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Musée d'Orsay and Paris in the 19th Century

Explore the vast collection of works in the Musée d'Orsay on this guided tour through the progression of impressionism.

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ADDITIONAL COSTS: €11 entrance ticket. Each participant aged 18+ will need a ticket to enter the museum. The ticket will be purchased for you by your guide to allow you to skip-the-line pre-tour. A Museum Pass can be used. If you intend to use such a pass, simply remove this ticket from your cart at time of booking.

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Musée d'Orsay and Paris in the 19th Century

The Musée d’Orsay was originally built as a train station for the World Fair at the beginning of the 20th century and is now home to the largest collection of impressionist works. Meet your art historian and guide and let yourself be led through two centuries of paintings as they provide a historical backdrop to both the paintings and the building itself. Discover the works of the 19th century naturalists as you admire the works of the artists of the Barbizon school. Move on to the influential works of the realists as your guide discusses this movement’s influence on the later impressionists. Enter a world of color and light where you'll discover the glowing canvases of Monet and Degas. Conclude your tour with a look at the works of the movements that came afterwards and were heavily influenced by both realism and impressionism.

Tour Details

This fabulous Musée d'Orsay tour explores the various 19th century painting techniques and movements and outlines their effects in a historical context. Price is €85 per person or €345 per group plus museum entrance fees.


    • The tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
    • This tour usually runs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. No tours are scheduled on some French and multinational holidays.
    • 85% refund for any tour cancellation made forty-eight hours or more prior to the tour.
    • If you are running late to your tour, call the emergency number. Otherwise, the tour may leave without you, thus leaving you with a non-refundable, missed tour.
    • Near the Musée d'Orsay.