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

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

From $179.50 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
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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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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

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Meeting point

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

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  • This tour operates rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5
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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.

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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.

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April 20, 2019

Our original time to meet the tour guide was on the morning of Tuesday, October 9. Because of the threat of a general strike, the museum did not open at the correct time. Our guide met us, however, and we agreed to meet again at 2 PM in the afternoon. Anya gave us an excellent tour. She taught us the history of art from classical through to modern times in her 2 hour tour.. We were most impressed with her and her delivery. We would give her the highest rating.

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October 10, 2018

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