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

Travel Flexibly 4.7 / 5 See All 3 Reviews · 2.00h · Paris, France

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.

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  • 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!

What you get with this tour
Beaux-Arts railway station
Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone'
Renoir’s ‘Bal du Moulin de la Galette’
Manet's 'Olympia'
Expert commentary
Friendly, English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line access
Small group size
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Great tour!
30 March 2024
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Rebecca Maley

Our guide, Anais, was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and a pleasure to have guided us through the museum. We learned so much, saw beautiful art, and enjoyed our time at the Musee d'Orsay. Thank you, Anais!

Semi Private Musée d’Orsay
14 March 2024
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Reviewed by
Regina Rosell

The confusion was at first while we were . waiting at the elephant, because our guide had a different flag than The Tour Guy sign. Anais was very knowledgeable, which was wonderful. But we would have liked to have seen more works and heard a little leas about the history behind the pieces. It was a very long tour and we did not see as much as we had hoped, although her explanations were very thorough and interesting. Just needed to be a quicker pace to see more. We were tired by the end so we did not stay to browse on our own

Worth every penny!
14 January 2024
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Reviewed by
Jamie Pennington

Penelope was an amazing guide. She knew so much about each artist and added greatly to our experience. I’d highly recommend her and the company for future visits. A+

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.

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