Private visit to Orsay and Louvre museums with art historian Description
The Louvre Museum is the biggest art museum in the world. It is also the national museum of France. A must for art lovers, this museum has a stunning selection of historic pieces of art. During our private walking tour in Paris, you will explore this spectacular museum with an art historian. Secondly, you will also visit the Orsay museum. Originally, a railway station, this museum is only from its architecture already a piece of art. Our private tour guides are licensed and specialized in art history and heritage.
Firstly, your guide will pick you up in your central hotel in Paris. After that, you will kick off your private tour. Depending on the location of your hotel or place of pickup, you may start visiting Orsay or Louvre Museum.
All our tours are private and tailor made. Contact us to arrange a personalized private experience in Paris. We provide walking tours, tours with driver and guide and also private transfers.
Private visit to Orsay and Louvre museums with art historian | Points of Interests and Landmarks
In the center of Paris, on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the Orsay museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. This stunning museum displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914. You will explore the museum with a private art historian tour guide. Some of the main artworks that you will be able to see in the museum are:
- A Burial at Ornans (c. 1849), Gustave Courbet
- Dinner at the Ball (1879), Edgar Degas
- Olympia (1863), Edouard Manet
- The Cardplayers (1890-1895), Paul Cézanne
- Self-Portrait (1889), Vincent Van Gogh
- London, Houses of Parliament (1904), Claude Monet
Secondly, after visiting Orsay, you will walk the Pont des Arts and arrive to Louvre Museum, the world’s biggest art museum. The louvre receives over 10 million visitors a year. The museum is housed in an imposing palace whose origins date back to the Middle Ages. However, it was not until 1793 that the palace was declared a public museum.
The painting collection of the Louvre is one of the most extensive in the world. Therefore, the Louvre has works of all periods of European art up to the Revolutions of 1848. Some of the masterpieces that the museums holds are:
- Aphrodite, known as the “Venus de Milo”
- Horses restrained by grooms, known as The Marly Horses
- Liberty Leading the People
- Law Code of Hammurabi, king of Babylon
- Louis XIV (1638-1715)
- Mona Lisa – Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo
For the whole duration of the tour, you will be accompanied by an official tour guide. In addition to your guide, this private tour includes skip the line tickets to Louvre and Orsay museums. In conclusion, you will enjoy a 4-hour private tour where you will learn about Paris history, culture, and art.
Private walking tour, Paris
All our tours are private and customizable to our clients desires. Contact us for more information, our team will help you arrange a tailor made private experience. This proposal includes a 4-hour disposition of an art specialized tour guide and skip the line tickets to Louvre and Orsay museums. In case of need, we can also arrange vehicle transfers to and from your hotel if requested. In other words, contact us to arrange tailor made unforgettable private experiences in Paris.