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The Art Tour of Paris
7 days / 6 nights
Paris

Day 1 Paris
Arrival transfer and half day orientation tour en route,to discover some hidden treasures - from Pont Neuf (Paris oldest bridge),passing the Palais Royal,Champs de Mars and the Invalides,to arrive to the Bastille and the Conciergerie (Marie-Antoinette’s prison).Then, view the modern part of the city from the area around the Opera along the elegant Rue de la Paix to the famous Champs-Elysees.Overnight in Paris.

Day 2 Paris
Half day Louvre tour to see masterpieces such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace and Mona Lisa.Then continue along the Avenue Foch and the Palace of Chaillot.Stop at the Trocadero to enjoy the Eiffel Tower,Ecole militaire and the area around.Overnight.

Day 3 Paris
Morning visit to Marmottan museum featuring works by impressionists artist such as : Monet , Sisley, Renoir. Afternoon visit to Orsay museum located in the former Gare d’Orsay designed by V.Laloux in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition.See paintings, pastels, sculptures , furniture and art objects dating from 1848 to 1914. Overnight .

Day 4 Paris
Full day excursion to Giverny at the gate of Normandy. Visit the house and gardens of the great impressionist master, Claude Monet.Visit his studio,the dining room, the living room and the bedroom with original furniture.Cezanne, Rodin Renoir are among the celebrities who often paid a visit to the artist.Finally ,see the sumptuous garden, its private lake covered with water lilies and surrounded by myriad of flowers immortalized in museums all over the world.In the afternoon, drive to Auvers sur Oise : Vincent Van Gogh spend the last months of his life at Auvers painting one canvas each day. He died in this village and was buried in its small cemetery.Visit the village,Van Gogh’s grave and Auberge Ravoux where the painter stayed. Return to Paris.Overnight.

Day 5 Paris
Full day sightseeing of Paris starting by a morning visit to Montmartre, a quarter of Paris which was kept its own cultural and artistic identity : Site of creation , it was frequented by many poets , singers and painters and its cabarets are worldwide renowned. Short time on own. Continue the city tour with a visit to the Opera Garnier , being without contest the best example of the fastuous architecture of the 2nd Empire period.If time permits a walk in the Marais area,to see Paris in his pre-revolutionary architecture.Overnight.

Day 6 Paris
Drive South of Paris , through the forest of Fontainebleau to Barbizon , charming village and famous home of impressionist painters.The visit Chateau de Fountain bleau – one of ten largest royal residences around Paris.Overnight in Paris.

Day 7 Paris
Transfer to airport for final departure.