Paris
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Visit famous Wine Museum, located in the heart of Paris, not far from the Eiffel Tower. The Wine Museum is housed in what used to be crude limestone quarries that were mined between the 13th and the 18th centuries to supply the stones used to build Paris. The three vaulted cellars, which today houses the Wine Museum restaurant, were used in the 16th and 17th centuries by the friars of Passy Monastery for storing their wine. The museum's permanent collection contains more than 2,200 items and has been under the ownership of the Cupbearer Council (Le Conseil des Échansons de France) since 1984. The collection pays tribute to generations of winemakers, cellar masters, oenologists, and coopers who have relentlessly perfected their craft to produce the most prestigious vintages. The perfect way to cap off your day is with a Champagne tasting onboard. (B,L,D)

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Chantilly - Half-Day Tour - 4h
Half-day visit of Chantilly.
8.00am: meet your guide-driver at the lobby of your hotel in Paris and ahead to Chantilly. 
Situated within the heart of the forest, Chantilly is much appreciated for its quietness and calm.
For over four centuries Chantilly has been living to the rhythm of its Chateau. Since Anne de Montmorency in the XVIth century, the Chantilly grounds have seen many types of nobility through time: kings, princes, dukes, duchesses, poets. Hunting is a passion just as much as organising large banquets.
Chantilly has kept the memories of these times with its Château and the Condé Museum, the Grand Stables (1719) and the Living Museum of the Horse, the Race track (1834), the Manse Pavilion (end of XVIIth century), and its forest designed for hunting with its long straight alleys and the star shaped cross-roads.
With its very sandy ground, well adapted to the fragile legs of thoroughbreds, Chantilly has become the largest training centre in the world; some 2 500 thoroughbreds are trained every morning in Chantilly.
When visiting Chantilly and the surrounding towns, you enter the large Regional Natural Park "Oise-Pays de France" created in 2004; its objective is to make this fabulous natural space a better known and appreciated area.
You will see a large number of monuments which relates to the life of Kings and Princes, and their passion for hunting.
1.00 pm : return to your hotel.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.

Tour can operate: Mornings or evenings.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Entrance fees
Tips
Lunch or dinner
Carnavalet museum - Half-Day - 5h

Half-day visit of Carnavalet museum.

9:00 am: meet with your licensed guide-driver.

The Musée Carnavalet is a fascinating museum that charts the history of Paris from its origins up to the belle époque through an extraordinary collection of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and archeological finds. The museum's setting in two beautiful Renaissance mansions, Hôtel Carnavalet and Hôtel Le Peletier, surrounded by attractive gardens, makes a visit worthwhile in itself. There are 140 rooms in all, impossible to visit in one go.

1:00 pm: return to your hotel.

Tour Duration: 5 hours.

Tour can operate: Mornings or evenings.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Entrance fees
Tips
Lunch or dinner
Beautiful Paris by night - Half-Day - 3h
3 hours panoramic tour of Paris including the city’s major monuments Panoramic tour including a stop at the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre district and Notre Dame Enjoy a panoramic tour with a licensed guide-driver. This will include a stop around the trocadero, from where you can admire the Eiffel Tower. You will then continue to charming Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur, on a hilltop for a photo stop. Finish the morning at Notre-Dame de Paris.
 
7.00 pm: Meet your guide-driver in the lobby of your hotel for a panoramic tour of Paris, which will give you the opportunity to view the most famous monuments of this beautiful city, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Montmartre district and Notre Dame.
From the Eiffel Tower, the Arrondissements (districts) of Paris radiate before you like spokes on a wheel. Notre Dame's delicate buttresses almost take flight beside the River Seine. You will see the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees, Montmartre and the Left Bank. And of course there is the food, the cafés, bistros, and Michelin-starred restaurants. 
Photo stop, around the Trocadero, from where you can admire the spectacular Eiffel Tower. At the time of its construction in 1889, the tower was the tallest structure in the world, a title it retained until 1930, when New York City's Chrysler Building was completed. The tower is the second-highest structure in France and the highest structure in Paris.
Continue on to the charming Montmartre for a Photo stop. Montmartre is a hill in the north of Paris, primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit. The Sacré-Cœur is built of travertine stone. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white despite the weather and pollution. Most of the views of Paris seen in the movie “Amélie of Montmartre” were filmed from this hill! 
Finish the tour at Notre Dame de Paris, often known simply as Notre Dame in English, a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité. Notre Dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
10:00 pm: Return to your hotel in Paris.

