Enter an alladin's cave of French art and skip the long lines to the beautiful Beaux Arts building that is now the Musée d'Orsay. The museum, which was once a railway station, has the best collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, but it was overlooked for a long time.
You can now see masterpieces by Monet, Courbet, Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh as well as learn about this one-of-a-kind period in art history. Along the way, your guide will provide an in-depth explanation of the layered artworks as well as the social context and turmoil of the 19th century.
Ingres' "La Source" and Bouguereau's "The Birth of Venus" are among the highlights. The realism of Courbet's "L'Atelier du Peintre" and "A Burial at Ornans" is awe-inspiring. Both the "Breakfast on Grass" by Manet and the "Breakfast on Grass" by Monet have stunning colors. The "Rue Montorgueil" and "Cathedrale de Rouen" series are two other Monet works.
Pay attention to Renoir's "Bal du Moulin de la Galette," Cezanne's "Still Life," and Van Gogh's "Auto-Portrait" and "Starry Night."
- This tour operates even in a bad weather
• Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Orsay Museum
• Food and drinks