2-Hour Musée d’Orsay Guided Tour

The stunning Beaux Arts Musée d'Orsay in Paris houses the largest collection of French Impressionist artwork in the world. Take a two-hour guided tour of the museum's highlights to see works by Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, and more.
2 hours
Group size up to 25 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
What is included in activity
English-speaking guide
Entrance and reservation fee for the Musée d'Orsay
Tour in a group of 6 people or fewer
What is not included
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Food and beverages

A treasure trove of French art awaits you when you enter the stunning Beaux Arts structure of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Housed in a previous rail route station, the exhibition hall contains one of the world's best assortments of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist workmanship. Take advantage of a semi-private tour with expert commentary from a guide who will not only introduce you to the works of art but also to the masters who created them.

Learn about a once-in-a-lifetime era in art history and how it was met with harsh criticism. Check out how painters like Claude Monet radically altered our perspective on the world. Many of the museum's most well-known pieces were created in Paris and depict scenes from all over France, providing a visual history of the country.

Admire Van Gogh's eminent "Starry Night over the Rhône" and Renoir's masterpiece "Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette," which depicts a typical Sunday afternoon in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris. Find features by Cezanne, Manet, Degas, and considerably more.

Important information:

  • This tour requires some walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended. 
  • The Covid-19 entry requirements (such as a booster shot, a negative COVID test, and a vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change quickly. It is the responsibility of all visitors to check the official travel advice on government websites and adhere to it. 
  • The tour operator is not responsible for denying access to museums and tourist attractions. There will be no refund:
  • Guests with wheelchairs or other disabilities requiring special assistance cannot be accommodated; 
  • Strollers and baby carriages are not allowed on this tour; 
  • Latecomers cannot be accommodated; missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded; 
  • Photography is prohibited in the Musée d'Orsay; 
  • Large bags or backpacks are prohibited in the museum.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed:

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Flash photography
  • Backpacks
  • Baby carriages

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You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
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How long your tour will be
2 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
5.0 out of 5
434 reviews
Christiane T.
Took the tour on September 29th. Loved the experience. We were a small group of 5 people, which made it even better. Our guide was very knowledgeable and her passion for art was evident in her narrative. Learnt a lot about impressionism and neo-impressionism. Two hours is definitely not enough to cover such a vast topic and all the treasures at d'Orsay - but I would have been quite lost and missed important pieces if I hadn't taken this tour. Definitely recommended!
5 days ago
Lydie A.
This made the museum more interesting to me, to learn about the paintings and the artists, and the history of the impressionist movement. Our guide was very informative and obviously cared about what he was describing. A good way to see the the highlights of the museum, and then we had time afterwards to stay as long as we looked and see more. Highly recommended!
14 days ago
Abélia F.
This guided tour started really well when our guide, Claire, skipped the line with our group and we went right in at 9:30am. I like that she started the tour promptly. Claire gave an excellent review of the French painting from the mid 1800s to the First World War. This museum is beautiful and much easier to navigate with a knowledgeable guide
14 days ago
Marielle M.
I don't remember the name of the tour guide sadly ( I know it was the lady from East Europe who grew up in Florida ) and she was just fabulous. She made it really interactive and interesting for all ages and even for people who did not know much such as my young daughter. Thank you very much for such a memorable experience
18 days ago
Angèle J.
Our guide provided a wonderfully coherent overview to the Musee d Orsay. She was very knowledgable and conveyed her comments on each painting with insight and clarity. She was constantly aware of the group and encouraged and answered questions fully. She did a wonderful job and is a credit to your organization.
about 1 month ago
Valentine C.
The best tour guide! Wish we could have him again - funny, knowledgeable, patient, and maximized our time in the museum and then some. It was like a crash course (or refresher) in art history, but interest and accessible for everyone. Can’t say enough about it - do it!
about 2 months ago
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