• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Visit two of Paris’ most iconic attractions in a single day. Beat the queues at the Musée d'Orsay and immerse yourself in the world’s largest collection of Impressionist art. An expert guide will lead you to highlights of the vast collection, including works by masters like Cézanne, Dégas and Monet. Later, explore the heart of the city with a guided tour of the Île de la Cité and the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Highlights

  • 6.25-hour tour of the Musée d'Orsay and Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Musée d'Orsay, home to the world’s largest collection of Impressionist art
  • Admire masterpieces from famous painters such as Monet, van Gogh and Cézanne
  • Explore the Île de la Cité with an expert guide
  • Visit the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral and marvel at its famous treasures
  • Combine two top-selling Paris tours

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Notre-Dame Cathedral and Skip-the-Line Musée d’Orsay Tour

Skip the long lines at Orsay Museum!

Make the most of your time in Paris with combo tour combining two popular tours.

Skip-the-Line Musée d'Orsay Tour (2 Hours)Meet your knowledgeable guide near the Musée d'Orsay and bypass the long entrance queues with your skip-the-line ticket. Housed in a magnificent Beaux-Arts train terminal, the museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Impressionist art and could easily take days to explore. 

Your expert guide will lead you directly to highlights of the collection, including masterpieces by Impressionist icons like Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, van Gogh and Dégas. Gain insight into the history, technique and importance of the paintings you see, and hear stories from the lives of artists for a more meaningful viewing experience. 

At the end of your 2-hour tour, say farewell to your first guide and enjoy leisure time for lunch (not included). Make your own way to the next meeting point via a short stroll along the banks of the Seine River.

Notre-Dame Cathedral Tour (2 Hours)Set off with your guide to explore the Île de la Cité, one of two natural islands in the Seine River and the site of Paris’ ancient founding. Learn about the history of the island and visit local landmarks like a flower market and the Conciergerie, a former prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. 

Continue on to the Notre-Dame Cathedral and get an introduction to this landmark while admiring its magnificent Gothic exterior. Head inside using the main entrance lines, and wander through the cavernous interior with your guide. Learn about the cathedral’s impressive 12th-century construction and explore the backstory of features like the stained-glass windows, organ and choir stalls.

Your second tour concludes at the cathedral after 2 hours.

Customer Reviews

Karen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a wonderful combination especially given that we had limited time in Paris. This was not just one long tour but two separate tours with two different tour guides. This worked out very well for us as not only did we enjoy two very different tours we had plenty of time in between the two tours to walk from the D'Orsay Museum to the meeting place for the second tour which included but was not limited to the Notre-Dame Cathedral. We even had time for lunch near the meeting point for the second tour. Our guides were both very pleasant, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tours they led. Since there were only 3 of us for the Notre-Dame tour we were able to see parts of the Cathedral that most tours don't have the time or ability to access. Loved this tour and our guide. Can't say enough good things about her. And, as she is originally from Toronto, for English speaking tourists she was terrific!!! And, of course the D'Orsay Museum is a must see for anyone visiting Paris. Love, love, loved both tours.

dadorsett58

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great tour. Both of the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The best part was the headsets that you used. It was so easy to follow along with what was being said, where you were going and when you needed to move along to what was next. Even with other people around and other noises, it was very easy to follow along. The only thing that I would change would be the meeting place for the Notre Dame tour. We had to ask several people where that specific metro station was and had a hard time finding it.

Katherine H M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

fantastic- excellent guides- helpful- we would have been lost in looking around without their explanations.

Rob W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Both tours were excellent. The tour guides were great and very knowledgeable about the subject matter. I would highly recommend it.

barbara f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great museum and good deal for skip the line- very good guide.

silvia m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a very interesting tour.

majaljuboja

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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Douglas M

4 star rating: Recommended July 2017

Musée d'orsay was my favorite museum of the 4 or so I went to. The isle de Paris Norte Dame tour was decent, but I would probably hit another museum and just walk through Norte dame on my own if I had time. Still had a great time, though.

Patrick C

4 star rating: Recommended November 2016

Very beneficial and educational. Lilian - Our guide at the Orsay, provided background and history of the many artists whose works are displayed at the museum. She also provided background on the historic train station that is now the home of the Orsay. Covered the major areas and artists that included Van Gogh, Cezanne, Courbet, Monet, Degas and many others among our favorites. And be sure to go to the top level to look through the window with the clock for a wonderful view of Paris. Could have easily spent another hour here without being overwhelmed as the Orsay is very well organized.
For the Norte Dame tour, our guide Randa provided an introduction of French history and for Norte Dame which was helpful to a number of people in the group not familiar with the history. Notre Dame is always crowded but we managed to negotiate our way through the ground level of the church. Although the modern French people and Parisians are mostly secular, they recognize the importance of Notre Dame and other historic cathedrals as essential to their natural heritage.

Richard W

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

claire was our tour guide for orsay, katrina for notre dame. both were excellent, informative, friendly, audible, patient and passionate in their love of the art they shared, eager to set the context for what you're seeing and really increasing your ability to enjoy it. some things to keep in mind. small group and skip the line is the only way to go. the crowds will overwhelm the experience and the lines will steal the day. particularly notre dame. get the bell tower option. the crowds inside just keep you from seeing what you want to see, despite how great katrina is, they're just too much.

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