Private Art History Walking Tour: Musée D'Orsay And Musée De L'Orangerie - Paris

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Get an up-close look at the masterpieces of Impressionism on this private tour of the Muse d'Orsay and Muse de l'Orangerie, two of Paris' most esteemed museums. Admire beautiful works of art, including Monet's incredible 'Water Lillies' series and Renoirs 'Bal du Moulin de la Galette,' and gain expert insight into the styles, techniques and significance of Impressionist and postImpressionist art from your private art historian guide. Stroll through the peaceful Jardin des Tuileries in between your museum visits.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

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Meet your art historian guide at the Muse d'Orsay for your private morning or afternoon art history tour. Considered one of the finest museums in Europe, the Muse d'Orsay was one of Paris' main train stations until the 1980s, when it was converted into an art gallery. The building's architecture is magnificent, and inside you'll find a stunning collection of some of Europe's most renowned 19th- and 20th-century paintings, sculptures and photography. Impressionism is the Muse d'Orsay's claim to fame.

Strolling side-by-side with your private guide, admire beautiful pieces by Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, August Renoir, Claude Monet and other masters; notable works include Manets Le Djeuner sur lHerbe and Renoirs Bal du Moulin de la Galette. You'll gain insight into the styles and techniques used by these revolutionary artists, who broke standards by setting up their easels outside, en plein air, to capture their impressions of their surroundings.

After your Muse d'Orsay tour, follow your guide across the Passerelle Solferino to the Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Gardens), adjacent to the Louvre Museum, and take in beautiful views over the Seine River. Arrive at the Muse de lOrangerie for your second museum tour.

The Muse de lOrangerie is home to a superb collection of works from luminaries including Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Paul Czanne, but its the 'Nymphas' ('Water Lillies') murals by Claude Monet that draws most visitors. Huge in scale yet immaculate in execution, this striking series of paintings was created in Monets garden at Giverny, and is considered to demonstrate the artists groundbreaking brush techniques to perfection. Marvel at the play of light across the panels and listen as your guide highlights the subtle intricacies found throughout the works.

After covering the highlights of the Muse de lOrangerie, your tour comes to a close. You're free to continue exploring the museum on your own.

Inclusions for Private Art History Walking Tour: Musée D'Orsay And Musée De L'Orangerie

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for Private Art History Walking Tour: Musée D'Orsay And Musée De L'Orangerie

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A moderate amount of walking is involved; please wear appropriate footwear

Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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6 Traveler Reviews

  • Our guide was very good and enjoyed Musee de lOrangerie particularly Monets Water Lillies having already been to Giverny to see the real thing. Unfortunately we could not go into Musee dOrsay as there were problems with the doors. Consequently we asked to go to Rodins gardens and our guide made the visit interesting as he explained some thoughts around the sculptures.

  • Manuela was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. We got delayed by a strike but she was still able to get us to the highlights of both museums.

  • This tour seemed a little overpriced and underwhelming. We expected much more from our guide for the pricing of this tour.

  • This tour is a must. Selina was an amazing guide. Not only was the whole experience relaxed and highly informative, but the paintings especially were absolutely incredible. Be prepared for a lot of walking.

  • The tour guide was not great in English and had trouble talking so we could understand and often fumbled over words that we got little out of her chatter ! She was not there in time and we had to call her up. No tullieries on tour. Very big rip off ! Cost under $20 both admissions pd. $388! Unhappy!

  • Got to museum. No one there knew where our tour was. Were able to get in and tour on our own, which of course we could have done without Viator. Called the contact number and the emergency number and never got an answer. Our other two tours were fine but could have been booked directly. My advice wouldbe to do alittle research on the web and book tours directly with the entitty.

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