5 star rating: Highly Recommended 165 Reviews

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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Montmartre Impressionist Art Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Musee d’Orsay Ticket

Learn all there is to know about Impressionist art in Paris on this art-lovers tour of Montmartre. After a 1.5-hour walking tour of the bohemian neighborhood to see the landmarks that inspired legendary artists like Van Gogh and Monet, head to Musée d’Orsay to view Paris’ largest collection of modern art at leisure. Use your skip-the-line entrance ticket straight after your walking tour or on another day – the choice is yours!

Highlights

  • Impressionist art walking tour of Paris’ Montmartre neighborhood
  • Learn about the lives of famous Impressionist artists who lived in Montmartre: Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh
  • Visit the Montmartre windmill from Renoir’s legendary Bal du moulin de la Galette painting
  • See top Paris attractions like the Sacré Coeur and Le Clos Montmartre
  • Explore Musée d’Orsay independently with your skip-the-line ticket

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What You Can Expect

Montmartre Impressionist Art Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Musee d’Orsay Ticket

Montmartre Impressionist Art Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Musee dOrsay Ticket

Meet your knowledgeable local guide in Montmartre and set off on your 1.5-hour walking tour around the neighborhood. As you stroll through Montmartre’s romantic streets, weaving past must-see highlights like Le Clos Montmartre vineyard, hear tales of the legendary artists who have called the area home. Focusing on Paris’ Impressionist painters, your guide will talk you through the lives and works of Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh and Cézanne – all incredible artists of their time.

See the venues that influenced their art, like the building where Van Gogh lived when he moved here from Holland. Van Gogh lovers believe it was here that he really found his personality as an artist, and then never looked back! Visit the Montmartre windmill that Renoir featured in his scandalous masterpiece Bal du moulin de la Galette, and walk past the Moulin Rouge cabaret that famously inspired Toulouse-Lautrec’s distinctive style of painting.

After 1.5 hours of strolling around Montmartre, learning about Impressionist art and its place in Paris, head to the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur to admire the spectacular view over Paris with your guide. This is where your tour finishes and before leaving, your guide will hand over your skip-the-line ticket to Musée d’Orsay, Paris’ famous Impressionist museum that you can visit independently.

Your guide will give you directions if you want to visit Musée d’Orsay straight away, or you can use your ticket to visit on another day of your choice. This mesmerizing gallery holds Paris’ largest collection of Impressionist art inside its beautiful building, a train station turned museum.

Customer Reviews

Jane O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Montmartre is a must for any student of art history. This walking tour provided an intimate look at the Montmartre neighborhoods, but more importantly, it took us by the studios of famous artists, such as Picasso.

keith

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The tour guide really made this excursion outstanding!

Malcolm F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We went on the walking tour last Saturday, and highly recommend it. The guide was outstanding punctual, friendly and knowlegable. She took us all around the area and to out of the way places. When the tour finished we had 'skip the line' tickets for the Musee d'Orsay. A great way to learn more about and enjoy Paris!

Angeline H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We loved Nicholas. He was so nice and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour. I've been to Montmarte before, but I saw things I hadn't seen before through his eyes.

Symon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was our favorite. Our guide was a lovely French woman, who took us to the bakery that won Best Baguette in 2015, we all shared the baguette while she explained how they select the winner, by smelling the bread, crunching it, and of course tasting it!

Walking through Montmartre, it was amazing see where Picasso, Van Gogh lived and the various places where many artists got inspiration for their paintings. The best part is going into Musee d'Orsay and seeing their masterpieces.

Sue D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A lovely fall day to wander the streets of Montmarte! Our guide was very knowledgable about the area and the artists who made this their home. It is a difficult place to walk if you don't know where you are going. We saw both windmills, the last vineyard in Paris as well as import ants homes and artist studios. Great views of Paris and it added to our afternoon visit to the Musee d'Orsay-must do!

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We totally enjoyed the tour - our guide was knowledgeable and charming. So glad we found this tour option. Also loved the museum. Thank you so much.

Sheila K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Marion was very knowledgeable and interesting. We saw parts of the Montmartre we would have ignored. Plus, she knew the best bakeries.

Alice C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Nice walk through Montmarte. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Maria A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Informative and interesting walking tour

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