Tour Duration: 8 hours.

Tour can operate: Any day.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Entrance fees
Tips
Lunch or dinner
Paris by Art - Full-Day - 8h
Full-day tour of Paris including a visit to the Montmartre district and the Orsay Museum You will follow the footsteps of famous artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec around the Moulin-Rouge or Van Gogh. Discover the Montmartre district which hosted some of the greatest movements of the 19th and 20th century, among them Impressionism but also Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism and Surrealism. By the end of the century, Montmartre and its counterpart on the Left Bank, Montparnasse, had become the principal artistic center of Paris. You will have the opportunity to view Impressionist masterpieces at the Orsay Museum. This museum, a former train station holds many masterpieces including work by Delacroix, Manet, Guaguin, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, van Gogh and many more great artists.

9:00 am: Meet your guide-driver 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.
Drive past the Moulin Rouge, famous for the French can-can. Amongst these figureheads of Parisian life, some have gone down in history, like the famous La Goulue, immortalized by painter Toulouse-Lautrec.
Continue on to the charming Montmartre, a hill in the north of Paris, primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit. The Sacré-Cœur is made of travertine stone. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white despite the weather and pollution.  
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. 
Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and other impoverished artists lived and worked in a commune, a building called Le Bateau-Lavoir during the years 1904–1909.
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).
You will discover a fabulous collection of impressionist paintings as well as art deco furniture and a large variety of sculptures. 
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
Jewish Heritage in Paris - Full-Day - 8h
Full-day tour of Jewish Paris Enjoy a full-day tour of Paris and discover the Jewish heritage in the city of lights. Visit the Jewish quarter in the Marais, the Memorial to the Unknown Jewish Martyr and the Jewish Memorial.
9:00 am: Meet your English-speaking guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel in Paris.
Your guide is Jewish and has knowledge of the Jewish heritage in Paris. You will discover and follow the footsteps of the Jewish community in the City of Light.
We will tour the heart of Jewish Paris.
The Pletzel, the Yiddish name for the Jewish quarter, is found in the Marais district and situated around the rue des Rosiers.  This historical neighborhood lived through an important chapter of Parisian Jewish history.
Around the famous Place des Vosges you will see house number nine, where Rachel, the famous 19th century Jewish actress lived.  Victor Hugo lived in house number six. A modest Ashkenazi temple is found in house number fourteen.
The Holocaust Memorial to the Unknown Jewish Martyr is located on nearby rue Geoffroy L’Asnier.  Inside the courtyard is a large bronze cylinder with the names of the death camps inscribed on it and a stone wall with engraved Holocaust scenes.  The four story building is used as a documentation center, library and exhibition center.
Appreciate lunch at leisure of felafel, kosher pizza, or kosher sushi at one of the fine neighborhood delis.
This afternoon is dedicated to a curator led visit to the Museum of Jewish Art and History. The museum visit retraces the historical evolution of Jewish communities from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. You will also admire works by Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine among others. 
The tour continues to the Jewish Memorial to the Vel d'Hiv, commemorating the tragic deportations in 1942.
5:00 pm: Return to your hotel at the end of the afternoon.

Tour Duration: 8 hours.

Tour can operate: Any day.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Entrance fees
Tips
Lunch or dinner
Paris Half Day tour - 4 hours
Enjoy a panoramic tour with a licensed guide-driver. This will include a stop around the trocadero, from where you can admire the Eiffel Tower. You will then continue to charming Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur, on a hilltop for a photo stop. Finish the morning/afternoon at Notre-Dame de Paris.

9.00 am: Meet your English-Speaking guide-driver in the lobby of your hotel for a panoramic tour of Paris, which will give you the opportunity to view the most famous monuments of this beautiful city, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Montmartre district and Notre Dame.
From the Eiffel Tower, the Arrondissements (districts) of Paris radiate before you like spokes on a wheel. Notre Dame's delicate buttresses almost take flight beside the River Seine. You will see the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees, Montmartre and the Left Bank. And of course there is the food, the cafés, bistros, and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Photo stop around the Trocadero, from where you can admire the spectacular Eiffel Tower. At the time of its construction in 1889, the tower was the tallest structure in the world, a title it retained until 1930, when New York City's Chrysler Building was completed. The tower is the second-highest structure in France and the highest structure in Paris.
Continue on to the charming Montmartre for a Photo stop. Montmartre is a hill in the north of Paris, primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit. The Sacré-Cœur is built of travertine stone. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white despite the weather and pollution. Most of the views of Paris seen in the movie “Amelie” were filmed from this hill!
Finish the morning at Notre Dame de Paris, often known simply as Notre Dame in English, a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité. Notre Dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
1:00 pm: Return to your hotel in Paris.
 
