The following people are authorized to address a group, on mandatory presentation of supporting documents to the information officers:
- Curators of “Musées de France” museums and all curators holding a professional card issued or recognized by the French Ministry of Culture;
- Museum guides from the “Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais”;
- Persons qualified to conduct guided tours in museums and historic monuments, defined as follows:
- Only persons holding the guide-lecturer card, regulated under Decree No. 2011-930 of August 1, 2011 "on persons qualified to conduct guided tours in museums and historical monuments" are recognized as qualified to conduct guided tours in state-owned museums.
- Speakers approved by the Centre des monuments nationaux;
- Teachers leading their classes and recreation center leaders;
- Persons individually authorized by the Director of the “Musées de France” department or by the President of the Public Establishment of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie;
- Representatives from the social field
Anyone wishing to address a group as part of a visit and not falling under any of the above categories must submit a written request for authorization to the Director of Visitor Services, at least one week prior to the visit date.
The person authorized to address a group may not transfer this authorization to any other member of the group.
This authorization expires at the end of the allocated time slot. One visiting slot allows only one speaking slot.
Students are authorized to address their peers as part of university or school tutorial classes from the high school level up.
It is mandatory to wear a visible card, whether the guided tour is for fewer than seven people or for a group.
Guided tours are not permitted on Sundays and holidays.