Orsay Museum skip-the-line tickets and guided tour of the highlights
Attractions & guided tours

Orsay Museum skip-the-line tickets and guided tour of the highlights

based on 24 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Varied
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Save time and see more with skip-the-line access
  • Smaller group size gives you a personalized experience in good company
  • Come face-to-face with a variety of works and appreciate them with your own eyes
What to expect

A favorite among local Parisians, the Musée d’Orsay is an impressive art museum that offers an awe-inspiring experience in every one of its details. From the open, airy design of the railway station with its beautiful giant clock and a stunning collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artwork, every part of this tour is an experience that will make sure you make the most of your time. This tour brings famous masterpieces to life, thanks to your guide’s knowledge of the artwork and the master artists who created them.

The Orsay museum is home to a famous and highly recognizable collection of historical masterpieces. It is home to the world’s biggest collection of impressionist paintings. You’ll learn about this unique period in art history, how it was received and how painters like Monet radically changed the world’s perception of the world.

Parisian locals have another reason for loving this museum. It was the first French museum and French or Paris-based artists made many of the greatest pieces found here. The Orsay is proud home of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night over the Rhone, to Renoir’s ‘Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette’. Your guide will bring you into Renoir’s 19th century Paris, where his dancing, drinking Parisians eating galettes will seem to come to life right before you.

The carefully crafted itinerary covers all of the museum’s highlights: paintings by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Manet, Renoir and more.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Expert English-speaking tour guide
    • Guided tour
    • Headsets (to hear the guide)
    • Skip-the-line tickets
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-3 years): free (no pushchairs allowed)
    • Children (4-14 years): reduced
    Where

    Musée D'Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris

    Meeting point:

    Meet us 15 minutes before departure in the courtyard in front of the main entrance to the Musée d'Orsay. Your guide will be waiting for you at the foot of a large statue of an elephant.

    What to remember
    • Please note that from July 21st 2021, all public venues in France will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present a 'Health Pass' and a valid ID, proving that you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Passes can be digital or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They must be presented in English or French
    • This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
    • This tour not accessible to guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
    • Photography is not permitted in the Musée d'Orsay
    • France’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip-the-line access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
    • Please note that many sections of the museum are not air-conditioned (as A/C is not standard practice in France)
    • Large bags or backpacks are not permitted in the museum
    • Strollers or baby carriages are not allowed on this tour
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    When
    • Please check the calendar to find this tour's availability
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    Provider
    City Wonders
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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