What's in our tour?
This double-feature skip-the-line Orsay & Montmartre package is for lovers of Impressionist art.
Do you like the impressionists? This tour will give you special access both to their greatest works and to the scenic spots that inspired them across Paris.
This tour combines a skip-the-line ticket to the Orsay museum and a tour of the Montmartre area. First you take part in a guided walking tour of Montmartre. This picturesque district is where the impressionists lived and first spread their wings. Your then receive a ticket to the largest impressionist museum in the world. With your ticket, you can skip the lines to the d’Orsay museum any time, any day expect Mondays. Your ticket is for a self-guided visit of the d’Orsay Museum.
Your guide meets you outside metro station Blanche, in our distinctive pink vest. The hill of Montmartre is so exciting because so many artists first found their style there. Monet and Manet. Van Gogh. Toulouse-Lautrec. Picasso. So many schools of art first started on Montmartre.
You walk the streets. You see the very buildings that inspired the most famous paintings in the history of art. You compare what they painted with what your own eye sees. And you absorb the light, the green gardens, the cobblestones and the views.
Along the way, your guide also shows you the Montmartre of today. Who lives here, and why? And what is great about it today? Montmartre generates a special atmosphere that you cannot find in the rest of Paris.
Your tour ends at Sacré Coeur cathedral, with sweeping views over the entire city of Paris. Your guide hands you your skip-the-line pass to the d’Orsay Museum. You are free to use it right away, or on the day and time you please.
To see more on this tour, we do not spend time going inside each building.
- A walking tour of the village of Montmartre, with a guide who is passionate and communicative
- A skip-the-line ticket to see Monet, Manet, Van Gogh etc. without queues at the Orsay Museum
- Small groups guarantee you face-time with and attention from your guide
Where and when?
Our Montmartre Impressionist Tour runs rain or shine:
from May to September
- at 10.30am every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday & at 2pm every Thursday
from October to April
- at 10.30am every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Closed on Dec. 24 & 25 only.
We meet right in front the Moulin Rouge, outside metro station Blanche (line 2) and the tour lasts a relaxed 90 minutes.
We end by the Sacré coeur and its famous view, 5 minutes away from Metro station Anvers.
Why take this tour?
To skip the insane lines at the Orsay museum, to begin with.
And to get your eyeful of the greatest Impressionists.
Impressionnist Montmartre Tour is €45/adult (or US$48). Discounts for kids 18 and under at €28. Kids 7 and under join for free. Tour runs most days, rain or shine, at 10.30am & 2pm on Thursdays. In English.
Privatize this tour
Montmartre is a great area for a private moment together. Groups of friends, families or school groups often reserve a private guide. Private tour starts at €110.Privatize this tour
Wheelchairs not advised on this tour, because of long climbs.