Impressionism lovers, this is for you. This full-day tour is a combination guided visit of the Orsay Museum in the morning followed by a visit of Monet's garden at Giverny in the afternoon.
In this tour you will visit the fabulous Orsay Museum in Paris in the morning and then proceed to Giverny for the afternoon. With lunch not included on this tour you will have an hour break as the guide drops you off close to the Opera district. Within the Opera district you will be able to browse the streets shop and choose from many fine restaurants or small eateries for lunch.
The Orsay Museum in Paris is home to one of the largest collections of Impressionist artwork in the world. Its location on the banks of the Seine River across from the Tuileries Gardens grew from a railway station the former Orsay station. The station was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900 and remained afterward. Considered a work of art in itself the museum building houses art from the years 1848 to 1914.
Interesting rotating exhibits such as the Impressionism and Fashion Exhibit are part of the exhibits in addition to the permanent collection of artists. View the wonderful masterpieces of Manet Monet Pissaro Van Gogh Renoir Sisley Signac Toulouse-Lautrec and many more. Your visit here will be a memorable part of your Paris vacation.
After your lunch break in the Opera District we will proceed to beautiful Giverny where Monet was inspired to live and paint surrounded by the beauty of the countryside as well as his own gardens. It was in this setting that Money painted such works as the Water Lilies Poppy Field in a Hollow Near Giverny Poplars The Seine and many other masterpieces.
Giverny is situated where the Seine River meets the Epte River along the hillsides covered with poplar trees and willows; you will enjoy and find inspiration in this marvelous setting. With a landscape in which the light was constantly changing and mists slowly rising from the rivers Monet's palette found the subtle blues and purples that infused his artwork.
The words of Monet expressed his love of the area when he wrote to fellow artist Paul Durand-Ruel "Once settled I hope to produce masterpieces because I like the countryside very much."
We know you will enjoy Giverny and the beauty than inspired Monet during his lifetime.
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