Musée d’Orsay Guided Tour w/ Skip-The-Line Access

Enjoy the largest world's collection of Impressionist art at the Beaux Arts Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Take a two-hour guided tour of the museum's most important exhibits, including genuine masterpieces created by Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Degas, Manet and other famous artists.
2 hours
Group size up to 12 persons
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Enter an alladin's cave of French art and skip the long lines to the beautiful Beaux Arts building that is now the Musée d'Orsay. The museum, which was once a railway station, has the best collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, but it was overlooked for a long time.

You can now see masterpieces by Monet, Courbet, Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh as well as learn about this one-of-a-kind period in art history. Along the way, your guide will provide an in-depth explanation of the layered artworks as well as the social context and turmoil of the 19th century.

Ingres' "La Source" and Bouguereau's "The Birth of Venus" are among the highlights. The realism of Courbet's "L'Atelier du Peintre" and "A Burial at Ornans" is awe-inspiring. Both the "Breakfast on Grass" by Manet and the "Breakfast on Grass" by Monet have stunning colors. The "Rue Montorgueil" and "Cathedrale de Rouen" series are two other Monet works.

Pay attention to Renoir's "Bal du Moulin de la Galette," Cezanne's "Still Life," and Van Gogh's "Auto-Portrait" and "Starry Night."

Important information:

  • This tour operates even in a bad weather
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Only you, your friends or family will be on the tour. Time on this excursion is time spent with loved ones.
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Always at your disposal, your guide will tailor your program and suggest places of interest for children, where to eat and what to see.
The cost of an individual excursion is comparable to the cost of a group excursion if you are going with someone else.
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What is included in activity

• Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Orsay Museum
• Guide

What is not included

• Food and drinks

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You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
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Musée d'Orsay

How long your tour will be
2 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
5.0 out of 5
606 reviews
Laura V.
Our tour guide, Melissa (could be spelling wrong), was the best in France! We considered going back again just for her. The way she connected us to the material, walked us through the progressions of styles chronologically, and the light hearted approach she took was fantastic. Truly a kind, thoughtful guide, 5 stars!
4 days ago
Clara D.
The Musee d’Orsay, as beautiful as it is, literally came life with our excellent guide Anja. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the history and importance of the art was mesmerizing. She was a delight to be with and we cannot thank her enough for taking us along on her magnificent journey through the Musee d’Orsay. Ten stars would not be enough! Don’t miss this beautiful experience.
8 days ago
Bernard L.
Our guide, Lilly, was deeply knowledgeable and a wonderful story teller. She was able to pull the pieces in the museum into an overall narrative of the progression of art in France. It was very educational and very fun. She spent time pointing out the "jokes" and secrets that you might not notice as a lay person.
11 days ago
Milo T.
We had Boris as our guide and he was awesome! Punctual and so approachable. Extremely knowledgeable and gave us so much insight to the painting ha, the building itself, and much more. We wished we could have more time to listen to all he knew. Great experience and would highly recommend.
12 days ago
Yvonne P.
6 days in Paris with a group of 6 adults/young adults, saw all the sights, museums. We unanimously agreed that this tour with Mila R was the highlight! Felt like a walking college art history tour with top professor. Fast paced, lively, loaded with context. Only regret is we wished we could have added an hour, then taken Mila to lunch. She is a lovely person and fantastic guide.
12 days ago
Alphonse J.
Our original time to meet the tour guide was on the morning of Tuesday, October 9. Because of the threat of a general strike, the museum did not open at the correct time. Our guide met us, however, and we agreed to meet again at 2 PM in the afternoon. Anya gave us an excellent tour. She taught us the history of art from classical through to modern times in her 2 hour tour.. We were most impressed with her and her delivery. We would give her the highest rating.
14 days ago
Cyrille C.
With the background of our guide Lily,our tour was spent connnecting art to the political and cultural events of the time period. Lily was extremely well educated in art history and we were able to appreciate the art we saw and understand how it fit in with the time period. This tour was definitely the highlight of our time in Paris!!!
18 days ago
Dominique B.
Excellent visit, an exceptional, cultured guide whose very didactic and progressive approach fascinated us. A real good time with a guide far superior to those we have had on other occasions. For a first with Your application, you have made us loyal! Thanks again Boris!
19 days ago
Morgane S.
Anya was fabulous! Very knowledgeable, of course, but tied together so many aspects of the art, the societal implications and influences, historical influences, aristocracy vs bourgeois, the artists idiosyncrasies, and more. Very personable and interactive...not just standing there lecturing. Very pleasant personality and charming as well. Highly recommend her to anyone from those with little knowledge of the art to those more sophisticated.
about 2 months ago
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