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In the most modern train station of the 1900’s, follow our guide in a journey, where the Impressionist movement is the highlight. You will witness the pictural revolution of the end of the 19th century, from very formal but yet beautiful academic art to Manet, then Monet and his friends, followed by Van Gogh, all giving birth to Modern Art. This is a museum full of surprises that conveys the atmosphere of the most important time period for the transformation of Paris as we know it today.
This museum is probably the Parisian’s favorite. It was awarded the Travellerr’s Choice first place for European museums based on the quantity and quality of visitor reviews. It was rated second in the world after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
If, when touring the Louvre, you look for paintings by Monet or Renoir, don’t bother because the answer is across the river in the Musée d’Orsay. Within a train station built in 1900 are all the major pieces of art from 1848 to 1914. Between tradition and modernity, the building is the perfect place to understand the struggle of this historical period. The very first electric trains used to arrive in this station, adorned like a palace of the previous century but with a metallic structure hidden behind lime stones.
So it’s the perfect decor for you to witness the major rupture of this period in art history when, from very beautiful but academic and conventional art, the pictural revolution of the Impressionist movement changed everybody’s perception. Artists had to fight hard to be accepted by very conservative French society. You will not only be amazed by Manet’s Olympia or Monet’s Water Lilies but our guide will also make sure you are in the mind of a 19th century person who is used to seeing the same kind of traditional art whether it be painting or sculpture, always inspired and respectful of the old masters, and then suddenly confronted to those insolent painters who dared to reinvent the ways and traditions of Western painting. You can choose your side or accept both. The consequences are huge and will lead to painters like Van Gogh, Gauguin or Toulouse Lautrec, as well as sculptors like Rodin, all of whom you’ll get to see during this tour. Experience this short but very eventful piece of time travel.
This tour is available from 5 to 25 guests. See our Orsay Museum Special Small Group tour available from 1 to 4 gusest.
Booking recommended at least 3 weeks prior to the Tour.
Note that increased security measures may affect lines as we can't avoid them. However due to our Skip the Line privilege, we do have access to shortcuts to the security check.
Duration: 2 Hours
Operating days and start time:
Meet us 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the tour facing the Musée d'Orsay are different statues of animals. Meet us next to the rhinoceros statue. If tou choose to go by train, the stop is Musée d'Orsay ( RER C).