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Skip-the-line guided tour of Orsay Museum

Availability: Tuesday to Saturday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • More than a tour - your guide will share their love of art history with you
  • Explore at your leisure and spend more time at your favorite parts
  • Save time and see more with skip-the-line access
What to expect

The Musée d’Orsay is an architectural marvel as well as a collection of the world’s most famous painters from Monet and Renoir to Degas and Van Gogh. Skip the lines with our guides on and join our guided museum tour. Consider booking our Thursday evening option to avoid the crowds if possible. Our charming young guides will lead you through this repurposed, century-old train station and explore the artistic evolutions that led to the Impressionists and their vibrant, colorful works.

From Manet’s scandalous “Luncheon on the Grass” to Renoir’s “Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette,” our engaging guides will discuss the Impressionists and their techniques. We’ll discuss those who came right before them like Millet and “The Gleaners” as well as their legacy carried on by the likes of Van Gogh, as visible in his “Bedroom in Arles.” And of course we’ll check out works by Monet himself, including his famous poppies. Think windmills, lily pads, and ballerinas.

Highlights generally include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)

  • Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass
  • Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette
  • Monet’s Poppy Field and Waterlilies
  • Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles
  • Degas’s Ballerinas
  • Millet’s The Gleaners
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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line tickets
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Musée d'Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris

Meeting point:

Meet your guide 10 minutes prior to your tour starting time at the Rhinoceros statue located on the riight side of the Museum.

What to remember
  • Tour minimum participants required: 2 people (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed
  • High/Moderate amount of walking is involved
  • NOT available for people with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative
  • Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted right to speak inside. Some collections may vary along the year
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Tuesday to Saturday
Departure at 10.00am or 1.30pm
5.00pm option on Thursday nights

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 4 days before the activity begins.

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