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!