Complete Tour Description
Don't miss this chance to experience some of the world's most famous artworks at an incredibly unique museum that no trip to Paris can be without! The Musée d’Orsay’s emblematic masterpieces are housed in a spectacular Beaux-Arts railway station, delighting visitors with works by masters like Monet, Renoir, Manet, Cézanne, Degas, and Van Gogh.
Our Musée d'Orsay tours take you back to Paris's golden age, an epoch that saw the city become the fulcrum of Western painting and sculpture, producing some of history’s greatest art and artists in a few short decades. You’ll learn about the factors that influenced the birth of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and explore the revolutionary 19th to early 20th century techniques that changed what art means forever.
The Musée d'Orsay is a hidden gem compared to the Louvre, so you’ll be able to get up close and personal with works like Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone', Renoir’s ‘Bal du Moulin de la Galette’ and Manet's 'Olympia', as well as see the unique dots of Georges Seurat’s pointillism, and feel the airiness of Monet's atmospheric impressions.
This tour of the Musée d'Orsay is enhanced further by expert commentary from your top-rated City Wonders guide, who will lead you on a journey of appreciation into the details and stories that only connoisseurs and art historians know. Your carefully planned itinerary cuts the best path through the collection to see its most significant treasures, with revealing excerpts from the fascinating memoirs of the artists who created them.
Hear the truth about Van Gogh's life and death, and envision the Belle Époque Paris in which these immense creative personalities lived and worked, striving to capture the essence of their experiences and sustained only by their desire to create.
Thanks to a small group size set at no more than 20 people, your guide will also be able to customize the narrative to suit your personal interests, with ample time for questions. You will walk away from our Musée d'Orsay tour with an enriched perspective on art and a better understanding of the grandeur of Paris, one of the world's most influential cultural capitals!