Semi-Private Musée d'Orsay Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Admire pieces by Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and more alongside an expert guide and semi-private group
Wish you could marvel at famous Impressionist pieces by Monet, Van Gogh, and more in the heart of Paris without the pressing crowds? Then book in for this magnificent semi-private tour of Musée d'Orsay, steered by an expert guide, and immerse yourself in the masterpieces of this enchanting era. Thanks to our partnership with the Musée d'Orsay, you can skip the long queues with pre-booked, fast-access tickets, ensuring a swift and hassle-free entrance into the world of Impressionist art.
- Semi-private Musée d'Orsay tour
- Gare d'Orsay
- See France's most celebrated artists
- Expert, English-speaking guide
- Sculptures by Charles Cordier
- Monet's "Luncheon on the Grass"
- Manet's "Olympia"
- Courbet's "A Burial At Ornans"
Promptly at 10 am and with skip-the-line tickets in hand, you'll pass by the lengthy line and head straight into the Musée d'Orsay. While one could spend days admiring the 3,000 works of art on display, your expert guide knows where the most famous and impressive pieces are located and will lead you on a perfectly curated path so every minute of your tour is used wisely.
Throughout the journey, you can look forward to your guide bringing the art to life with their deep knowledge and passion for these works. From the emblematic pieces of Monet and Renoir to the distinctive dots of Georges Seurat's pointillism, you'll uncover insights that only true art aficionados and historians hold. Thanks to our small group size, you'll also have plenty of time to ask questions and delve deeper into the museum’s collection.
Your 2-hour tour includes:
Fast access entrance ticket
Reservation fee for the Musée d'Orsay
Intimate encounters with Impressionist masterpieces
Admire pieces by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Cézanne, Degas, Van Gogh, and more!
Personalized attention in small group settings
Expert, English-speaking tour guide
Welcome to the Musée d'Orsay
To make the most of your two-hour tour, your excursion begins at the entrance to the Musée d'Orsay. Even before entering the museum, which is housed in the stunning former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station, you’ll find an astonishing amount of architectural beauty to take in. However, with your skip-the-line tickets in hand, you’ll bypass the long line and head straight inside.
Discover the Revolutionary World of Impressionism
Boasting over 2,000 paintings, 600 sculptures, and hundreds of other works, Musée d'Orsay is an absolute treasure trove of art, and knowing where to find the most iconic pieces can prove to be a challenge. Luckily, with an expert guide by your side and a small group size that allows the tour to be catered to everyone’s interests, you’ll quickly be on your way to discovering must-see works.
Throughout the tour, you'll come face-to-face with iconic masterpieces like Van Gogh's 'Starry Night Over the Rhone,' Renoir's 'Bal du Moulin de la Galette,' and Manet's 'Olympia'. You'll also learn about the unique pointillism of Georges Seurat and lose yourself in the ethereal charm of Monet's atmospheric impressions.
Delve into the Lives of the Master Artists
Your tour isn't just about admiring these iconic works of art, though. Your guide will also delve into the stories behind the pieces and the life of the artists. Learn about the turbulent life and tragic death of Van Gogh, and listen as your guide depicts life in the Belle Époque (Beautiful Era) in which these brilliant artists lived and worked.
Feel free to ask questions and dig deeper into the meaning behind these emotional pieces. After all, it’s not every day you get to appreciate such impressive art in the company of fellow art lovers and a knowledgeable guide!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What to bring?
Comfortable shoes and a curious mind!
What to bring?
Comfortable shoes and a curious mind!
Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?
No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Paris.
What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?
Musée d'Orsay is wheelchair accessible, but if you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand so we can best cater to your needs.
What happens if it rains?
We run our Musée d'Orsay tours rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and the Musée d'Orsay is closed, we'll inform you as soon as possible.
Is there a dress code to enter the Musée d'Orsay?
While there is no specific dress code to enter the Musée d'Orsay, you could be denied entry if you are wearing inappropriate clothing such as a swimsuit.
Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?
No, but our knowledgeable guides will happily point out excellent places to eat after your tour.
Are drinks included in the price of the tour?
No, but our knowledgeable guides will happily point out excellent places to grab a drink after your tour.
Where does this tour end?
This tour ends inside the Musée d'Orsay. You're welcome to stay as long as you like and continue your exploration at your leisure.