Excursions in Paris
Ольга - автор лекций, парижский арт-гид и искусствовед из Школы Лувра
Уже 3 года я показываю город огней людям со всего мира, рассказываю историю Франции сквозь призму архитектуры и живописи.

Моя цель - провести вас по восхитительному миру европейской живописи, архитектуры и скульптуры и вы сами не заметите, как это просто, интересно и вдохновляюще! Мои рассказы - логичная, интересная выжимка из лучших франкоязычных трудов и репортажи из парижских музеев.

Жду вас на своих экскурсиях!
Paris in one day
This walk is the perfect way to experience Paris for the first time.

The main and most brilliant route that absolutely everyone must take. All you need is comfortable shoes, a few hours of free time and curiosity!

We will start our adventure like real Parisians on one of the oldest shopping streets in the city. Today we will see: Notre Dame Cathedral - Pantheon - Sorbonne University - Roman forum - Luxembourg gardens - Louvre - Tuileries garden - Place de la Concorde with an Egyptian obelisk - Palais Royal garden - Opera.

Learn how Paris has transformed from an ordinary medieval city into one of the world's most glamorous capitals!

The remains of a medieval city, quiet cobbled streets of the 17th century, glittering squares of the 18th, memories of French Revolution and Empire and, of course, a completely new dynamic city of the 21st century - this is all Paris! On the way we will come across many cafés and terraces where you can take a break "à la française", doing nothing and looking at all the people around you over a cup of coffee.

Tour duration ~ 3-4 hours
The price is final and not subject to discounts.

Tour price for a group 1-3 pax – 240 €
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Moveable feast
My signature tour that blew up Airbnb!

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast".

With this phrase, Ernest Hemingway gave birth to the iconic image of Paris in our minds. Reading the writer's memoirs, it is as if you can smell fresh morning bread, feel the taste of an evening aperitif on the terrace and imagine yourself walking along the river at a nice starry night.
Want to see Paris the way Ernest Hemingway saw it and the way Woody Allen recreated it in the "Midnight in Paris"?

During this walk we will be transported to the Paris of the "roaring 20s"! This is the time of not only Ernest Hemingway, but also of Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso and many other stars.

No other part of Paris is richer in legends and anecdotes than the area around the Luxembourg Gardens and Boulevard Montparnasse. This may come as a surprise to some, but the 5th arrondissement is one of the most vibrant districts of French capital.

We will see where young Hemingway lived and worked. We will walk along his favorite streets, see his first modest apartment and the last residential address in a posh Parisian mansion, next to the little square, "where there is not a single restaurant, but only a quiet square with benches and trees." And, of course, we will learn the history of the famous Shakespeare and Company library, where Hemingway borrowed books in times of lack of money.

Crossing the left bank of the Seine, we will recreate the usual route of the young writer. And, perhaps, it is on these streets that you will fall in love with Paris once again, as old Hem did so many times.

Tour duration ~ 2.5-3 hours.
The price is final and not subject to discounts.

Price for a group 1-3 pax – 180 €

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Mysteries of the Left bank
Have you ever dreamt of discovering atmospheric, non-touristic Paris? Discovering secret places that even Parisians don't know about?

Then my signature tour along the left bank is for you!

I will show you a quarter beloved by Parisians and little known to most tourists. I will whirl you in a whirlwind of anecdotes, stories, legends and intrigues. On this excursion we will open the most secret doors and walk along quiet streets and alleys.
We will learn:

✓ Where Paris originated, how the Romans built their settlement and what has survived till our days;
✓ What secrets the Knights Templar hid and where;
✓ Why the owner of one of the most luxurious palaces in Paris died in poverty; ⠀
✓ Where the Musketeers lived; ⠀
✓ Who opened the oldest cafe in Paris and what its owner keeps behind the armored glass; ⠀
✓ Where the only hidden church in the city that survived the revolution is located and how to get there;
✓ What Paris of terraces and bohemian cafes is like
✓ Where Vian and Sartre wrote, where Picasso and Rivera met, and where the surrealists gathered; ⠀
Well, let's go to the incredible Paris that you can never forget!

