Musee D'orsay and Bridge

Giants of Impressionism at the Musée d'Orsay Tour

Skip the Line
4.92
Out of 136 Reviews
  • Duration
    2 h.
  • Start time
    09:30
  • Meeting Point
    Musée d'Orsay (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Fri, Sat
  • Language
    English
Skip the line on this scenic journey into Paris's most important art collection after the Louvre! This incredible itinerary covers must-see masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Cézanne and Degas, as well as captivating works by Vincent Van Gogh, such as ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone', and more.

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
  • An expert, English-speaking guide that will bring artists and paintings to life, along with audio headsets so you don't miss a thing
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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.

Description

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 tours take 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 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.

Thanks to a small group size set at no more than 20 people, 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

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Musée d'Orsay
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Meeting Point

Important notes

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

FAQs

Giants of Impressionism at the Musée d'Orsay Tour Reviews

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Yulia was wonderful!...

Yulia was wonderful! Very knowledgeable, polite, and such a great guide of Musee d’Orsay. Her love of these artists and their work shows. I loved that her tour tied together different pieces in the museum, telling one story about the rise of Impressionism.

Great, informative tour...

Great, informative tour. Lunch afterwards at the museum restaurant was also very good.

Carolina was excellent!...

Carolina was excellent! Our situation was I had a friend who walked on the slow side. Carolina was so wonderful in helping us experience the MDO without a hitch. Carolina was passionate, knowledgeable and very friendly. I would suggest anyone who wants a very detailed tour of MDO to ask for her.

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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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