Musée d’Orsay Highlights: Skip-The-Line Guided Tour


Paris, France

61.46

1 - 10

2 hrs


$61.46
per person
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Overview
  • Discover the world’s largest collection of French Impressionist art at the beautiful Beaux Arts Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the museum’s highlights, and see masterpieces by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Manet, and more.
    Highlights
    • Discover the world's largest collection of Impressionist art
    • Skip the long lines to the Musée d’Orsay
    • Marvel at masterpieces by Renoir, Monet, Manet, and more
    • Learn the history of a unique period in art
    • Avoid the hassle of large groups with an intimate tour of no more than 20 people
    • Get a commentary from a local’s perspective on Parisians favorite museum

Location
  • Around:
    • Paris, France
  • Pickup: Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Categories
  • Food Food and Drink
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Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 2 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $61.46
  • Size: 1 - 10 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages:

Inclusion
  • Includes
    • English-speaking guide
    • Skip-the-line entrance and reservation fee for the Musée d'Orsay
    • Headsets (if needed) to hear your guide
    What’s Not Included
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Food and beverages

Cancellation
  • Cancel up to 24h before, incurring a processing fee of 10%

Musée d’Orsay Highlights: Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

Enter the stunning Beaux Arts building of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and discover a treasure chest of French art.

Housed in a former railway station, the museum contains one of the world’s best collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Skip the long lines, and enjoy expert commentary from a guide who will introduce you not only to the masterpieces but to the masters that created them.

Learn about a unique period of art history, and how it was harshly criticized in its time. See how painters, such as Monet, radically changed the way we view the world. Many of the museum’s most famous works are by Paris-based artists, and depict scenes throughout France, providing a pictorial history of the nation.

Marvel at Van Gogh’s “Starry Night over the Rhône,” and Renoir’s masterpiece “Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette,” a depiction of a typical Sunday afternoon in the Paris district of Montmarte. Discover highlights by Cezanne, Degas, Manet, and much more.
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Additional Information

• This tour involves a fair amount of walking and comfortable shoes are recommended
• Regretably, guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance cannot be accommodated
• Strollers or baby carriages are not permitted on this tour
• Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving late cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
• Photography is not permitted in the Musée d'Orsay
• Please note that many sections of the museum are not air-conditioned
• Large bags or backpacks are not permitted in the museum
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Reviews

