50 reviews of Skip the Line: Musée d'Orsay Small-Group Walking Tour
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Reviewed by di, May 2012
The tour guide was fantastic. However, i am fed up with late starts because the group always seems to have to wait for people who are not punctual. There seems to be a fear about leaving late comers behind
Reviewed by Maureen N, May 2012
If you only take 1 tour, take this tour! I would never take a tour any other way now but "skip the line"...what a delight
Reviewed by Andrew M, May 2012
Top class better than the Louvre can enjoy the art as no photography allowed unlike the louvre
Reviewed by Janet, May 2012
This tour was worth every penny and more. We "lucked out" because there were only five people on the tour with a facilitator and a wonderful guide who led us through the museum for 2.5 hours and gave us lots of information about the artists, their work, and the history as well as the layout of the museum. Even if the group had been as large as 25, it would have worked well because of the headphones we were given.The facilitator was also very helpful and stayed with us after the tour to offer recommendations that might enhance our stay in Paris. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour!
Reviewed by Adrian N, May 2012
Superb - guide extremely knowledgeable and excellent English
Reviewed by Russell E, November 2011
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very interesting to listen to. The group was very small and made for an intimate view of the beautiful paintings. Everyone couldn't have been friendlier and it made our first trip to the d'Orsay much more enjoyable and educational than if we had simply walked though the museum on our own. I would recommend this tour and would go again!
Reviewed by toulouse2k, November 2011
This is the ONLY way to really get a behind-the-scenes look. The guide asked us if there were any artists we particularly wanted to see and adjusted the tour to accommodate us.
Reviewed by Ismail E, April 2013
A good introduction to the museum and modern art. The museum has lots of more to offer than what you'll be introduced to, so stay and check it out when the tour is done.
Reviewed by DebbieTennis, USA, October 2012
We really did skip the hour or two line in the drizzling rain! We were greeted by an American guide then toured inside the museum with a French woman with a degree in art history or something similar. The tour itself covered the progression of art into the impressionistic period and the major works of art and artists who changed art from the standard at the time. After the tour we had plenty of time to explore on our own.
Reviewed by Michael D, June 2012
Firstly, I was very grateful to both the tour guide and the representative from the tour company as we got a little lost on the RER network and arrived late for the tour. We received a phone call from the tour agency who arranged for both the guide and the representative to wait for us and to escort us through the entrance so please pass on our thanks to them. Also, we had five year girl with us and they were very patient and kind with her.
As for the tour itself, it was interesting and informative, the guide spoke English very well, was quite knowledgable and went into the history of the building as well as the art on display. I would consider taking the tour again. When the tour had finished, the tickets we received also allowed us to stay inside the museum and walk around at leisure. There is also a beautiful (and very popular) cafe and restaurant in the museum which is a great place to rest, have a drink or a bite to eat after the tour before viewing the paintings on your own.
My only quibble is the price that we paid. About £100 for two adults and a child seemed a lot of money for a ninety minute tour.