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Skip-the-line Louvre & Orsay Museums Guided Combo Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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    What to Expect
    Begin your art immersion tour by meeting your guide at the grand pyramid outside the Louvre. The tour is chronological, so you'll start with the ancient Greek relics at the Louvre and work your way through the centuries at the Louvre before heading to the Musée d’Orsay to continue your art education with the French Impressionist movement.
    This skip-the-line small-group tour means you get to walk right past the long line outside the Louvre and dive into your 2-hour Louvre tour right away. The museum is huge, and can be overwhelming, but with an expert guide to lead the way you'll be assured of not missing any of the important pieces in the expansive collection.
    See world-famous pieces by the likes of Raphael and Delacroix, the gentle curves of the 'Venus de Milo,' the tragic scene of 'The Raft of the Medusa' and the sly smile of the 'Mona Lisa.'
    Take a midday break for lunch (own expense) at a nearby restaurant or cafe, accompanied by your guide, followed by a 10-minute walk to the Musée d’Orsay on the other side of the Seine River. The beautiful building housing the museum was once a train station – the Gare d'Orsay – and now contains more than 4,000 pieces of art by 19th-century masters like Monet, Rodin and Van Gogh.
    Again, enjoy skip-the-line entry at the Musée d’Orsay to avoid waiting, and begin your 2-hour tour right away. Learn about the French Impressionist movement, begun by artists like Renoir, Cézanne, Manet and Gauguin. Hear about what made their techniques revolutionary as you listen to your guide's insights into the Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings you'll see in the museum.
    At the conclusion of your tour, you can enjoy more time to explore the museum's collection at your leisure.
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    Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

    Our guide Fred (FredsWalks) did an outstanding job showing us both museums. His approach taught us not only about the art, architecture, and history of the buildings and their contents, but also did a great job giving us the context we needed to go back...More

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    Reviewed June 21, 2019

    I have already been to both of these museums but was with a group of 4 others who had not. Our tour with Elena made me feel like I had never even been. So knowledgeable and her ability to navigate the museums was incredibly efficient....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank swolfdo
    Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

    Let me just say, I know very little about art but wanted to visit the Louvre and de Orsay museum. The decision to have a tour guide and hit the highlights of both museums was a great choice. I know my experience would not have...More

    Thank cbrushaber
    Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

    Taylor was our guide today at the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay! She was fantastic! I highly recommend taking this tour with her. She is such a wealth of information! Any question we had she was able to answer without a problem. She never made us...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank GinaNY_12
    Reviewed November 14, 2018

    Babylon Tours Paris/Dascha (not sure if I am spelling her name correctly): My wife Kathleen and I had a wonderful guide - Dascha - for our tour of the Louvre and Orsay Museums. What can I say? Dascha was fantastic, so knowledgeable and super fun...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Adventure308717
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