...a colourful art journey to meet painters named Édouard,
Claude, Auguste, Paul and Vincent with our Musée d'Orsay private tour

The musée d'Orsay holds the largest Impressionist art collection worldwide. Beyond discovering what the word Impressionism actually means, you will understand why it was revolutionary.
Challenged by the new invention of photography, using a simple box of tubes of colour, they were the first artists to step outside and simply paint what they saw. As a result they painted the modern world, scenes of leisure, light effects, fleeting moments and scenes of happiness. They invented art as we know it today.

Not only with an Art Journey private tour of the musée d'Orsay you will discover all that, but furthermore you will learn to recognise the brushwork and style of each major artist of the era, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

You will wonder how it was possible for harmless sunday afternoon scenes to be considered scandalous, why artists had insults thrown at them or were laughed at... We will also get an introduction to Rodin, who had been refused entry to the fine Art School, not once, not twice, but three times...

This colourful art journey will start with a group of people smiling and dancing, to conclude with Vincent Van Gogh, not only dispelling the myths, but, often in his own words, attempt to meet and understand a great genius, for a lasting sense of wonder.

"I definitely want to paint a starry sky now. It often seems to me that the night is even more richly coloured than the day, coloured in the most intense violets, blues and greens"
Vincent Van Gogh

Orsay museum private tour

To discover the Musée d'Orsay, the world's largest Impressionist art collection with a private, qualified guide, do not hesitate to contact us for availability.

It is possible to enjoy an evening tour of d'Orsay museum, on Thursday evenings. It is also feasible to combine the visit with the nearby Rodin museum.
Also, on request it is possible to combine a visit of the musée d'Orsay with Giverny gardens to further discuss Monet's genius, or Montmartre to walk in the footsteps of most Impressionist painters.

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Musée d'Orsay private tour testimonial

...we learned more in that one day than in all the years of art lessons we had.

We thank you for making our tours of D'Orsay and the Louvre most memorable and knowledgeable. As we said, we learned more in that one day than in all the years of art lessons we had. Your passion for history and art is evident as you relate this knowledge in a learned, interesting and fascinating manner.
We were most fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience your tour, and especially to have met you and discovered a world of arts' information.

Again, thank you for a fantastic day and a most enjoyable, learned experience.

Trudy and George

Musée d'Orsay private tour testimonial

Having been on private tours in the past, I can only say to you -- who is right now considering taking one of Art Journey's tours – is "do it!"

My most important requirement was to have guided tours of the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. We enjoyed the tours more than we ever could have expected! Both our kids had just taken AP Art History and thought they knew a lot about what we would see. What Art Journey showed and explained to us, in his most special way, made them think they had not even taken the course.

Having been on private tours in the past, I can only say to you -- who is right now considering taking one of Art Journey's tours – is "do it!". You will not be disappointed and you will feel as we do, that the highlight of our 5 days in Paris was the learning we received.

Greg, Cathy, Morgan, Rowan

Musée d'Orsay private tour testimonial

...these tours dramatically accelerated our appreciation of art

Thank you again for the wonderful tours of the du Louvre and Musee d'Orsay. My wife and I spent several hours discussing all the things we learned following each of our "adventures" with you. These tours were one of the highlights of our 10 day trip to Paris.

I think, for us, what these tours did was dramatically accelerate our appreciation of art (even though we're in our late 50's), substantially increased our knowledge base, opened up a whole new world of interest in art and gave us a new base line of understanding about how art has evolved over thousands of years and more importantly WHY.

Kenneth and Maryellen

Musée d'Orsay private tour testimonial

...like having the undivided attention of a teacher in a one-on-one setting.

My wife and I spent two full days with Art Journey Paris and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be shown Orsay and the Louvre.

The experience was far more than just a tour. It was like having the undivided attention of a teacher in a one-on-one setting who truly loves and appreciates the art with which he is so familiar. We learned a lot and as a result better appreciate the history and evolution of art throughout the centuries.

David and Tracy

Art Journey Impressionism tour testimonial

...you opened our eyes to the true beauty and history of art

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

Musée d'Orsay private tour testimonial

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