Paris: 2-Hour Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Options

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Paris: 2-Hour Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Options

From $64.20 per person

The famous Orsay Museum houses the world’s most complete collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Take a two-hour guided tour and don't miss the world-famous masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and many more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a fully guided 2 hour tour of the Musée d’Orsay, the world's largest collection of Impressionist paintings
  • Learn about the Impressionists from your fully accredited, English-speaking expert guide
  • See masterpeices from world-famous artists such as Monet, Manet, Renoir and Van Gogh
Full description
A visitor will quickly understand why the Musée d’Orsay is consistently ranked the favorite museum of Parisians themselves. Built over 100 years ago as a train station welcoming international visitors to the World’s Fair, the Beaux-Arts structure now displays the best art from that period, making it an essential visit during your stay in the City of Lights. Your expert guide, fully accredited and eager to open your eyes to artistic passion, will meet you right in front of the museum, and your group will bypass any long lines to enter immediately. Believe it or not, the Impressionists’ peaceful scenes of rural and city life were thought absolutely shocking when they were painted. The vivid colors and expressive brushstrokes truly shook the foundations of the artistic establishment. Your guide will bring to life the turbulent personalities of the painters, describing how each artist dared to explore new territory and to pursue success without compromise. Traveling back in time, you’ll learn how these images and messages changed the art world forever. Your guide will take you to all the major highlights, and introduce you to many other beautiful masterpieces along the way. Your entrance ticket allows you to stay in the galleries on your own if you wish, to further explore the collection or perhaps take in a special exhibition.
Includes
  • 2-hour guided tour of the Musée d’Orsay
  • Fully accredited local guide
  • Skip-the-line access and all entrance fees
  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
  • Stay as long as you like in the museum after your tour
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5
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When we arrived from the metro it was raining. Our umbrellas served us well. We waited with others in sheltered areas until Wendy arrived at the scheduled time. What a perfect tour. She explained the highlights and concepts of impressionism art so well. We'll remember her tour forever. The tour was at 1015, we had lunch in the D'Orsay afterwards and spent the afternoon in the area. Perfect day. Thank you ! Don and Karen, Calgary, Canada

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October 24, 2019

Our guide greeted us at the appointed place (and waited the 20 minutes we were late due to bad traffic) and then skillfully and joyfully guided us through the Musee d'Orsay with wit and humor. She made the artwork come alive and we felt that we really learned a lot. We were able to focus on important sample works while not toiling through every single piece of art. That way we got through the entire museum in 2 hours which was about all we could last for. It was totally worth the money! Fantastic.

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October 1, 2019

Excellent!

Our tour was excellent. Caroline was our tour guide with Memories DMC and she was excellent. She was enthusiastic, passionate, and knowledgeable. It was really interesting to hear backstories to works of art that were politically controversial at that time of history. I was really impressed on how she could teach us about the various schools of art. In the d'Orsay museum the pieces that are being shown are constantly changing so it is really impressive that she can go with the flow when the art changes in location and other works pop up - it really shows her knowledge base. I would definitely recommend this tour and was lucky to end up with Caroline!

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May 31, 2019

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