influence on culture.

Notre Dame Interior View

The Spirit of Notre Dame

There’s nothing like being right in the midst of Paris to truly give you insight into the City of Light. Explore the Île de la Cité and Notre Dame with an expert guide to explain the sights and meaning of this magical place.

Notre Dame Facade Front View

Pack More Into Your Day

See two of Paris’s most popular sights, with Skip the Lines Access, and save money when you book these two amazing tours together for one incredible daylong experience.

Description

With endless sights, museums and attractions, Paris is a tourist's dream, but making time to do and see everything can sometimes bungle up your trip. City Wonders has solved at least part of that dilemma with a carefully crafted day of art, architecture and history at two of the city’s most beautiful sights — the Musée d’Orsay and Notre Dame cathedral.

Begin your day up close and personal with Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Cezanne and more as you visit the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings at this Parisian favorite. The Musée d’Orsay is home to some of the world’s greatest painters most beloved and revered works and we’ll help you make the most of your trip. Our English-speaking local expert guides will share fascinating stories of the artists’ lives and loves while imparting information on the radical techniques and inspiration. You’ll hear how these incredible artists not only paved the way for future artistic movements, but how changing society influenced their work and how they transformed the face of art forever.

As midday approaches, we’ll give you a break for lunch and some free time to relax, complete with guide recommendations, then it’s just a short stroll along the banks of the Seine to meet the guide for your next tour. Once you arrive at the Île de la Cité, you and your group of no more than 20 will enjoy a short walking tour of this small island in the middle of the Seine, complete with a visit to the renowned flower market and pass the Conciergerie, the prison that held Marie Antoinette before her execution in 1793.

From there it’s on to Notre Dame cathedral, perhaps the most famous one ever built thanks to more than 200 years of innovative construction. A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the cathedral’s history will thrill you — from its building methods, to the many details of the façade, to it’s immortalization in Victor Hugo’s classic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Once you have seen the outside, your guide will lead you inside for a look at its spectacular 13th century stained glass rose windows.

From art to architecture, with a lot of dazzling Parisian sights in between, your day will not only see you skipping past the lines, but learning and experiencing the true history of Paris via two of its most exciting and bewitching wonders.

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What's included

  • Guided visit of the Musée d’Orsay Guided visit of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame
  • Skip the Line access and reservation fees to Musée d’Orsay
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Transfer between tours
  • Food and beverages

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.

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She was enthusiastic, entertaining...

She was enthusiastic, entertaining, and very knowledgeable! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her and would definitely go on any other tour she guides!!

An incredibly talented...

An incredibly talented story teller! We were captivated from the start on account of his enthusiasm. Would recommend this educational, exciting, and beautiful tour to everyone!

Shannon was absolutely delightful...

Shannon was absolutely delightful. I loved how she made history come alive and didn't just give facts. Out of the many tours we took on our visit to Paris, Shannon's was the most enjoyable.

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Get to Know City Wonders

A City Wonders tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special

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