1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Musée d'Orsay

Paris: Musée d'Orsay 2.5-Hour Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line

Product ID: 41344
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Get an expert introduction to one of the most celebrated museums in Paris on a 2.5-hour private tour of the Musée d'Orsay. Skip the long lines for an attentive and individualized tour of masterpieces by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh and more.
About this activity
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore masterpieces of art by French Impressionists and post-Impressionists
  • Skip the long lines to enjoy priority entrance to the Musée d'Orsay
  • Learn about techniques used by artists such as Van Gogh, Renoir, and more
  • Discover the highlights and lesser known gems of the Orsay
  • Admire the beautiful Beaux Arts building of the former rail station
Full description
Located in the beautiful Beaux Arts building formerly used as the Gare d'Orsay railway station, the Musée d'Orsay is one of the best loved and most popular attractions in Paris.

Designed as an introduction for first-time visitors, this 2.5-hour private tour will get you to the museum’s highlights, as well as some lesser known gems, with the minimum of fuss and stress. Skip the long lines to enjoy priority entrance, then head to remarkable works by the French Impressionists and more.

Learn about the featured artists of the museum’s collection of 19th-century French art. Explore the backgrounds and individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne and Gauguin. As well as viewing some selected highlights, learn the secrets surrounding the techniques used by the Impressionists and post-Impressionists and discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement.

Skip-the-line access means you will spend more time admiring the art and less time queuing and you are free to stay on and continue exploring at the end of your guided tour.
Includes
  • Professional, local guide
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Wheelchair tours available only on request
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transfers to and from the Musée d'Orsay
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour has a maximum of 8 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience
• The semi-private tour has a minimum requirement of 2 (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
• Please note that no large bags or suitcases are allowed
• Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved. The semi-private tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
• There may be occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative. Get Your Guide is unable to provide refunds or discounts
• Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or a restricted right to speak inside. Some collections may vary along the year
• Please provide full names, mobile phone numbers and emails you can be reached at during your trip
• Please bring a valid photo ID
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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I gave our guide, Oliver, a very difficult task to help me recreate my year as a student in Paris. He was charming, knew his art history, got us in and out of the museum on time. This guided tour was a total self-indulgence on my part. I was short on time and visiting Paris for perhaps the final time. It was a treat to be a "student" once again. The only negative is that the company expected me to "review" the tour immediately. I was enjoying a trip and kept my "internet" time to a minimum. Let a client get home before requesting a review! Please don't send repeated requests. If a client enjoyed your services, they will post as soon as they are able. Thank you, Oliver!

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October 11, 2019

Excellent. We had Lillie as our guide. She was super knowledgeable and helped us connect the dots between what was occurring socially to what was being painted at the time. She navigated the floors perfectly. She included some history that connected France to the US. Highly recommend the guided tours.

June 20, 2019

An amazing insight and to Paris generally.

Felix was an exceptional adviser on the Musée d'Orsay . His insight to the artworks and interesting facts behind the history of the artists was amazing. It was exceptional to have such insights delivered in such a meaningful and understandable way. I would recomend Felix in the most highly terms. Look forwrad to seeing more of Paris with Felix's guidance.

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June 9, 2019

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Babylon Tours LLC

Product ID: 41344