Skip the Long Lines with Paris Museum Guided Tours

Paris has the best museums in the world — and we're not the only ones who think so. In fact, the most popular museums in Paris get over 7 million visitors a year — in each museum! With that many people you can be certain that there are going to be signficant line-ups at the popular museums, no matter what time of year you go. Since you're in Paris for such a short time, you really don't want to spend all of your time in lines, do you?

Neither do we. That's why we like booking a tour at one or two of the most popular museums in Paris. There's nothing like that feeling when your tour guide walks you right past the ticket line-ups. Your expert guide takes you to the best of each museum, and talks about the history of the art and artists. We think it's the best use of your museum Euros!

Skip-the-Line Louvre Art Museum Tours

Louvre Art Museum Tours

9.3 million people a year visit the Louvre, so you can always expect a long waiting time.

We'll repeat that — 9.3 million! See that line to the left? That's fairly typical on a busy day.

But, if you plan ahead, you can skip the lines by booking a Louvre art museum tour. We've shortlisted the best of the tours of this, the most visited museum in the world.

Given our tastes (to use an apt expression), our personal favorite is this evening Louvre tour plus a wine tasting. That's right, art and wine, together at last.
Evening Louvre Tour + Wine TastingComplete Information

Skip-the-Lines at Musée d'Orsay

Guided Tours Of The Orsay Museum

On most days at Musée d'Orsay you can expect to wait in line for an hour or more to buy tickets.

Or, you can elect to bypass the ticket lines by booking this 2-hour guided tour of the world's most famous Impressionist museum.

Your guide will whisk you past the line at Door A and directly into the no-waiting Door C to get you to the best the museum has to offer. Could be the best money you spend in Paris!

VIP Private Louvre Museum + Musée d'Orsay

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Private Louvre Museum + Musee d'Orsay

In this extraordinary tour, you visit both of the premier Paris museums with a private guide on a skip-the-line basis.

The tour size is limited to 4 people, ensuring personal attention. (And also pretty much ensuring that this tour will sell out most days.)

You spend the morning at the Louvre, then take the typical Parisian lunch break before spending the afternoon a d'Orsay. Times can be adjusted to suit you and your group. It's an amazing opportunity and a fabulous way to save time.

The Best Way to Visit the Eiffel Tower

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Best Way To Visit The Eiffel Tower

We know it's not a museum, but the Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument in the world, and the line-ups are looong.

You can avoid the lines by booking a tour before you leave home. Your guide will take you past the crowds and up the tower. Don't waste your time in Paris waiting in lines!

Skip the Lines at the Notre Dame Towers + The Louvre

Skip the Lines at Towers of Notre Dame PLUS The Louvre

This full-day activity includes skip-the-line access to two iconic Paris landmarks.

It begins with a walking tour of the original part of Paris, Île de la Cité, with a knowledgeable guide who fills you in on the fascinating history. After admiring Notre Dame inside and out, your small group uses priority access ticket to skip the line the cathedral's famous towers.

In the afternoon you meet up with your guide at the Louvre for another skip-the-line tour of this great museum.

More Museum Tours

Sunset guided visit of the Louvre with champagne at Café Richelieu, includes hotel pickup – Complete Information

• Monet & Impressionism. Guided Tour of Musée d'Orsay + Monet's Gardens at GivernyComplete Information

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