Categoria: FRANCE

Versailles Explorer: Wonders of the Royal palace and Gardens

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Experience a discovery of the most wonderful Royal Palace in the world. Walk through the State Apartments and their amazing adornment, while you will be able to enjoy the stories of the Sun King Louis XIV and his successors, along with the intrigues of the court and the stories of the many mistresses and private lives of the kings.

Discovering their parties and hobbies,  you will plunge into their everyday life, unveiling the habits ruled by the famous “etiquette” and all the ceremonies of the Castle.

After the visit of the apartments, you will be able to access the most exemplary parts of the gardens, extended on over 200 acres and decorated with more than 400 statues, created by the master landscape architect André Le Notre.

During the days of Fountain Shows and Musical Gardens you will also enjoy a beautiful experience walking the steps of the king Louis XIV through the magnificent groves and fountains. You will see the fountains in action, thanks to the original 18th century mechanism to provide them with water, while listening to French classical music: the perfect way to feel the atmosphere of the time!

What’s included:

  • Expert English speaking licensed guide
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fee for the Chateau de Versailles
  • Headsets, when appropriate, to better hear the guide
  • Gardens and fountain shows ticket (when running, price will be automatically added to the standard tour)

What’s not included:

  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Transfer from / to Paris

Important notes:

Tickets for the Musical Fountains Shows or Musical Gardens are added automatically to the price when running.

The other days a standard guided tour of the gardens will be provided.

Due to increased security measures some line may form at the entrance even for the Skip the Line entrances

 Duration: 2 hours

  Starting Time: 10 am; Noon; 2:30 pm

 Operating days: Tuesady,  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 Language: English, French, Spanish, or Italian

 Meeting Point: In front of the Castle entrance, outside the main gates, at the equestrian statue of Louis XIV.

Skip the Line Louvre Explorer: Royal Palace and Wonders of the collection

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The Louvre great collection of 350,000 artworks, with the most representative art expressions  from 9000 years ago up to present time are already a wonderful reason to visit this amazing museum.

But if you add that The Louvre, former royal residence and fortress, can boast a huge complex whose beauty embodies 800 years of french history, this make it definitely a must see!

But how to have a great overview on the most important artworks and sories without getting completely ovewhelmed?

That is why Fabrizia has created this 2,5 hour-tour, in which you will focus an all the 3 main wings of the Museum, just getting the best of all.

Slicing through the rooms, your guide Fabrizia will lead you in a journey throughout art history and time, to appreciate the most representative collections and artworks of the Louvre, and the Apartments of the Emperor Napoleon III.

Enjoying the small size group (maximum 6 people), you will be able to move swiftly through the timeless masterpieces, and your guide will unveil you their stories along with many captivating anecdotes.

After the tour, you will be able to stay longer in the museum to visit more if you wish, or you will be ready for another one of the fabulous attraction of Paris, knowing that you had a great overview of all the must-see of the Louvre.

What is included:

  • Expert English-speaking Licensed Guide
  • Skip the Line Tickets for the Museum
  • Small groups (6 people or fewer)

What’s not included:

  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up / drop-off from the hotel
  • Food and beverage

 

 Duration: 2,5 hours

 Starting Time: 10 am; Noon; 2:30 pm

 Operating days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Language: English, French, Spanish, or Italian

 Meeting Point: Arc de Carrousel

Categories: FRANCE, Museums

Skip the Line Semi – Private Highlights of the Louvre and Mona Lisa

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The Louvre great collection of 350,000 artworks made of it one of the major museum in the world. But how to discover the best of it in a couple of hours?

That is why Fabrizia has created this 1,5 hour-tour, in which you will meet three beautiful ladies: Venus de Milo, Victory of Samothrace and of course the wonderful Mona Lisa. Slicing through the rooms, your guide Fabrizia will lead you in a journey throughout art history and time, to appreciate the most representative collections and artworks of the Louvre.

