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Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay)
Rivaling the Louvre as Paris' favorite art museum, the Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay) is known for its impressionist, post-impressionist, and art nouveau works from 1848 to 1914. Equally impressive as what’s inside the museum is its exterior: a former Beaux-Arts railway station with an enviable location on the banks of the Seine River. Both architecture and art buffs will want this museum on their Parisian itineraries.

The Basics
With its position in the 7th arrondissement, just across the river from the Jardin des Tuileries, the Orsay Museum is easy to visit during a day of sightseeing in central Paris. Tickets are available on site, but you can avoid any wait by booking a skip-the-line ticket or a guided museum tour in advance. Or, opt for an enhanced experience that combines an art walking tour with a Orsay Museum skip-the-line ticket.

Once inside, you'll be immersed in the world of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and other masters of the 19th and 20th centuries. Works include Degas' The Ballet Class and Van Gogh's Starry Night. In addition to the paintings, don't miss the museum's large clock, which you can look through for a view of the Right Bank.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Do not bring suitcases, backpacks, or other travel bags; they are not permitted inside and cannot be left in the cloakroom.
  • Note that security is sometimes heightened at this popular site. The museum follows security measures per French authorities, and this can lead to delays.
  • Wheelchairs and pushchairs can be borrowed from the cloakroom, while large strollers and baby carriers are not allowed.

How to Get There
Paris is best seen on foot, so try to visit the Orsay Museum during a stroll along the Seine. Otherwise, the museum can be reached via public transit from the Rue de Bac, Solférino, or Assemblée Nationale metro stations or the Gare du Musée d'Orsay RER station.

When to Get There
The museum is open from 9:30am to 6pm Tuesday to Sunday, with extended hours until 9:45pm on Thursdays. If you have the flexibility to go on Thursday evening, you’ll have a better chance of avoiding crowds. Also keep in mind that Paris is busiest in summer.

Dining at the Orsay Museum 
If you get hungry for something light, sandwiches and salads can be purchased at Café de l'ours, but for a more thematic dining experience at the museum, visit one of its two restaurants. At Café Campana, enjoy classic Parisian brasserie fare in a dreamy underwater environment inspired by Emile Gallé, a French artist and influencer of Art Nouveau. Or go upscale at the Restaurant du Musée d'Orsay, where French cuisine related to museum events is served in an elegant, chandelier-lined room with gilded detailing and large windows.
Address: 62 rue de Lille, Paris, Ile-de-France 75343, France
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Paris Historical Orsay Museum Guided Tour with Options

Paris Historical Orsay Museum Guided Tour with Options

The world's most extensive impressionist and post-impressionist collection are housed in the renowned Orsay Museum. Take a guided tour for 2 hours. Don't forget Manet, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and many other world-famous masterpieces. A visitor will quickly understand why the Musée d’Orsay has consistently ranked the favorite museum of Parisians themselves. Built over 100 years ago as a train station welcoming international visitors to the World’s Fair, the Beaux-Arts structure now displays the best art from that period, making it an essential visit during your stay in the City of Lights. Your guide will bring to life the turbulent personalities of the painters, describing how each artist dared to explore new territory and to pursue success without compromise.
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  • 3 hours
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$132.75
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D'Orsay Tour for Kids & Families with Skip-the-line Tickets & Must-See Pieces

D'Orsay Tour for Kids & Families with Skip-the-line Tickets & Must-See Pieces

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Keep kids and adults entertained on a family-friendly tour of the Musée d'Orsay. Optimize your time with skip-the-line access, and benefit from your private guide’s full attention as you discover pieces by artists such as Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh. Take part in educational activities and games designed to engage all ages, and choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
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$144.93
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Skip the Line: Orsay Museum Elegance & Scandals Ticket

Skip the Line: Orsay Museum Elegance & Scandals Ticket

Explore the Musée d’Orsay in the company of an art historian—and learn all about the Impressionist movement—on this intimate tour of the Paris museum. Pick between multiple tour times, and meet your guide at the museum. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll head inside without delay. Explore the collection masterpieces, hear stories about the artists, and learn behind-the-scenes details about the artworks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise

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Ensure a memorable night out in Paris with a gourmet dinner cruise along the Seine River. Float past the city’s famed monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Ile de la Cité aboard a luxury Bateaux Parisiens riverboat. Soak up the magic of Paris from an onboard dining room while enjoying a gourmet 3-course meal. Please note that Champagne and live music are also included on select 8:30pm departures.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$109.61
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Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Discover masterpieces by artists from Monet to Renoir on this 2 to 2.5-hour small-group tour of Paris’ renowned Musée d'Orsay (Orsay Museum). With numbers limited to just eight people, you’ll enjoy personal attention from your guide as you learn about the birth of impressionism, discover the unique techniques of Van Gogh and Cezanne, and see exquisite artworks by Manet, Degas, Gauguin and many more.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$122.64
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Private 2-Hour Guided Tour in Orsay Museum Paris

