Explore Paris' Le Marais district on a 1.5-hour guided tour and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Musée Picasso. Wandering the cobbled streets of the artsy Le Marais neighborhood with your guide, learn about the many famous painters who have lived and worked here and gain insight into the modern-day local art scene. Then enjoy skip-the-line access to the Musée Picasso to admire Picasso's masterpieces and personal art collections at your leisure. Your tour size is limited to 12 to ensure a more personalized experience.
Meet your guide outside the Centre Pompidou in the heart of Paris' Le Marais district. Criss-crossed by ancient cobblestone streets and packed full of terraced cafés, stylish boutiques and trendy art galleries, Le Marais is one of the most intriguing, buzzing and fashionable corners of Paris.Historically Paris' Jewish and gay neighborhood, Le Marais today is a center for the city's art culture. Listen as your guide talks of the many legendary artists who have drawn inspiration from this vibrant area. Pass by several art galleries — some established, others up-and-coming — and uncover some of the secrets of artists and dealers working here today.After 1.5 hours exploring the neighborhood, arrive at the famous — and recently reopened after a 5-year renovation — Musée Picasso (Picasso Museum). Beat the entrance queues with your skip-the-line ticket and head straight inside for a self-guided tour. The guided part of your tour concludes upon arrival, but your guide will explain the museum's layout and share tips on how to make the most of your time inside before leaving you to explore the galleries at your leisure.Admire celebrated works by Picasso including nearly 300 paintings from his early Blue Period to the notorious nudes, matadors and musicians that defined his later oeuvres. Gaze upon pieces such as Femme Assise aux Bras Croisés (1937) and the Les Baigneurs: la Plongeuse (1956) sculpture. Also on display is Picasso’s personal collection of works from his friends and contemporaries such as Matisse, Miro and Braque, as well as the masters he admired, including Cézanne and Degas.