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Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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    Make your way to the front entrance of the Musée d'Orsay, where you will meet your guide by the large statue of an elephant. 
    Skip the often-long line for entry to the famous museum and proceed directly inside with your small group of 20 people or fewer. Begin your exploration of the world-renowned collection, featuring iconic works reproduced on posters, magnets and t-shirts. 
    Learn about the Impressionist period through the world's largest collection of Impressionist paintings. Get up close and see the individual brushstrokes on some of the most famous paintings, a painting technique that was fervently criticized at the time. See works by many French painters such as Renoir, Degas and Monet. Although Van Gogh was Dutch, his famous Starry Night is a representation of the French city of Arles, overlooking the Rhône. View Renoir’s Impressionist masterpiece Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, a depiction of a typical Sunday afternoon in the Parisian district of Montmartre. Through your guide's commentary, allow yourself to be transported to Renoir’s 19th century Paris, where his dancing, drinking Parisians eating galettes will come to life. 
    After your 2-hour tour has concluded, feel free to spend as long as you like exploring the collection on your own.
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    Reviewed 3 May 2019

    I'm so glad we decided to do this tour instead of visiting on our own! Our guide Lucia was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Starting at 9:30 is great because it's not yet overcrowded - by 12:00 the crowd inside the museum had grown considerably and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Marie H
    Reviewed 16 April 2019 via mobile

    Not usually one for guided tours it was well worth it. Our guide Lucia was extremely professional and had an outstanding knowledge which she willing shared. It gave us a different perspective and appreciation for art. The queues were super long but we went straight...More

    Thank 3012paul
    Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

    Outstanding overview of the museum. Saw the important highlights. Tour guide Violet was incredibly knowledgeable about art and history and made the visit more memorable. Highly recommend!

    Thank 992kavehs
    Reviewed 5 October 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed my recent skip-the-line tour of Paris' Orsay Museum offered by City Wonders and Viator. Our Irish guide Damien was very knowledgeable from his background as an art historian and painter. Although there was an early morning strike that delayed by more than...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Mary K
    Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

    I always loved impressionism but taking this guided tour made me appreciate it even more. The guide had great stories and anedoctes to share with us and her story flowed really well with the itinerary. The company is great and I eill recommend it for...More

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