Private 2-Hour Guided Tour in Orsay Museum Paris

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Take in the highlights of France’s national art collection with a private tour of the Orsay Museum, one of Paris’s most popular museums. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance and follow your guide on a tour of the museum’s extensive exhibitions. Admire the striking museum building; learn about impressionist, post-impressionist and Art Nouveau styles from your expert guide; and see masterpieces like Monet’s ‘Blue Water Lilies,’ Cézanne’s ‘Apples and Oranges,’ and Renoir’s ‘Montmartre.’
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  • 2 hours
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$85.86
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Musée d'Orsay Skip the Line Private Tour

Musée d'Orsay Skip the Line Private Tour

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Discover the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art on a private tour of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Bypass the long entrance queues with skip-the-line access (admission tickets not included), and let an art historian guide lead you straight to masterworks by Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Degas and more. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and learn the history behind the art for a truly immersive experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$121.79
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Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour

Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour

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Explore one of the world's most important collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art on this guided tour of the Musée d'Orsay. Instead of trying to navigate the museum on your own, you'll enjoy insight from a guide to make sure you see the top pieces and learn about the artists, such as Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, and Renoir.
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  • 2 hours
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$66.74
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Louvre & Orsay Museums Skip-the-line Semi-Private Guided Combo Tour

Louvre & Orsay Museums Skip-the-line Semi-Private Guided Combo Tour

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Enjoy skip-the-line access to two of Paris' most popular art museums on 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 eight to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$218.18
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Orsay Masterpieces - Priority access - Small group of max 6 people - 2h tour

Orsay Masterpieces - Priority access - Small group of max 6 people - 2h tour

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See the highlights of the Musée d’Orsay’s collection, and beat the crowds, when you sign up for a small-group tour of the museum. The Musée d’Orsay is one of Paris’ largest and most visited museums; your skip-the-line access will save you time that otherwise would have been wasted in line. Once inside, follow your guide through the galleries. See masterpieces by artists the likes of Manet, Monet, Degas, and Van Gogh, and learn all about the Impressionist movement from your guide’s commentary.
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  • 2 hours
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Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Private Tour

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Marvel over the masters of impressionism on a private 2 to 2.5-hour tour of the Musee d'Orsay (Orsay Museum) in Paris and avoid the queues with skip-the-line entrance. Enjoy the undivided attention of your expert guide, who will introduce you to famous works by Renoir, Cezanne, and Manet, while they explain the innovative techniques used by Monet and Van Gogh. See lesser-known masterpieces by Degas, Gauguin, and more.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Make sightseeing in the French capital easy with a Big Bus tour of Paris. Enjoy the convenience of hop-on hop-off access at any stop along the route, and soak in the views from an open-top, double-decker bus. See sights like the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge cabaret club, and the iconic Eiffel Tower as you listen to informative, English-speaking guides or audio-commentary.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Skip the Line at Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay

Private Tour: Skip the Line at Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay

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From classic Greek sculptures to masterpieces of Impressionist painting, enjoy a day of artistic treasures with a private tour of the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both museums so you can make the most of your day. Step back in time at the Louvre to see iconic works of ancient and Renaissance art, and admire paintings and sculptures by Impressionist and Modern masters at the Musée d’Orsay. Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide, with tour numbers limited to four people.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$401.02
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Musée d'Orsay VIP Highlights Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Musée d'Orsay VIP Highlights Tour with Gourmet Lunch

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The Musée d’Orsay is one of the world’s most important art museums and visiting with a guide ensures you don’t miss any of the highlights. Skip the long lines on this 2-hour walking tour and marvel at masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cézanne, and other legendary artists. Finish your morning with a decadent lunch of gourmet French cuisine at the museum restaurant run by a renowned French chef.
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  • 3 hours
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$146.03
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Skip-the-line Musée d'Orsay & Montmartre Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Musée d'Orsay & Montmartre Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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On this private tour, walk the romantic streets of hilly Montmartre and stop at the same places that inspired 19th-century rebel-artists — like Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh and Cézanne — who developed the Impressionism art movement. Follow in their footsteps as you pass the Moulin Rouge, Le Clos vineyard and Basilique du Sacré Coeur. Then, your private guide whisks you past the long entrance line at the Musée d'Orsay for a personalized tour of the museum’s world-class collection of 19th-century art.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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$218.18
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Montmartre Art Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line to Orangerie & Orsay Museums

Montmartre Art Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line to Orangerie & Orsay Museums

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Explore Paris’ most creative neighborhood and see Impressionist masterpieces on this artistic combo tour. See the views and streets that inspired famous painters like Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and van Gogh on a walking tour of Montmartre. Then, admire works of art including Monet’s iconic 'Water Lilies' series with skip-the-line access to the Musée de l'Orangerie. Upgrade to also include a ticket to the Musée d'Orsay, home to the world’s largest Impressionist collection. Group size is limited to 14 for an informative and personalized experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$55.71
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Seine River Exclusive Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Champagne at Paris Seine

Seine River Exclusive Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Champagne at Paris Seine

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This Seine River dinner or lunch cruise is a relaxing way to view Paris landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Admire the waterfront sights and pass under bridges such as the Pont Neuf as you savor a gourmet 3-course meal, paired with a glass or half bottle of Champagne and French wine. Enjoy exquisite cuisine and fine service aboard a La Marina de Paris glass-enclosed boat.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.88
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Orsay Museum Private Tour - Skip the line & Local expert guide

