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#98 of 955 Tours in Paris
Paris, France
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Context Travel offers cultural and historical tours and activities led by deep subject-matter experts in over 50 cities around the world. With coverage of lesser known locales as well as main city sites, our experts take clients through in-depth, thematic topics to help them get to know the DNA of a place.
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The Louvre Museum is one of the most celebrated museums in France, if not the world, and with this small group tour you'll get to see some of its finest offerings. You and up to five other people will join a local art historian, spending three hours admiring some of the museum's loveliest sculptures, paintings, and artifacts.
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from $126.00
The neighborhood of Montmartre, one of the mythical sites in Paris has always stood apart from the rest of the city. Build around the crest of a hill in northern Paris, Montmartre was for a long time a country village inhabited by artisans, tradesmen and performers and known for its windmills and farms. During this tour, you'll discover history, religion and look at the traditions, lifestyle, and bohemian character of the neighborhood as it has evolved over the centuries. Already an artists' hangout at the end of the 19th century, Montmartre's bohemian cheap living and nightlife attracted young artists. Continuing upwards to the highest point in Paris, we'll stop at the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and admire the spectacular panoramic view of the city. With its Romano-Byzantine features, Sacré-Coeur stands in sharp contrast to the Gothic architecture of Notre Dame and Saint Eustache, both of which can be seen from its belvedere.
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from $80.00
Paris is a vibrant city full of energy and history. It can be intimidating to know where to go, what to do, and how to find anything that's not already listed in a guidebook. In this two-hour sit-down chat and informal tour you will meet a local insider who knows Paris inside and out, what makes it different and special, and how to feel like a local while you are here. Ideal for your day of arrival, or very beginning of your trip. We begin with an informal chat over coffee, then we'll hit the streets for a basic, 1-hour introduction to your neighborhood. We point out some local attractions—big and small—and orient you to your surroundings. Depending on where you're staying and what interests you we wander farther afield and explore the city more widely.
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This tour of the Musée d’Orsay examines the rich 19th- and early 20th-century collections of this world-class museum. In the company of an art historian, we will be introduced to the major art movements of the period—from the Barbizon school and Realism, to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism—as well as their most celebrated players. We will begin our tour with a discussion of the history and structure of the building, first constructed as a rail station by architect Victor Laloux for the 1900 World's Fair. After serving as a rail station for only 39 years (as electricity grew in popularity and trains became longer, the Orsay station's short platforms were rendered unusable), the station was preserved as a historical building in the late 70s, and opened as a museum in 1986. While the Orsay's collection includes all varieties of artwork produced from 1848 to 1914, our walk will concentrate primarily on painting.
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from $106.00
Explore France’s capital through its delicious local cuisine on this food-lover’s walking tour. Follow your guide through Aligre Market—one of Paris’ liveliest and most traditional markets—and mingle with the city’s locals buying their fresh ingredients. Along the way, learn where the produce comes from, and gain insight into the role food plays in Parisian culture. You’ll also be able to taste some of the produce on sale.
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

Our guide, Thibaud, was very knowledgeable about art history and made the tour more interesting through his impassioned and dramatic telling of stories about the art or the artists. I could have spend all day with him in the Louvre. I advise that you skip...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

The tour of the Louvre was well done.... our guide John was knowledgeable and good . with our 10 year old granddaughter. Tour is 2 1/2 hours. He knew interesting tid bits of relevant history. Great for kids. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

My wife, 11-year-old son and I know nothing about art. We took the Louvre tour with Context Tours though, and it was outstanding! Context perfectly matched our tour guide to us. Alex was awesome with my son (who had little interest in art before). But...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

My family had a fantastic time on our tour. We took it on a comfortable March morning and our guide, Thibodaux was a natural and interesting group leader. Armed only with what we learned reading Great Expectations in high school, Thib took us around several...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

Seems that Trip Advisor has one account for each tour company; which can make it tricky when you take several tours with one company. Took 3 tours with Context in June 2019. Reviewed each of the 3 tours below. 1. Musée d'Orsay Tour: Crash Course...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

I'm sure the tour guides are great, which is why we booked a tour. Unfortunately Context's website doesn't actually show availability even though it appears to. We tried rebooking, but after several unanswered emails finally gave up. Their customer service department is either mismanaged or...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

We did three tours with Context. All of our guides were knowledgeable and pleasant. No more than four people in any tour....one tour it was just the two of us. The “crash course” of the Louvre I especially recommend for casual art buffs. The crowds...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank eliza531
Reviewed June 16, 2019

and it's a lot of centimes. I thought my Louvre "crash course" three hour tour was expensive but man, it was worth it. Just six of us led by a bona fide art history expert (with documentary TV in her resume). I ended up pitying...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank paulbeserene
Reviewed March 13, 2019

Wow! We loved learning so much about art and composition from James! I would take a weeklong class from him any time! My girls loved seeing what he created and learning a bit about how impactful charcoal drawings/art can be. Knowing he is a working...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 9, 2019

Ok, not really but our guide Thibault made the crowds kinda of melt away. My grumpy teenager who is "meh" about art was deeply engaged the entire time. Also, our guide was fun, light-hearted, extremely knowledgable and whip smart. Context is never cheap, but it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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October 24, 2017|
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Response from ContextTravel | Property representative |
Hello Sarah, We have a good deal of tours for families traveling to Paris. Personally, my favorite is the Montmartre for Families: Palettes & Paintbrushes. It tells the story of a neighborhood through the lives of the great... More
September 15, 2015|
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Response from ajpick | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Not sure what you are asking. Context Travel is a walking tour service only.