2 hours tour
2 hours to see the masterpieces of the Musée d'Orsay and understand the art revolution of the 19th century.
I will introduce you to the evolution of painting during this period, from the official painters to post-impressionism.
You will be able to understand why Manet's Olympia or Luncheon why so shocking, why Dega's little ballet dancers were unexpected.
You will also see Renoir, Monet's water lilies and many other impressionist painters.
-Meet the guide by the elephant statue in front of the museum
-Introduction to art in the 19th century
-Pre-impresionists (Delacroix, Ingres, Millet, Couture)
-Realism (Courbet, Manet, Carpeaux)
-Impressionists and affiliated artists (Degas, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Sisley)
-The evolution : Cézanne
-Post impressionism (Van Gogh)
You will be free to stay longer to have lunch inside and stay longer
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: meeting by the elephant statue in front of the museum.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 euros - price of each ticket = 12 euros
Free for kids under 18 yo. Bring a valid ID to prove age.
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Eugenie was a perfect tour guide! She was lovely, informative and warm. Eugenie provided a very interesting and intelligent narrative about the artist and art we viewed, grounded in historical context-social, economic, and religious. She had a nice balance between history/art and warmth/personal. She is also very skilled at reading her "audience" - she connected well with my teenage daughter and kept her engaged throughout. Will definitely book with her again when we are next in Paris!