From Trains to Tableaux—Musée d'Orsay for Kids Tour
Painting in Nature!
"[Our guide] made the tour valuable and fun for both adults and children. He keyed into each of my children's different interests and worked with us in a pleasant and informative way. We felt that we came away from our tour with a much deeper knowledge of art and history. We would highly recommend . . ."
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The Musée d’Orsay collection contains works roughly from 1848-1914. Some of the art movements include Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, and Pointilism and such artists as Manet, Courbet, Corot, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Gaugain, Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Seurat. Our walk will focus on the tenets of these movements in a child-friendly way.
Unfortunately not. The group size restriction is imposed by the museum. Please contact us to work out an alternative solution.
The Musée d’Orsay is very busy and not as spacious as the Louvre. We highly recommend visiting the museum when it is open late on Thursday evenings.
The Musée d’Orsay is wheelchair accessible. There are elevators throughout the museum and you can print a wheelchair accessibility guide from the site. We are happy to custom-design visits to the Musée d’Orsay for visitors with mobility concerns.
We do! See our Musée d'Orsay Tour for a small-group, in-depth tour of the collection geared for adults and mature teens.
Yes! If you booked a private tour, participants under 18 are free to enter the museum. If you booked for a group tour tickets are mandatory.
Sandra is an art historian specializing in the link between European art, history and society from the 15th to the 19th centuries. She holds a Master's degree in Art History from the Université La Sorbonne, where she specialized in Italian Renaissance painting and the iconography of the modern European family. Originally from Canada, she also holds an undergraduate degree in Linguistics, with a double specialization in French and Spanish Language Civilization, and has lived in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Rome, before finally settling in Paris. She began guiding in Rome, where she spent over 10 years studying Italian history and art, and guiding groups regularly through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Borghese Gallery, and the Roman Forum. She loves music, dance, theatre and art in all of its forms and enjoys sharing this passion with visitors and museum-goers of all ages.
Jessica is an art lover. Interested in Art History since high school, she decided to study Art History at the Paris West University and later followed courses at a specialized school in art to become an Art Dealer. With an Art Expert degree, it was not enough to give a price to the priceless, so she decided to move to New York and study English at the New York University. After a few fantastic years spent on the other side of the Atlantic, meeting people from all over the world, discovering the amazing city of New York and travelling around the USA, she came back to Paris and obtained a Master's degree in Art History at the Paris West University. Jessica specialized in art of 17th century with a focus on art during the reign of Louis the XIVth. She is today a licensed tour guide. Becoming a tour guide was a way for her to combine her love for art and her love for meeting new people from all over the world.
Sunday holds a BA in Creative Arts as well as an MA in Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary art. As a third-generation artist and overall lover of anything ‘art’, Sunday was propelled to uproot in search of the abundance of cultural history that Paris provides. Sunday has worked as an assistant curator in Australia, as well as at several reputable commercial art galleries. At present, she works as a private art advisor to international art collectors.
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