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Paris: Skip-the-line in Louvre Museum Guidance to Mona Lisa

1. Paris: Skip-the-line in Louvre Museum Guidance to Mona Lisa

For a long time, before becoming a museum in 1793, the Louvre was one of the main residences of the kings of France. Located in the heart of Paris, it covers an area of 73,000 square meters and houses the largest collection of art works in the world, from civilizations over 7,000 years old to the 19th century. The collections of the museum are divided into 8 departments: Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Oriental Antiquities, Islamic Art, Paintings, Sculptures, Artworks and Graphics. Upon arrival, admire this masterpiece painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506 and one of the most famous portraits of women in the world, the host will let you enjoy the museum at your own pace.

Paris: Haunted Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

2. Paris: Haunted Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

Discover Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris's largest and most popular cemetery and the home of fantastic paranormal phenomena. Hear stories about the celebrities buried here, learn about the cemetery's long history, and uncover fascinating tales of ghosts that roam the grounds. Walk amongst the graves with your guide and spot the resting places of famous celebrities like Frédéric Chopin, Edith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison. Learn about the lives of the celebrities and the numerous Parisians laid to rest in Père-Lachaise Cemetery. With over one million people interned in the cemetery, it should be no surprise that it is one of the most haunted places in Paris. Learn about the long history of the cemetery, the strange cults associated with it, and delve into the hauntings reported over the years. As you explore, your guide will tell you stories about spiritualist founder Allan Kardec, the fantasms found by the tomb of Jim Morisson, the ghost of Marcel Proust who wanders the cemetery looking for his lover, and many lesser-known phenomena that loom within Père-Lachaise Cemetery.

Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Early Dinner

3. Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Early Dinner

Treat yourself to an exceptional night out with friends or family to make the most of your time in Paris. Discover the Eiffel Tower's newest restaurant: Madame Brasserie. Ride up to the first floor to savor a gourmet dinner of classic French cuisine, with a sustainable approach. Take part in a digital mystery game before your experience, then ride the elevator up to the first level of the Eiffel Tower for an early dinner. Step into the brand new Madame Brasserie to get a taste of renowned Chef Thierry Marx's sustainable French dishes, cooked with fresh local produce. Enjoy your meal of choice, depending on the option you selected. Delight your taste buds with delicious food and admire splendid views of the City of Lights from a vantage point while you dine.

Paris: Night River Cruise On The Seine With Waffle Tasting

4. Paris: Night River Cruise On The Seine With Waffle Tasting

Discover the French capital at night with all its sumptuous monuments illuminated. Live an unforgettable and magical moment. Embark on a one-hour cruise aboard a modern boat equipped with audio guides in 14 languages. Begin your cruise by meeting at the base of the Eiffel tower. Board the cruise boat, and drift past monuments such as the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Orsay Museum. Then, head further down the Seine River to see the Grand Palais, and the many bridges with unique architecture which represent masterpieces in themselves. After your cruise, enjoy an excellent waffle at the buffet located just in front of the boats and take the opportunity to photograph yourself at the foot of the illuminated Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Parc Astérix Full-Day Entrance Ticket

5. Paris: Parc Astérix Full-Day Entrance Ticket

Skip the long ticket line and enjoy all the adventures and activities of Parc Astérix with a full-day entry ticket. Enjoy a memorable day out with all your favorite characters from the Gaul village just 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Paris. Discover 6 themed zones, and more than 40 different attractions and shows with new sensations and excitement at every turn. Go on your very own odyssey to the lands of the Romans, Gauls, Greeks, Vikings, and Egyptians. Board the Menhir Express for plenty of laughs and take up Caesar's challenge to spy on the Roman Legion at the mad-house Défi de César. Sign up to serve the Roman Empire at La Légion Recrute and dive into the wacky world of the comic strip to experience the final battle between the Roman Legionnaires and the battling Gauls. Admire the only performing dolphins and sea lions this close to Paris at the Poseidon Theater. Discover the Forest of Idefix, a new area for the family right at the heart of the park, with 5 new attractions for young Gauls from 3 years of age. A short distance from the Gaulish Village, Idefix introduces you to a few druids that are friends of Panoramix, as well as their strange inventions.

