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Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour

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Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour

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Overview

Explore one of the world's most important collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art on this guided tour of the Musée d'Orsay. Instead of trying to navigate the museum on your own, you'll enjoy insight from a guide to make sure you see the top pieces and learn about the artists, such as Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, and Renoir.
  • Musée d'Orsay tour in Paris with skip-the-line access
  • Learn about the art periods of impressionism and post-impressionism from a guide
  • Admire the architecture of the Beaux-Arts former train station
  • See works like Monet’s Blue Water Lilies or Manet’s Olympia
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1h45' guided tour of the Musée d’Orsay
Expert, fully accredited guide
Skip the line entrance to the Musee d'Orsay
Access to stay in the museum as long as you like after your tour
Headsets where necessary so you can always hear your guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Musée d'Orsay , 75007 Paris, France

Meet your guide in front of the Musée d’Orsay, by the statue of a rhinoceros. Nearest station Musée d’Orsay (RER Line C)

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged 0-3 years are free of charge and do not require a booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Memories France
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "For that reason I'd highly recommend this tour for families wanting to visit the Musee d'Orsay." See review
  • "This tour is a great introduction to art for non-artists, but it is also a great tour for people who love the Impressionists." See review

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star-5
Great tour, highly...
Amir_M
, Jun. 2022
Great tour, highly engaging, entertaining and the guide was very approachable and knowledgeable. My wife truly had a great time!
star-5
Excellent, knowledgeable guide
Carmel_B
, Jun. 2022
Our guide was superb and made the visit to the Musée d’Orsay memorable. It was the highlight of our visit to Paris.
star-5
Great Orsay Tour
Ryan_A
, Jun. 2022
First time visitor to Orsay - our guide was excellent. Have an amazing overview and history of the impressionists movement. The display of work is pure awesome. Great to visit the museum, but Highly recommend the tour guide.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you very much for leaving us a review, which we are very happy to read! We are really pleased you enjoyed your tour of this wonderful museum and we very much appreciate your recommendation.We hope to see you again!
star-5
Avi made it a fantastic tour
cynthia_H
, Jun. 2022
Avi was fantastic We learned so much and loved the tour We would recommend it to anyone coming to the museum No lines and we hit all the highlights
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Many thanks for your review which we have shared with Avi. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed the tour so much with him and we very much appreciate your recommendation! We hope you had a wonderful stay here in Paris and that we will see you again on future visits.
star-5
Highly recommend if you ❤️ Impressionism
Sonia_R
, Jun. 2022
Museum architecture and backstory was amazing. More chill and less crowded than the Louvre. Loved the art history around Impressionism - our tour guide Marion was excellent! Highly recommend if you’re an art enthusiast ❤️
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your review and recommendation which we very much appreciate! We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour of the wonderful Musee d'Orsay with Marion and have passed your kind comments on to her. We hope you had a fantastic stay in Paris and that we will have the chance to welcome you here again.
star-5
Excellent tour -...
Patricia_B
, Jun. 2022
Excellent tour - informative and entertaining. Put Impressionism in perspective and allowed time to explore on our own. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your review and recommendation! We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour and that it helped with your understanding and appreciation of the wonderful works of the Impressionists in the Musee d'Orsay. We hope you had a wonderful stay here in Paris!
star-5
Beautiful museum
Scott_B
, Jun. 2022
We really enjoyed our guide and having the skip the line tickets was perfect! Beautiful museum that gives you a good selection of post 1850 art.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your review! We are really happy you enjoyed your tour of the gorgeous Musee d'Orsay. We hope you are enjoying Paris and look forward to seeing you again perhaps on future trips!
star-5
Excellent tour!
Alison_G
, Jun. 2022
Our tour guide was just excellent. Erelle from Memories tours. She gave a very thorough foundation of the evolution of art into the impressionist movement. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you Erelle!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your kind review which we have passed on to Erell. We're sure she will be as happy to read it as we are! We are very glad you enjoyed your tour, and we very much appreciate your recommendation. We hope you had a wonderful stay here in Paris and we look forward to seeing you on future visits!
star-5
Impressionists
Carole_H
, Jun. 2022
The tour guide was excellent! Unfortunately, I forgot her name! She was informative without being overly technical and really provided memorable highlights of the art and sculpture. Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your review which we are very happy to read! We are really glad you enjoyed your tour of the amazing Musee d'Orsay. We very much appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again on future trips. We hope you had a wonderful stay here in Paris!
star-5
Awesome!
Sarah_M
, Jun. 2022
The guide was lovely, very knowledgeable! A really interesting tour! The guide greeted us outside the museum, guided us through rooms giving us interesting facts about the art and the artists. A very memorable day. Beautiful Thankyou x
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you so much for your kind review, we are extremely happy to read it! We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour and the time you spent with your guide. We hope you had a wonderful stay in Paris and would be delighted to welcome you again on future visits.
star-5
Perfect introduction.
Anna_L
