Day Tour

Montmartre district & Orsay Museum (8 Hours)

Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France

Paris, France

Valid for Travel Now Through: 21 May 2100

Montmartre district & Orsay Museum (8 hours)

Paris, France

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

9:00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel for a painter’s tour of Paris which will give you the opportunity to see Montmartre and the Orsay Museum.


Discover the charming Montmartre, a hill in the north of Paris, primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit.


Climb up to the Butte Montmartre, home to the greatest painting movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, among them Impressionism but also Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism and Surrealism. In the mid-1800s artists such as Johan Jongkind and Camille Pissarro came to inhabit Montmartre. By the end of the century, Montmartre and its counterpart on the Left Bank, Montparnasse, had become the principal artistic center of Paris. Artist associations such as Les Nabis and the Incoherents were formed and individuals including Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Maurice Utrillo and Toulouse-Lautrec worked in Montmartre and drew some of their inspiration from the area.


You may wish to enjoy lunch at Le Moulin de la Galette, which was a windmill in 1622, then a popular dance hall painted by Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec. Weather permitting; you can have lunch on its charming terrace.


In the afternoon drive to Orsay Museum a former railway station which was inaugurated for the Universal Exhibition on July 14, 1900 and which was the first Parisian train station to have electric power. In 1977, the station became a museum dedicated to the artistic creations of the second half of the 19th century (1848-1914). The visit is a must for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the main Impressionist painters such as Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet, Sisley, Bazille, Manet and Pissarro.


5:00 pm: Return to your hotel in Paris at the end of the afternoon

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By: Marie


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Travel Advisor:  Maria De La Torre

highly recommended

By: RingoStarr


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2014

Love the Virtuoso travel with upgrades and amenities.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Howell

Highly Recommended

By: Susie75


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Myrna Shaw

Very thorough

By: Dawn54


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2014

We went through various options for our trip and Didier at Decouvertes was very prompt in updating the plans and quotes to accomodate us. the only issues that came up during the trip were the rental car agency who wanted to charge us twice and the hotels requesting to see a voucher of our payment. Both were resolved through discussions with their staff on duty, but I wonder if there could have been more information made available to us to show that we had pre-paid for these items.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Calvert

Perfect Normandy tour

By: Paul & Kay


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2015

We never had a moment of worry. Our guide John-Noel was so wonderful and professional. We had our high school Junior with us and we were able to see where history was made. It was so exciting to see him so interested and engaged. Thank you for making our trip an amazing experience!!! Excellent hotel recommendations and choices too! It was perfect for us.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Howell

Decouvertes

By: Sue


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2016

Very professional and on time.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Field

Friendly customized service

By: LoriL


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016

The guides on our tours in Southern France were extremely knowledgeable and willing to please. They were flexible to our requests throughout the day to make sure we saw and did what we wanted, which we really appreciated. They were all very well studied in the history of the area and very passionate in sharing that with us. It was a pleasure to discover this beautiful part of the world with Decouvertes.
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson

Exemplary Travel Service

By: DEfr2016


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2016

Descouvertes was an absolutely perfect travel service. Their arrangements of lodging and transportation were done to ensure the maximum of comfort and travel experience in our trip. Every travel guide who met us catered to our desires and demonstrated a full knowledge of the organization they were dealing with on our behalf, especially in airports and train stations. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the areas we toured and did everything to show us the things we were interested in. The Descouvertes service was essential to the overall success and enjoyment of our trip!
Travel Advisor:  Michele Benigno

Enhance Your Experience!

By: GMissyZ


Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

We were delighted with our guides. Their knowledge of history, local economy, geography, art and culture was truly impressive. And they both had great personalities, too! Instructions were clear on how to meet to get started. The pace was relalxed but we got a lot done! Restaurants chosen for meals while we were out and abut were charming and our meals were delicious. We also did a large group dinner in Paris, arranged by Decouvertes which went off without a hitch. Here is an agency you can count on for caring service and attention to detail.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Lou Yeager

Fantastic Rhone River Cruise + Paris and Loire Valley Tours

By: Mickie


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

Boy, these were great tours! It was destiny that Elvira and Morgane were our guides. They both meshed perfectly with all of our personalities. These knowledgeable and personable guides brought the French countryside and Paris alive for us! We would love to return to France to tour with these guides.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Lou Yeager

Paris

By: C&J


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2017

We had an excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide take us to Fontainebleau and a tour of Paris. We really appreciated the Meet and Greet at the airport. They arranged a dinner for us at Guy Savoy Restaurant. We would recommend Descouvertes to any and all.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