Enjoying the small size group (maximum 6 people), you will be able to move swiftly through the timeless masterpieces, and your guide will unveil you their stories along with many captivating anecdotes.

The main focus of the Tour is Mona Lisa, that you will be able to know in all its mysterious and enigmatic history, also exploring the hidden symbolism and the reason of its huge fame.

After the tour, you will be able to stay longer in the museum to visit more if you wish, or you will be ready for another one of the fabulous attraction of Paris, knowing that you had a great overview of story of the must-see of the Louvre.

What is included:

  • Expert English-speaking Licensed Guide
  • Skip the Line Tickets for the Museum
  • Small groups (6 people or fewer)

What’s not included:

Categories: FRANCE, Museums

Skip the Line Orsay Museum Explorer

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Embark for a journey trough art history among the most amazing masterpieces of 19th and early 20th century.

Your expert and passionate guide will lead you through a path that will enable you to have a complete overview of the adventure of painting from the Ecole de Barbizion, to the masters of Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism.

Along with the beautiful artworks, you will discover the private lives of the major artists, their relationships and habits, and  all the secrets of the parisian way of life, that so much inspired the artists, from the past to present days.

But not only the collection are amazing: you will be surprised by the beautiful architecture and by the different renovations of this museum, that used to be a train station build with the typical style of the turn of the century, for 1900 world’s fair.

What is included:

  • Expert English-speaking Licensed Guide
  • Skip the Line Tickets for the Museum
  • Small groups (6 people or fewer)

What’s not included:

  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up / drop-off from the hotel
  • Food and beverage

 

 

 Duration: 2,5 hours

 Starting Time: 10 am; Noon; 2:30 pm

 Operating days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 Language: English, French, Spanish, or Italian

 Meeting Point: In front of the Musée d’Orsay, at the Elephant Statue

Categories: FRANCE, Museums

Skip the Line Orangerie Explorer

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Discover the famous Oval Rooms with the Water lilies by Claude Monet, offered to France after the armistice of Wolrd War 1.

The painter wanted his masterpieces, the famous Water Lilies Serie, to be accessible to the public, displayed inside the special set of the Orange Tree Green House of the Louvre, in the heart of the Tuileries Garden.

A real harbour of peace and tranquillity, where to recollect our thoughts and to find the inspirating collection of artworks dating from mid-19th century until the first decades of 20th century.

This museum allows you to complete the overview of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist of the Orsay Museum, if you want to take the Combo version and visit both museums in a single day.

But you will also discover more: you will be surprised by the amazing collection acquired from the early 20th century movements,and you will admire some of the most known and stunnin icons of Cubism and Surrealism.

Orangerie Museum offers also a Temporary Exibithion* of 500m2.

*Temporary Exhibition tour optional

 

What is included:

  • Expert English-speaking Licensed Guide
  • Skip the Line Tickets for the Museum
  • Small groups (6 people or fewer)

What’s not included:

  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up / drop-off from the hotel
  • Food and beverage

 Duration: 2 hours

 Starting Time: 10 am; Noon; 2:30 pm

 Operating days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 Language: English, French, Spanish, or Italian

 Meeting Point: In front of the entrance of Musée de l’Orangerie, at Rodin’s Kiss Statue

Categories: FRANCE, Museums

Champagne Explorer: Reims and Epernay with Wine Tasting

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Explore the beauty of Champagne region, with endless hills of the most elegant grapes in the world!

First stop Reims, discovering the centre of the city and the Cathedral where the kings of France were crowned. Visit the beautiful Basilique dedicated to the patron Saint of the City, Saint Rémi.

Second stop includes a visit to the famous cellars of Champagne Mercier, with wine tasting.

What’s included:

  • Expert English speaking licensed guide
  • Transfer from / to Paris Bastille
  • Entrance tickets and reservation for the visit of Mercier Cellars and wine tasting
  • Headsets, when appropriate, to better hear the guide

What’s not included:

  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pick up/ drop off

Important notes:

 

 Duration: 10 hours

  Starting Time: 8:30

 Operating days: Monday, Tuesady,  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 Language: English, French, Spanish, or Italian

 Meeting Point: On the steps in front of the Opéra Bastille. Metro 1; 5; 8: get of at the stop Bastille and you will find the modern building of the Opéra Bastille right behind you. To your riht you will see a tall flight of stairs leading to the main entrance.

