Paris

Experience Paris’ highlights with a friend!

As fellow Americans living in Paris, Deanna, your museum tour guide, and I are in a unique position to introduce you to the best the city has to offer. We’ve embraced the magic that is Paris, made it our own, and look forward to sharing it with you.
As you’ll see, there is no better way to discover Paris than with a friend who gets who you are and what you’re most likely to enjoy, can see past the obvious that locals take for granted, and offer the secret joys of the City of Light.

Jacquemart-Andre Museum

The Jacquemart-André's own magnificent collection of Italian Renaissance art is often enhanced by temporary exhibitions.

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MASTERPIECES OF THE MUSÉE D’ORSAY

This tour introduces the richness of the collection of the museum which spans from 1848 thru1914. It highlights the precursors of the Impressionist movement and the sculpture of the period before going on to explore the paintings of Degas, Monet and Renoir and their contemporary of the period in sculpture, Rodin. We will then explore works by post-impressionist artists such as Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec.

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MASTERPIECES OF THE LOUVRE

This tour is an ideal introduction to the museum. Following a chronological circuit, it explores all three wings of the former palace of the kings and emperors of France including its architectural evolution. Some of the highlights include the Khorsabad Palace in The Ancient Near East department, The Venus de Milo, the recently restored Winged Victory of Samothrace, Leonardo’s Mona Lisa and Michaelangelo’s Slaves.

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FRENCH PAINTING AND DECORATIVE ARTS AT THE LOUVRE MUSEUM

This tour includes the collection of furnishings and objets d’art from the reign of Louis XIV through that of Louis XVI. The new galleries are organized chronologically and are punctuated by period rooms that recreate the wood-paneled interiors of lavish residences and princely palaces in eighteenth-century Paris. We will then go on to explore the French painting section of the same period as well as works from the neo-cassical and romantic movements in addition to the Barbizon school.

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MUSÉE D’ORSAY–FRENCH DECORATIVE ARTS AND PAINTING

This tour introduces the rich decorative arts and furniture collection of the museum from the end of the Second Empire in 1870 through to 1900 with the Art Nouveau period. We will then continue on to explore the French painting collection of the same period with the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements.

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PARIS WALKING TOUR AU FLANEUR

I invite you to join me for a Paris walking tour au flaneur as we wend our way from one side of Seine beginning with a discussion of the importance of the café in Parisian life and the luminaries like Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, Juliette Greco and Miles Davis who filled them, to the other, pausing to enjoy the obvious (the Louvre) and the slightly hidden (passage Vivienne.)

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