Begin at the Orsay Museum, where our charming young guides will lead you through the repurposed, century-old train station that today showcases explore the artistic evolutions that led to the Impressionists.
From Manet’s scandalous “Luncheon on the Grass” to Renoir’s “Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette,” our engaging guides will discuss the Impressionists and their innovative techniques. Explore those who came right before them like Millet and “The Gleaners” as well as their legacy carried on by the likes of Van Gogh, as visible in his “Bedroom in Arles.” And of course we’ll check out works by Monet himself, including his famous poppies. Think windmills, lily pads, and ballerinas.
After the museum, step back into time to the 19th century, when Paris was living the Belle Epoque, when cancan dancers kicked high, and when artists enjoyed absinthe in cafés. Explore the cobbled streets stretching between the Moulin Rouge and the Sacré Coeur basilica, considered to be the home of the art movement known as Impressionism. Stunning views across Paris will make it clear why artists chose to live here, in one of the city’s most inspirational districts.
Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)
Sacré Coeur Cathedral (with time allowed to explore inside as well)
Moulin de la Galette
Vincent Van Gogh’s house
Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass
Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette
Monet’s Poppy Field and Waterlilies
Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles