Great time spent after finally finding where to collect our tickets and audio from
The d'Orsay Museum was great and I would suggest that it is for the whole family. My wife and I would recommend this for viewing while in Paris.
I was very happy that we chose to Skip the Line. We didn't use the Audio Tour -- just did this amazing museum on our own. I love this museum. My favorite ever!
There is still a large crowd at the skip the line, line. However much less than the regular line.
We were able to take this tour on our own. We were able to visit what we wanted and in our own time. We were able to listen in English and as there were three of us we were able to separate and do our own thing and meet up at various points along the way..
A fabulous museum. Skip the lines tour with audio allowed me to get into the museum with very little wait time as well as tour the museum with explanations about various pictures while I moved at my own pace. Recommend this highly.
This tour is great when you want to go around at your own pace. It includes the audio for the main pieces that you might miss.
We booked this trip because we wanted to skip the entrance line. As it turned out, we went on a Friday morning in May, and the museum was pretty empty when we arrived. It got much busier as the day went on. We took the RER to the Musee d'Orsay stop, walked across the river to the Paris City Tours office to pick up our self-guided headsets, and then walked back to the museum. At the conclusion of our visit, we walked back across the river to the office to drop off the headsets and collect our deposit. It took us a few tries to figure out how the guides worked. You have a controller and a paper museum map that you get from Paris City Tours. You point your controller at the number on the paper map that corresponds with a specific piece of art. There are narratives for about 50 or 60 different works, and you can choose your language. The narratives are pretty informative, but limited to just those pieces, so you are on your own for the others. The museum itself is exceptional. It pretty much covers artwork - paintings and sculptures - from the 1850's through about 1910. We were very glad to have been able to see the Musee d'Orsay and not to stand in a long line. Others have mentioned that the audio guides rented from the museum itself are better, and we can't comment on that.
Your was ok. Wished they had more recommendations on what to see instead of just a few items. Overall was pretty good
The tour was great. But suggest getting ticket at Museum directly. Cuts out having to go to travel company to get ticket and audio. Plus you must leave a deposit for the audio and return back to travel company office to return audio equipment. A good 10-15 minute walk from Museum. Not convenient. Again get your ticket from Museum and not third party.
Pay extra for the Skip the Line and don't bother with the Audio tour. The entire tour is you walking around listening to an audio stick. At the Louvre we later found out they have a free WI-FI with free audio tour right on your cell phone!
But they Skip the Line part is worth it. CRAZY lines even during a raining day int he fall.
The museum was fantastic but this was a self guided tour and we did still have to wait in a fairly long line. It was at least shorter than the regular line. I booked it just to be sure that we would be able to get into museum at the day and time of our choosing since you never know what to expect in a place you have never been before.
The tour gives you flexability to see the Musee d'Orsay at your own pace, the only hitch is that a few of the paintings were not in the place indicated in the guide but a great way to see the museum regardless
Joel R United States of ...
Great to skip the line. Audio tour provided was below expectation. It appears the museum has an audio tour as well that is much more extensive and I would definitely choose that next time. Great art...so good! Museum gets 5 stars and provided audio package gets one star.
The Musee d'Orsay tour was very nice. Enjoyed just the right amount of audio
Confusing instructions on where to meet to get in. Otherwise skip to the line was great.
Booked on line but had to physically collect tickets. Poor for this day and age Audio guide only for limited exhibits.
What they don't tell you is that you have to leave a deposit at the ticket counter for the audio guide. Then you have to return the audio guide after the tour. We chose not to leave the deposit so we went without the audio guided tour. The clerk at the ticket office was not helpful. She told me that it's not her companies fault that there was no information about the deposit I believe about 35 euros per audio guide. Also, the skip the line was not completely accurate. We still had to wait in quite a long line to get in to the museum. The art was fantastic, but not sure about the tour. Misleading.
The museum was great but the skip the line was poorly marked and most of the people were very rude
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