Guided tour

Musee d'Orsay: Small Group Semi-Private Tour

4.6 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Memories France
Guided tour

Musee d'Orsay: Small Group Semi-Private Tour

Activity provider: Memories France

From US$ 118.43 per person

Visit the Parisian’s favorite museum, and the largest collection of Impressionist art in the world. The Musée d’Orsay is home to some of the world’s greatest masterpieces – this magnificent museum is a hidden gem that should not be missed!

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy a 2 hour fully guided tour of the Orsay Museum with a passionate, fully accredited local guide
  • Skip the long lines with access straight into the museum
  • See the major highlights of the world’s greatest collection of Impressionist paintings
  • Marvel at masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and many others
Full description
“My dear friend, your train station looks like a Palace of Fine Arts while our Palace of Fine Arts looks like a train station” is what the architect Victor Laloux heard in 1900 when his spectacular station was inaugurated. Nowadays this wonderful light and airy space is home to the Musée d’Orsay. Dedicated to the art of the second half of the 19th century, one of the most exciting and daring periods in artistic history, you will discover how the Impressionist movement burst onto the scene and changed the face of art forever. Follow your guide and step into a world of color and light. Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Renoir, this museum is home to some of the greatest, and most recognizable works of art in the world. Witness up close the swirling colors of the artistic revolution, as your expert guide explains not only the artworks, but also the incredible changes that were also taking place in French society at the time. Learn about the colorful and often unconventional lives of the mythical artists represented here, many of whom lived and worked in Paris. It’s not surprising that this visit is also one of your guides’ favorites! Benefit from a small group visit with only 7 people or fewer, allowing for a relaxed and intimate visit of this spectacular collection.
  • Guided visit of the Musée d’Orsay
  • Entrance ticket & timed reservations to the Musée d’Orsay
  • Expert French or English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 7 people or fewer
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of the Musée d’Orsay, by the statue of a rhinoceros RER Station Musée d’Orsay (Line C)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking
  • Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 19 reviews

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The guide was excellent and full of knowledge. However she insisted the tour was for 90 minutes even though the description clearly states 2 hours.

October 21, 2022

Excellent review of the impressionist era, the evolution of art and the look to the future of contemporary art. Extremely knowledgeable guide, we learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed this small group setting. Highly recommend.

July 18, 2022

The guide was very nice but his command of English wasn’t good which had inhibited his explanation! So in terms of value money isn’t worth it.

June 12, 2022

Product ID: 157434