Tuileries Garden

Tuileries Garden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie Reserved Entrance Ticket

1. Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie Reserved Entrance Ticket

Discover the Musée de l'Orangerie in your own time with a reserved access entrance ticket. Say goodbye to long waiting lines and waiting for ticket booths to open with your pre-booked ticket. Explore the museum at your own pace without waiting for large group tours to move in sync so as to maximize your time marveling at the renowned art inside. Visit the Musée de l'Orangerie—an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Though most famous for being the permanent home for eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet, see the museum's other works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine, and Maurice Utrillo, among others. Feel a closer connection between the two parts of the collection thanks to the new layout of the Musée de l’Orangerie: Water Lilies and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the early 20th century. Enjoy the elegant, fluid, educational, and stimulating circuit. At the entrance to the collection, see large polyptychs by Joan Mitchell (loan from the Musée national d’Art moderne) and large-scale works by the modern 'primitives' (Picasso, Douanier Rousseau, Derain, Modigliani, Matisse, etc.). The monographic galleries allow you to get a new, more up-close, and comfortable perspective of the works. Simply show your voucher directly at the dedicated entrance for visitors with pre-bought tickets. After a security check, walk straight inside.

Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Tickets

2. Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Tickets

Enjoy a walk in the Tuileries Gardens outside one of the world’s most famous museums, then skip the long ticket lines (depending on the option selected) to get priority access to the Louvre. The 2-hour guided tour inside the museum includes all the important highlights of the monumental art collection. You will see Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus De Milo, and Winged Victory of Samothrace, among many other major works of art. Stroll through the commercial area of the Louvre, where your guide will present various sections, such as the Medieval fortress and the modern Pyramid.  Guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the great art on display, pointing you in the direction of the best of the Louvre’s approximate 100,000 objects.

Paris: Private Christmas Photoshoot with VIP Option

3. Paris: Private Christmas Photoshoot with VIP Option

Turn your visit to Paris into a memory that will last a lifetime with a private Christmas photoshoot. Let your photographer take snapshots of you at various locations. Use props to help capture the festive spirit. Receive your digital photos at the end. Choose between a regular or a VIP experience. Receive a PDF guide with instructions and tips for the photoshoot before you arrive, as well as a guide to Paris. Make sure to dress in cozy sweaters and Christmas attire to create the perfect winter holiday vibes. Meet your photographer in the center of the city and get started. Opt for a regular photoshoot lasting 45 minutes and take photos at the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, and the Place Vendôme. Choose the VIP option of 1 hour and 40 minutes and visit the Eiffel Tower, the Place Vendôme, the Parvis de l'hôtel de ville, the Tuileries Gardens, and more. Allow your photographer to give you tips and tricks on the best poses. Receive Christmas hats, candies, and sparklers to capture endearing memories. After 24 hours you will receive a secure link to view and download the professionally edited, high-resolution digital photos.

Paris: Orangerie Museum Entry Ticket and Seine Cruise Ticket

4. Paris: Orangerie Museum Entry Ticket and Seine Cruise Ticket

Uncover the beauty of Claude Monet's water lily paintings with this skip-the-line ticket for the Orangerie Museum in Paris. Explore the collections housed in this old orangery of the Tuileries Palace in the Tuileries Garden. Get lost in the romance of the Seine with a river cruise. Head to the Orangerie Museum to marvel at world-renown artwork like Monet's “Water Lilies” and Auguste Renoir's “Jeunes filles au piano” (Girls at the Piano). Experience works by artists like Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, and Picasso. Have access to the museum's prestigious permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. After exploring the museum take in the beauty of the city from the water with a ticket for a laid-back cruise on the Seine River.

Paris: Seine River and Canal Saint-Martin Cruise

5. Paris: Seine River and Canal Saint-Martin Cruise

Embark on a romantic cruise close to the Musée d’Orsay on the River Seine. Marvel at the Tuileries Garden, Musée du Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and more. You will admire the scenic panoramic views before continuing to the entrance to the Canal Saint-Martin, where Bastille Square towers above you. Enter a 1.24-mile tunnel, lit by perforations that let in the light of day, and soak up the magic and beauty of a subterranean world. Once you emerge from the tunnel, you will discover the magical Canal Saint Martin, a surprising aquatic path surrounded by a romantic footbridge and bordered by chestnut trees and fishermen. Near the Temple, admire Frederic Lemaître’s bust, the Recollets Lock, and the Hotel du Nord. Keep your ears pricked for the murmuring ghost of François Villon as you approach the Dead Lock, where the Montfaucon gibbet used to stand. The boat passes Bassin de la Villette and the arcing footbridge of rue de Crimée before reaching the Parc de la Villette, where you can admire the Cité des Sciences and Music Museum along with the magnificent themed gardens.  

