Masters of Impressionism: Monet, van Gogh, and Renoir at the Musée d'Orsay

Highlights

  • - Visit the Musée d’Orsay with skip the line tickets

  • - Guided tour of the Musée d’Orsay with a local, art-enthusiast guide.

  • - Specially selected highlights of the museum focussing on the best works of the Impressionists

  • - Famous works by Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Cezanne, Gauguin and more

Summary

Mingle among the Impressionists in the company of a local, art-enthusiast guide on this incredible Musée d'Orsay tour. Using skip-the-line tickets, spend two hours soaking up the iconic works of Van Gogh, Manet, Cezanne, Monet, and Renoir inside one of Paris' most stunning and unique museums.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
15
Pricing (From)
Adult: (15-99 years)
€59.00
Child: (2-14 years)
€54.00
Infant: (0-1 years)
€0.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris, 75007, FR

Dropoff location

1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris, 75007, FR

Why take this tour?

Covid Update All sites visited on this tour require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 72 hours prior to entry. You will also be required to provide a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results.

Spend two hours immersing yourself in the vibrant world of Impressionism on this Musée d’Orsay Tour featuring skip-the-line tickets and a local art-enthusiast guide. Built in an old train station, the Orsay Museum is both an architectural masterpiece, and home to the finest collection of paintings in the world from the 19th-century's most influential artistic movement, Impressionism.

You'll meet your guide outside the Museum and use skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay tickets to stroll right into the central atrium. Originally designed as a train station, the beaux-arts vaulted ceiling is a work of art in and of itself, the perfect introduction to two hours of art appreciation.

Your Musée d'Orsay Tour is all about the Impressionists and how a radical movement of young painters upended the strict art establishment of the 19th century, ushering in a new era of color, light and self-expression. You'll learn the whole story from your guide as you see works like Van Gogh’s Self Portrait and Starry Night Over the Rhone, Manet’s revolutionary Olympia and Luncheon on the Grass, Monet's Water Lilies, and many other works by the artists who changed the very concept of what a painting can achieve.

The Musée d’Orsay’s enormous collection can be overwhelming for even the most dedicated art fan. Your expert guide is on hand to select the highlights and help you understand their meaning and context with informed but accessible stories and anecdotes. Whether you're an art buff or have never set foot in a museum, by the end of this Musée d'Orsay Tour, you’ll have a deep appreciation for the impact that the Impressionists had on the way we all see the world.

Sites Visited
  • Musée d’Orsay

What’s included?

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • Skip-the-line ticket for Musée d’Orsay

  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible. Those with wheelchairs should contact us so we can arrange your visit.

  • The Musee d'Orsay is subject to closures due to strikes. If time permits, we will reach out to you prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, cancellations may be communicated at the meeting point.

Before you go

  • This tour is in English.

  • This is a walking tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.

  • This tour meets 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows.

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible. Those with wheelchairs should contact us so we can arrange your visit.

  • All guests (including children) must bring ID on the day of their tour.

  • Security measures are enforced at the museum. Only small handbags and backpacks are allowed inside. No item larger than 55 x 35 x 20 cm will be allowed.

  • Areas visited during this tour are subject to closure. Your guide may need to modify areas visited on the day of the tour.

  • The Musee d'Orsay is subject to closures due to strikes. If time permits, we will reach out to you prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, cancellations may be communicated at the meeting point.

  • Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Redemption information

    Mobile tickets will be accepted


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

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