 

Chantilly Castle

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In the region of Picardie, lies a castle of destinies, hisory and architecture: Chantilly. I ts history was determined by three great figure of french history: Anne de Montmorency, Louis II de Bourbon Condé and Henri d’Orléans dit the duke d’Aumale.

We will explore togheter the glory and disgrace of these great figures, great military leaders and collectors, together with the beauty of the decorations and of the magnificent painting collection of the Musée Condé, second largest collection of painting in France after the Louvre.

The parc, with the water canal of the Nonette, presents beautiful french style and english style gardens perspectives, perfect place to stroll and relax enjoying the colours of the exotic flowers.

What’s included:

  • Expert English speaking licensed guide
  • Transfer from / to Paris Porte Maillot
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fee for the Chateau de Chantilly
  • Headsets, when appropriate, to better hear the guide

What’s not included:

  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pick up/ drop off

Important notes:

 

Due to increased security measures some line may form at the entrance even for the Skip the Line entrances

 Duration: 6 hours

  Starting Time: 10 am

 Operating days: Tuesady,  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 Language: English, French, Spanish, or Italian

 Meeting Point: In front of the Palais des Congrès, Porte Maillot. Metro 1; RER C: Porte Maillot.

Heart of Paris and Notre Dame

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Explore the highlights of the centre of Paris, uncovering its history and secret stories.

Fabrizia will unveil you all the secrets of the cité island, plunging you into the history of Paris and into the famous sights of its outstanding monuments.

We will discover together the famous Place de la Concorde and the perspective of the most beautiful avenue of the world: Champs Elysées. Then we will enjoy the harbour of peace of the Tuileries gardens with their scented and coloured varietes of plants and flowers, to reach the Louvre Cour d’Honneur and head to the river Seine’s banks.

We will pass by the romantic pont des Arts and reach the real heart of Paris, Cité Island, where Paris generated more than 2000 years ago. Here we will explore the former prison of Conciergerie, the Sainte Chapelle and the Notre Dame Cathedral  (included visit inside).

What’s included:

  • Expert English speaking licensed guide
  • Headsets, when appropriate, to better hear the guide.

What’s not included:

  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pick up/ drop off

Important notes:

Due to increased security measures some line may form at the entrance even for the Skip the Line entrances

 Duration: 2,5 hours

  Starting Time: 10 am; Noon; 2:30 pm

 Operating days:  Monday,Tuesady,  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 Language: English, French, Spanish, or Italian

 Meeting Point: Metro Concorde, in front of the central gates of the entrance of the Tuileries Gardens.

 

Notre Dame + Conciergerie + Sainte Chapelle

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Explore the highlights of the centre of Paris, uncovering its history and secret stories.

In the heart of Cité Island, where Paris generated more than 2000 years ago, we will discover the  800 years of history treasured by Notre Dame Cathedral.

We will explore the former prison of Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette spent her last days, as this was also the prison for more than 2700 people condamned at the times of the French Revolution. We will end up in beauty with the stunning more than 600 sq.m. of stained glass windows of the Sainte Chapelle (all entrances included).

What’s included:

  • Expert English speaking licensed guide
  • Tickets and reservations for Saint Chapelle and Conciergerie
  • Headsets, when appropriate, to better hear the guide.

What’s not included:

  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pick up/ drop off

Important notes:

Due to increased security measures some line may form at the entrance even for the Skip the Line entrances

 Duration: 3 hours

  Starting Time: 10 am; Noon; 2 pm

 Operating days:  Monday,Tuesady,  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 Language: English, French, Spanish, or Italian

 Meeting Point: Metro Cité.

Categories: Combo tours, FRANCE, Monuments