Guided tour

Paris: Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Options

Activity provider: Memories France
Guided tour

Paris: Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Options

Activity provider: Memories France
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From US$ 68.60 per person

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Experience a guided tour of the famous Orsay Museum, which houses the world’s most complete collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art.

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Duration 1.5 - 2.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a fully guided 105-minute tour of the Musée d’Orsay, the world's largest collection of Impressionist paintings
  • Learn about the Impressionists from your fully accredited, English-speaking expert guide
  • See masterpeices from world-famous artists such as Monet, Manet, Renoir and Van Gogh
Full description

A visitor will quickly understand why the Musée d’Orsay is consistently ranked the favorite museum of Parisians themselves.

Built over 100 years ago as a train station welcoming international visitors to the World’s Fair, the Beaux-Arts structure now displays the best art from that period, making it an essential visit during your stay in the City of Lights.

Enjoy listening to your expert guide, who will be eager to open your eyes to artistic passion. Believe it or not, the impressionists’ peaceful scenes of rural and city life were thought absolutely shocking when they were painted. The vivid colors and expressive brushstrokes truly shook the foundations of the artistic establishment.

Your guide will bring to life the turbulent personalities of the painters, describing how each artist dared to explore new territory and to pursue success without compromise.

Traveling back in time, you’ll learn how these images and messages changed the art world forever. See all the major highlights and many other beautiful masterpieces along the way. Stay in the galleries as long as you wish to further explore the collection or perhaps take in a special exhibition.

  • 1 hour 45 minutes guided tour of the Musée d’Orsay
  • Fully accredited local guide
  • Skip-the-line access and all entrance fees
  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
  • Stay as long as you like in the museum after your tour
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
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  • Wheelchair users

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4.9 /5

based on 162 reviews

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The guide was pretty good. I recommend sticking with a group of six or smaller, as it can be hard to hear the guide and walk around in a larger group. The guide was friendly, but I wish she went into more detail about the history or technique behind certain paintings. The museum itself is wonderful and definitely worth exploring.

March 31, 2023

Very good guide . She gave good info , showed us the highlights of the museum . Unfortunately it seems that by the museum' s rules the visitors can not keep the audio devices used by the guide for more than 1 hr and 30 min so we had to return the devices before we finished the tour of the museum

March 31, 2023

Will our tour guide was EXCELLENT. He navigated the museum extremely well and was so knowledgeable. This was our 4th different tour in Paris and we've been on guided tours all over the world and he was by far the best overall guide we've ever had. He said he does the Louvre and Musee D'Orsay although we just used him for the latter. Completely enhanced our evidence, I can't recommend him enough!

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 123683