IMPRESSIONIST: Montmartre, Sacré-Coeur, & Musée d’Orsay - Skip The Line Private Guided Tour

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This 5 to 5.5 hour private tour explores origins of the Impressionist movement. Start in the Montmartre neighborhood before heading to the Musée d’Orsay, where you will skip the line and enter directly into its main collection of artwork by the likes of Monet and Cezanne. Your tour includes transportation between the two locations as well as a break for lunch and restrooms.

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This private 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.

After a break for lunch, head to the Musée d’Orsay to browse the artworks painted by Montmartre’s famous inhabitants like Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, and Van Gogh.

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

Meeting Point: At exit Metro Station Blanche (line 2)
Duration: 5 to 5.5hs
Starting Time Options: 10am
Days: Tuesday to Sunday (NO Mon.)
Includes: Private Tour Guide; Entry into the Sacre-Coeur Cathedral; Skip the line access Museum Entry; Private Transportation From Walking Tour to the Museum; Lunch Break Between Museums

Adult

18 years of age or older

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Youth

Between 13 - 17 years of age

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Child

Between 5 - 12 years of age

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Infant

Between 0 - 4 years of age

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  • villageartist2017
    I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants a personal tour privately, complete with history along the way. I highly recommend Kristina. She was extremely knowledgeable about the impressionists and other eras of art, as well as history of Paris. I would take a tour with her anytime.

  • mmatteucci
    We did a full-day tour of the Montmartre and the Orsay Museum with Babylon Tours. We met our guide at the metro stop in front of the Moulon Rouge and then ambled through back alleys to the top of the hill stopping at sites of importance to the history of artists in the area. At the top of the hill, we toured Sacre Cour and then walked back down. After lunch, we took a taxi to the Orsay for 2 1/2 additional hours of in depth art history and interpretation. It was easily the best museum experience I've ever had.

  • Lu123455
    We ve done the tour with Belen which was great! We first went to Montmartre, she took us up to Sacre Coeur through an unusual way, not so touristic where she explained us all the history of the neighborhood and told us stories about the artists of the time. During the afternoon we went to D'Orsay museum where she was outstanding! She not only showed and explained the artworks but also gave us a historic background and teached us how to differentiate the different art movements and how they were related. I would definitely recommend the tour and mainly Belen!! Thank you!!!

  • Karek20
    We had a fabulous time in Paris because of Babylon! Sam and Arnaud were wonderful and it helped so much that they were from the US. They provided context, helped answer questions and were frankly invaluable! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour plus Louvre and the Montmarte and Orsay tours. Without them we would have been lost and in fact once Arnaud left we did get lost in the Louvre. Fabulous experience and Thank you Babylon!

  • Eugenia V
    Lillia (sorry for the spelling), was an energetic wealth of fascinating information. Clearly a lover of art and history she was able to make this tour a truly enjoyable and memorable experience!