Orsay Museum Private Tour - Skip the line & Local expert guide

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The Musée d’Orsay is unique among Paris’ cultural institutions: both because it is home to one of the world’s largest impressionist and post-impressionist art collections, and because it is housed in the Beaux-Arts Gare d’Orsay, an opulent former train station. On this private tour, enjoy skip-the-line entry and follow your guide to see masterpieces by artists the likes of Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cézanne, and learn about the history behind the canvases.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$185.04
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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
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  • 6 days
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$160.76
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$160.76

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise with Live Music

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise with Live Music

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Glide down the River Seine while enjoying a gourmet 3-course lunch aboard a Bateaux Parisiens river cruise. Soak up views of riverside attractions like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and Musée d'Orsay as you dine on seasonal selections from an à la carte menu, accompanied by wine. Enjoy live entertainment and a welcome glass of Champagne for a bubbly beginning to the experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.91
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Skip-the-line Paris Orsay Museum Private Tour for Kids and Families

Skip-the-line Paris Orsay Museum Private Tour for Kids and Families

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Discover the highlights of the Musée d’Orsay’s world-renowned art collection—and bring the whole family along—on this engaging, private tour. Choose from morning or afternoon departure times, and pick a duration that works best for you. Upon arrival, you’ll meet your guide, skip the long lines, and head straight inside. See masterpieces by artists the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, and Renoir; your guide will share the stories behind the paintings, and will engage kids in games and activities to stimulate their imaginations and creativity.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.93
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Impressionists at the Musée d'Orsay: Private Skip-the-Line 2-Hour Tour

Impressionists at the Musée d'Orsay: Private Skip-the-Line 2-Hour Tour

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Embark on a private small-group tour through the Musée d'Orsay, home to the the world's largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art. Skip the lines for fast-track access to this stunning art museum—housed in a former train station—and follow your expert guide on a journey into art history. Admire paintings by renowned artists like Cezanne, Monet, and Van Gogh and don't miss any of the great works, as your guide shares stories about each masterpiece and what it took to bring them to life.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$209.18
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Private Impressionism Tour with Skip-the-Line Musee d'Orsay

Private Impressionism Tour with Skip-the-Line Musee d'Orsay

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Discover the hidden stories behind the works and lives of Renoir, Degas, Monet, and many other iconic artists on a private 2.5-hour tour of Musee d’Orsay. With express entrance to the Parisian museum, you skip the line and get straight Impressionist masterpieces. If you wish to put an emphasis on a particular artist or style, your guide can easily customize the visit to match your interests.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.10
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Montmartre Walking Tour to the Sacre Coeur & Skip-the-Line to Musée d'Orsay

Montmartre Walking Tour to the Sacre Coeur & Skip-the-Line to Musée d'Orsay

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Montmartre is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Paris, and with this walking tour you'll get to see it through the eyes of a local. You’ll then go on to explore the Orsay Museum, which contains artwork from many of Montmartre's most famous former residents, from Renoir to Picasso. Highlights include the Moulin Rouge and the Sacre Coeur Basilica.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.71
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Prvate Tour: Inside Musée d'Orsay

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Prvate Tour: Inside Musée d'Orsay

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Explore the many hidden treasures of the Musée d'Orsay, as your guide takes you on a journey through the building's colorful past. Experience the striking architecture of this former-railway station, and see some of the most iconic artworks in Europe up close. Discover the history and secrets lurking beneath the opulence, and learn how the museum was saved from destruction. Delve into the culture and art that defines Paris, and soak yourself in the unique beauty of this exciting venue. Venez Discover brings the best out of each place by meticulously crafting each tour exclusively while taking care of our environment. We aim to bring the love, passion, and interest for our planet in each tour or service provided to you.
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  • 2 hours
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Eiffel Tower Access with Seine River Dinner Cruise & Moulin Rouge Show

Eiffel Tower Access with Seine River Dinner Cruise & Moulin Rouge Show

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Soak in the splendor of Paris in one unforgettable night that includes fine-dining, sightseeing, and a flamboyant cancan show. Choose between dining at the Eiffel Tower and a sightseeing river cruise, or combine the experience with a spectacular dinner cruise along the Seine. Top your evening off by sipping Champagne and enjoying a show at the legendary Moulin Rouge.
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  • 7 hours
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Skip-the-line Musée d'Orsay & Montmartre Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Skip-the-line Musée d'Orsay & Montmartre Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Combine three Paris attractions in one tour on this 5-hour small-group Montmartre Impressionist walk with skip-the-line Musée d'Orsay guided tour. Follow your guide through Montmartre and admire fine city views from the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur. Beat the queues for a guided tour of the Musée d’Orsay, where Impressionist masterpieces by Monet and Renoir hang. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to five people.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 155 Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay) costs USD 132.75. Guided Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay) tours start around USD 132.75 per person. See all 155 Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay) tickets and tours on Viator.
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