Private tour

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

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

Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 174.46 per person

See the world’s largest collection of Impressionist art at the Beaux Arts Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of many of the museum’s highlights, and see masterpieces by Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne, Manet, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Reserve now & pay later to book your spot without any charges today. Learn more
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Serbo-Croatian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Orsay Museum
  • Learn about the revolutionary techniques of Van Gogh, Renoir and more
  • See art by Manet, Monet, Cezanne, and Courbet
  • Discover the story behind Manet's scandalous Breakfast on Grass
  • Marvel at Van Gogh's Auto-Portrait
  • Look at the dark realism of Courbet’s Painter's Studio
Full description
Skip the long lines to the beautiful Beaux Arts building that is now home to the Musée d’Orsay, and enter an alladin’s cave of French art. Located in a former railway station, the museum contains the world’s best collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, although for a longtime it was overlooked. Now you can learn about this unique period in art history, and see masterpieces by Monet, Courbet, Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh. Along the way your guide will explain the social background and turmoil of the 19th century, providing an in-depth insight into the layered art works. Highlights include “La Source” by Ingres, and “The Birth of Venus” by Bouguereau. Marvel at the realism of Courbet’s “L'Atelier du Peintre” (“The Artist’s Studio”) and “A Burial at Ornans.” See the exquisite colors of Manet’s “Breakfast on Grass” and the “Breakfast on Grass” by Monet. Other Monet paintings are the “Rue Montorgueil” and “Cathedrale de Rouen” series. Admire Renoir’s “Bal du Moulin de la Galette,” and the “Still Life” by Cezanne, as well as Van Gogh’s “Auto-Portrait” and “Starry Night.”
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Orsay Museum
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet by the rhino statue in front of the Orsay Museum. Your guide will be carrying a red tote canvas bag

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour operates rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Our tour guide, Melissa (could be spelling wrong), was the best in France! We considered going back again just for her. The way she connected us to the material, walked us through the progressions of styles chronologically, and the light hearted approach she took was fantastic. Truly a kind, thoughtful guide, 5 stars!

March 3, 2022

Fantastic museum with fantastic tour guide

The Musee d’Orsay, as beautiful as it is, literally came life with our excellent guide Anja. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the history and importance of the art was mesmerizing. She was a delight to be with and we cannot thank her enough for taking us along on her magnificent journey through the Musee d’Orsay. Ten stars would not be enough! Don’t miss this beautiful experience.

Read more

July 15, 2019

Anya was fabulous! Very knowledgeable, of course, but tied together so many aspects of the art, the societal implications and influences, historical influences, aristocracy vs bourgeois, the artists idiosyncrasies, and more. Very personable and interactive...not just standing there lecturing. Very pleasant personality and charming as well. Highly recommend her to anyone from those with little knowledge of the art to those more sophisticated.

Read more

April 20, 2019

Product ID: 43875