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Orsay 2h walking tour

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  • 1-3 people1-3 peopleStart Time: 09:30Available: 1 groups
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Explore the artistic treasures of the Orsay Museum, housed in a stunning Beaux-Arts railway station, with a knowledgeable guide.

Tour Details

 

  1. Meet your tour guide:  at a designated meeting point in front of the Orsay museum.
  2. At the Museum: Your licensed tour guide will have skip-the-line tickets ready for you, ensuring a seamless entry into the museum.
  3. Introduction: Your guide will provide an introduction to the museum’s history and significance, including its transformation from a railway station to a renowned art museum.
  4. Impressionist Masterpieces: Explore the museum’s extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, including works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, and more.
  5. Guided Tour: Your guide will lead you through the museum’s galleries, providing insightful commentary on the artists, their techniques, and the cultural context of their works.
  6. Notable Artworks: Marvel at iconic paintings such as Monet’s “Water Lilies,” Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” and Degas’ “The Little Dancer.”
  7. Sculptures: Discover the museum’s impressive collection of sculptures, including Rodin’s “The Thinker” and Degas’ “The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.”
  8. Architecture: Admire the stunning Beaux-Arts architecture of the museum, designed by architect Victor Laloux, which provides a grand backdrop for the artworks.

Meeting point/end of the tour

Rhinoceros statue in front of the Orsay museum

Departure Time

Depending on the availability of the museum (online calendar)

Price Includes

  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Expert Tour Guide fluent in English
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tour available in English/Spanish/Portuguese/French on request

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Gratuities

Complementaries

  • Nice Tour Guide :)
What to Expect

During your private guided tour at the Orsay museum, you will see among others :

  1. “Luncheon on the Grass” (1863) by Edouard Manet: A controversial painting that depicts a picnic scene with a nude woman, challenging traditional art conventions.

  2. “Starry Night” (1889) by Vincent van Gogh: One of van Gogh’s most famous works, this vibrant painting captures the night sky over Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

  3. “The Dance Class” (1874) by Edgar Degas: A captivating depiction of a ballet class, showcasing Degas’ mastery of capturing movement and light.

  4. “Water Lilies” (1899-1906) by Claude Monet: A series of paintings that portray Monet’s beloved water lily pond at his home in Giverny, showcasing his skill in capturing light and color.

  5. “The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen” (1881) by Edgar Degas: A sculpture of a young ballet dancer, made with mixed media including bronze and fabric, representing Degas’ fascination with movement and form.

  6. “Olympia” (1863) by Edouard Manet: A daring painting that depicts a nude woman reclining on a bed, challenging traditional notions of beauty and sexuality.

  7. “The Floor Scrapers” (1875) by Gustave Caillebotte: A realistic portrayal of workers scraping a wooden floor, showcasing Caillebotte’s attention to detail and everyday life.

  8. “The Ballet Class” (1871-1874) by Edgar Degas: A scene from a ballet class, capturing the grace and elegance of the dancers, with Degas’ signature focus on movement and composition.

  9. “At the Moulin Rouge” (1892-1895) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: A vibrant painting that depicts the nightlife of Paris, showcasing Toulouse-Lautrec’s unique style and use of color.

  10. “The Gleaners” (1857) by Jean-François Millet: A powerful portrayal of three women harvesting wheat in the countryside, symbolizing the dignity of labor and the plight of the working class.

These masterpieces represent a diverse range of styles, subjects, and artistic movements, providing a comprehensive overview of the rich artistic heritage housed within the Orsay Museum.

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