, May 2022
Excellent guide explanations and very organized presentation. Selection of highlights was very good.
star-5
The guide is very...
Hailing_J
, May 2022
The guide is very experienced and knowledgeable.👍 we enjoyed the tour! I wish the tour would have been a bit longer.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Many thanks for your review! We are very happy you enjoyed your tour. Our aim is to show you the highlights of this amazing museum, and help you understand life in Paris and in the art world at the time these paintings were made, so you can fully understand and appreciate the works and the incredible impact they had at the time. After your tour you can stay as long as you like, and we hope that everything the guide has shown you will allow you to really appreciate all the other beautiful works in the museum. We hope you had a great stay here in Paris and that we will see you again if you return in future.
star-4
Avi was our Guide. He is...
Sallie_F
, May 2022
Avi was our Guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and deserved a better environment than he got. I think that you should reconsider and make your trip 10 people. 20 people is unwieldy. We were disappointed at how much time had to be spent herding cats. People kept wandering off. Other people were quite fragile and had trouble keeping up with group. Please reconsider size. Avi was great
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for leaving us a review, we are happy that you enjoyed your tour with Avi. We do have 2 options on our Musee d'Orsay tour, a group of 20 that allows us to have a lower price for those that are happy to share their visit with other guests, and a group of 6 for guests who prefer to be in a smaller group. 20 people is generally very manageable, we do not have groups more than 20 on any of our tours in order to keep the quality high. However Avi did tell us that there were a couple of guests in the group on the day of your visit that were very tricky to manage. We pace our tours so that they are accessible to everyone, and hope that the different group sizes and prices also mean they are accessible to all budgets. Next time you are booking please don't hesitate to check and see if we offer a smaller group option, it's very often the case and we hope this type of semi-private group may suit you better on your next visit. We hope you had a wonderful stay in Paris!
star-5
Great experience
Cezi_M
, May 2022
The guide - Will- was exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging. I am a fan of personal guided tours since audio tours are not that engaging. One of the best tours out of dozens I took in many countries with skip the line.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for your kind review which we have shared with Will. We are also great fans of guided tours and it makes us very happy to read reviews such as yours! We hope the rest of your stay in Paris was wonderful and we'd love to see you again if ever you come back.
star-5
Get to know the context
Mihai_C
, May 2022
Great experience and way to know the impressionists and the works of art exhibited in the museum. Accompanied by interesting stories, it made the visit even more appealing. You can actually build a timeline and a story around what you are looking at.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! It's fantastic for the guides (and us!) to read that their explanations make such a difference to how you enjoy and appreciate the amazing art in the Musée d'Orsay. We hope you had great stay in Paris!
star-5
Highly recommended!
Julie_B
, May 2022
When we saw the lines at the d'Orsay entry, it was such a relief to have a skip-line tour! There are so many incredible artworks in the museum, we don't know how we would have made it without our excellent guide, Marion. She was very knowledgeable about the artworks and artists, and guided us along effortlessly to important pieces, telling fun stories about the time periods and the artists along the way.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Many thanks for your recommendation which we very much appreciate! We are very happy you enjoyed your tour with Marion, and the wonderful Musee d'Orsay. We have passed your comments on to Marion and we're sure she'll be as happy to read them as we are. We hope you had a wonderful stay in Paris and hope to see you on future trips!
star-5
Great history lesson with awesome art
T_S
, May 2022
Very informative. Great description of the impressionist movement and its origins and role in art history. Made the works make more sense in context. A very enjoyable time.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. It does make such a difference in the way we view the Impressionists when we understand the world they lived and worked in and the impact that their art had on it. We hope we'll see you again for more visits!
star-5
I would recommend doing...
Betty_A
, May 2022
I would recommend doing Skip the line tours for visiting most everywhere. Isabell was our tour guide and she was very good. It was nice to be able to stay longer and wonder through a few additional areas.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Many thanks for your review and recommendation! We are very happy you enjoyed your tour with Isabelle. It's a lovely museum with incredible artworks, and we're glad you stayed and saw more after your visit. We hope you had a wonderful stay in Paris and that we may see you again on future visits!
star-5
Don't miss this tour!
Jacqueline_H
, May 2022
What can I say! I love the d'Orsay...what a beautiful structure. And, then there is the art. Our tour guide was fabulous! He was so funny and entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, thank you:)
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for leaving us a review - 3 reviews! We're delighted to have been able to welcome you on multiple tours, and thank you for choosing us each time. We are really glad you enjoyed them all, and we very much appreciate you taking the time to leave us the reviews, it means a lot to us to read that our guests loved their tours and their guides. We do hope we'll see you again in Paris for more visits!
star-5
Don’t miss
LESLIEANN_W
, May 2022
Camille was an excellent tour guide. She pointed out the changes that were occurring in art n drew connections to the new artists and world events. Wonderful museum!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Many thanks for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour of the gorgeous Musee d'Orsay. We hope you had a wonderful stay here in Paris and that we will see you again soon!

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