Impressions of Paris Tour: Montmartre and Musée d’Orsay Combo Saver

Impressions of Paris Tour: Montmartre and Musée d’Orsay Combo Saver

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Tour Highlights

  • Gain a complete perspective on one of Paris' most defining periods with visits to the Musée d'Orsay and Montmartre
  • Skip the line access to the world's largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art at the Musée d'Orsay with masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh and other masters
  • Guided walking tour of Montmartre with its hidden streets, Sacré Coeur and magnificent views
  • Local, passionate tour guides at both attractions
  • Groups of 25 people or less


Step back in time to turn of the century Paris and lose yourself in the sweeping colors and bold energy of the Impressionists and beyond. Follow your guides on this full-day tour through the lives and passions of some of the world’s most famous artists – Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Picasso and more – discovering the famed Musée d'Orsay and the authenticity of Montmartre.
Moulin Rouge by Day

See Another Side of Paris

Follow in the colorful footsteps of the Impressionists and more on this fascinating look into some of the world’s most famous art and artists, whose lives were as bright and bold as the iconic works they created.

Starry Night Over the Rhone Painting

Discover the Musée d’Orsay

A local favorite second only to the Louvre, see one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist art displayed in the stunning setting of a former Beaux-Arts train station with masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet and more with invaluable insight from your guide.

Front View Montmartre Sacre Coeur

Explore the Secrets of Montmartre

See where these artists were inspired and wander the bohemian heart of Paris for the hidden gems that most tourists miss, including the city’s oldest vineyard. Your guided stroll also includes iconic sights like the Moulin Rouge and Sacré Coeur with its breathtaking views.

Tour Description

Everyone knows Paris as the City of Light but after the dazzling aura of the Eiffel Tower or the Seine at night, this nickname refers to the sparks of genius and inspiration in the artists and artworks that transformed the face of art here. Our Paris Impressionist tour starts with this seminal movement and traces the rewriting of aesthetics from the late 1800s through the early years of the 20th century with in-depth visits to both the Musée d’Orsay and Montmartre.

Begin your day at a favorite among Parisians, the Musée d’Orsay, which holds the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world. These masterpieces are housed in a spectacular 19th century railway station with an open light-filled space and huge Beaux-Arts clock face. Using this architectural masterpiece to display artworks considered radical at the time sets the scene perfectly for your tour – this museum is a monument to progression and innovation.

Follow your expert guide as they introduce some of the most recognizable paintings in the world – Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night over the Rhone’, Renoir’s ‘Bal du Moulin de la Galette’, and Monet’s ‘Blue Water Lilies’ are all brought to life by your guide’s vivid commentary. Their insight into the innovative techniques used, the daring subject matter, and the society that originally rejected these masterpieces will give you a new appreciation for their ingenious creativity.

As your journey through these pioneering pieces comes to a close, you will benefit from some free time to enjoy lunch – ask your guide for some recommendations – before embarking on your second trip through the colorful district of Montmartre.

Spend the afternoon exploring where these artists worked, lived and played across the river around the hill dominated by Sacré Coeur. This virtually unchanged village sits high above Paris, with spectacular views over the city and a distinct bohemian charm that has enchanted artists for generations. Walk in the footsteps of Picasso, Utrillo, and Modigliani as your guide passionately weaves the stories of their lives with the history of the cabarets and studios that line these cobbled streets.

Hear tales of drinking, dancing, and debauchery as you explore some of Montmartre’s most recognizable places – the painter’s square at Place du Tertre, crammed with artists on every side capturing the scenes around them, Sacré Coeur, the gleaming basilica that offers stunning views of the city of Paris stretching to the horizon, as well as iconic windmills like that of the Moulin Rouge. Your guide will also reveal the hidden gems that make Montmartre so unique, including showing you Paris' only working vineyard.

Join us on this waltz through Parisian history to meet the influential artists and artwork that shaped our culture today, right from where it all began!


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What's Included

  • Guided visits of the Musée d’Orsay and Montmartre
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fees to Musée d’Orsay
  • Skip the line access to Musée d’Orsay
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guides
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer

Sites Visited

  • Musée d'Orsay (Inside)
  • Sacré Coeur
  • Place du Tertre
  • Clos Montmartre (Vineyard)
  • Lapin Agile Cabaret
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret
  • Le Moulin de la Galette
  • Abesses

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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