Tour Duration: 4 hours.

Tour can operate: Mornings or afternoons.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Entrance fees
Tips
Lunch or dinner
The Louvre Museum - Half Day tour - 4h
Follow your guide through the main treasures of the museum, from the birth of the great antique civilizations right up to the first half of the 19th century.
9.00 am: Meet your English-Speaking licensed guide-driver in the lobby of your hotel.
Go on to the Louvre Museum.
Located in Paris, the Louvre is one of the largest palaces in the world and, as a former residence of the kings of France, one of the most illustrious. It exemplifies traditional French architecture since the Renaissance, and it houses a magnificent collection of ancient and Western art.
To walk through the Louvre Museum is to walk through the history of France and into the minds of kings and revolutionaries. The reigns of Louis XIV saw major expansion and a linking of the palaces and halls, which make up the museum today.
Divided into seven sections, the Louvre collections incorporate works dating from the birth of the great antique civilisations right up to the first half of the 19th century, thereby confirming its encyclopaedic vocation.
The present Louvre departments include Oriental (ancient Mesopotamian) antiquities; Egyptian antiquities; Greek and Roman antiquities; sculpture from the Middle Ages to modern times; furniture and objets d'art; and paintings representing all the European schools. A section of the museum is devoted to Islamic art.
Among the thousands of priceless paintings is Leonardo Da Vinci's “Mona Lisa”, probably the most famous painting in the world, housed in the Salle des Etats in a climate-controlled environment behind protective glass.
The Musée du Louvre is unquestionably one of the finest museums in the world. The Louvre Museum is the jewel in the crown of French culture, a towering testament to European civilisation and history.
1.00 pm: Return to your Hotel

Tour Duration: 4 hours.

Tour can operate: Mornings or afternoons.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Entrance fees
Tips
Lunch or dinner
Orsay Museum - Half Day tour - 4h
Follow your guide through one of the finest museums in Paris, both for the fantastic building itself and the treasures inside.
9.00 am: Meet your English-Speaking licensed guide who will also be your driver, in the lobby of your hotel in Paris.
Go to Orsay Museum.
The history of the museum, of its building is quite unusual. In the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.
The Orsay Museum was originally designed as a train station in 1900. By the 1950’s it became apparent that the platforms were too short for modern trains and the building became home to a theatre. In the 1970's it was remodelled and converted into a museum dedicated to displaying art from the period 1848 to 1915.
The museum is built on 3 levels: on the ground floor, galleries are distributed on either side of the central nave, which is overlooked by the terraces of the median level, these in turn opening up into additional exhibition galleries. The top floor is installed above the lobby, which continues into the highest elevations of the former hotel, over the rue de la Légion d'Honneur.
There are many masterpieces at the Musée d’Orsay including work by Delacroix, Manet, Guaguin, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, van Gogh and many more great artists.
Among the spectacular works on display at the Orsay Museum is Auguste Clésinger’s Woman Bitten by a Snake which scandalised all of Paris in 1847 by supposedly depicting a woman not bitten by a snake but in the throes of passion and, said prominent critics of the time, modelled from real life on 19th Century socialite Apollonie Sabatier.
Musée d'Orsay is one of the finest museums in Paris, both for the fantastic building itself and the treasures inside and is truly a wonder which no Paris visitor should miss!
1.00 pm: Return to the Hotel.

Tour Duration: 4 hours.

Tour can operate: Any day but Mondays.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Entrance fees
Tips
Lunch or dinner
Giverny - HD Tour - 5h
This half-day trip allows the traveller to discover a beautiful site in Normandy.

