How to visit the Paris Museums ?

There are many museums in Paris to visit and explore. An informative way to make the most of your experience is to choose a private tour to guide you through the Paris museums. Many of the museums offer their own tours which you can join for a small fee.

Paris Museums

Two of the most famous museums in Paris are the Musee d'Orsay and the Louvre. They both offer guided tours of which you need to purchase an extra ticket, either online in advance or on the day. This is a good option when visiting museums as it means you will hear the expert knowledge from the guide and learn things that you may not have done if you were visiting the museum by yourself. Another option is to visit the museums by yourself or with family and explore them alone. This may be preferable as it means you can look round at your own pace and see more objects in the museum than if you are on a guided tour, however you may miss out on seeing some hidden gems.

The Louvre

Paris Museums

The Louvre is the largest and probably most famous museum in the world, housing around 35,000 works of art and artefacts. A guided tour operates most days at 11am and runs for a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will be talked through several famous exhibits including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.

The Musee d'Orsay

The Musee d'Orsay has one of the world's largest collections of Impressionist and Post-impressionist art, with paintings by artists such as Monet and Van Gogh. For an extra €6 you can book a guided tour of the museum which will show you various examples from the permanent displays. As the collections spans over 4 floors it is advisable for first time visitors to join a guided tour in order to see the best of the museum.