Paris: Best of Orsay Museum with pre-booked tickets

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Join us in a small group guided tour to discover in 2 hours, the masterpieces of Orsay Museum. Hear the story of one of the most visited museums in Paris and learn many insights. Follow your guide!


  • Discover how a rail station become an exquisite art museum
  • Admire the masterpieces such as Dancer aged 14, Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette
  • Immerse yourselves in the world of Van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet, Degas, Renoir...
  • Discover the techniques used by the famous artists
  • Learn about the influence of political and artistic movement on each other


We propose to you the most efficient way to discover the masterpieces of the Orsay Museum such as paintings from Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh and offer the possibility to continue your visit with the information you get from your expert guide. We designed for you an immersive tour in the Musée d’Orsay where you’ll discover the museum's evolution from a rail station to a fine arts museum a few decades ago. The collections of the museum showcase several masterpieces spanning from the mid-19th to the beginning of 20th centuries. Your guide will lead you through one of the most impressive impressionist and post-impressionist collections in the world. Delve into the works of realist artists like Manet, who paved the way for the impressionists, such as Degas, Pissarro, Renoir, and Monet. You’ll have the chance to admire works of Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Matisse. Your expert guide will tell you about the techniques employed and shed light on the influences that various artistic movements had on eachother up until the modern art movement. In addition to the masterpieces of Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Manet, Toulouse Lautrec … you will also discover art nouveau, incredible sculptures of Rodin and even an original Lady Liberty. Your guide will explain the history of this place. It was originally the Orsay Railway Station, constructed for the 1900 Universal Exhibition. The building itself is thus, in a way, the first 'artwork' in the museum’s collections, presenting the art of the few decades between 1848 and 1914.


Your guide will have your timed ticket bought from the official Orsay Museum’s website. The tickets are personal, all guests up to 17 years old should have their ID card with a photo. Semi-Private tour for a more interactive experience for up to 6 persons OR Private tour for specific needs Professional local guides’ services 2 hours museum tour

Important Information

  • Tickets are timed and non refundable Our tickets allow a quick access to collections, but we cannot skip the security line. We operate this tour with only 6 persons per guide. More than 6 persons bookings will have to be in different groups. Please arrive 10 minutes before the meeting time. Our guides will leave on time, it is not possible to join a tour that has already started. If you have mobility impairments you may book a private tour, we cannot accept to modify the pace of the tour in our shared semi-private tours. The museum may close without previous warning. In this case we will provide you alternatives to modify the booking to available slots, a walking tour insead. If any solution suits your program you will be refunded according to our cancellation policies. Some specific rooms of the museum require restricted possibility to speak in. You will be warned by your guide Musée d’Orsay often restores the art pieces or they may be on loan.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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