Private Tour of the Paris Orsay Museum - in Paris - LikeALocal Guide

Private Tour of the Paris Orsay Museum

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62.50 EUR

Enjoy a 2-hour private guided tour of the Musée d'Orsay with a special focus on its history, architecture and 19th-century art.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Italian
This was my first guided tour around Musée d'Orsay. I'd visited the museum before but it was SO much more enjoyable to take a tour. The guide was very passionate about art history and clearly explained the chronology of the various works we saw. He had lots of interesting things to tell us about the artists and the stories behind specific paintings and sculptures. I think it would be difficult to take a guided tour with Maurizio without being influenced by his energy, knowledge and love of art. I'd definitely recommend Napoleone Tour to and am looking forward to my next tour with them.
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Highlights

  • Get to know the history of the Musée d'Orsay
  • See the masterpieces of its collection
  • Enjoy a private tour: the guide will be dedicated only to you

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Description

First you’ll be introduced to the history of the Musée d'Orsay; you’ll learn about the Italian architect Gae Aulenti and how he turned an abandoned train station into a museum.

You’ll walk where the trains once ran and admire art from the mid-19th century to 1914. The tour covers realism, impressionism, post-impressionism and art nouveau. Your guide will share stories of artists including Delacroix, Ingres, Courbet, Daumier, Millet, Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Rodin, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and many others.

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What’s included & not included

  • Private guided tour
  • Professional guide
  • Museum ticket
  • Food and drinks

Meeting point

Rhinoceros statue outside the museum (Musée d'Orsay)

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

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Musée d'Orsay guided tour
This was my first guided tour around Musée d'Orsay. I'd visited the museum before but it was SO much more enjoyable to take a tour. The guide was very passionate about art history and clearly explained the chronology of the various works we saw. He had lots of interesting things to tell us about the artists and the stories behind specific paintings and sculptures. I think it would be difficult to take a guided tour with Maurizio without being influenced by his energy, knowledge and love of art. I'd definitely recommend Napoleone Tour to and am looking forward to my next tour with them.
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Great Tour of Musee d'Orsay
Our tour guide Claudia was excellent. She explained the history of the Museum and then took us to the major art works. She explained the differences in techniques among the various Impressionists painters. It enhanced our appreciation and understanding. Without the tour we simply would have walked through the museum and not had the in depth perspective. Well worth it. Highly recommended.
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Claudia made the Musee D'Orsay come alive!
My 16 year old daughter and I were fortunate to have Claudia for our 2 hour private tour of the Musee D'Orsay. She was fantastic!! Her passion for art and architecture made the tour interesting for both of us - we didn't want it to end! Claudia's tour kept us interested from beginning to end with the stories of how the museum came to be - sharing her extensive knowledge of French history which was fantastic! It was so much more than just walking around and looking at paintings - we learned about the artists, the art movements they were a part of and what was going on in France at the time. Loved it! Thank you Claudia!

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5.0/5

Excellent and interesting private tour
An excellent tour which covered all the main attractions which was made enjoyable and provided lots of interesting information. Recommended and very helpful to appreciate the different artworks.
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Visit to le Louvre
Maurizio was amazing, his in depth knowledge of the arts along with his passion provided our family with a wealth of information. He engaged us all from my 10 year old son 15 year old daughter and we parents. We came away truly enriched by this personalized tour of the Louvre in particular the Italian component. He was able to communicate in English with us very well and very comprehensive. Thank you Maurizio for an unforgettable tour!
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Fantastic trip
Opéra Garnier Private Tour This tour was magnificent; a highlight of the trip. Our guide, Claudia was amazing, a trained architect, local historian and showed, told and informed us very well. Great personal tour!
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62.50 EUR
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Tour operated by: Napoleone Tour