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Louvre & Orsay Special Private Tour

Louvre + Orsay
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Louvre & Orsay Tour

The Louvre and Musee d’Orsay are not only two of the greatest museums in the world, they are also just a few yards away one from another! Let us embark you on an art ‘venture through time & history to discover what makes art beautiful, shocking or inspiring on our magnificent Louvre & Orsay Private Tour!

Starting with the Louvre, you will understand the legacy of the Ancient civilizations, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, on the artistic evolution of our modern world. Pieces like the Great Sphinx of Tanis and the Venus de Milo are true worlds wonders not to be missed. We will of course uncover the Italian Renaissance where geniuses like Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello redefined beauty and all the rules of art. The first part of your tour will end with the grand masterpieces of the 1800’s like Delacroix’s Liberty leading the People or David’s Coronation of Napoleon.

After a nice stroll through the Tuileries Garden, we will cross the Seine River to enter the stunning Musee d’Orsay, once a luxury train station and today the world’s greatest Impressionist collection. There you will follow the rebel path of the Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh or Cezanne and discover how these young artists have shake centuries of artistic rules. Impressionism, Realism, Pointillism and Fauvism are all the artistic revolutions have gathered at Musee d’Orsay for a grand finale!

Skip the line & Local Expert Guide

  • 100% Private TourYou and your party only
  • Friendly local guide100% fluent in English!
  • Flexible cancellationNo hassle and bustle
  • 5-hours Private TourChoose your starting time
  • Easy-to-find meeting pointSent to you via email
  • Wheelchair accessibleOpen to everyone

Highlights

  • Sculptures, paintings and decorative arts - only the best
  • Wander through Art History thanks to your private guide
  • Enjoy & feel free to ask all questions to your private local guide.

What's Included

  • English-speaking licensed guide, dedicated to you and your party only!
  • 5-hours private tour dedicated to the Louvre & Orsay museums.
  • Skip-the-line access to the both museums.

Why You'll Love It

The two greatest museums of Paris in one tour is the perfect way to get introduced to Art History and see it all come to life.

At the Louvre

We start by the Louvre, the largest museum in the world. Once a royal fortress and palace, it became the National Art Gallery during the French Revolution. A revolutionary idea was in march : educate the people by showing them the most beautiful art pieces. 

Walking through the collection would have us travel to Ancient Civilizations (Egypt, Greece, Rome) and see how Art has evolved from the Italian Renaissance to the French classicism. A mesmerizing journey in the mind of geniuses such as Da Vinci, Raffaello, Delacroix or David.

But one cannot visit the Louvre without paying respect the Three Ladies of the Louvre : Venus de Milo, the most gracious antique statue; the Winged Victory of Samothrace, or the most powerful antique statue; and of course Mona Lisa, or the most adored portrait in history.

At Musee d’Orsay

After a nice stroll through the Louvre garden and crossing a bridge on the river Seine, the tour continues to the Musee d’Orsay, specialized in all Art forms from the 1800’s. 

You will understand how the world Art was so shaken by the revolutions in Europe, both on the political and technical matters. The invention of modern democracies as well as the industrialization of our cities created a unique combo to free the artists from the constraints of the past.

Discover how a band of friends created the Impressionist movement and changed painting for eternity. Gaze at Monet’s Water Lilies, Degas’ Dancers or Renoir’s bal scenes. Witness the battle between Ingres the conservative and Delacroix the liberal. And get into the mind of Van Gogh, Cezanne or Gaugin by immersing yourself in their tormented paintings.

After this private tour of the Louvre and Orsay museum, your vision of Art will be changed forever.

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