Guided tour

Musée d’Orsay: Guided Impressionist Tour & Gourmet Lunch

4.6 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Memories France
Guided tour

Musée d’Orsay: Guided Impressionist Tour & Gourmet Lunch

Activity provider: Memories France
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From US$ 147.34 per person

Likely to sell out

Take a guided tour through the famous Orsay Museum - home to the world’s most complete collection of Impressionist art from Manet, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and more. End your tour with a delicious lunch at a spectacular restaurant.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Learn about the Museums work from an accredited guide
  • See the world’s greatest collection of Impressionist paintings, including works by masters such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, and Van Gogh
  • Skip the line access takes you straight into the museum
  • Savor a delicious lunch with wine in the museum’s spectacular restaurant
Full description
Start your Impressionist adventure by meeting your fully accredited, expert guide right in front of the museum. Forget the hassle of waiting in line, you and/or your group can bypass the ticket queues and enter the building to start your tour. Take a guided tour through each and every one of the publicly available rooms in the Orsay Museum. Whilst inside, marvel at the wonders of the Impressionistic era and get a chance to see world renowned paintings by Van Gogh, Monet and many others. Your expert guide will use his/her knowledge to enhance your appreciation of this particular artistic movement.  Take a stop in the gallery restaurant and enjoy a delicious lunch with wine in the Orsay station’s original Belle Epoque restaurant, opened in 1900. Savoring the traditional French cuisine under the sparkling chandeliers will be a most fitting finale to your memorable tour. After lunch, your entrance ticket allows you to return to the galleries on your own if you wish, to further explore the collection or perhaps take in a special exhibition.
  • Guided visit of the Musée d’Orsay
  • Entrance ticket to the Musée d’Orsay
  • Three course lunch at the museum restaurant with wine
  • Expert, fully accredited English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of the Musée d’Orsay, by the statue of a rhinoceros. Nearest stations: RER Station Musée d’Orsay (Line C) or metro Solferino (line 12).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking
  • Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Infants 0-3 years are free of charge. Please note that free infants will not be served food on the tour
  • Limited groups of 20 people or fewer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Good tour. Guide was on-time, meeting location easy to find. Group entry allowed us to avoid a long line for general admission. Guide gave understandable explanations, good for new to intermediate level of prior knowledge of impressionism. Meal in the museum's restaurant was enjoyable and convenient.

March 31, 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. The pieces were beautiful and our guide was great. We did the tour with the gourmet meal which is a big jump in price from the package that is just the tour. The pro for the meal was that you get to skip the long line, and after the tour, you do need to rest your feet, and also the restaurant was very beautiful. The con is that it was not very good food and for what it costs, I was very underwhelmed. Also, we had to order from a fixed menu, while we saw other dishes that looked far more appetizing. If I visited the Orsay again, I would do the tour, but skip the meal.

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March 31, 2023

The tour was excellent. Our guide was Sophie, who did an amazing job explaining the Impressionist paintings that we saw, both in terms of the historical context of each painting and the unique aspects of each painting. Everyone in our party came away with a new understanding and appreciation of the paintings that we saw. It was like getting a college lecture about the paintings specifically and the Impressionism movement generally. It was a tremendous experience, and we could have listened to Sophie for another 2 hours! We had added on the lunch after the tour; it was a great choice; with immediate seating and delicious food. I definitely recommend this add-on option.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 187125