The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, a labyrinth of 9 miles of corridors and 35,000 artworks. Why get lost among the crowd?
A genuine private tour of the Louvre museum will be a tailor-made visit, not a one-size-fits-all commentary. It won't be a lecture, but a conversation. A journey through five millennia of civilization.
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.
It took fifty years to turn a hunting lodge in the middle of 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 tour of Versailles castle.
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.
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.
North of Paris hides a forgotten 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 of history.
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.
Think 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 we will meet a sculptor of great genius.
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 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.
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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.
The Louvre, a museum with 9 miles of corridors. Photo © Art Journey Paris.
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