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Museums & Monuments Private Tours

Private tours of the Louvre

Louvre museum private guided tour

The Louvre museum is a labyrinth of 9 miles of corridors displaying 35,000 artworks over three wings. Why get lost and join the crowd?
With a genuine private tour of the Louvre museum enjoy a tailor-made visit, not a one-size-fits-all commentary. Not a lecture, but a conversation. A journey through five millennia of civilization.

Musée d'Orsay Private Tour

1874 Impressionism Musée d'Orsay private guided visit

Paris is the city of Impressionism, but at first colorful Sunday afternoon scenes were greeted with a hail of criticism and slander. With our private tour of the musée d'Orsay, we will discuss why and admire the artists' resilience in their years of struggle and their eventual success.

Versailles Castle Private tour

Versailles castle private guided tour

It took fifty years to turn a swamp into a castle amazing enough to dazzle the European nobility. Why rush? Versailles is a lot more than a gilded palace, its gardens, Grand and Petit Trianon, the village of Marie Antoinette are an invitation for a day-long journey through history, with our private guided tour of Versailles castle.

Sainte Chapelle & Notre Dame

Sainte Chapelle private guided tour

If one monument really deserves to be called a jewel, it is the Sainte Chapelle, with its translucent tapestries of color. With our private tour of the Sainte Chapelle and Notre Dame cathedral, we will discover why 'gothic' architecture is not about darkness, but light.

Ancient Egypt Private tour

The Scribe and Tutankhmaun Louvre Private tour Egyptian antiquities

With a private tour of Ancient Egypt in the Louvre, understand how hieroglyphic writing works, and for the 200th anniversary of the decipherment, marvel at the story of Champollion cracking the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic system.

Saint Denis Basilica Private Tour

Saint Denis Basilica gothic architecture medieval light

North of Paris hides an overlooked treasure; a monument where one can almost rub shoulders with Kings, a place with nearly 1500 years of history, the burial place of most French Kings, and the birthplace of "gothic" architecture. With a private tour of Saint Denis Basilica, we open the door to history.

Pompidou Centre Private tour

Modern Art Pompidou centre private guided tour

Understanding modern art still eludes you? Join us on an art journey Pompidou centre to wonder at a century of spectacular creativity! At the Musée Picasso, we will wonder at an artist who managed, every day, for 75 years, to create art.

Musée Rodin Private tour

Musée Rodin Private tour

Have you ever thought that life was hard for the Impressionists at the start of their career ? Rodin had been refused entry to the Fine Arts School not once, but three times ! With our Rodin museum private tour you will discover the life story of a sculptor of great genius.

About Art Journey Paris

About Art Journey Paris Museums private tours

Art Journey specialises in private guided tours of Paris museums and monuments, with officially certified guide-lecturers; and is a member of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau; the official Tourist Bureau.

Art Journey Stories

Art Journey Stories articles about art and Paris artists, Champollion, Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo

Art Journey Stories will transport you through the history of Paris, its artists and museums. For the 200th anniversary of the decipherment, discover how Champollion deciphered ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. The full story of the Venus de Milo, and the most iconic of all works of art, the Mona Lisa. A detailed description of the two sides of the Mona Lisa. First, a description of the theft, and the astonishing failures of the police at the time. Then, why it is a masterpiece.

Private Tour Reviews

Art Journey Paris private tour reviews

"You opened our eyes to the true beauty and history of art". The best way to get an idea of our private tours is to read the reviews from past visitors, with our testimonials.

Visiting museums in the evening

Private evening tour to avoid the Louvre crowds

There is a simple and relaxing way to avoid crowds in museums, to visit in the evening. Several Parisian museums offer visits at night. Enjoy the many treasures hidden inside the Louvre during an evening private tour of the Louvre. Late opening private tours can also be enjoyed with our evening tour of the musée d'Orsay and the Pompidou centre night tour.

Why join the crowd when you can have a private tour of the museums and monuments of Paris?

Apollo Gallery Louvre museum royal gemstone collection private visit with gemmologist expert

You can easily get lost in a museum with 9 miles of corridors, the Louvre. Instead of being baffled by the largest museum in the world, discover its hidden treasures with a private guided tour. Photo © Art Journey Paris.


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