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Montmartre Art Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line to Orangerie & Orsay Museums

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Paris, France
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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Paris’ most creative neighborhood and see Impressionist masterpieces on this artistic combo tour. See the views and streets that inspired famous painters like Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and van Gogh on a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of Montmartre. Then, admire works of art including Monet’s iconic 'Water Lilies' series with skip-the-line access to the Musée de l'Orangerie. Upgrade to also include a ticket to the Musée d'Orsay, home to the world’s largest Impressionist collection. Group size is limited to 14 for an informative and personalized experience.
  • Montmartre art walking tour including a skip-the-line Musée de l'Orangerie entrance ticket
  • Explore Montmartre’s cobbled streets with a professional guide during a 1.5-hour walking tour
  • Gain insight into the district’s rich Impressionist art history and discover venues that featured in works by Renoir, Monet and more
  • Take in beautiful views over Paris from beneath the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur
  • Beat the queues and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Musée de l'Orangerie
  • Upgrade your tour to include skip-the-line tickets to the Musée d'Orsay
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures personal attention from the guide
During the Belle Époque period around the turn of the 19th century, Paris’ Montmartre neighborhood was the heart of the city’s blooming artistic scene. Make your own way to this creative enclave to meet your guide, and set off on a 1.5-hour walking tour. On a leisurely stroll down cobblestone streets and past charming cafés, learn about the artistic history of the area and hear stories about the many renowned artists who lived and worked here.
See the former home of van Gogh, the windmill that inspired Renoir’s Bal du moulin de la Galette and the legendary Moulin Rouge nightclub captured in many paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec. Conclude your guided tour at the base of the Sacré Coeur Basilica, where you can take in sweeping views of Paris from the city’s highest point.
Your guide will issue your skip-the-line ticket to the Musée de l'Orangerie and direct you to this lovely museum nestled in the Tuileries Gardens on the banks of the River Seine. Explore the galleries at your leisure, admiring Impressionist masterpieces like Monet’s Water Lilies series and works by Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir and more.
With an optional upgrade, continue your artistic exploration with a skip-the-line ticket to the Musée d'Orsay. Bypass the long queues and be inspired by the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
Please note: Ask your guide for directions if you want to visit the Musée de l'Orangerie and Musée d'Orsay (if you've upgraded) right after your walking tour. Alternatively, you can use your ticket to visit on another day of your choice.

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Romain, you're the best!
Janet R
, Aug 2018
Absolutely loved this walk! I was part of a group of three which allowed for a very personalized tour. Romain went at a comfortable pace and was genuinely delighted to answer questions not only about the tour but also about french history, culture, etc. He made the tour seem like we were walking with a friend and chatting about our surroundings. The walk itself is worth it. The winding cobblestone streets, the cafes, the music, the stories and the views are a highlight of my time in Paris! I would recommend the tour
Wonderful tour with knowledgeable...
jkimmds
, Jul 2018
Wonderful tour with knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Highly recommended, my wife and I really enjoyed it. Some walking up hills, but well worth it because you get to see the beautiful landscape.
The Montmarte Art Walking Tour was...
cmc
, Sep 2017
The Montmarte Art Walking Tour was wonderful. The weather was great, the walking was good, the sights were great, and the suggested eating places were excellent. I was especially happy to see places related specifically to Vincent van Gogh, and places that were used for paintings. Our tour guide was wonderful, funny, and helpful. Musée de l'Orangerie was small, but it's quite a pretty little art gallery. Seeing Monet's water lily paintings in those giant rooms was quite interesting. Musée d'Orsay was wonderful. The museum is beautifully constructed and there is so much art there. We were lucky to be there during an exhibit dedicated to nighttime scenes, which I love. Starry Night Over the Rhône was on display, and there were many other beautiful paintings by artists I've never heard of. I love nighttime paintings and landscapes, so this was a pleasure. And the sheer amount of Monets in other parts of the museum was wonderful. The marbles were also fantastic.
I loved this tour! Walking through...
Elisa F
, Jul 2017
I loved this tour! Walking through the streets of the artist areas was awesome. A nice break from the high tourism areas. A tour guide was AMAZING. He was so much fun and incredibly knowledgeable. He was very passionate about the material and it made it very enjoyable. I would highly recommend!
It was a very wet day but Gerard did...
Evalyn M W
, Jul 2017
It was a very wet day but Gerard did a wonderful job keeping the whole family entertained and engaged.
We were very disappointed in this...
Julie L
, May 2017
We were very disappointed in this tour in Oct 16. The male guide had very limited knowledge of art it was really a walking tour of the Montmartre district which was not what we wanted or paid for. The walk ended in a secluded and hidden area at the back of Sacre Couer - which was a pleasant surprise. After this we found our own way to the Musée de l'Orangerie and then on another day to Musée d'Orsay. We would have been better off giving the walk a miss or going on a general walking tour of Montmartre with another operator and buying the tickets to the two collections ourselves on line.
I took this walking tour with...
cipscott
, Apr 2017
I took this walking tour with Delphine and she was a beautiful inside and out tour guide . , she gave a wonderful explanation of the area from the Moulin Rouge to the places where Picasso, Renoir etc painted and lived. This really is a tour for people with a basic background in French art/history and you should be able to walk easily. This was one of my favorite activities on my trip!
Our guide, Quentin, was a friendly...
Michelle H
, Nov 2016
Our guide, Quentin, was a friendly, knowledgeable native Parisian. There was only one other family in our group, which was fitting for such a quaint, intimate setting. Our tour was led through quiet, uncrowded, picturesque winding cobblestone streets as we were informed of the Belle Époque artists who once called the hill home. I appreciated how the tour ended at the Sacre-Coeur, as this showcased a decent portion of the surrounding village and emphasized that the Basilica is just the district's most prominent feature, rather than its only part. I would highly recommend this tour for any art/art history enthusiasts!
Great way to see the highlights of...
Ahmet A
, Nov 2016
Great way to see the highlights of Montmartre. This was probably my favorite tour of the several we did. Musee d'Orsay is amazing! We didn't have a chance to visit the Musee de l'Orangerie, unfortunately. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out great highlights of Montmartre.
Quite enjoyable, but sometimes it was...
Ekaterina B
, Oct 2016
Quite enjoyable, but sometimes it was hard to hear our guide due to traffic noise.

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