Tour duration ~ 2.5-3 hours.
The price is final and not subject to discounts.

Price for a group 1-3 pax – 180 €
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Paris has many faces: formal, casual, bohemian, student, cheerful, posh and… Montmartre. A really unique area unlike anything you've seen in the city of lights. ⠀
Having become part of Paris only 150 years ago, Montmartre has kept its authentic rustic spirit. Narrow curved streets, picturesque staircases and charming old houses as if by some miracle found themselves in a metropolis.

During this pleasant two-and-a-half-hour stroll, we'll walk along winding streets, climb up picturesque stairs, see lovely squares, charming countryside houses, famous cabarets and windmills, and even the last vineyard in Paris! On the way, I will show you numerous paintings by famous artists like Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Utrillo and other equally talented personalities, as well as the places where they lived, worked and suffered.

We will see Montmartre off the beaten track, enjoy some great views and, of course, take a million of great photos!

The duration of the excursion is 2.5-3 hours.
The price is final and not subject to discounts.

Price for a group 1-3 pax – 180 €.

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Louvre: how not to get lost in the world treasury of art
There is no museum in the world I love as much as Louvre! Do you want me to make you fall in love with it too?

Save you a great deal of time and in tell you 2000 years of art history in 3 hours?

We'll start discovering the secrets of world art treasury from the museum courtyard!

Here on the walls of Louvre the history of France is engraved. You will learn how the construction of the palace was started, what changes it has undergone for its 1000-years life and whose secrets it is keeping.

Inside the Louvre itself, we will see both the main masterpieces and lesser-known (but no less beautiful) works. We will sweep through the millennia of world art history! You will find out who and how radically changed the course of world art history, why the paintings hang in one order or another, and how they even got into the royal collection!

And naturally we will look around, admire the palace interiors and discover its mysteries.

Tour program may be customized according to your interests. Skip the line VIP-entrance

The duration of the excursion is 3 hours.
The price is final and not subject to discounts.

Price for a group 1-3 pax – 180 €

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The Morozov collection
Ivan Morozov was an outstanding Russian collector. Prospering thanks to his business acumen and natural talent, this richest manufacturer built up a collection of incredible artistic value. The paintings by Degas, Pissarro, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gogen, as well as by Korovin, Chagall, Goncharova and others hung in his mansion at Prechistenka.

After the revolution, his collection was nationalized and divided between the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and The State Hermitage Museum.

This tour "The Morozov Collection" is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with Ivan Morozov's recreated collection. The excursion around the exhibition is followed by a lecture on Russian and French art of the turn of the XX century.

Excursion is possible on any day irrespective of tickets availability on website. Skip the line VIP-entrance.

The duration of the excursion is 3 hours.
The price is final and not subject to discounts.

Price for a group 1-3 pax – 220 €

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Musée d'Orsay. The alphabet of the impressionism
Let me take you to the era of Impressionist art! Let me transport you to the city of light, beautiful Paris of the last decades of the XIX century!

Did you know that the Musée d'Orsay contains the world's biggest collection of Impressionist art? Have you heard about this beautiful building, a former railway station built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, later used as a set for famous movies and a garage for Nazi Germans, that was transformed into a museum in 1986. Obviously the turbulent history of the building is not our only goal! We come here for art!

We will visit and comment on the most important pieces of the collection from the model of the Statue of Liberty, sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Aristide Maillol and many others and of course the paintings created by the impressionist artists! You will learn fascinating stories about Manet, Monet, Degas, Rodin, Latour, Cezanne, Sisley. You will see the Impressionist art the way you've never seen it before!

We continue with the art of the post-impressionist artists, talk about the mystery of Vincent Van Gogh and will take a look at the beautiful Art Nouveau style. A unique experience that will help you to explain any of the Impressionist paintings even if you see them for the first time!

Tour program may be customized according to your interests. Skip the line VIP-entrance

Tour duration ~ 3 hours
The price is final and not subject to discounts.

Tour price for a group 1-3 pax – 180 €

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