8:00 am: Meet your English-Speaking licensed guide who will be also your driver in the lobby of your hotel in Paris.
Go to Giverny where you will visit the home, studio and gardens of Claude Monet, the great impressionist painter. His stunning art immortalized Giverny’s lush flower gardens and the water lilies on his private lake. Inside the house, Monet’s furniture and “décor” remain just as it was when he painted there, with a similar color scheme. The rooms are filled with Monet‘s collection of Japanase engravings.
We begin with a walk through the romantic nymphea pond gardens and continue towards Claude Monet's house through the flower bed paths. The flower beds are exquisite, absolutely perfect color combinations that only a fine artist could conceive. Here Claude Monet began his well-known "Séries" which later made him famous.
Monet’s Gardens, like his impressionist paintings, are a bold mix of colors and textures.  Roses are planted extensively and the pallet of plants is diverse. Monet did not like to organize his gardens.  He married flowers according to their colours and left them to grow rather freely.
Visit the water garden where you will find the famous Japanese bridge covered with wisterias, other smaller bridges, weeping willows, a bamboo wood and above all the famous nympheas which are in bloom all summer long. The pond and the surrounding vegetation form an enclosure separated from the surrounding countryside.
Monet would find his inspiration in this water garden for more than twenty years. Always looking for mist and transparencies, Monet would dedicate himself less to flowers than to reflections in water, a kind of inverted world transfigured by the liquid element.
1.00 pm: Return to your Hotel in Paris.

Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included: Transportation by deluxe vehicle, guided tour.

Not included: Entrance Fees, Meals.
Paris - Full Day Tour
Spend a day in Paris, France. discover its lovely architecture, culture, shopping, cuisine...

9:00 am: Meet your English-speaking licensed guide-driver in the lobby of your hotel for a panoramic and walking tour of Paris which will give you the opportunity to view the most famous monuments of this beautiful city, such as the Grand Louvre, Notre Dame, the Bastille, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Concorde, the Madeleine, the Opera, the Montmartre district and the Ile de la Cité.
From the Eiffel Tower, the Arrondissements (districts) of Paris radiate before you like spokes on a wheel. Notre Dame's delicate buttresses almost take flight beside the River Seine. You will see the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees, Montmartre and the Left Bank. And of course there is the food, the cafés, bistros, and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Enjoy a stop around the Trocadero, from where you can admire the spectacular Eiffel Tower.  At the time of its construction in 1889, the tower was the tallest structure in the world, a title it retained until 1930, when New York City's Chrysler Building was completed. The tower is the second-highest structure in France and the highest structure in Paris.
Continue to the Arc de Triomphe and drive down the Champs-Elysées, “the most beautiful avenue in the world.” View the obelisk on the place de la Concorde and continue to the Opera district where you can have lunch at leisure.
We suggest a typical Parisian lunch in one of the charming brasseries of the city.
In the afternoon, continue to the charming Montmartre, a hill in the north of Paris, primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit. The Sacré-Cœur is built of travertine stone. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white despite the weather and pollution. Most of the views of Paris seen in the movie “Amelie” were filmed from this hill! Enjoy a walking tour of the district.
Time permitting, finish the afternoon at Notre Dame de Paris, often known simply as Notre Dame in English, a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité. Notre Dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
5:00 pm:  Return to your hotel in Paris.
 

Tour duration: 8 hours.
Tour can operate: any day.
Wheelchair Accessible: No.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included: Transportation by deluxe vehicle, guided tour.

Not included: Meals, entrance fees.
Paris & Louvre - Full Day tour - 8h
Enjoy a panoramic tour including a stop at the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre district and Notre Dame and follow your guide through the main treasures of the museum, from the birth of the great antique civilizations right up to the first half of the 19th century.
9.00 am: Meet your English-Speaking licensed guide-driver in the lobby of your hotel and go on to the Louvre Museum.
Divided into seven sections, the Louvre collections incorporate works dating from the birth of the great antique civilisations right up to the first half of the 19th century, thereby confirming its encyclopaedic vocation.
Among the thousands of priceless paintings is Leonardo Da Vinci's “Mona Lisa”, probably the most famous painting in the world, housed in the Salle des Etats in a climate-controlled environment behind protective glass.
We suggest a lunch cruise on a panoramic boat ride down the Seine River.
During the afternoon follow your guide for a panoramic tour of Paris, which will give you the opportunity to view this beautiful city’s most famous monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.
From the Eiffel Tower, the Arrondissements (districts) of Paris radiate before you like spokes on a wheel. Notre Dame's delicate buttresses almost take flight beside the River Seine. You will see the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees. And of course there is the food, the cafés, bistros, and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Stop around the Trocadero, from where you can admire the spectacular Eiffel Tower.  At the time of its construction in 1889, the tower was the tallest structure in the world, a title it retained until 1930, when New York City's Chrysler Building was completed. The tower is the second-highest structure in France and the highest structure in Paris.
Visit Notre Dame de Paris, a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité. Notre Dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
Time permitting, continue to the charming Montmartre, a hill in the north of Paris, primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit. The Sacré-Cœur is built of travertine stone. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white despite the weather and pollution.  Most of the scenes of the movie Amélie of Montmartre were filmed on this hill!
5.00 pm: Return to your Hotel.