Paris: City Highlights Bike Tour

6. Paris: City Highlights Bike Tour

Get to know the streets of central Paris on an introductory bike tour. Discover the city’s highlights and ambience on a convenient and easy biking experience. Meet your expert local guide and the rest of your group before you head off on your journey to see the sights. Not-to-be-missed highlights include the Eiffel Tower, Avenue des Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, and River Seine, making it a great introductory tour for newcomers. Benefit from your guide’s local knowledge of hidden gems, as well as stories and interesting commentary on the city. For both first-time visitors and experienced travelers, biking has to be the best way to see the City of Light.

Paris: The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Tasting

7. Paris: The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Tasting

During this tasting, you'll get the chance to discover a large selection of wine representative of the French Terroir animated by an enthusiastic wine expert. This selection entails 5 white wines and 5 red wines: the opportunity to go around the most prestigious wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. You will also get to taste delicious hand-crafted cheeses from all over France including Brie, Blue cheese and fresh goat cheese from the Loire Valley. Enjoy this ultimate experience introducing French wine and cheese in an authentic location. You'll learn in a fun and informative way the tasting technics, how to choose wine and to pair it with cheese, the notion of AOP (the French regulation system), the different wine regions and how to distinguish the wine styles.

Orangerie Museum Guided Tour with Monet's Water Lilies

8. Orangerie Museum Guided Tour with Monet's Water Lilies

Stroll through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens to reach the former Orangerie where the royal family kept their oranges in the winter. Skip the long lines to enter the Orangerie Museum and see some of Monet's beautiful paintings of water lilies, now on permanent display. Follow an expert art historian guide around the expansive collection of 19th century and early 20th-century paintings. Get a better appreciation of the techniques of the French Impressionists and their disciples. Study paintings of fruit and flowers by Cezanne, learn about the exotic style Matisse used for his seductive portraits and trace the different stages of Picasso through his interpretations of nude models. Learn the secrets behind works by artists including Modigliani, Renoir and Utrillo.

Paris: 2-Hour Segway Tour

9. Paris: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Climb aboard a self-balancing Segway and glide across Paris on a tour that discovers more than you would on foot, and leaves behind a kinder footprint than motorized tours. Each participant will get their own Segway and helmet. Rain ponchos are available for a small fee in case of rain. Then, following a short training session to ensure you are comfortable on the unique mode of transport, head off to see landmark monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Musée D'Orsay. Cruise down the grand boulevards of the city center, including the Champs-Elysées, and discover the city’s green oasis at the Tuileries Gardens. Your guide will point out some of the city’s most interesting sites, including the imposing Ecole Militaire complex. Marvel at the golden dome of Les Invalides, admire the extravagance of the historic Pont Alexandre III, swoon to the Beaux-Arts façade of the Grand Palais, and see the Obelisk of Luxor at Place de la Concorde.

Paris: Cruise the Seine River at Sunset

10. Paris: Cruise the Seine River at Sunset

Embark on a downtown Paris river cruise. Watch the sunset as you float down the Seine and take in sights like the Tuileries garden and the Louvre museum. Have the option to purchase wine and snacks at the bar. Hop aboard and admire the verdant Tuileries garden, the famed Louvre museum, and l'Ile de la Cité (Island of the City). Go past the Notre-Dame cathedral as it is bathed in the the evening light. See the bridges that go the natural island of l'Ile Saint Louis. Pass by the grand l'Hôtel de Ville and the iconic Eiffel Tower.

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What people are saying about Tuileries Garden

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,186 reviews

This was a great event. About 2 hours, 10 wines 5 w,5 r. And matching cheeses end bread. You actually discover new flavors and wine types. You could never do this on your own. All in English. Sat with 8 total and a sommelier with a masters degree in wines. I may add this to every Paris trip we do.

The meeting place was clearly stated and easily found. The boat was comfortable and the ride was excellent. I would suggest earphones and a system by which the guide can be better heard. We couldn't understand him as we were not able to hear him well. Other than that, it was wonderful.

I wish we could remember his name, but his honesty was the cutest. The guided tour part with him is outside. There was some confusion on that. You do the inside by yourself. Just be aware of this. Over all a great tour.

Great exhibits. Smaller museum. Monets water lilies mural is a must see

I'm glad we didn't have to wait long, thanks to this ticket.