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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: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket and Audioguide

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

Explore the Louvre at your own pace with this skip-the-line entry ticket. Discover the museum's collections with the audio guide on the new Nintendo 3DS system. Understand the history behind the collections with routes, available in 9 languages. 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.

Paris: Versailles Palace and Gardens Full Access Ticket

3. Paris: Versailles Palace and Gardens Full Access Ticket

Visit the Palace and Gardens of Versailles with a pre-booked 1-day full access pass. Explore the ornate State Apartments and breathtaking Hall of Mirrors inside the official residence of the French monarchy from 1682 to 1789. Learn more about Louis XIV and other French royals. Get a sense of life in the French court as you take a walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the legendary gardens at your own pace, and admire fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured lawns. Enjoy access to the Grand and Petit Trianon in their own grounds. See where the “Sun King” would entertain in private, and where he would go to escape the rigors of court life. Then, go to Marie Antoinette’s Estate, and discover where she would seek refuge in private. Choose the fountain option to enjoy a spectacular fountain show or the iconic musical gardens to finish off your visit.

Paris: Louis Vuitton Fnd. Monet and Mitchell Exhibit Ticket

4. Paris: Louis Vuitton Fnd. Monet and Mitchell Exhibit Ticket

Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton building is a work of art in itself. Marvel at the structure from the outside before entering the museum with your ticket. Explore the venue’s 11 galleries, taking in both the permanent and temporary exhibitions. Spend as much time as you like admiring the different exhibitions or venture a little further to learn about the many services offered by the Fondation. With a documentation center containing thousands of printable articles, a bookshop, and a Michelin-starred restaurant, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. The ongoing exhibition February 27th 2023 is "Monet - Mitchell" which creates an unprecedented "dialogue" between the works of two exceptional artists, Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Joan Mitchell (1925-1992). Discover the "Claude Monet - Joan Mitchell, Dialogue" which is introduced by the "Joan Mitchell, Retrospective", enabling the public in France and Europe to discover her work. The "Monet - Mitchell" exhibitions present each artist’s unique response to a landscape and nature in an immersive way. Find out how in his last paintings, the 'Water Lilies,' Monet aimed to recreate in his studio the motifs he observed at length on the surface of his water lily pond in Giverny.  Contrast this with how Joan Mitchell would explore a memory or a sense of the emotions that she felt while in a place that was dear to her. Admire how her perceptions remained vivid beyond space and time and are illustrated in abstract works from her studio in Vétheuil, a small French village.

Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

5. Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

Skip the Louvre’s famously long lines gives and visit the museum’s must-see attractions. Your expert guide will unveil subtle details most visitors never learn about the works of art on show. Discover the "Mona Lisa", the "Venus de Milo" and the "Winged Victory of Samothrace". The tour also features Greek and Roman antiquities like the 4,000-year-old "Great Sphinx of Tanis", other recognisable works by Da Vinci and Raphael, and highlights of the French Romantic period. Sculptures like Michelangelo’s "Dying Slave" and Antonio Canova’s "Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss" add another dimension to the experience. In the Apollo Gallery, you’ll glimpse the Louvre’s own history as the Royal Palace, before Louis XIV relocated the court to Versailles. The equally opulent décor of the Second Empire is also preserved in the Napoleon Apartments. After the tour, you can continue exploring the Louvre at your leisure.

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

6. 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. This ticket also includes access to ongoing temporary exhibitions (without a reserved timed entrance). Temporary exhibitions are as follows: Pastels du musée d’Orsay14 March – 2 July 2023 Manet / Degas28 March – 23 July 2023 Louis Janmot. Le Poème de l’âme12 September 2023 – 07 January 2024 Van Gogh à Auvers-sur-Oise. Les derniers mois03 October 2023 – 28 january 2024 Claude Rutault. La porte de la peinture18 April – 16 July 2023

Versailles: Palace Priority Access Ticket with Audio Guide

7. Versailles: Palace Priority Access Ticket with Audio Guide

With your ticket to the Palace of Versailles, skip the lines and get to the palace quickly. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to admire the King's Apartments as well as the famous Hall of Mirrors, a room whose walls are covered with mirrors. Built during the reign of Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles is one of the greatest symbols of the absolute monarchy and the important role of France in the 18th century. Thanks to your audio guide available directly on your smartphone, you can learn more about the different rooms of the castle, the works of art it contains as well as its rich history.

Les Invalides: Napoleon's Tomb & Army Museum Priority Entry

8. Les Invalides: Napoleon's Tomb & Army Museum Priority Entry

Discover the Hotel National des Invalides, now home of the musee de l'Armee. Walk through the collections of the museum, at your own pace, and immerse into over 500, 000 pieces from the Middle Ages to present day. Witness the temporary exhibition of Special Forces L'exposition, dedicated to the French special forces. Step into the heart of Paris and integrate into the History of France at the Hotel National des Invalides. Created by Louis, XIV to house veterans and wounded soldiers, the hotel national is now also the home of the musee de l'Armee. Admire the world-renowned gilded Dome, which has been, since 1861, the resting place of Napoleon. Explore the collections and wander through the armor and weapons of the kings of France. Gaze around at swords, cannons, uniforms, paintings, photographs, and personal belongings of France's major figures. Look beyond the artifacts, and participate in an interactive digital experiences with devices that allow visitors to get a better understanding of some of the battles that forged the country's history. Make sure to examining the Special Forces l'exposition temporary exhibit, that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Special Ops Command.

Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

9. Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

Discover the opulence, beauty, and history of Versailles Palace on an interactive guided tour. Access the palace through a separate entrance to begin your tour and then you head off to the famous gardens with a guide or on your own. During the 90-minute tour of the main palace, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the emblematic Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Hear about the fascinating historical events that took place in many of the palace’s rooms, before stepping out to explore the vast gardens complex with your guide or on your own. Marvel at the gardens' grandeur, its bronze statues, and ornamental basins accompanied by rows of large trees. If visiting with a guide, gain fascinating insights about the garden on an optional 45-minute tour.

Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

10. 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.

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I really enjoyed this guided tour of Versailles. My guide, Gabriella, was so sweet and kind and really engaged in telling stories about Versailles but also us as a group. We were really good taking care of, and no hustle to get through the palace, which I liked very much. We really got the see and take inn all the beauty of this stunning work of art. I originally wanted to book a regular entry ticket, but I’m so glad I went with this guided tour as it made a huge difference in understanding and learning about Versailles. After the tour ended, you are free to spend as much time as you desire to roam and explore other parts of the palace and the gardens outside. I’m so glad I decided to book this trip, and would do it again. 100% recommended!

This was really worth doing, the guide Laura was really helpful and full of helpful information. Loved all three places to visit, definitely do the cruise in the day time as you can’t see much in the evening. I had breakfast in the restaurant on the first floor of the tower which was nice. The Louvre was huge and quite busy. Need lots of time.

This tour was excellent! The guide did a marvelous job describing the history of the visual aspects of what we saw at Versailles castle. She was fun and had a wealth of knowledge.

Very good leadership. The most important works were explained competently and compactly. Would recommend to everyone as the Louvre is just too big for a self guided tour^^

Nice quick entrance. really nice to spend a few hours in the warmth, loads to see. small cafés available too.