Tour Duration: 8 hours.

Tour can operate: Any day but Mondays.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Entrance fees
Tips
Lunch or dinner
Paris & Orsay - Full Day tour - 8h
Morning visit to the Louvre Museum followed by afternoon visit to Orsay Museum. The Louvre is one of the largest palaces in the world and was a former residence of the Kings of France. In the afternoon, follow your guide through one of the finest museums in Paris: the Orsay museum.
 
9.00 am: Meet your English-Speaking licensed guide-driver in the lobby of your hotel and go on to the Orsay Museum.

Go to Orsay Museum.
The history of the museum, of its building is quite unusual. In the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.
The Orsay Museum was originally designed as a train station in 1900. By the 1950’s it became apparent that the platforms were too short for modern trains and the building became home to a theatre. In the 1970's it was remodelled and converted into a museum dedicated to displaying art from the period 1848 to 1915.
The museum is built on 3 levels: on the ground floor, galleries are distributed on either side of the central nave, which is overlooked by the terraces of the median level, these in turn opening up into additional exhibition galleries. The top floor is installed above the lobby, which continues into the highest elevations of the former hotel, over the rue de la Légion d'Honneur.
There are many masterpieces at the Musée d’Orsay including work by Delacroix, Manet, Guaguin, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, van Gogh and many more great artists.
Among the spectacular works on display at the Orsay Museum is Auguste Clésinger’s Woman Bitten by a Snake which scandalised all of Paris in 1847 by supposedly depicting a woman not bitten by a snake but in the throes of passion and, said prominent critics of the time, modelled from real life on 19th Century socialite Apollonie Sabatier.
Musée d'Orsay is one of the finest museums in Paris, both for the fantastic building itself and the treasures inside and is truly a wonder which no Paris visitor should miss!

 

We suggest a lunch cruise on a panoramic boat ride down the Seine River.
During the afternoon follow your guide for a panoramic tour of Paris, which will give you the opportunity to view this beautiful city’s most famous monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.
From the Eiffel Tower, the Arrondissements (districts) of Paris radiate before you like spokes on a wheel. Notre Dame's delicate buttresses almost take flight beside the River Seine. You will see the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees. And of course there is the food, the cafés, bistros, and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Stop around the Trocadero, from where you can admire the spectacular Eiffel Tower.  At the time of its construction in 1889, the tower was the tallest structure in the world, a title it retained until 1930, when New York City's Chrysler Building was completed. The tower is the second-highest structure in France and the highest structure in Paris.
Visit Notre Dame de Paris, a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité. Notre Dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
Time permitting, continue to the charming Montmartre, a hill in the north of Paris, primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit. The Sacré-Cœur is built of travertine stone. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white despite the weather and pollution.  Most of the scenes of the movie Amélie of Montmartre were filmed on this hill!
5.00 pm: Return to your Hotel.

Tour Duration: 4 hours.

Tour can operate: Any day but Mondays.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Entrance fees
Tips
Lunch or dinner
Giverny & Auvers sur Oise - Full Day tour - 9h
This day-trip allows the traveler to discover two beautiful sites in Normandy: Giverny and Auvers sur Oise. In Giverny, you will visit the house and gardens that inspired Monet’s nympheas and in Auvers sur Oise, you will follow Van Gogh’s footsteps.
9:00 am : Meet your English-Speaking licensed guide who will be also your driver in the lobby of your hotel in Paris.

