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Orsay Museum Tour

The d’Orsay tour, a guided tour into the famous d’Orsay Museum, where the exhibition of the pictorial tradition of Impressionism and post-Impressionism takes place.

Inside the museum, the tour starts with an introduction to the 19th century paintings. You’ll learn about the academic painting of Thomas Couture, Gérôme, the neoclassicism of Ingres and his school and the breakaway movements of Romantic painters led by Delacroix as well as landscape painters like Corot.

Our tour will go on with a careful and pleasant explanation of the main works of Impressionist painters among which Monet, Manet, Renoir, Sisley, Dégas and Gaugin.

Finally, you’ll visit the halls that host the unique and unmistakable Van Gogh’s and Gaugin’s works.

What makes the d’Orsay museum special is not only the preciousness of its works, but also the dimension and the originality of the building structure itself: originally conceived as a railway station, after the wars it was turned into the Renaud Barrault theatre of Paris.

In 1977 all the works dated second-half of 19th  century would be gathered inside the new d’Orsay museum building, which results in a tour underlined by elegance, architecture and love for Impressionist art!

Tour information

  • Tourist Guide with French Cultural Heritage Ministerial Authorization
  • Meeting with customers at their hotel
  • Private Guide– Duration 3.00 hours
  • Skip-the-line ticket for adults ( you can buy it during the reservation procedure)
  • On foot or by public or private transport (tickets not included in the mentioned rate)

Tariffs

  • Flat rate 1-2 people: 300 €
  • Flat rate 3-6 people: 340 €
  • Skip-the-line Ticket: 15 €

Departures

  • Monday: museum closed
  • Tuesday: 09:30/14:00
  • Wednesday: 09:30/14:00
  • Thursday: 09:30/14:00/18:00
  • Friday: 09:30/14:00
  • Saturday: 09:30/14:00
  • Sunday: 09:30/14:00

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What this tour offers

Safety measures

We respect social distancing and wear a mask at all times to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Skip the line tickets

No more waiting in line for your turn. Every attraction and landmark of this tour will be immediately accessible for you.

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As soon as you place your booking, you will immediately receive your voucher via email.

Radio guided tour

We'll give everyone a radio, so that you can hear your tour guide whenever you are.

Disabled access

This tours features locations where disabled access is guaranteed.

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Tour timeline

Here's what's going to happen when you book this tour!

Meeting the guide - Start of the guided tour

You’ll meet your guide in your hotel lobby or at your accomodation address

Internal tour - D'Orsay Museum

Introduction to the museum and to the history of the building

Neoclassicism section - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and his school

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Amaury Duval and Hippolyte Flandrin

Academic section - Academic painting

Thomas Couture, Jean Léon Gérome and Rosa Bonheur.

Romanticism section - Eugène Delacroix and his art

Eugéne Delacroix

Landscape painters section

Landscape painters, the forerunners of “Impressionist” painters Corot and the school of Barbizon. Jean-François Millet

Impressionism and Post - Impressionism section

The birth and the development of Impressionism The Impressionists: Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and post-Impressionist painters: Van Gogh and Degas

End of tour

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Art historian and Italian personal shopper

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About Sara

Since she was a baby, since she could touch her home library books for the first time, Sara has developed a great interest for archaeology, anthropology, art and beauty in all its forms, from painting to music, from fashion to food.

Once grown up, she decided to make of all her passions a true job, so that she could share her passions and once at university, in Venice, she turned from historical researcher into tourist guide and personal shopper.

When she moved to Paris, she gained the tourist guide card, so she could convey to travellers her passion for the thousand sides of the VilleLumière. She can lead them into the genuine heart of Parisian life, guiding them to discover the most famous or unusual places, from huge boulevards to narrow medieval streets, high fashion boutiques and small shops, great monuments and traces from the past.

Lover of antiques, good wine and good food, she’s in love with the stories of people who made Paris great, too.

She will make you live again the history of the French capital city through anecdotes, legends and peculiarities. You’ll discover monuments and museums in an art historian perspective, and you’ll never get bored.

Why not admire Versailles, the vacuity of Impressionism, the jewish quarter, and why not a good croissant in one of the best patisseries in town?

Nico

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About Nico

Since she was a baby, since she could touch her home library books for the first time, Sara has developed a great interest for archaeology, anthropology, art and beauty in all its forms, from painting to music, from fashion to food.

Once grown up, she decided to make of all her passions a true job, so that she could share her passions and once at university, in Venice, she turned from historical researcher into tourist guide and personal shopper.

When she moved to Paris, she gained the tourist guide card, so she could convey to travellers her passion for the thousand sides of the VilleLumière. She can lead them into the genuine heart of Parisian life, guiding them to discover the most famous or unusual places, from huge boulevards to narrow medieval streets, high fashion boutiques and small shops, great monuments and traces from the past.

Lover of antiques, good wine and good food, she’s in love with the stories of people who made Paris great, too.

She will make you live again the history of the French capital city through anecdotes, legends and peculiarities. You’ll discover monuments and museums in an art historian perspective, and you’ll never get bored.

Why not admire Versailles, the vacuity of Impressionism, the jewish quarter, and why not a good croissant in one of the best patisseries in town?

Elisa

Art historian and Italian personal shopper

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About Elisa

Since she was a baby, since she could touch her home library books for the first time, Sara has developed a great interest for archaeology, anthropology, art and beauty in all its forms, from painting to music, from fashion to food.

Once grown up, she decided to make of all her passions a true job, so that she could share her passions and once at university, in Venice, she turned from historical researcher into tourist guide and personal shopper.

When she moved to Paris, she gained the tourist guide card, so she could convey to travellers her passion for the thousand sides of the VilleLumière. She can lead them into the genuine heart of Parisian life, guiding them to discover the most famous or unusual places, from huge boulevards to narrow medieval streets, high fashion boutiques and small shops, great monuments and traces from the past.

Lover of antiques, good wine and good food, she’s in love with the stories of people who made Paris great, too.

She will make you live again the history of the French capital city through anecdotes, legends and peculiarities. You’ll discover monuments and museums in an art historian perspective, and you’ll never get bored.

Why not admire Versailles, the vacuity of Impressionism, the jewish quarter, and why not a good croissant in one of the best patisseries in town?