DURATION: 2 hours
MEETING POINT: The elephant statue outside the entrance to the museum
NOT ICNLUDED: Admission tickets for adults. Free for children under 18
3 REASONS TO BOOK:
- 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.