Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay - Exclusive Guided Private Tour

Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris

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  • 120 to 150 minutes
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


On this 2 to 2.5-hour skip-the-line exclusive guided tour of the Musée d’Orsay, you'll discover the must-see works hanging in this Parisian museum dedicated to 19th-century art and the Impressionists. With skip-the-line access, your expert private guide ensures that you spend your time admiring the paintings and sculptures rather than waiting in the lines. Select a departure time when booking.

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Stop At: Musee d'Orsay, 1 Rue De La Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris France

Paris’ other museum, the Musée d’Orsay, is the perfect complement to the Louvre. With your private guide, begin your tour through this converted Beaux-Arts train station with skip-the-line admission.

Inside, explore the artistic movements that led up to Impressionism and its colorful works. See Manet’s scandalous Luncheon on the Grass and Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette. Discuss with your guide the artists who preceded the Impressionists, like Millet and 'the Gleaners,' as well as those who followed, such as Post-Impressionist artist Van Gogh, whose Bedroom in Arles is on display. And, of course, check out works by the father of Impressionism himself, Claude Monet, including his famous poppies.

Learn about the art evolution and personalities that went into creating the Impressionist movement, and understand why these seemingly simple works were so revolutionary at the time.

By the end of your tour, you'll have learned about techniques used by the artists, seen both the highlights and lesser-known gems of the Orsay, and admired the beautiful architecture of the museum itself.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • TOUR GUIDE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • DURATION 2 - 2.5 HOURS
  • WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Entry/Admission - Musee d'Orsay

  • Tour Price Does NOT Include Hotel Pickup or Drop-Off (We Recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour Does NOT Include Gratuities (OPTIONAL)
  • Temporary exhibitions NOT included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: Orsay museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • IMPORTANT RE: WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY **Wheelchair friendly tour is only available as a PRIVATE TOUR (if you chose the "SEMI-PRIVATE TOUR" option, you will not be able to have a tour or a refund)**
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Musee D'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


120 to 150 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


16 Aug, 2022

Barbara was knowledgeable and fun. We enjoyed learning about French art history as we toured the museum and we will definitely recommend this experience to friends and family.


19 Jul, 2022

We had a guide named Taylor and I thought she was excellent. She’s knowledgeable, fun, and flexible.


15 Sep, 2022

Tristan the guide was amazingly experienced, knowledgeable, intelligent, interesting, insightful and very enjoyable! He provided incredible perspective to the art and associated historical, cultural, social and world evolution.


28 Jun, 2022

Wow! We cannot say enough about what a great experience this was. Lili was our guide and she couldn’t have been more engaging and fun. Her knowledge is incredible and she really engaged our sixteen year old daughter who recently completed AP Art history, but also made it fun for my husband who is NOT interested in art! She also went above and beyond to try to help us out the next day when our other tour was cancelled last minute. Lili is an incredible story teller. She did a fantastic job of tying each art story together into a manageable art history lesson! Bravo! Thank you!


05 Jul, 2022

Eduardo was amazing from start to finish. He was early to arrival and gave us a heads up on who to look for. Then, discreetly, he asked my permission to talk about certain paintings and their subjects since my three teenage daughters were with us. His knowledge of art history painted an overall story for us to follow as he led us to enough exhibits. He carried an iPad that had supplemental images to give us more of the story. He was enthusiastic and respectful. Eduardo clearly knows his content. Wouldn’t hesitate to ask for him by name next time!

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