Join us on a 2 to 2.5 hour semi-private tour of the Musée d’Orsay and explore the must-see works hanging in the Musée d’Orsay, Paris’s gallery dedicated to 19th century art and the Impressionists. Cut the lines with our dashing young guides along with a group of no more than 6 travelers as you jump right into the sculptures and paintings in this world renowned gallery. Consider our Thursday evening option to beat the crowds if possible.
Join a guide on a tour through this converted, century-old train station and explore the artistic movements that led up to the Impressionists and their vibrant, colorful works. Visit Manet’s scandalous Luncheon on the Grass and Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette. Learn about those who preceded the Impressionists like Millet and The Gleaners, as well as those who followed like Van Gogh, as visible in his Bedroom in Arles. And of course you’ll check out works by Monet himself, including his famous poppies.
Learn about the history and evolution behind this movement and understand why these seemingly simple works were so revolutionary at the time.
Highlights generally include (if artwork is not on loan or being restored):
Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass
Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette
Monet’s Poppy Field and Waterlilies
Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles
Millet’s The Gleaners