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Musée d’Orsay Paris: Guided Tour

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  • FREE cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
  • Reserve now & pay later: Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
  • Covid-19 precautions: Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
  • Duration 1.5 – 2.5 hours – Check availability to see starting times.
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Live tour guide: English
  • Small group available

Highlights

  • Enjoy a fully guided 105-minute tour of the Musée d’Orsay, the world's largest collection of Impressionist paintings
  • Learn about the Impressionists from your fully accredited, English-speaking expert guide
  • See masterpeices from world-famous artists such as Monet, Manet, Renoir and Van Gogh
  • Learn all about the impressionist movement
Musée d'Orsay in Paris | GetYourTicket Paris
Musée d'Orsay in Paris | GetYourTicket Paris
Musée d'Orsay in Paris | GetYourTicket Paris
Musée d'Orsay in Paris | GetYourTicket Paris
Musée d'Orsay in Paris | GetYourTicket Paris

FULL DESCRIPTION

A visitor will quickly understand why the Musée d’Orsay is consistently ranked the favorite museum of Parisians themselves. Built over 100 years ago as a train station welcoming international visitors to the World’s Fair, the Beaux-Arts structure now displays the best art from that period, making it an essential visit during your stay in the City of Lights.

Enjoy listening to your expert guide, who will be eager to open your eyes to artistic passion. Believe it or not, the impressionists’ peaceful scenes of rural and city life were thought absolutely shocking when they were pa... Read more

A visitor will quickly understand why the Musée d’Orsay is consistently ranked the favorite museum of Parisians themselves. Built over 100 years ago as a train station welcoming international visitors to the World’s Fair, the Beaux-Arts structure now displays the best art from that period, making it an essential visit during your stay in the City of Lights.

Enjoy listening to your expert guide, who will be eager to open your eyes to artistic passion. Believe it or not, the impressionists’ peaceful scenes of rural and city life were thought absolutely shocking when they were painted. The vivid colors and expressive brushstrokes truly shook the foundations of the artistic establishment. Your guide will bring to life the turbulent personalities of the painters, describing how each artist dared to explore new territory and to pursue success without compromise.

Traveling back in time, you’ll learn how these images and messages changed the art world forever. See all the major highlights and many other beautiful masterpieces along the way. Stay in the galleries as long as you wish to further explore the collection or perhaps take in a special exhibition.

Including

  • Guided tour (2 hours) of the Musée d’Orsay
  • Fully accredited local guide
  • Skip-the-line access and all entrance fees
  • Max group size: 20
  • Stay as long as you like in the museum after your tour

Know Before You Go

  • Please note that increased security measures may affect lines
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Availability

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Musée d’Orsay? The Musée d’Orsay is a renowned museum located in Paris, France. It is housed in a former railway station, the Gare d’Orsay, and is known for its extensive collection of French art from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century.

What are the opening hours of the Musée d’Orsay? The museum is typically open from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM every day except Mondays. On Thursdays, the museum stays open later until 9:45 PM. However, it’s always a good idea to check the official website for any changes in opening hours.

What are the main highlights of the Musée d’Orsay? The museum boasts an impressive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, including works by artists such as Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne. Iconic pieces like “Starry Night Over the Rhône” by Van Gogh and “Luncheon on the Grass” by Manet can be found here.

How long does it take to visit the Musée d’Orsay? The duration of a visit depends on individual preferences and interests. Some visitors spend a couple of hours exploring the highlights, while art enthusiasts may spend half a day or more immersing themselves in the extensive collection. On average, many visitors spend around 2-3 hours.

Is photography allowed inside the Musée d’Orsay? Photography for personal, non-commercial use is generally allowed in most areas of the museum, but flash photography and the use of tripods are prohibited to preserve the artworks and ensure the comfort of other visitors.

Are there guided tours available at the Musée d’Orsay? Yes, the museum offers guided tours led by knowledgeable guides who provide insights into the collection and the history of the artworks. Additionally, audio guides are available in multiple languages for visitors who prefer self-guided tours.

How can I purchase tickets for the Musée d’Orsay? Tickets can be purchased online through the museum’s official website or at the ticket counters on-site. It’s advisable to book tickets in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to avoid long queues.

Is there a restaurant or cafe inside the Musée d’Orsay? Yes, the museum features several dining options, including a restaurant offering French cuisine and a café where visitors can grab a quick bite or enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the views of the Seine River.

Is the Musée d’Orsay accessible for visitors with disabilities? Yes, the museum is committed to accessibility and provides facilities such as ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms for visitors with disabilities. Wheelchairs are also available for loan, and designated parking spaces are provided for visitors with reduced mobility.

What are some nearby attractions to visit after exploring the Musée d’Orsay? The Musée d’Orsay is located in close proximity to several other popular attractions in Paris, including the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Tuileries Garden. Visitors can easily explore these landmarks on foot or by taking a short ride on public transportation.

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