Things to do in Rue Montorgueil

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Paris: Wine and Cheese Lunch

1. Paris: Wine and Cheese Lunch

Enjoy a leisurely lunch that provides a great opportunity to taste and learn about French products. Starting at noon in a beautiful tasting room close to the Louvre, try 5 different wines from 5 different regions of France.  From Champagne and Bordeaux, Sancerre and Rhone, sit back and enjoy this tasty “Tour de France” of wine and cheese. Most of the presentation will be focused on wine. But enjoy food suggestions and pairings, and listen as your sommelier explains why each cheese works with individual wines. Indulge in 2 of the best delicacies from France, learn how to read a French wine label and how to pair wine with food. Along with wine and cheese, try some charcuterie of smoked ham from the south-west of France and some Corsican saucisson to bring even more joy and color to the table. The wine bar is located in a ‘hotel particulier,” previously owned by Mme de Pompadour in the 17th-Century. Voltaire, Rousseau, and George Sand used to come to these famous receptions organized by the lady of the house. In the beautiful old vaulted cellars, the most famous French wines were stored to serve to guests.

Paris: Comedy Show - How to Become a Parisian

2. Paris: Comedy Show - How to Become a Parisian

Take your seats for a show with a difference, and discover what it’s really like to be a Parisian. The English language comedy explores the cultural differences between the people of Paris and the rest of the world. Discover why they got their reputation for being rude through spot-on impressions and everyday scenarios. Get to know the difference between born-and-bred Parisians and the rest of the world. The show has been enjoyed by more than 800,000 locals and visitors alike. Join them as you learn some typical Parisian language and facial expressions that will help you pass for a local. Find out what the protocol is for traveling on public transport, the etiquette when browsing the shops, and how best to navigate the nightlife scene. Then, walk out knowing how to fake it as a real Parisian, and how to act in every situation you’ll encounter during your stay.

Musée d’Orsay: Private Tour

3. Musée d’Orsay: Private Tour

Get an expert introduction to one of the most celebrated museums in Paris with a live tour guide. The museum, housed in a former train station, is steeped in history and contains a wealth of artworks from the 19th century. Learn about the featured artists of the museum’s collection of French art on this walking tour around the iconic museum. Explore the backgrounds and individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Gauguin. As well as viewing some selected highlights, learn the secrets surrounding the techniques used by the Impressionists and post-Impressionists. Along the way, your guide will also explain the social background and turmoil of the 19th century, providing an in-depth insight into the layered artworks. With such insight, discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement.

Paris: Musée d’Orsay Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

4. Paris: Musée d’Orsay Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

Skip the long lines to the beautiful Beaux Arts building that is now home to the Musée d’Orsay, and enter an alladin’s cave of French art. Located in a former railway station, the museum contains the world’s best collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, although for a longtime it was overlooked. Now you can learn about this unique period in art history, and see masterpieces by Monet, Courbet, Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh. Along the way your guide will explain the social background and turmoil of the 19th century, providing an in-depth insight into the layered art works. Highlights include “La Source” by Ingres, and “The Birth of Venus” by Bouguereau. Marvel at the realism of Courbet’s “L'Atelier du Peintre” (“The Artist’s Studio”) and “A Burial at Ornans.” See the exquisite colors of Manet’s “Breakfast on Grass” and the “Breakfast on Grass” by Monet. Other Monet paintings are the “Rue Montorgueil” and “Cathedrale de Rouen” series. Admire Renoir’s “Bal du Moulin de la Galette,” and the “Still Life” by Cezanne, as well as Van Gogh’s “Auto-Portrait” and “Starry Night.”

The Gourmet Gastronomy of Paris: 2.5-Hour Food Tour

5. The Gourmet Gastronomy of Paris: 2.5-Hour Food Tour

Discover what to locals is known as "the belly of Paris" in this delicious 2.5-hour food tour through the enormous, bustling central market nestled in the heart of the city in the charming Les Halles district. Weave your way through the vibrant market space, visiting old shops such as Stohrer, the oldest pastry shop in the city, as well as traditional brasseries and restaurants, and specialty culinary shops. Retrace the evolution of traditional French gastronomy, from the Middle Ages to present day, and stop along the way to taste some of the specialties, including various pastries and breads, an assortment of cheeses, cured meats, and local wines. The lovely district is also home to many attractions of cultural interest, including The Church of St Eustache and the Tower of John the Fearless.

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What people are saying about Rue Montorgueil

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 364 reviews

Incredible experience. Learned a lot, wine was great, cheese was delicious. Nice to meet people from other countries. Guide was very knowledgeable and charismatic. Highly recommend.

Very funny show and highly interactive. It was our first night in Paris and definitely an enjoyable start to our trip. Well worth seeing.

Very informative and delicious wines and cheese. I learned a lot about French wines! Nice location and friendly staff.

4 of us, 2 Parisians and 2 from the US, loved the show! I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt! It was hilarious!

The seats were comfortable. The show started on time. The staff was wonderful.