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

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Paris, France

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

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.
  • Private tour of the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay with skip-the-line access to both museums
  • Enter the magnificent Louvre, the most visited museum in the world, from the underground Carrousel du Louvre
  • Learn the stories behind famous Louvre artworks such as the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and The Raft of Medusa from your expert guide
  • Enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense) before rejoining your guide at the Musée d’Orsay
  • Hear anecdotes about famous paintings at the Musée d’Orsay by artists including Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir and Gauguin
  • Private tour limited to four people ensures a more intimate experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This private tour lets you skip the lines at both the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. 
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Skip-the-line access to both museums
Private guide
Private one-way transport from your hotel (only if option selected)
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Transport to the Louvre Museum (unless option selected)
Transport back to your hotel

Departure Point

Louis XIV sous les traits de Marcus Curtius (copie), Cour Napoléon et Pyramide du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
For the hotel pick-up option, your guide can meet you at any hotel within Paris city limits (ZIP Code beginning with 75). Transportation (taxi, metro, etc) is at your expense.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Musée d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France
The museums of Paris are home to some of the finest collections of art in the world. Your museum tour begins in the morning at your central Paris hotel, where you’ll meet your private guide and travel to the Louvre. Bypass the long queues and enter the museum through the underground Carrousel du Louvre. 

Spend 2 hours at the Louvre’s hallowed galleries viewing some of the most famous works of art in the world, including the Venus de Milo, The Raft of the Medusa, the Mona Lisa and paintings by artists like Rembrandt and Delacroix. Your guide can customize the tour based on your personal interests, and will share an art historian’s perspective on all the works you see. Feel free to ask questions and linger in front of your favorite pieces as long as you like.

Midday, enjoy some leisure time to continue exploring the Louvre on your own or have lunch at a nearby café (own expense). Reconnect with your guide at the Musée d’Orsay, and enjoy skip-the-line access once again to head straight inside. 

Housed in a Beaux Arts former train terminal, the Musée d’Orsay boasts a collection of more than 4,000 European works from the mid-to-late 19th century, including the largest Impressionist and Postimpressionist collection in the world. Take a guided tour of the museum’s highlights to see masterpieces of painting and sculpture by artists including Monet, Renoir, Rodin, Gaugin, Suerat and Cézanne. Say farewell to your guide at the Musée d’Orsay, where you can continue exploring on your own or head out to continue sightseeing in Paris.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
After meeting your guide at your central Paris hotel, travel by metro or comfortable minivan to Carrousel du Louvre, an underground shopping mall near the Louvre. You will use the mall's underground entrance to access the Louvre, bypassing the long entry lines to the most visited museum in the world. During your 2-hour visit to the Louvre, your informative guide will share anecdotes and history about artistic masterpieces including the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and The Raft of the Medusa. Admire works by artists such as Rembrandt and Delacroix, and tell your guide about any other works you particularly want to see.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Musee d'Orsay
A former train station, this museum houses more than 4,000 artworks from the second half of the 19th century by legends including Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin and Rodin. Again, enjoy the convenience of skipping the entry lines. Your guide will show you the highlights, sharing facts and stories to help you better understand the significance of the many famous artworks here.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will go by foot between the two museums, which is a walk of approximately 10 to 15 minutes
  • Please note this tour is limited to a maximum of six people per group.
  • Even with a skip the line ticket, there may still be queues on certain days during the summer
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Meeting the French

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Skip the Line at Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Our guide's depth of knowledge...
Joyce W
, Jun 2016
Our guide's depth of knowledge exceeded our expectation. The time passed quickly with her. Money well spent! JW, Colorado
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Our tour guide was the most amazing...
Nanci S
, Sep 2015
Our tour guide was the most amazing young woman. She was so knowledgable and friendly. The Lourvre is so massive, that she had a nice plan to move us through it, hit some highlights, and describe French history through the paintings. Lunch at Dorsay was amazing. Highly recommend the tour.
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It was nice to avoid the lines at the...
John E
, May 2015
It was nice to avoid the lines at the Museums. The guide was friendly and kind. However, she did not offer much information beyond what a printed guide would have, and very little background on artists and styles. For $650 I was expecting an expert art guide. I feel I was shortchanged on this tour.
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The tours were fantastic. Helen was...
Peter W
, Feb 2015
The tours were fantastic. Helen was exceptional and we would highly recommend both the tours and Helen to anyone inquiring into whether this is both highly educational and worth the money. Thank you very much for our entire family. Best, PDW
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Absolutely wonderful! We were able to...
Irene M
, Aug 2014
Absolutely wonderful! We were able to see what we most wanted to see, and our guide even went over her time allotted. We only had one day, but managed to see works by Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael, Renoir, Monet and Cezanne, to name only a few. However, we only were able to see a small bit of all of the art there, so spend several days if you can.
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Skip the line did not work at Musée...
Peter Z
, May 2014
Skip the line did not work at Musée d'Orsay. I the Louvre it worked only at the second location, not at the first try. The guide tried to make up for the missed Museé d'Orsay by improvising a short tour for the couvert passages which was a nice try, I appreciated it, but originally I booked the tour for the possibility of avoiding the line and spend the time instead in the museums.
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This was a great tour and a must as...
Jeanine D
, Dec 2013
This was a great tour and a must as there is much to see.
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This was one of the longest tour that...
Jerry N
, Dec 2013
This was one of the longest tour that we had. We walked for 6 hours and didn't get to see everything. Our tour guide was amazing. She was very knowledgeable, polite and helpful. We didn't have to wait in line which was nice. This is a must see for once in a life time.
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Tour guide was excellent!! We did not...
Lisa
, Oct 2013
Tour guide was excellent!! We did not feel overwhelmed by the Louvre. Our guide really allowed us to enjoy and appreciate the art!! Definitely a must do if it's your first trip to the Louvre.
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