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Private Giants of Impressionism at the Musée d'Orsay Tour

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  • Duration
    2 h.
  • Start time
  • Meeting Point
    Musée d'Orsay (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Fri, Sat
  • Language

Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line access to the Musée d'Orsay and its world famous art collection with masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Cézanne, Degas and Van Gogh, all housed in a spectacular 19th century railway station
  • A carefully planned itinerary that covers the collection's most important artwork in just two hours
  • A private expert, English-speaking guide that will bring the artists and their paintings to life

You can't miss this stunning collection of 19th and early 20th century masterpieces with unforgettable expert commentary all to yourself on some of Western art's most famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, all set in the one-time Gare d'Orsay train station.
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Impressionism Unraveled

Discover how this 'golden age' of art in Paris redefined creative expression as we know it through the genius of Impressionist and Post-impressionist painters.

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An Unforgettable Collection

Explore one of the largest Impressionism collections in the world with an itinerary covering the most important masterpieces in just two hours with an art expert.

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The Stories Behind the Masterpieces

Learn the fascinating true inspiration behind these emblematic works and how their ingenious creators experienced them through an engaging narrative you will never forget.


Don't miss this chance to experience some of the world's most famous artworks at an incredibly unique museum that no trip to Paris can be without! The Musée d’Orsay’s emblematic masterpieces are housed in a spectacular Beaux-Arts railway station, delighting visitors with works by masters like Monet, Renoir, Manet, Cézanne, Degas, and Van Gogh.

Our Musée d'Orsay private tour takes you back to Paris's golden age, an epoch that saw the city become the fulcrum of Western painting and sculpture, producing some of history’s greatest art and artists in a few short decades. You’ll learn about the factors that influenced the birth of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and explore the revolutionary 19th to early 20th century techniques that changed what art means forever.

The Musée d'Orsay is a hidden gem compared to the Louvre, so you’ll be able to get up close and personal with works like Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone', Renoir’s ‘Bal du Moulin de la Galette’ and Manet's 'Olympia', as well as see the unique dots of Georges Seurat’s pointillism, and feel the airiness of Monet's atmospheric impressions.

This tour of the Musée d'Orsay is enhanced further by expert commentary from your top-rated private City Wonders guide, who will lead you on a journey of appreciation into the details and stories that only connoisseurs and art historians know. Your carefully planned itinerary cuts the best path through the collection to see its most significant treasures, with revealing excerpts from the fascinating memoirs of the artists who created them.

Hear the truth about Van Gogh's life and death, and envision the Belle Époque Paris in which these immense creative personalities lived and worked, striving to capture the essence of their experiences and sustained only by their desire to create.

And being on a private tour, your guide will also be able to customize the narrative to suit your personal interests, with ample time for questions. You will walk away from our Musée d'Orsay tour with an enriched perspective on art and a better understanding of the grandeur of Paris, one of the world's most influential cultural capitals!

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What's included

  • Private tour
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Ticket and reservation fees for the Musée d'Orsay
  • Skip the Line entry

Sites Visited

  • Musée d'Orsay

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.


Get to Know City Wonders

A City Wonders tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special

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