South of France

By: South of France


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

Wonderful service. Knowledgeable, prompt and pleasant!
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Everhart

Paris ground arrangements

By: Mike and Susan


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

This group provided us a well-qualified and responsive guide for several days of viewing the sites of Paris. They were well-organized and responsive. The guide (Elvira Mendes-Gregoire) was especially good. She understood that we did not want to spend a great deal of time in museums but rather wanted to see neighborhoods and have a sense of the City over a limited amount of time. Based on her guidance we were able to ride the Metro and get around ourselves on the several days we did not have a guide. It was a very enjoyable introduction to Paris for both of us.
Travel Advisor:  Denise Sullivan

Excellent!

By: klo


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

We loved the tours they scheduled for us and our guide, Denise. We were treated like VIP's every step of the way and experienced things that most tourists do not see. Denise knows all the guides at the local attractions and gets us right into places that others cannot go. She is very knowledgeable and interesting. We would recommend and use this Tour Operator again any time. Our driver was great too.
Travel Advisor:  Lynda Turley

France Normady

By: Sidney


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Very good all well done
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Howell

South of France

By: Rhonda


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

We were able to experience the best of the best in the South of France with the assistance of Decouvertes Inc. Highly recommend working with them if you are looking for the trip of a lifetime!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Hartman

Normandy

By: Lovetotravel


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

Very knowledgeable tour guides. Always on time. Excellent transports.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Howell

France

By: JoeD


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

All arrangements made for local events etc were all very good. No issues at all.
Travel Advisor:  Marci Oakley

Tours

By: Michele


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

I enjoyed each of our tours. The guides were very knowledgeable and lovely people.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

Thank you!

By: Patti c


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2018

Private tours of Versailles and the Louvre were made special by our guide. We would not have enjoyed the experience without him. Meet & Greet at airport upon arrival made our entry into Paris smooth. Wine tasting experience was interesting. Guide and skip the line at Eiffel Tower was helpful. Our week in March was without sun so our plans were essential to our enjoyment of the magnificent city of Paris.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

Adventures

By: Peggy


Reviewed on: 29 May 2018

Every tour was so well planned and organized. With the small groups we had the opportunity to step into doors that would not ordinarily be open to tourists. The guides were so well informed about the local events, customs, foods, history and fun little facts that made each excursion special.
Travel Advisor:  Lee Lennon

Fantastic

By: Brame & Hendrix


Reviewed on: 29 May 2018

Our tour operator in France worked seamlessly with us while we were in country. Every detail was well planned and thought out, even when our train was delayed and they had our new train tickets emailed to us ASAP. Special thanks to our Guide in Normandy Diane...she has to be the most well-rounded guide in the area for the D-Day beaches and Mont St. Michel. An absolute pleasure to spend two days with her. Likewise in Paris with our Guide Rebekah...her knowledge of the Louvre is unsurpassed. We would recommend this group for anyone who wants to experience the best of France.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald

Great Service

By: WillA


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2018

Excellent. They were very reliable and did everything I had hoped for. They were flexible with changes that we made. The French Open day was great.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Klippel

Tour operator

By: Girls trip to France


Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2018

While I don't feel this tour operator service was poor, we had several problems that should have not occurred. The car rental was not as represented when we go to the airport agency and when we got the car we expected they charged us an additional charge. That charge was reversed by Carissa Gulyas upon our return. The hotel in Cannes was less than satisfactory - represented as a 5 star hotel it was not of that quality. More importantly the driver who was scheduled to drive us to the Nice airport from our hotel was 45 minutes late as he went to the wrong hotel in the wrong town! The drive to the airport was uncomfortable given that the driver appeared to be somewhat impaired (too much of a late night?). He took us to the wrong airport terminal after being told several times which terminal we were going to. He was very unprofessional and his dispatcher didn't know what was going on either. We are waiting for a refund. This is all the tour operator's responsibility.
Travel Advisor:  Carissa Gulyas

Behind the scenes

By: Larry Wright


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

We were not in direct contact with Decourvertes Inc. Genger Travel Services handled the contact with Decouvertes. However, they were responsible for our itinerary being so detailed and timed perfectly. Decouvertes was also responsible for our tour guides all of whom were fantastic. A great company to work with.
Travel Advisor:  Vanessa Genger

Great day in Paris

By: BetBet


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

4 hrs touring Paris and we could have gone longer!!! Great guide and very accommodating!
Travel Advisor:  Dee Dyer