Musée d’Orsay & Impressionist Treasures

with Skip the Line Guided Tour

1 to 20

2 hours

from 53.90€

Flexible cancellation policy

We understand that plans can change, which is why we are happy to offer a full refund with no questions asked, up to 24 hours before your tour departure time.

Within 24 hours we’ve already started preparing for your tour and can’t easily fill your slot, so we won’t be able to provide a refund after that point.



See up close the swirling colors of artistic revolution in the Parisians’ favorite museum: Impressionist masterpieces in a glorious former railway station.

Don’t miss the world’s greatest collection of Impressionist and Post Impressionist art! The Musée d’Orsay is home to some of the world’s most iconic artworks, created by now legendary artists such as Monet, Manet, Renoir and Van Gogh. Follow your guide on a 2 hour journey through one of the most exciting periods of the history of art, and discover one of the most dazzling museums in Paris.

Private

Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

310€

Price for 2 guests

Semi Private

Immerse yourselves in an interactive exploration with a passionate, licensed guide Extra-small group size allows for a flexible and fluid visit Treat yourself to premium visiting conditions

94.90€

Price for 1 adult

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world
Save time with our pre-reserved entrances
Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

53.90€

Price for 1 adult

Private

Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

310€

Price for 2 guests

Semi Private

Immerse yourselves in an interactive exploration with a passionate, licensed guide Extra-small group size allows for a flexible and fluid visit Treat yourself to premium visiting conditions

94.90€

Price for 1 adult

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world Save time with our pre-reserved entrances Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

79.90€

53.90€

Price for 1 adult

Price for 1 adult

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 2 hour fully guided tour of the Orsay Museum with a passionate, fully accredited local guide.
  • Skip the long lines with access straight into the museum.
  • See the major highlights of the world’s greatest collection of Impressionist paintings.
  • Marvel at masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and many others.
  • Stay as long as you like in the museum after your tour.
  • Three course lunch at the museum restaurant with wine (if option selected).

Tour Description

“My dear friend, your train station looks like a Palace of Fine Arts while our Palace of Fine Arts looks like a train station” is what the architect Victor Laloux heard when his spectacular station was inaugurated in 1900. Nowadays this wonderful light and airy space is home to the stunning collections of the Musée d’Orsay, one of the most beautiful museum facilities in the world. Dedicated to the art of the second half of the 19th century, one of the most intoxicating and daring periods in artistic history, you will discover here how the Impressionist movement burst into the world  and changed the face of art forever.

Learn about how these now well-known paintings were considered so scandalous when they were first shown, how their sublime colors and revolutionary techniques shook the art world to its foundations, and how the colorful lives of the painters themselves shaped their work and dramatically changed the face of art. Many of these daring artists lived and worked in Paris, let your guide take you on a journey through time and discover how they fought to be recognized. You will certainly recognize many of the breathtaking paintings on show here, and the chance to see Monet’s iconic Water Lilies or Manet’s sublime Olympia up close is not to be missed. 

Your guide will show you  the most important works in the museum, and you are free to stay and explore further for as long as you wish after your tour has ended.

What’s included

  • Guided visit of the Musée d’Orsay
  • Entrance ticket and timed reservations to the Musée d’Orsay
  • Expert, fully accredited English-speaking tour guide

Our specially selected recommendations to enhance your experience

If you’d like to add any extras onto your tour, you can do so during the booking process.

Gourmet Lunch in the Belle Epoque Restaurant

After your tour, opt to enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch with wine in the spectacular restaurant of the Musée d’Orsay, run by renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Built in 1900, this magnificent dining room is listed as a historic monument and serves fine, traditional French cooking, with menus varying according to the seasons. A 3 course meal with wine under the glittering chandeliers is the perfect way to end your tour of this dazzling museum. 55€

FAQ

Will we skip the entrance lines?

We have pre-reserved entry tickets that allow us to skip the public entry lines. Group bookings have an allocated time slot and separate entry lines and we should enter at our booking time. Please note that it is the guards on site at the museums that control the entrances.

Can I take photos?

You can take photos inside the museum. Please note selfie sticks are not allowed.

I have a large bag, can I check it in somewhere?

There are lockers where you can leave your bags.

Can I bring a stroller?

Yes you are allowed to take a stroller inside the museum, although please note it is not very convenient (there are many staircases and few elevators).

Can I stay in the museum after the tour?

You can stay in the museum after your tour. Once you exit the museum however you will not be able to re-enter.

Are there places to eat inside the museum?

There are restaurants and cafés inside the museum, your guide will be able to help you.

Can you recommend somewhere nearby to eat after my tour?

We have many restaurant recommendations on our website, you simply need to create an account to have access to all our local tips. Many of them are convenient for the museums.

How many people will be in my group?

This depends on the tour option that you have chosen, you can make a choice at time of booking.

Can I join this tour if I am in a wheelchair?

The museum is wheelchair accessible, but it is very tricky to follow a group as you will not be following the same route as them. We recommend you book a private tour or contact us and we’ll do all we can to accommodate you.