Why you’ll love this
- Extraordinary paintings
- Stunning architecture
- Stories and anecdotes
- Intimate and friendly atmosphere
|Private guided tour of the exhibition
|Every day except Monday
|Meeting point **
|1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris
|100% refund up to 48 hours before your tour
For my private tour the prices will be calculated as fairly as possible depending on the number of people (your family & friends only) and the season. I will confirm you the best offer within the shortest possible time after we receive your request.
Early booking is strongly advised in order to guarantee more availabilities.
* unless it is a family
** I can pick you up at the hotel or another place on request
About the tour:
During my two-and-a-half hour private tour, I will take you on a short but fascinating journey through the splendour of Napoleon III’s times and The Belle Époque. You will learn about France’s most famous painters who revolutionized the history of art with their vision of new shapes, colours, and composition.
This tour is suited for all those who love and know Impressionists as well as for the first-time Orsay visitors, those who are not familiar with the Impressionists or Post-Impressionists. Teenagers are welcome too!
Each tour can be adapted to your specific needs and wishes.
What you will see:
An overview of Pre-Impressionists: Jean-Francois Millet; Impressionists: Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Gustave Caillebotte; Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas – two main figures in art of the Nineteenth century; Post – Impressionists: Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin.
Here are some of the specific works of art from the permanent collections you can look forward to admiring:
“The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer” (sculpture) by Edgar Degas, 1879–1881
“Starry Night Over the Rhône” by Vincent Van Gogh, 1888
“Olympia” & “Luncheon on the grass” by Edouard Manet, 1863
If the Louvre intimidates you due to the immensity of its site and numerous collections, then the Orsay museum is a splendid alternative. Its intimate yet extensive collection will bring you directly into the heart of one of France’s most beloved eras. Orsay’s fascinating architecture, featuring a magnificent gilded clock at its top and a glass nave illuminating the central sculpture gallery, provides an unforgettable experience during your stay in Paris.
About Orsay museum
The Musée d’Orsay is located in the heart of Paris, in one of the most coveted and elegant neighborhoods of the Left Bank: Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Its magnificent structure and great dial stand along the Seine River, the vertebral column of the city. Facing the great river, the Tuileries Gardens, and the Louvre — once the French king’s residence in the 14th century and now home to one of the biggest art collections in the world — the Musée d’Orsay situates itself as a significant and emblematic monument in the French capital.
Orsay’s collection is made up of work from the Louvre, the Musée de Jeu de Paume, the Musée du Luxembourg, and the Centre Pompidou and retraces art history from 1848 to 1914. Most notably, its halls are home to the richest impressionist collection in the world, which allows us to follow this important European artistic movement from its origins to its fulfillment at the end of the 19th century.
Olga, the enthusiastic Delicious Paris founder, will meet you outside Orsay museum (1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris), at the Rhinoceros statue.
Berthe Morisot, The Craddle
Claude Monet, the Poppy Fields near Argenteuil
Pierre Auguste Renoir, Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette
Vincent Van Gogh The Chrurch at Auvers-sur Oise
credit photo Musee d’Orsay