Art Catalog – private tour

Musée d’Orsay

When a century breaks codes… take the train to modernity !

Musée d’Orsay – From 180€

A former railway station created for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, the Musée d’Orsay has been home to 19th-century masterpieces since 1986. A century of innovation and modernity, it was also a century of upheaval in society and art: academic codes were challenged and artists explored new modes of creation. The Impressionists (Monet, Sisley, Morisot, Caillebotte, Renoir…) and Neo-Impressionists (Gauguin, Van Gogh) were in the spotlight, delighting all audiences.


Musée d’Orsay
Esplanade Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
75007 Paris

Ticket price

From 16€/adult
Night rate
(Thursdays from 6pm) : 12€

Group size

1 to 6 people maximum
Beyond 6 people,
please contact me

Duration of the visit

The duration of the visit
is 1h30

Included in this tour

- Commentary by a qualified tour guide
- An experience tailored to your needs
- A private tour with your family or friends
- Audiophones are provided for the tour (depending on the number of people)

Tips for visiting the Musée d'Orsay

- Buy your tickets in advance : Buying your tickets online will save you time and avoid queues at the ticket office.
- Free admission on the 1st Sunday of the month : Guided tours are not available on these days.
- Wear comfortable shoes : Make sure you have shoes you feel comfortable in.

Book your private tour


Frequently asked questions

What is a private tour ?

A private tour is a visit during which you are only with people you know. Before contacting me, you will have formed a group (of less than 6 people, but this can vary depending on the tour). This allows you to experience a special moment with your loved ones, just you (and me !). You choose a visit from the catalog and the time slot that suits you, according to my availability. I'll adapt to your wishes, your parents or children, and your pace, to create a unique experience. One price per visit, bookable online, for up to 6 people. If you are a larger group or a company, please contact me directly. This will also be a private tour, but with more people.

What is a shared visit ?

A shared visit is a visit scheduled by Marbre & Pastel. You can sign up as an individual or as a group. Monument, district, temporary exhibition, thematic tour or visit to the permanent collections... you can enjoy a guided tour with a group of curious people like you (and me !). The price is the same per person, for up to 20 people. Of course, all shared tours can also be private visits !

Why this price for a visit ?

The profession of tour guide requires a wealth of knowledge, which in turn calls for in-depth study and an insatiable curiosity to share the best anecdotes with you. It takes several days, even weeks, to create your tour ! The tour may have to be adapted to suit the visitor's profile, which requires additional work. What's more, it's often necessary to scout the area the day before, as the works of art in museums change a great deal, so this is extra time. Finally, we manage the logistics of the visit, and over and above the taxes we pay as a contractor, we pay a fee to the museum for each visit (between 0 and 300€).

Is online payment secure ?

Yes, online payment at is completely secure. Advanced encryption protocols guarantee the confidentiality and security of your financial information.

I'm breast-feeding my baby. Can I take a guided tour ?

This is entirely possible, as you are allowed to breastfeed at the museum ! For a private visit I'll make sure you're comfortable if you need a break, for a shared visit I'll show you the best places and then you'll have to join the group.

How do I buy museum admission ?

The price of the guided tour does not include the entrance fee (except in exceptional circumstances). You must therefore purchase your tickets at the time of the tour. To do so, go to the museum's website ! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail.

Who can attend a private tour ?

All audiences are welcome for a private tour : children of all ages, parents, the elderly or those with reduced mobility. It's important for me to know the composition of your group before the visit, so that I can prepare it in the best possible way (content and logistics).

How to book a tour ? (private or shared)

To book a private tour, you can check my availability on the tour presentation site and pay directly online. I'll get back to you within 48 hours to discuss the details of the visit, your wishes, your constraints... Please note that the price of admission to the museum is not included, so you'll need to buy a ticket at the same time. You can also contact me by telephone or via the contact form. For shared tours, you can book a visit by purchasing a place on the tour presentation web page. For further information, I can always be reached by telephone or via the contact form.

Why take a tour with an official tour guide ?

The profession of tour guide is a regulated one, requiring a state diploma, and only authorized guides can guide you in museums or national heritage sites. We benefit from solid, comprehensive training and know how to handle groups, different types of public and special situations.

How do I book online ?

Go to the page of the tour you'd like to take ! For a private tour, you choose a time slot, then pay for the service. For a shared tour, choose the tour you want and reserve your place by paying directly on the site.

Can I cancel my visit ? How soon can I cancel ?

It is possible to cancel up to 7 days before the visit. Up to 5 days in advance, you will receive a 50% refund, after that there is no refund unless you find someone else to do it for you.

Can I pay by bank transfer ?

Yes, it is possible to pay by bank transfer. Please contact me by email so that I can send you my bank details. Your registration will be processed as soon as payment is received.

Can I book a tour if I've already paid for my tickets ?

It's not easy, but it's not impossible! It depends on the place, date and time, because your guide has to book a speaking slot at the museum in advance in order to have the right to guide you. Please contact me via the contact form.

Are private tours suitable for children ?

Private guided tours are intended for adults, but can be adapted for children (over 8) if I am informed well in advance. However, children of all ages are welcome and I'll make sure they have the best possible visit ! (Please let me know if you are bringing strollers).

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