Paris: Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

Paris: Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour

From US$ 202.79 per person

Enjoy an expert introduction to 2 of the most celebrated museums in Paris on a 5.5-hour tour of the Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay. Skip the ticket lines and take an in-depth art walk from Ancient Greece to the masterpieces of the French Impressionists.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian
Private or small groups available


  • Skip the ticket lines at the Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay
  • Enjoy a chronological art tour from Ancient Greece to French Impressionism
  • See masterpieces of art by Da Vinci, including the Mona Lisa
  • Admire the architecture of the Louvre and learn about its time as a palace
  • Marvel at the beautiful Beaux Arts building of the Musée d'Orsay
Full description
Enjoy a combined full-day tour of 2 of the most popular museums in Paris and take a journey through the history of art, from the antiquities of Ancient Greece to the groundbreaking art of French Impressionists and post-Impressionists, such as Renoir and Van Gogh. Your tour starts at the legendary Louvre Museum. Home to more than 35,000 works of art, and artifacts from antiquity, the Louvre covers more than 650,000 square feet of exhibition space. Tackling this monument to art on your own can be overwhelming, but your guide will compose a chronological story, starting with Ancient Greek mythology. They will lead you to some of the most celebrated pieces, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa, and tell you which works have made the most significant contributions to the evolution of art and civilization. Following a lunch break, continue to the Musée d'Orsay. Located in a beautiful Beaux Arts building that was formerly used as the Gare d'Orsay railway station, the Orsay focuses on 19th-century French art. Explore the individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Gauguin. Learn the secrets surrounding their techniques and discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement. Skip-the-ticket-line access to both museums means you will enjoy quicker entry and can spend more time admiring the art. You are free to stay on and continue exploring at the end of your guided tour.
  • Private guide (if option selected)
  • Priority access to both museums
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Lunch break
  • Wheelchair tours on request only
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transfers to the Louvre Museum and from the Louvre to the Musée d'Orsay if necessary (it's a 10-minute walk and you will be accompanied by your guide)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This tour has a maximum of 8 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience
  • The semi-private tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
  • Any items exceeding 55x35x20 cm are not permitted in the museum
  • High amount of walking is involved. The semi-private tour is not available for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
  • Occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases GetYourGuide is unable to provide refunds or discounts
  • Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted right to speak inside. Some collections may vary along the year
  • Please provide full names, mobile phone number and email you can be reached on during your
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September 24, 2021

Daniel was a perfect guide with his vast knowledge of art. He was, by far, the best guide I have ever had. We had a great time!!

September 14, 2019

Oliver was the best guide we’ve ever had

June 10, 2019

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