Our Impressionnist Paris Private tour is a superb way of discovering the lives and art of Degas, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and the fabulous artists of their time. Starting at the Orsay Museum, discover the largest Impressionist collection in the world, you will learn about how the Impressionnists came together as a group, in one of the most beautiful museums of Paris. Then, your knowledgeable guide will bring you to Montmartre, the former village where the Impressionnist artists spend their lives, still a vibrant artistic neighborhood today, with the best view over the city of Paris.
Featuring the works of Monet, Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, Degas, and many more, the Orsay museum is voted the favorite museum of the visitors of Paris every year. Using our fast-line tickets, your tour guide will walk you through the 1,100 Impressionnist paintings of the museum and show you the best ones.
Why is this style of art called Impressionnism? How was this ground-breaking style of painting welcomed by French society at the end of the 1800s ? What was the influence of Impressionnism on the next generations of artists like Van Gogh or Picasso?
This tour will bring you a deeper understanding and appreciation of Impressionnism as your guide tells you the stories of the lives of the Impressionnist painters, who after facing many trials and tribulations managed to conquer the art world and remain the most popular style of art since the Renaissance.
Ever wondered what the Paris of the Impressionnist was like? On the second part of our tour, we’ll go to Montmartre, a stunning hill north of the city which was and still is the artistic center of Paris. You’ll be able to see not only the same views the artists painted, but also where they lived, laughed and loved.
From the Maison Rose restaurant to the Clos Montmartre vineyard, from the Assassin’s Cabaret to Van Gogh & Renoir’s appartments, you will walk the same cobblestoned streets and understand why Picasso once said that he was only happy in Montmartre.
And, after getting a grasp of the unique lives of the Impressionnist artist, the tour ends with the most beautiful view of the city of Paris, at the footstep of one of its most famous churches, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the perfect way to end an amazing journey through Impressionnism in Paris.