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Musee D'Orsay
Highlights Tour with Pascal

The Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay) contains many of the greatest and most famous works of art. But this is an enormous collection, and if you don’t have an expert tour guide with you, it’s easy to miss out on the masterpieces.

Claude Monet Painting in Orsay

That’s why we’ve put together this Orsay Highlights Tour.


When you take the two-hour Highlights Tour, you will:

  • see some of the best works of art up close and in person

  • learn about the works of art (including their meaning, how they were created, and the impact they had)

  • discover paintings, sculptures, and artists that you’ll love

  • find out what makes the Orsay one of the best museums in the world

  • avoid waiting in line with ARC tickets

Meet Your Tour Guide for Orsay Museum

Pascal is passionate about impressionism. He lived in Montmartre for years.

With years of dedicated research into the history of French arts and culture, Pascal seamlessly weaves his expert knowledge with captivating storytelling. He brings this together to create unforgettable tours of the Orsay Museum.


Pascal received his art history degree at the University of Nice, continuing on to become a fully licensed tour guide. For more than a decade, he has been honing his skills as a public educator and presenter, giving all kinds of groups captivating tours of the wonderful sights in Paris and throughout France.

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Presentation skills 

With any museum tour in Paris, you want to be sure you will understand your expert guide and be understood. Pascal’s English skills give you the peace of mind that you’ll understand every detail of the tour, and he’ll be able to engage your group in fascinating conversations.


This ensures that you not only gain an insider's perspective but also enjoy effortless communication, making you feel at home during your stay in Paris.


With adaptability, humor, and eloquence, Pascal's private tours of the Orsay Museum will leave you with fascinating insights into the art you encounter. As a masterful storyteller, he presents art history as the delightful narrative it truly is, leaving a lasting impact on visitors of all ages and interests.

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Discover Orsay Art History

On your tour of the Orsay Museum and its masterpieces, you’ll have access to a tour guide with a profound understanding of art history. This means that no matter where your curiosity takes you, Pascal can deliver the wonderful stories that lurk behind any artwork.


The insights into the history and meaning of the works of art can be adjusted to fit groups of all kinds and people of all ages and interest levels. Pascal can tailor every detail to make this a special experience for everybody!

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Can I skip the waiting Line in Orsay with Pascal ?

Yes ! This tour includes skipping the line, using a special access gate just for groups led by licensed guides like Pascal or Flora. That means you’ll save an enormous amount of time — time that can now be spent enjoying the artwork.

This Orsay Highlights Tour with Pascal ensures you get the most out of your visit to this museum — all while letting you skip the line and take in the most important pieces in the collection in two hours!

The Benefits of a Private Guided Tour

The tour can be customized

Because Pascal is an expert with so much experience guiding private clients and families through the Orsay, he can adapt to fit your energy levels and what you want to see. This way, you know that you didn’t miss anything on your trip to the Orsay museum.

Personlazied explanations 

You can ask as many questions you want about the Art you see.

A helpful team of tour guides

When you take our Orsay Highlights Tour with a professional guide, you don’t have to worry about the tickets and the planning. You can ask our team to take care of everything. We will be always in touch if you have any question or any additional request.

Some of the Orsay’s Highlights

Want to get a peek into the jaw-dropping masterpieces you will get to see on this tour? We’ve assembled only a handful below to show you just how powerful the Orsay’s art collection is.

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Sculptures of Orsay Museum

The main walkway in the Orsay is a sculpture garden that includes some of the 19th and 20th centuries’ most memorable achievements.

The Gates of Hell by Auguste Rodin

Here, you can visit the original plaster model Rodin made of his magnum opus The Gates of Hell. This work is the original piece that his famous works The Thinker and The Kiss originated from. It is a sprawling vision of genius that must be seen in person to fully understand.

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Liberty by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

This is a smaller version of the Statue of Liberty that stands at the threshold of New York City, created by the same artist who designed the colossal statue. It is a shock to see, as it is such an iconic image.


The majority of the Orsay’s collection are paintings that depict the rise of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and so much more.

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Luncheon on the Grass by Edouard Manet

This painting sent shockwaves through the art world of its day. It might be the single most crucial painting for launching the revolt in the arts that led to the many movements that sprang out of the second half of the 19th century.

Dance at Le moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Has any painting ever given us so much summertime fun in such an effortless way? Renoir was a master of capturing light, something he does so famously well in this painting, where the sun is dappled by trees.

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Coquelicots by Claude Monet

The central figure of the Impressionist movement, this painting shows how much Monet could do with an economy of brushstrokes and color. This is the living, breathing embodiment of the ethos that he and his fellow painters used to revolutionize art forever.

Enjoy the Masterpieces of the Orsay on a private tour ?

Take in the wonders of the Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay) like never before with our Highlights Tour led by Pascal. With an overwhelming number of genuine masterpieces awaiting you, a personal experience is the key to fully enjoying and appreciating this cultural treasure.


Along with captivating storytelling and engaging information, you’ll also get to skip the hassle of securing tickets and waiting in long lines. And your expert guide Pascal will ensure that your journey through the Orsay sparkles with insightful and entertaining information that adds depth and meaning to each work of art.


Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the Orsay Museum in an exclusive and immersive way. Reach out today and embark on a memorable artistic adventure that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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