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The process of meeting our Viator guide and transferring to the Musee guide was very confusing and a bit chaotic. Once we were safely hooked up with our D'Orsay guide and the wireless system, things greatly improved. The Musee contains so much that I think on my own it would have been overwhelming. Having a guide that was passionate about art, verbally articulate and knowledgable made this experience one to remember. Would recommend highly.
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.
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.
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.
My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The knowledgeable guide gave us a wonderful overview of the museum.
Great access to museum. Tour was shorter than expected and the comments were good but to large crowds it was difficult to hear commentary all the time.
This is a great idea because you go to the front of the line, although the line didn't look that long. It's just the luck of the draw who your guide is. Ours was just okay. You could do it yourself with the rentable audio and see what you want to see.
Tour started late, there are no Russian audio guide. Rating 3.5
We tried to get in to the Orsay restaurant before our tour but were not allowed so your "ticket" was not valid until the tour time. This was a huge disappointment. The local guide was good but not excellent. We had just come off a Grand Circle River Cruise to Normandy where the local guides were superb. This one would not have qualified.