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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Musée d'Orsay

Paris: Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Tour

Product ID: 41345
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Enjoy an expert introduction to 2 of the most celebrated museums in Paris on a 5.5-hour tour of the Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay. Skip the long lines to take a chronological art walk from Ancient Greece to the masterpieces of the French Impressionists.
About this activity
Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Skip the long lines to the Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay
  • Enjoy a chronological art tour from Ancient Greece to French Impressionism
  • See masterpieces of art by Da Vinci, including the Mona Lisa
  • Admire the architecture of the Louvre and learn about its time as a palace
  • Marvel at the beautiful Beaux Arts building of the Musée d'Orsay
Full description
Enjoy a combined full-day tour of 2 of the most popular museums in Paris and take a journey through the history of art, from the antiquities of Ancient Greece to the groundbreaking art of French Impressionists and post-Impressionists, such as Renoir and Van Gogh.

Your tour starts at the legendary Louvre Museum. Home to more than 35,000 works of art, and artifacts from antiquity, the Louvre covers more than 60,000 square feet of exhibition space. Tackling this monument to art on your own can be overwhelming, but your guide will compose a chronological story, starting with Ancient Greek mythology. They will lead you to some of the most celebrated pieces, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa, and tell you which works have made the most significant contributions to the evolution of art and civilization.

Following a lunch break, continue to the Musée d'Orsay. Located in a beautiful Beaux Arts building that was formerly used as the Gare d'Orsay railway station, the Orsay focuses on 19th-century French art. Explore the individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Gauguin. Learn the secrets surrounding their techniques and discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement.

Skip-the-line access to both museums means you will spend more time admiring the art and less time queuing and you are free to stay on and continue exploring at the end of your guided tour.
  • Private guide (if option selected)
  • Priority entrance to both museums
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Lunch break
  • Wheelchair tours on request only
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transfers to the Louvre Museum and from the Louvre to the Musée d'Orsay if necessary (it's a 10-minute walk and you will be accompanied by your guide)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Temporary exhibits

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Know before you go
• This tour has a maximum of 8 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience
• The semi-private tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
• No large bags or suitcases are allowed
• High amount of walking is involved. The semi-private tour is not available for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
• Occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases GetYourGuide is unable to provide refunds or discounts
• 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
• Please provide full names, mobile phone number and email you can be reached on during your trip
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Babylon Tours LLC

Product ID: 41345