4.8 stars, based on 44 reviews
Tim
Tim
Caroline was an awesome guide, knowledge and interesting!!
17/10/2018 at 00:00
Rene
Rene
Thank you to Carolina who really introduced me to the “impressionist story” I am inspired!
06/10/2018 at 00:00
Vinti
Vinti
Very Informative Tour
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!
02/10/2018 at 00:00
Robert
Robert
paced like a slow BBC documentary with good information but takes twice as long to tell. And she waited until the end to get to the major stars like Van Gogh when it was most crowded. Poorly planned.
25/09/2018 at 00:00
EL-HAJJ MALIK
EL-HAJJ MALIK
Slightly confusing
Unfortunately, I arrived late to the tour approximately 5 minutes and there was no options given to me. I was eventually told that the tour group left immediately and that there would be no compensation. It was very difficult to figure out how to find customer service and if it is your first time in a new city like Paris I would recommend not doing a tour this early in the morning so you have more than enough time to navigate the city and bypass potential problems.
25/09/2018 at 00:00
Peter
Peter
Violets was our guide and she was excellent Best tour guide that we have had in Paris. Very knowledgeable
21/09/2018 at 00:00
Francis
Francis
The tour was excellent. Katerina, our guide was wonderful!!
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.
18/09/2018 at 00:00
Silke
Silke
Wonderful tour through the masterpiece
15/09/2018 at 00:00
Robert
Robert
Passionate and animated guide holding the groups attention throughout
Clearly spoken knowledgeable guide.
14/09/2018 at 00:00
Ann
Ann
Excellent guide!
29/08/2018 at 00:00
Katherine
Katherine
Great tour. Saw the important things in a short time.
Our guide was informative and moved quickly through the museum. We were very happy with this tour.
19/08/2018 at 00:00
Eric
Eric
Great context for Impressionist movement
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
18/08/2018 at 00:00
Diane
Diane
Beautifully told story of Impressionism
Nev (?), our guide, was really fantastic. She brought the story of Impressionism to life, walked us through key Impressionist works, and made the experience truly educational and entertaining. Our tour, on our last day in Paris, brought our artistic and historical experiences together beautifully.
13/08/2018 at 00:00
Lewis A
Lewis A
Outstanding tour
Our guide was outstanding. She showed as the major works and provided excellent context
21/07/2018 at 00:00
Christopher
Christopher
Fantastic - one of the best things we’ve done in Paris!
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!
27/06/2018 at 00:00
Glenn
Glenn
Would choose Violettta as a guide any time
11/06/2018 at 00:00
Claudia
Claudia
Fantastisches Museum, tolle Führung
Das Musée d'Orsay zeigt Bilder all der Künstler, die zumindest jeder schon mal namentlich wahrgenommen hat. Für Kunstfreunde und/oder -kenner natürlich ein Traum! Die Organisation hat grundsätzlich super geklappt, wir mussten auch nicht um Tickets anstehen wie andere, die bereits 1 h vor den Öffnungszeiten vor dem Museum angestanden sind... Doof ist nur, dass dann ALLE an der gleichen Schlange anstehen mussten - egal ob man ein Einzelticket vorab oder vorort erworben hatte oder mit einer geführten Gruppe am Weg war. Dafür aber definitiv die mangelnde Weitsicht des Museums-Personals verantwortlich und nicht unsere Tour-Guide Ina. Diese hat uns wahnsinnig viel erklärt und erzählt - man hat gemerkt, dass sie dieses Museum und die Kunst darin liebt. Ihr Wissen war enorm! Hier gab es keine Ohrstöpsel, also mussten wir genau hinhören, dafür waren wir nur 7 Leute in der Gruppe. Alles in allem: sehr empfehlenswert!!
31/05/2018 at 00:00
Emma
Emma
Our guide Tina was incredible. Small group, and so interesting!
30/05/2018 at 00:00
Sandra
Sandra
Great insight into the masters.
Our guide had a wonderful depth of knowledge and passion for the artists and their works. We learned a great deal about their background and the reasons for their subject choices.
26/05/2018 at 00:00
Lila
Lila
Super!!!
Violet was a great and enthusiastic guide, whom to listen to was a real pleasure.
26/05/2018 at 00:00
Carolin
Carolin
sehr gute Organisation, super Führung bedingt durch eine ausgezeichnet
07/05/2018 at 00:00
Robert
Robert
Our guide was personable and very knowledgeable. Would do this again!
05/05/2018 at 00:00
cynthia
cynthia
Very worthwhile. Lots of valuable information
28/04/2018 at 00:00
Daniel
Daniel
Guide was great.
28/04/2018 at 00:00
Nicholas
Nicholas
Excellent guide
28/04/2018 at 00:00
Carla
Carla
Well conducted tour with intelligent, interesting commentary.
19/04/2018 at 00:00
Jim
Jim
Wonderful and knowledgeable guide
Our guide was able to explain the movements in art in the context of the political and social environment of their time. A wonderful experience - Cannot say enough about our for guide.
21/10/2017 at 00:00
Luiza
Luiza
Museu maravilhoso um complemento ao Louvre
Não deixe de conferir! O Museu tem um acervo robusto de pinturas, nossa guia era francesa e tinha bastante conhecimento sobre as obras e artistas.
09/09/2017 at 00:00
Robert
Robert
Guide brought the museum to life
We had a great tour of the museum. There is so much to see, but our guide walked us through all of the highlights. She made the large museum seem manageable.
13/08/2017 at 00:00
Minhly
Minhly
Great guide, great tour for museum highlights.
Our guide (?Katrina) was super! Her narration of the art history kept my attention (and my 3 kids) the entire time. She was so knowledgeable and funny. Would recommend this tour but the guide is who made the tour so interesting.
06/08/2017 at 00:00
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