2 hours
1 to 6 persons
private guide, skip-the-line

During our Musee d’Orsay private tour you will admire the world-famous paintings by Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro. With the largest collection of impressionist masterpieces in the world this museum is a must-see for any art lover. You will also discover different movements and styles in French painting such as academicism, the Barbizon school and realism to better understand an artistic revolution made by the impressionists.

Our tour will begin with an introduction to the French art and panting of the 19th century. Many people know that the impressionists were not successful during their lives. The reason becomes obvious when you can take a look at the paintings which were successful at the time. The Orsay Museum has an important collection of works by academic artists who were the stars at the time but also the enemies of the impressionists.

The main part of our tour will take place in the museum “Impressionists’ gallery”. Room after room, painter after painter, you will see the development of each artist’s style, their differences and similarities. Your guide will notice the impressionist choice of colors and a new way to apply brushstrokes which was considered by many critics as shocking. Although our Musee d’Orsay private tour is not specifically designed for kids very often they are more sensitive to the emotional aspect of art and notice more details in pantings than their parents do. You don’t have to hesitate taking your kids to this visit.

To have a more complete view of the museum’s collections, our tour will end with post-impressionist artists including works by a remarkable Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Among others, you will admire his self-portrait which attracts crowds of visitors and is often called “The Mona Lisa of the Musee d’Orsay”.

If you would like to know where many impressionist lives and see places where certain paintings from the Musee d’Orsay collection were painted, we suggest you booking our Montmartre private tour.

The elephant statue outside the entrance to the museum

Musee d'Orsay private tour

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
December 28, 2019

OMG. Oxana is the best. She knows her stuff and knows her travelers. We went to Musée d’Orsay with her and she kept our attention during the entire museum tour. I highly recommend her for everything Paris.

July 23, 2017

We would like to thank Olga for a fabulous excursion in Paris. Her extensive knowledge in terms of art yet the ability to make it exciting made our day in Paris especially memorable.

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