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In the footsteps of the Impressionists: Orsay and Orangerie
Prices are generally for the whole group and not per person (except for tours including meals and other entrance fees to attractions included in the tour).
Variations (+ or -) may apply depending on the number of people and will be calculated at the time of booking.
Orsay Museum, Orangerie museum, Tuilerie Garden
About this tour...
We'll meet just outside the Orsay Museum, where we'll avoid the long lines and enter without waiting this unique museum with masterpieces from the second half of the XIX century, among which the french impressionists.
You'll learn all the secrets of the main artists from the XIXth century whose works are on show and explore the influences and the individual styles of every artist such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne or even Van Gogh. You'll dive in the heart of the birth of the impressionist movement, arisen from a small group of rebels which opened the way to this unique art.
After the visit of the Orsay Museum (about 2hrs) we'll head to the Orangerie Museum, just accross the Seine river, to go discover the incredible and huge panels of Water Lilies of Monet. We'll also give a quick look to the Museum's collection.
Through the visit of these two museums, you'll be going back in time, you'll learn how these images and messages changed the art world forever. Believe it or not, the peaceful scenes of the rural and urban lives of the impressionist artists were absolutely shocking when there were painted.
Rhinoceros statue in front of the Orsay Museum
The Orsay museum is close every monday and the Orangerie museum every tuesday. This tour can then be done from wednesdays to sundays.
What is included
- Guided tour with an official licensed guide of the Orsay Museum and Orangerie Museum.
What is extra
- Tickets for the museums
Tickets for the Orsay and Orangerie Museum
This Tour is available in:
Wheel chair friendly
Type of transportation
Français, English, Italiano
This tour is kid friendly
This tour is wheelchair friendly
Meet your guide
I'm a French Art Historian and a state licensed guide. Born in a small village on the west coast of France, in a farmer's family, i have studied Art History in Europe's most beautiful cities and i made my way, today, to the big city that is Paris. My knowledge comes from more than 7 years of Art History studies in France and Italy, including getting my Master’s degree at Rome’s University of La Sapienza. While studying in Rome, five years ago, i began my career as a guide, sharing my love for European Art and Art history with tourists and locals. I then came back to France, in order to study for the State's curator exam, while working as an intern in an Art gallery. Through all these experiences, i have realized that i was more interested in teaching, sharing my knowledge and interact with people from all around the world, that's why today giving tours is my full time job, and full time hobby!