Musée d’Orsay Highlights Tour
Meet the Impressionists on this in-depth tour of the highlights of the Musée d’Orsay with an expert guide. Stepping into the stunning interior of the museum with skip-the-line tickets, you’ll immerse yourself in a world of incredible art by Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin, and more, as your guide explains what Impressionism was all about and how it changed the world of art as we know it.
The Musée d’Orsay has one of the finest collections of Impressionist paintings in the world. Your tour begins in front of the museum, where you’ll meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people. Skipping any lines, you’ll enter the jaw-dropping main hall with its towering Beaux-Arts ceiling vaults, and learn how it went from being a train station to having the preeminent collection of Impressionist paintings on earth.
This museum boasts five levels of art that includes paintings, statues, furniture and much more. It would be quite a feat to try and do on your own without feeling like you’ve missed something. Allow us to ease your stress; we’ve crafted the perfect, manageable itinerary of well-known and classic pieces, along with a few wild cards, to ensure that you get the most out of your visit.
Diving into the collection, you'll view famous works like Van Gogh’s Self Portrait and Starry Night Over the Rhone, Manet’s Olympia and Luncheon on the Grass, Monet’s Houses of Parliament, Gauguin’s Tahitian Women on the Beach, and many more. The collection is a "Who’s Who" of the biggest names in late 19th-century European art, and this experience will be bring the art to life.
The Musée d’Orsay has so many world-class paintings and sculptures it can overwhelm even the most dedicated art fans. Luckily, your expert guide knows exactly what to see and what you can save for another visit. They’ll make sure you experience only the most interesting and significant works of art while also helping you to understand what makes each so special.
At the end of the tour, you are welcome to stay in the museum for as long as you’d like and visit any of the floors. The Musée d’Orsay is conveniently located just across the Seine from the Louvre, so if you find yourself inspired, you can continue your museum visits with just a short walk across the river.
Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID. This is particularly important for guests who qualify for a student or child discount.