Go to Giverny where you will visit the home, studio and gardens of Claude Monet, the great impressionist painter. His stunning art immortalized Giverny’s lush flower gardens and the water lilies on his private lake. Inside the house, Monet’s furniture and “décor” remain just as it was when he painted there, with a similar color scheme. The rooms are filled with Monet‘s collection of Japanase engravings.
We begin with a walk through the romantic nymphea pond gardens and continue towards Claude Monet's house through the flower bed paths. The flower beds are exquisite, absolutely perfect color combinations that only a fine artist could conceive. Here Claude Monet began his well-known "Séries" which later made him famous.
Monet’s Gardens, like his impressionist paintings, are a bold mix of colors and textures.  Roses are planted extensively and the pallet of plants is diverse. Monet did not like to organize his gardens.  He married flowers according to their colours and left them to grow rather freely.
Visit the water garden where you will find the famous Japanese bridge covered with wisterias, other smaller bridges, weeping willows, a bamboo wood and above all the famous nympheas which are in bloom all summer long. The pond and the surrounding vegetation form an enclosure separated from the surrounding countryside.
Monet would find his inspiration in this water garden for more than twenty years. Always looking for mist and transparencies, Monet would dedicate himself less to flowers than to reflections in water, a kind of inverted world transfigured by the liquid element.
Lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant suggested by your guide.
Continue to Auvers-sur-Oise for a brief visit of the house where Van Gogh settled after he came back from Provence and stayed (from May 20th 1890 until his death on July 29th 1890).
Although the site has become very popular because of all the tourists, it remains a special place which is important in Van Gogh history.
You will see Van Gogh’s bedroom which has been miraculously preserved and the well conserved Auberge Ravoux where the artist used to eat.
6.00 pm : Return to Paris at the end of the afternoon.
 

Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can operate: Any day.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included: Transportation by deluxe vehicle, guided tour.

Not included: Entrance Fees, Meals.
Paris & Versailles - Full Day tour - 8h
Half-day excursion to the chateau de Versailles and half-day panoramic tour of Paris including the city’s major monuments.
9.00 am: Meet your English-Speaking licensed guide-driver in the lobby of your hotel for a panoramic tour of Paris, which will give you the opportunity to view this beautiful city’s most famous monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre district and Notre Dame.
From the Eiffel Tower, the Arrondissements (districts) of Paris radiate before you like spokes on a wheel. Notre Dame's delicate buttresses almost take flight beside the River Seine. You will see the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees, Montmartre and the Left Bank. And of course there is the food, the cafés, bistros, and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Photo stop around the Trocadero, from where you can admire the spectacular Eiffel Tower.  At the time of its construction in 1889, the tower was the tallest structure in the world, a title it retained until 1930, when New York City's Chrysler Building was completed. The tower is the second-highest structure in France and the highest structure in Paris.
Continue on, for a photo stop, to the charming Montmartre, a hill in the north of Paris, primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit. The Sacré-Cœur is built of travertine stone. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white despite the weather and pollution.  Most of the scenes of the movie Amélie of Montmartre were filmed on this hill!
Finish the morning at Notre Dame de Paris, often known simply as Notre Dame in English, a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité. Notre Dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
We suggest a lunch cruise on a panoramic boat ride down the Seine River.
In the afternoon, continue on to the Palace of Versailles, where you will explore the Château de Versailles with its King’s State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors which was used by Louis XIV as a council room, and the gardens which where laid out by the great landscape artist, Le Nôtre, who managed to perfect the model of formal French gardens.
Home to hundreds when the King was in residence, this palace constitutes a veritable city of elegant private rooms and public reception halls, set in a splendid park with fountains, hidden gardens, and a lake for boating. Imagine life in the château as your guide opens doors allowing you to enter the lives of kings and queens. Imagine yourself among the courtiers in a banquet hall illuminated with candelabras reflected in the hall of mirrors.
Follow in the footsteps of King Louis the XIV. It is from here that the king radiated his power and where the destiny of Europe was decided over a century.
Versailles, a dream of elegance, taste and beauty, will open its doors and enable you to soak up the atmosphere that reigned during the days of Queen Marie-Antoinette, just as in Sophia Coppola’s famous film.
6.00 pm: Go back to your hotel in Paris.

Tour Duration: 8 hours.

Tour can operate: Any day but Mondays.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Entrance fees
Tips
Lunch or dinner

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