Chateau of Chantilly: Skip-the-Line Ticket

6. Chateau of Chantilly: Skip-the-Line Ticket

Visit the entire Domaine de Chantilly at your leisure, 7,800 hectares located in one of the largest forests in Paris.  Explore the Château, which houses the Condé Museum. This is made up of the princely suites, an exceptional collection of paintings (over 800 masterpieces by artists such as Botticelli, Raphael, Poussin, and Delacroix), and a library and archives conserving over 13,000 works.  Visit the gardens for a magnificent panorama of the art of the Western garden, with the French-style garden designed by Le Nôtre in the 17th century, the 18th-century Anglo-Chinese garden housing the Hamlet that served as a model for Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet in the Petit Trianon in Versailles, and the 19th century English garden. Discover the Great Stables, which are a masterpiece of 18th-century architecture. They house the Museum of the Horse, which is home to over 200 objects and works of art dedicated to the equine world. All year long, the Great Stables propose magical equestrian shows.

Versailles: Skip-the-Line Guided Palace Tour w/ Gardens

7. Versailles: Skip-the-Line Guided Palace Tour w/ Gardens

Learn more about the Palace of Versailles on a guided tour of the inside and spend some free time in the gardens. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines with skip-the-line tickets. Meet your guide at Versailles at the foot of the Equestrian Statue of the Sun King, Louis the 14th. Start your tour with a visit to the Royal Apartments. Walk through the interior of the palace and explore its many rooms. Learn fascinating information about its history from your guide. Afterward, spend some free time in the gardens. Explore this 2,000-acre park filled with lovely fountains, statues, and landscaped gardens. If visiting Versailles on a Tuesday or a Friday, see the Musical Gardens show. On Saturdays or Sundays, catch the Musical Fountains Show (from March to October).

WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

8. WWI Somme Battlefields Day Trip from Paris

Travel out to the Somme region and get away from the busy Paris center. Paying homage to the soldiers who fought upon the land and witness the relics of the journey. This day trip is in a luxury van, so you will be comfortable the entire journey and is limited to eight people, so the guide can give detailed responses to any questions. You will marvel at the huge Lochnagar mine crater, walk in the trenches at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and visit the Museum of the Great War in Peronne. Pay your respects to the fallen soldiers in both the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux as well as those remembered at the Thiepval Memorial. Visit and admire the beauty of the 13th century Cathedral of Amiens, the largest Cathedral in France. Once you have had a look around, the tour will head back to Paris for the closure of the trip.

Paris: Private Speakeasy and Hidden Bar Tour

9. Paris: Private Speakeasy and Hidden Bar Tour

Discover a variety of Parisian bars and speakeasies on a guided tour. Each bar has a different atmosphere and vibe. Some bars have hidden passageways, hidden doors you will pass through, secret shots, some require passwords for entry while others are only accessible by invitations.

Valentine’s in Paris: Romantic photoshoot for couples

10. Valentine’s in Paris: Romantic photoshoot for couples

Surprise your partner with a special Valentine's experience and capture your love with a professional photoshoot. Let the romantic city of Paris act as the perfect backdrop for your romantic photos. Your professional photographer will guide your poses to make you feel comfortable and capture your love in its purest form. Receive professionally edited, high-resolution digital photos. Meet your photographer at the Carousel of the Eiffel Tower. Bring your smile and follow the instructions of your professional photographer to get some great shots. Enjoy the thrill of taking a private photo shoot at this iconic landmark. You will then take a private taxi to go to your next location: the Tuillerie Gardens (VIP option exclusive). Take the most beautiful photos of this memorable Paris sight, and enjoy the different backgrounds. Be sent a personal link to your pictures within 24 hours. View and download the high-resolution images on your own device.

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,068 reviews

A great way to experience the whole France while staying in Paris. Great activity especially for children and teenagers. Our teenage daughters rated it as the best activity we experienced in Paris.

Expensive, but saves long waiting times. Tip: get an overview plan in the entrance hall so that you have a better overview after the Mona Lisa...

The guide tour was very helpful. He speaks English very well and has a lot of knowledge about the museum and the stories behind each painting

Excellent organization, trained and competent staff. The "skip the queue" service is definitely to be recommended. Everything OK

Perfect way to do the Eiffel Tower right. Less queues and the food was simply amazing. Overall the perfect Parisian experience