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Orsay Museum: History and Masterpieces

Paris, France

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Experience hosted by Sylvanie

2 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Avoid the long lines and enter without waiting this unique museum with masterpieces from the second half of the XIX century, among which the french impressionists.

Learn all the secrets of the main artists from the XIXth century whose works are on show. Explore the influences and the individual styles of every artist such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne or even Van Gogh.
Besides the discovery of some of the Masterpieces chosen for you, learn all about the techniques used by the impressionists and the post-impressionists. Dive in the heart of the birth of the impressionist movement, arisen from a small group of rebels which opened the way to this unique art. Your guide will give life to the turbulent personalities of the painters, describing how every artist dared to explore new territories and to pursue the success without compromise.

By going back in time, you will learn how these images and messages changed the art world forever. Believe it or not, the peaceful scenes of the rural and urban lives of the impressionist artists were absolutely shocking when there were painted.
Other things to note
Once you booked your experience with me, please make sure to get your ticket on the Orsay Museum website. The museum is free for under 18 years and UE citizens under 25 years.
Avoid the long lines and enter without waiting this unique museum with masterpieces from the second half of the XIX century, among which the french impressionists.

Learn all the secrets of the main artists from the XIXth century whose works are on show. Explore the influences and the individual styles of every artist such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne or even Van Gogh.
Besides the discovery of some of the Masterpieces ch…

Sylvanie's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Tue, 2 Feb
10:00 - 12:00
€35 per person
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Thu, 4 Feb
10:00 - 12:00
€35 per person
€35 per person
Sat, 6 Feb
14:00 - 16:00
€35 per person
€35 per person

Meet your host, Sylvanie

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Hey there, I'm Sylvanie ! I'm an Art historian, a state licensed guide, and the creator of ArtStorywalks, compagny of customized guided tours and personalized services to discover the city of Paris. I began my career as a guide three years ago, sharing my love of European art and art history with tourists and locals. My knowledge comes from more than 7 years of art history studies in France and Italy, including getting my Master’s degree at Rome’s University of Sapienza. My speciality is sharing my in-depth knowledge of art history, and to use my local know-how to get you excited about Paris!
Hey there, I'm Sylvanie ! I'm an Art historian, a state licensed guide, and the creator of ArtStorywalks, compagny of customized guided tours and personalized services to discover the city of Paris. I began my career as a guide three years ago, sharing my love of European art and art history with tourists and locals. My knowledge comes from more than 7 years of art history studies in France and Italy, including getting my Master’s degree at Rome’s University of Sapienza. My speciality is sharing…
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Where you'll be

Housed in the former building used as a train station, the Musée d’Orsay is one of the most famous parisian’s museum. It hosts one of the greatest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works of art.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Katerina
July 2020
Découvrir le musée d'Orsay avec Sylvanie etait un véritable plaisir ! C'est une guide bien organisée; ses explications sont structurées et accessibles et elle a su captivé notre fille adolescente par sa présentation :) Même avec le masque, nous ressentions le grand sourire de Sylvanie ! A recommander vivevement ! Merci, Sylvanie !
Découvrir le musée d'Orsay avec Sylvanie etait un véritable plaisir ! C'est une guide bien organisée; ses explications sont structurées et accessibles et elle a su captivé notre f…
Laura
February 2020
Sylvanie was fabulous! She really knows her art history and is able to share it without overwhelming us. She has a fun personality and was very attentive of my father with knee issues. I highly recommend Sylvanie and hope our paths cross again.
Sylvanie was fabulous! She really knows her art history and is able to share it without overwhelming us. She has a fun personality and was very attentive of my father with knee iss…
Karen
February 2020
Sylvanie was the perfect guide for our two trip around Musée D’orsay. She was incredibly knowledgable and accommodated the tour to our needs flirting between rooms with wonderful stories about the paintings and artists that brought this world to life and helped make many links we hadn’t necessarily thought about before. Sylvanie was passionate about the art and it’s history and very easy to get on with. Her English was first class and we couldn’t have enjoyed our time more. Amazing art. Amazing guide!
Sylvanie was the perfect guide for our two trip around Musée D’orsay. She was incredibly knowledgable and accommodated the tour to our needs flirting between rooms with wonderful s…
David
January 2020
Sylvanie gave us a very thoughtful, in-depth and thorough tour of the Louvre. She went to the art school that is connected to the museum and was extremely knowledgeable and Her passion showed through. Highly recommend
Diego
December 2019
Sylvanie was wonderful. She knows a lot about the history of the museum and its masterpieces. She was able to make me feel I was walking the museum with friends. I am very glad I was able to book a guided tour with her!
Haze
October 2019
Sylvanie was friendly and helpful. It made all the difference to skip the line at first to go through the certified group tour line. When we were in some galleries that were a little crowded, other people were tagging along. Sylvanie is very kind and offered to give tips in visiting other places as well.
Sylvanie was friendly and helpful. It made all the difference to skip the line at first to go through the certified group tour line. When we were in some galleries that were a litt…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Once you booked your experience with me, please make sure to get your ticket on the Orsay website. The museum is free for under 18 years, UE citizens under 25 years, and guests with disabilities and their plus one.

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