Why join the crowd when you can have a genuine private tour of Paris museums and monuments ?
Louvre private tour
With 38,000 works of art displayed in the Louvre, why rush and only see three famous pieces? Why join the crowd and get lost in 9 miles of museum corridors?
With an Art Journey Private tour of the Louvre, we take the time to stroll through the Louvre in conversation about art and civilisation, so you will gain life long memories.
We can visit the Louvre in the evening for a more intimate visit.
To get an idea of the vast choice of masterpieces the Louvre offers, visit our Louvre treasures page.
Musée d'Orsay private tour
Paris is the city of Impressionism, but at first colourful Sunday afternoon scenes were greeted with a hail of criticism and slander. We will discuss why, and admire the resilience of artists in their years of struggle and their eventual success.
An Art Journey private tour of the musée d'Orsay would be a journey back in time from Manet to Van Gogh and Gauguin. We can also get on a journey from rejection to consecration with a private tour of the musée Rodin.
Sainte Chapelle & Notre Dame
Paris saw the birth of a new type of architecture, when stone buildings became weightless, translucent tapestries of colour.
The Sainte Chapelle, whose walls are almost entirely made of stained glass windows and Notre Dame cathedral are testimonies of the genius of the architects of the Middle Ages.
At Saint Denis Basilica, we open the door of history, as from the first King of France, Clovis to Louis XVI, nearly 1500 years of history is buried, carved or in the architecture of necropolis of the Kings.
It took fifty years and tens of thousand workers to turn a hunting lodge in the middle of a swamp into a castle amazing enough for Louis XIV to dazzle the European nobility.
But Versailles is a lot more than a gilded palace, as the gardens, Grand and Petit Trianon, the village of Marie Antoinette are an integral part of an immense site needing a day long visit to appreciate.
Our private tour of Versailles castle and gardens would be a journey strolling down gardens, wondering at fountains, amazing architecture, Revolutions, to bring lasting memories.
To pursue on this 5000 years artistic journey, from Pharaohs to Picasso, the next step is a private visit of the Pompidou Centre. We will discover the great steps of 20th century art: Matisse, Picasso and Braque, abstraction with Kandinsky and Malevich, later Pollock and Rothko.
We will marvel at a stunning reinvention of art with Duchamp, and from Dada to Warhol, at a century of spectacular creativity.
At the Musée Picasso, we will wonder at an artist who wasn't just at the forefront of several artistic revolutions, but managed, every day, for 75 years, to create a new work of art.
Private tours testimonials
The best way to get an idea of our private tours is to read the reviews from past visitors, with our testimonials.
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With the Art Journey Paris Blog you can read about exhibitions, museums and advice as to how best enjoy your sojourn in the city of lights.
Merci Beaucoup! Tracey and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in your company, as you opened our eyes to the true beauty and history of art. We have a completely new appreciation for fine arts and the history associated with it.
I can't wait to peel away another layer on our next visit... This honestly was THE highlight of our trip to Paris.- Sarah and Tracey
Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us at the Louvre. Your tour was, by far, the absolute best tour which we have been on in all of France.
We will, of course, recommend you to all of our friends and associates.- Kim, Colorado Springs
The ability to understand and appreciate art has eluded me over the years. Thank you for opening up a whole new world to me!
Thank you for your wonderful tours. I have always been more of a math-minded person who can hardly draw a stick figure. The ability to understand and appreciate art has eluded me over the years. I have even seen traveling exhibits of Monet and Van Gogh before in the US and simply didn't "get it."
...that and so many of the other things you taught us connected the dots for me between art and history and the evolution of humanity's ideas. It helped me relate to the artists and realize that art is so much more than what can be seen. In fact, in many ways, it's a part of my own story. Thank you for opening up a whole new world to me!.- Carla, Josh, Jim and Melissa
Thank you once again for bringing my family the experience of a lifetime, you showed us the beauty of Versailles under the decadence, it made us appreciate the palace not for its opulence but for its relevance in architecture and history. We loved, loved it.
When we went back to the Louvre ourselves after Versailles, my husband complained it was not the same as the first time you brought us. Therefore, next time in France, we are not going anywhere without you!- Patty, John and Madison
We all were thrilled with your customized tour, depth of knowledge and fascinating perspective on the art and the cyclical nature of the environments in which it is created. Your tour truly was a highlight and I can't wait to come back to cover the next museum with you.
Already we have forwarded your company information to two other groups traveling to Paris this Spring. Thank you again for your energy, passion and vision in creating such a memorable experience.- Elise & friends