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Enjoy skip-the-line access to two of Paris' most popular art museums with this small-group tour of the enormous Louvre Museum and the Musée d’Orsay. Avoid wasting time waiting in the long lines that often form at these top attractions, plus get guided tours of both so you don't miss any of the masterpieces they contain. See Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' and the exquisite 'Venus de Milo' at the Louvre, and the work of Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Rodin and many more masters at the Musée d’Orsay. Group size is limited to five to ensure a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Louvre and Musée d’Orsay combo tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to bypass the long queues
  • Get a comprehensive tour of each museum with your expert guide
  • Witness the Louvre’s most famous works including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo
  • Immerse yourself in the French Impressionist movement at the Musée d’Orsay
  • Small-group tour limited to 5 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Skip-the-Line: Louvre Museum & Musée d’Orsay Semi-Private Guided Tour

Visit the Musée d'Orsay during your small-group tour

Begin your art immersion tour by meeting your guide at the grand pyramid outside the Louvre. The tour is chronological, so you'll start with the ancient Greek relics at the Louvre and work your way through the centuries at the Louvre before heading to the Musée d’Orsay to continue your art education with the French Impressionist movement.
This skip-the-line small-group tour means you get to walk right past the long line outside the Louvre and dive into your 2-hour Louvre tour right away. The museum is huge, and can be overwhelming, but with an expert guide to lead the way you'll be assured of not missing any of the important pieces in the expansive collection.
See world-famous pieces by the likes of Raphael and Delacroix, the gentle curves of the 'Venus de Milo,' the tragic scene of 'The Raft of the Medusa' and the sly smile of the 'Mona Lisa.'
Take a midday break for lunch (own expense) at a nearby restaurant or cafe, accompanied by your guide, followed by a 10-minute walk to the Musée d’Orsay on the other side of the Seine River. The beautiful building housing the museum was once a train station – the Gare d'Orsay – and now contains more than 4,000 pieces of art by 19th-century masters like Monet, Rodin and Van Gogh.
Again, enjoy skip-the-line entry at the Musée d’Orsay to avoid waiting, and begin your 2-hour tour right away. Learn about the French Impressionist movement, begun by artists like Renoir, Cézanne, Manet and Gauguin. Hear about what made their techniques revolutionary as you listen to your guide's insights into the Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings you'll see in the museum.
At the conclusion of your tour, you can enjoy more time to explore the museum's collection at your leisure.

Customer Reviews

Julie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The best way to see these two Museums in a short time, the guide was amazing and we learnt so much.
Julie

JOHN W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent guide

rnolsson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Loved our guide! She was highly knowledgable, explained the history easily, good humored. Highly recommended !!

juandric

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Outstanding tour. Only four in our group. Our guide, Belen, was knowledgeable and passionate about her subject.

Brandy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Belen of Babylon was amazing. She was considerate of the pace of the tour and allowed moments for us to sit while she spoke. My husband commented that we had our own and #34;female Indiana Jones and #34; tour guide. If you want to learn a lot and to enjoy your day... this is it.

Desiree O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lily, our guide, was wonderful. This tour was perfect: just our family of four and Lily. She engaged our kids, shared great info of the museums, took us to key art pieces. This was a pricey event. However, we would have gotten lost and frustrated if we went to both museums on our own. No time wasted on waiting in line.

Diane T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Katrina was a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgable about the works of art and also the buildings themselves. The hours flew by and we were very grateful she was our guide. Katrina also was a wealth of information on French history

Wendy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic! Only way to see the Louvre and Orsay Museums!

Sarah E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was incredible and our guide helped make it so. His knowledge of each piece was amazing and we had so much fun. His passion for his job was clear and helped us be able to say our day exceeded our expectations. The Orsay was our favorite--we highly recommend this opportunity. Thanks Alex!!!

John F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour of the Louvre and Museum D Orsee was wonderful, as Tina is so knowledgeable and passionate about Art History

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