Audio guides: themed tours

The Nouvel Orsay

Since the autumn of 2011, around 2,000 m2 of extra space has been devoted to the decorative arts at the Musée d'Orsay. Moreover, the Impressionist masterpieces are now exhibited in a completely renovated setting, in a new and original display. Guy Cogeval, the establishment’s director, explains the issues involved in this vast renovation project. Let yourself be guided through these new rooms with commentaries on 50 artworks accompanied by photos. Practical information will also help you plan your visit and keep you up to date with current exhibitions at the museum.

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The Musée d’Orsay Collections: the Director’s Selection

Guy Cogeval, Director of the Musée d’Orsay since 2008, takes you on a tour through the many diverse styles and artistic movements that make up the cultural wealth of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The Musée d’Orsay’s Recent Acquisitions

Since it opened in 1986, the Musée d’Orsay has continued to enrich its collections. This tour presents the key acquisitions of the last years in the fields of painting, sculpture and the decorative arts.

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The Art and History of the Musée d’Orsay

In the mid 19th century, images of Classical Antiquity were always a great success, but artists also started to focus on more recent eras. The Middle Ages in particular offered a perfect setting for depicting the great moments in French history. But don’t be fooled: these evocations of the past often contain subtle references to events of the time!

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The Decorative Arts at the Musée d’Orsay

Explore the inventiveness and boldness of the creative artists who, in the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century, turned their attention to decoration and designing interiors. The tour also takes a look at the elegant refinement of the decorative arts of the Second Empire and the exuberant modernity of European Art Nouveau.

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Musée d’Orsay: the Artists and their Time

The artists of the “Orsay years” (1848-1914) were keen observers of the major changes taking place in their time. Caillebotte, Monet, Tissot, Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas have all left us their visions of this society in transition which, as well as undergoing great political change, was profoundly affected by scientific advances in the fields of medicine, communications and transport.

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The Masterpieces of the Musée d’Orsay

You would like to explore the Musée d’Orsay but don’t know where to start? Let yourself be guided from masterpiece to masterpiece, discovering the amazing creativity of the art scene between 1848-1914. Van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas, Manet, Courbet, Mackintosh, Maillol and Rodin: they are all here!

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