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Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

1. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

Explore the Louvre at your own pace with a timed-entrance ticket, ensuring you get in within 30 minutes. See unmissable and iconic artwork such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Discover Renaissance masterpieces and ancient Egyptian relics, along with paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries. The museum first opened on August 10, 1793, exhibiting just 537 paintings. Despite closing in 1796 due to structural problems, it reopened in 1801 as the Musée Napoléon with a larger collection.  The collection has since gained 20,000 works. Now, there are 8 departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings.

Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

2. Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. See the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from the arch into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world and you will find yourself right at its center. Inspired by the great arches of ancient Rome, Napoleon commissioned the Arc de Triomphe shortly after his victory at Austerlitz. Unfortunately, he never lived to see its completion. At the base of the arch, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier pays tribute to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died in World War I. Behold the eternal flame that is rekindled at 6.30 PM each evening. In addition, there is a must-see exhibition that explains the symbolic importance of this monument. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs. From your privileged position, survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all tourists undertake. Plus, with skip-the-line tickets, you'll hardly have to break stride on your way in.

Paris: Catacombs Skip-the-Ticket-Line Ticket and Audio Guide

3. Paris: Catacombs Skip-the-Ticket-Line Ticket and Audio Guide

Avoid the hassle of ticket counters. Simply show your voucher, start your self-guided tour and explore the 'City of Lights' at your own pace with an informative audio guide. As you discover a world beneath the streets of Paris, see tunnels and rooms decorated with the human bones and skulls of around 6 million Parisians. The Paris Catacombs were originally a quarry with hundreds of kilometers of tunnels burrowed beneath the streets of Paris. When the cemeteries of Paris became overfilled, the city started moving the dead into the Catacombs. 

Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

4. Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

Visit the masterpieces of the Louvre Museum, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Then, go on a cruise along the magnificent Seine River and admire the famous monuments in the city. Being the world's largest museum, the Louvre packs 35,000 artworks into a 73,000 square meter exhibition space in three wings. Each wing possesses more than 70 rooms and displays extensive paintings and objects of art. See the iconic Mona Lisa, marvel at thousands of amazing paintings, and walk among perfect sculptures. Book the option with an audio guide included and enhance your experience and understanding of the works on display. After the visit of the Louvre Museum, take a 1-hour Seine River cruise tour. See more of Paris' iconic monuments such as the Institut de France, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Musee de Orsay, Hotel de Ville and more. Onboard you have access to an audio guide of your chosen language for free on the spot which will help you learn more about the vast history attached to each monument.

Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket and Audioguide

5. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket and Audioguide

Explore the Louvre at your own pace with this skip-the-line entry ticket. Discover the palace and the museum's collections with the audioguide on the new Nintendo 3DS system. The routes, available in 9 languages, will give you the keys to understanding the history behind the collections. See unmissable and iconic sights such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Discover masterpieces of the Renaissance and ancient Egyptian relics, along with paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries, prints from the Royal Collection, and much more. Stroll through 8 curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings. Note that 'Pass Education' holders, people under 18, and EU residents under 26 get free entry with valid ID.

Paris: Grévin Wax Museum Ticket

6. Paris: Grévin Wax Museum Ticket

In the very heart of Paris, more than 200 personalities from the past and the present are waiting for you to experience some unforgettable encounters with your family and friends. Pose alongside some of the most in vogue people on earth for an unexpected and surprising photo! This has been an unmissable site of Parisian fun since 1882 that welcomes visitors, young and old alike, to share an experience that transcends time. A sumptuous marble staircase, built in 1900, leads you to a world which is one-of-its kind worldwide, beginning with the Hall of Mirrors. This unique sound and light show, created in 1906 and entirely rebuilt for its centenary has amazed generation after generation of visitors. The Museum is pleased to welcome its latest characters: Mick Jagger, Lang Lang, Katy Perry and Ranveer Singh You will also have the opportunity to visit the new "The Voice" area. 

Paris: Rodin Museum Entrance Ticket

7. Paris: Rodin Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit the Rodin Museum with a single ticket that gives access to the permanent collections shown in the Hôtel Biron, as well as the Sculpture Garden and the current temporary exhibition.  The new museum layout is designed to focus on the journey of Rodin’s work. Rather than presenting a “new Rodin,” the museum aims to show the evolution of the artist's technique and style. You will see many pieces that have never been shown before in an exhibit, as well as his more famous works for a fully comprehensive view of Rodin’s pieces.  The aim of the museum is to offer the visitor an immersive experience in the world of his sculpture, and of sculpture in general. The layout of each floor of the new museum is designed as a loop, and is accessible to people with reduced mobility. After seeing the works inside, head out to the sculpture garden. Stretching over three hectares, the grounds are divided into a rose garden and a large ornamental garden. There is also a terrace and a relaxation area for a moment of quiet contemplation.

