Musee d'Orsay Guided Tour
with optional gourmet lunch
About this experience
Don’t miss the largest collection of Impressionist art in the world! The Musée d’Orsay is home to some of the world’s greatest masterpieces. Enjoy a 2 hour guided tour, then opt to sit down to a gourmet lunch in the Orsay's classy restaurant.
The famous Orsay Museum houses the world’s most complete collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. You won’t want to miss the famous masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh, to name a few. Your expert, local guide will accompany you on a two-hour tour through this tumultuous period in French culture, within one of the most beautiful museum facilities in the world. Following your tour, you’ll sit down to a lovely lunch in the Orsay’s classy restaurant.
A visitor will quickly understand why the Musée d’Orsay is consistently ranked the favorite museum of Parisians themselves. Built over 100 years ago as a train station welcoming international visitors to the World’s Fair, the beaux-arts structure now displays the best art from that period, making it an essential visit during your stay in the City of Light. Your expert guide, fully accredited and eager to open your eyes to artistic passion, will meet you right in front of the museum, and your group will bypass any long lines to enter immediately.
Believe it or not, the Impressionists’ peaceful scenes of rural and city life were thought absolutely shocking when they were painted! The vivid colors and expressive brushstrokes truly shook the foundations of the artistic establishment. Your guide will bring to life the turbulent personalities of the painters, describing how each artist dared to explore new territory and to pursue success without compromise. Traveling back in time, you’ll learn how these images and messages changed the art world forever. You may be familiar with some of the masterpieces on display, such as Monet’s Water Lilies or Van Gogh’s Starry Night; this will be an opportunity to examine up close the startling blend of colors that go into seemingly calm compositions. Your guide will point out all the highlights, ensuring you see all the world famous masterpieces and much more.
You may wish to enjoy lunch in the Orsay station’s spectacular original restaurant, opened in 1900 and classified as a historic monument in its own right. Begin your meal with a glass of French champagne, followed by 3 courses with wine. Savoring the traditional French cuisine under the sparkling chandeliers will be a most fitting finale of your memorable tour. After lunch, your entrance ticket allows you to return to the galleries on your own if you wish, to further explore the collection or perhaps take in a special exhibition.
How to use the voucher
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Note that increased security measures may affect lines as we cannot avoid them. However due to our Skip the Line privilege, we do have access to shortcuts to the security check.
All visitors are subject to the procedures of the Musée d'Orsay
For the lunch option; the menu changes with the seasons and in order to offer you a different experience each time
A vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Please advise the local operator of any allergies or dietary restrictions no later than seven days prior to travel date
2 hour guided tour of the Musée d’Orsay
Fully accredited local guide
Skip the line access and all entrance fees
VIP lunch including glass of champagne and wine (if lunch option chosen)
Headsets so you can always hear your guide
Stay as long as you like in the museum after your tour
What's not included
Hotel pick up/drop off
Meeting point: Orsay Museum 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur 75007 Paris, France Meet you guide in front of the Musée d'Orsay, by the rhinoceros statue. Drop-off/End Point: Your tour will end in the restaurant of the Musee d'Orsay