Deluxe Private Paris Art Tour | Musee d’Orsay & Louvre
LivTours Deluxe Private Paris Art Tour covers some of the world’s most important art in two of Paris’ most important museums – Louvre Museum and Musee d’Orsay. A comprehensive itinerary for any art lover, let LivTours’ expert private guide accompany you to the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay to maximize your visits and gain an understanding of some of the most impressive masterpieces.
With over 35,000 works on display, Paris’ Louvre is the largest, most influential, and most visited art museum in the world. Although it is impossible to do the Louvre justice in one day, LivTours’ will grant you intimate access to all of the highlights in just one visit. From stunning Greek sculptures like Venus de Milo to dramatic Delacroix paintings, your expert guide will take you to all of the Louvre’s most inspiring masterpieces. One of the highlights of this Louvre Tour is the ability to spend a few moments directly in front of the world’s most famous portrait – Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
After enjoying the Louvre museum with your private guide, it’s time to head to Musee d’Orsay, housed in the majestic Orsay railway station. It was not only the Eiffel Tower that was built for the 1899 Universal Exposition but also this station. As the Orsay Station was going to be just next to two very beautiful buildings and the trains stopping at this station were electric, its metal structure was covered in limestone, complete with a glass roof. Sadly its heyday as a viable train station was short-lived and it very quickly became obsolete. By the 1970s there were many ideas circulating about its future use, including a hotel, but for mainly aesthetic reasons, a museum of impressionistic art won the hearts of Parisians. Inside you’ll discover incredible works of art by Renoir, Gustave Courbet and of course, Monet.
This tour is perfect for experts and novices alike, so come experience an artistic day to remember with LivTours!
- Discover LivTours priority access entrance to the most famous museums in Paris
- Learn about the priceless works at the Louvre with an expert private guide
- Admire the world's most popular portrait, Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa up close
- Be inspired by the world’s largest collection of Impressionist art at Musee d’Orsay
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Your LivTours Deluxe Private Paris Art Tour covers some of the world’s most important are in two of Paris’ most important museums – Louvre Museum and Musee d’Orsay. This is one of the most comprehensive itineraries for any art lover.
Your LivTours’ Private Paris Museums Tour will begin at the Louvre which holds a collection of over 35,000 works on display, Paris’ Louvre is the largest, most influential, and most visited art museum in the world. Although it’s impossible to do the Louvre justice in just one day, LivTours’ Louvre Tour will grant you intimate access to all of the highlights. From marvellous Greek sculptures like Venus de Milo to dramatic Delacroix paintings, your guide will take you to all of the Louvre’s most inspiring masterpieces. One of the highlights of this Louvre Tour is the ability to spend a few moments directly in front of the world’s most famous portrait – Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Your LivTours’ Louvre Museum Tour will take you to all of the most iconic paintings and sculptures housed in two of this massive museum’s three wings. To help you make the most out of your visit, your guide will highlight the most influential works from a wide range of periods including Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, Neoclassicism and Romanticism. In addition to learning about the different artists and artworks, you will also hear how this 12th-century fortress and palace eventually became France’s greatest museum.
In the Ancient Egypt collections, take a close look at the sleek granite Great Sphinx of Tanis. Discovered in an Egyptian temple in the 1800s, this sphinx is considered to be the biggest and best-preserved in any Western museum.
Once you are through visiting the Egypt collections, it’s time to explore two of Ancient Greece’s globally recognizable sculptures – the armless Venus de Milo and the headless Winged Victory of Samothrace. Although both of the goddesses are missing a few parts, they are universally considered some of the best surviving original Hellenistic sculptures. Just a short walk from Venus de Milo you will get a chance to see some impressive Italian sculptures including Michelangelo’s powerful Rebellious Slave & Dying Slave as well as Canova’s passionate Cupid & Psyche.
Before beholding Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, you will take a tour of some of the Louvre’s other eye-catching canvasses. This portion of the tour will include stops by Paolo Veronese’s Wedding Feast of Cana, Jacques-Louis David’s Coronation of Napoleon, and icons of French Romanticism like Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People and Théodore Géricault’s Raft of Medusa.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
Of all the thousands of paintings housed in the Louvre, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa remains the most popular and enigmatic work. Supposedly the portrait of a 16th-century Italian noblewoman, this painting has bewitched billions over the years and inspired countless songs, films, and novels. Since the Mona Lisa only measures only 30 x 21 inches, it’s worth getting a lookup close to truly see the details which have rendered this a masterpiece. Your LivTour guide will shed light on how this painting became one of the most well-known works of art in the world, one worth experiencing first hand.
After a pleasant stroll through Tuileries Garden, you’ll arrive at the final stop of your tour, the incredible Musee d’Orsay museum. Quieter than the Louvre, once entering with your guide, you’ll have the space and time to not only enjoy the unique architecture of the building, but soak up some of the very best art housed inside it’s walls. Your guide will help you understand the hype behind impressionism, spend time sharing the background behind Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Bal du Moulin de al Galette by Renoir, Edouard Manets’ Olympia, and witness the birth of modern art.
With so many artistic highlights seen, it will likely be difficult to name a single favourite after this Deluxe Private Paris Art Tour.
- Entrance tickets to Louvre museum
- Ancient Egypt collections
- Great Sphinx of Tanis
- Ancient Greece collection
- Venus de Milo
- Winged Victory of Samothrace
- Michelangelo's Slave sculptures
- Canova's Cupid & Psyche
- Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
- Veronese's Wedding Feast of Cana
- Jacques-Louis David's Coronation of Napoleon
- Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People
- Théodore Géricault's Raft of Medusa
- Entrance tickets to Musee d'Orsay
- Van Gogh’s Starry Night
- Artwork by Manet, and Monet
- Artwork by Renoir, Cezanne, School of Barbizon
- Views of the Sacre Coeur and the Seine River
- Fully guided experience
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Paris Art Tour
"Everyone told us we needed to make sure to see the Musee D'Orsay along with the Louvre while in Paris. The tour we booked with LivTours was a chance to see both museums with a expert guide and the experience ended up to be one of the highlights of our trip. We saw the most important pieces in both museums in a relaxed and very enjoyable setting. Our guide was not only an excellent guide but also a very lovely person and we enjoyed talking with her about all sorts of things -- not just art! We have given this tour 5 stars but would give it more if it were possible!"
Quincy - USA
Excellent tour in all ways
"We really enjoyed this Art Tour offered by LivParis. There is so much to see at the Louvre that having a guide is absolutely necessary but by doing this more complette "art" tour, our guide (US born, art historian, resident in Paris for 10 years) brought ALL the masterpieces that we saw in both the Louvre and the d'Orsay to life! We were able to appreciate the various artistic styles, the influences they had on each other and heard interesting insights on each of the artists' lives - in other words, things that we wouldn't have learned about had we not taken this tour. There wasn't a moment when we weren't totally enthralled! Great tour!!"
Howard Orr - USA
Beautiful day in Paris
"You can't go to Paris and not visit the Musee d'Orsay and the Louvre. But there is just SO much to see, the whole experience can be overwhelming. That's why we were so pleased with the Art Tour we took with LivTours. Our guide, Josi, was exceptionally prepared and passionate about the masterpieces we were seeing. Her enthusiasm was definitely contagious! We had a great time and highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Paris."
Jackie - USA
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