Centre Pompidou: Permanent and Temporary Exhibits Access

8. Centre Pompidou: Permanent and Temporary Exhibits Access

The Centre Pompidou, located in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement, was inaugurated in 1977 and is a masterpiece of President Georges Pompidou. A library, music, acoustics research center, and a museum, this unusual cultural institution, also known as the Centre Beaubourg, combines modern and contemporary creations, including plastic arts, books, design, music, and cinema. With over 100,000 works, the collections make up one of the world's leading references for the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. From the great historical collections to the most recent acquisitions, they cover the visual arts, drawing, photography, new media, experimental film, architecture, design, and industrial prospects.  Find key works, rediscover iconic artists (like Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Sonia et Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, Vassily Kandinsky, František Kupka, André Breton, Alberto Giacometti, and Jean Dubuffet), and the founding movements of modern art (Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, Lyric Abstraction, and Geometric Abstraction). This extensive and incomparable collection retraces the high points in the development of modernity, shedding light on its complexity, genealogies, exchanges, cross-overs, and the go-betweens who helped to write the history of art in the first half of the 20th century. Discover the new hang of contemporary collections devoted to works that have recently entered the museum through the generosity of patrons, artists, and donors. 

Paris: Aquarium de Paris Entrance Ticket

9. Paris: Aquarium de Paris Entrance Ticket

Head to the Trocadéro Gardens in the heart of Paris to enjoy an access to the Aquarium de Paris. Boasting more than 10,000 fish from around the globe, the 3,500-square meter venue offers an exciting introduction to the world’s oceans and rivers. See fearsome sharks and sweet sea urchins. Look out for shy clown fish, and marvel at the sting rays. The marine life hails from areas as diverse as the Reunion Islands of the Indian Ocean to the estuaries and basins of the River Seine. There’s even a touch pool that allows you to stroke and feed the fish. Aquarium de Paris also boasts 2 cinemas that show fascinating National Geographic documentaries, as well as fish related cartoons for the kids. The young ones will also love the ever-changing program of pirate shows and water dances. Spend a magical day with your family or friends, learning more about the life under the water, and enjoy free access to the daily program of interactive workshops (no reservations required).

Paris: Musée d'Orsay 1-Day Ticket with Reserved Access

10. Paris: Musée d'Orsay 1-Day Ticket with Reserved Access

Explore one of the world’s best art museums at your own pace with a reserved access day admission ticket to the Musée d'Orsay. Avoid lengthy lines and the hassle of ticket counters. You’ll simply show your voucher directly at the dedicated entrance for visitors with pre-bought tickets. After a security check, you’ll be able to walk straight inside. The Musée d'Orsay is located in the former Gare d'Orsay train station and is home to one of France's largest national collections of art. The major section of the museum is dedicated to Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, but you also find some sculptures, photographs, and furniture. This is considered one of the best galleries in Paris and contains masterpieces such as Dance at le Moulin de la Galette by Renoir, Apples and Oranges by Cézanne, Van Gogh's self-portraits and many other unique pieces you’ll have the opportunity to admire.

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What people are saying about Paris

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this up close. What made it great for me is my guide, Hugo. The rest of my group of 25 went straight to the summit but I decided to look on all four sides of the second floor first. Hugo provided a wealth of information and history.

Violet was an amazing tour guide and made our 2 hour Louvre tour so interesting as well as entertaining. Her scope and breadth of knowledge was impressive and she was able to cover the highlights with ease. I wish she could do all our tours in Paris!

Great tour! Out guide, Barbara was amazing! Very knowledgeable, our tour was in Spanish, I was traveling with 3 people over 70 yrs old and she was great, made it very easy for us, super patient, caring … totally recommend the tour and Barbara!!!

Our guide, Alma, was simply amazing! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this insiders way to visit the Eiffel Tower. We reached the summit and enjoyed the view with a glass of champagne without the wait!

Couldn’t make the day we originally scheduled. Texted the get your guide helpline. They quickly responded that our ticket was good for 24hrs. Great service, great value. Thanks!