> Visit the incredible museum located in a former railway station
> Admire France’s best collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings by Renoir, Pissarro, Monet, Sisley, Cezanne, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and many others
> Learn about the overall development of French styles in art during the second part of the 19th century, which were to become the foundation for modern art
Although the visit to the Musee d’Orsay focuses on the paintings of the Impressionists, we will cover a large range of artistic styles and movements of the XIX century. This tour will allow you to understand the origins of Impressionism, its development, and the reasons why it was rejected by most of French society and by art critics at the time. As well as simply admiring their lively, luminous paintings, you will also be encouraged to note the individual style of each Impressionist, and will learn about their lives in order to better understand their works.
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Great tour with a professional and personable guide!
“Our tour of the d'Orsay was perfect in every respect. Oxana guided our group of ladies through the museum at a comfortable pace and made our experience very enjoyable. From our first contact with her via e-mail to our final goodbye's, Oxana was a pleasure to know. She will be my first choice of guide next time I am in Paris.”
“Oxana is not only a very knowledgeable guide she is also has a charming personality and her enthusiasm for art is very infectious. We had a great time. Oxana filled in a lot of gaps in our knowledge about the impressionists. We also learnt about the fabulous building the Musee d'Orsay is in and the strong influence the French academy had over French artists up until the impressionists began to paint. Having a private tour with Oxana is a much more enjoyable and satisfying way to see the Musee d'Orsay. We cannot recommend her highly enough.”
“We had a very short time to be in Paris and found having a private tour of the Musee D'Orsay the most efficient use of time. Oxana made sure we saw all the highlights while entertaining us with smart,useful anecdotes. We had a great time!”
“We thought Oxana was a fantastic guide. She was so knowledgeable but her ability to explain everything in a pleasant low key way made the whole experience fun as well. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip and we have recommended her to two other couples who are travelling to Paris.”
- Jacqui L
A great mix of art history and the right amount of time
“Oxana was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about art. She was easy to understand. It was a great mix of art history and the right amount of time spent discussing the highlights. My husband is not as enthusiastic as I am about viewing an art museum. His attention span is much shorter. Oxana kept his interest and kept things moving at a pace that even he enjoyed the experience. We also appreciated how quickly and efficiently we were able to enter the museum and get started on our tour. One member in our group mentioned,at the end of our tour, that he enjoyed a particular artist. Even though our time was really up, she took us to find 2 paintings of the artist and gave us an explanation and history that was not on her planned visit.”
“For our family of 4, kids 16 and 13, our tour of the Orsay was great. Oxana was fantastic. Her tour through the museum was well thought out and organized as she built and explained the evolution from Classical style to Barbizon school as the precursors to Impressionism. Her knowledge of seemingly every piece was amazing and you could feel the passion she had for the works as we walked through the museum. Engaging and pleasant she made it a very enjoyable and informative tour, wish we could have spent more time with her. Also, was nice to be able to skip the line as even at 10:00 in the morning the line was very long.”