Located in a former Beaux Arts railway station that was constructed around 1900, Musee d'Orsay features the largest collection of impressionist masterpieces in the world. Some of the most notable paintings on view include "Starry Night Over the Rhone,” by Vincent van Gogh, "The Card Players,” by Paul Cézanne, and “L’Absinthe," by Edgar Degas. The majority of the exhibits are French art that dates from 1848 to 1915, including photographs, paintings, furniture, and sculptures. While tours are not offered in English, there is an interactive floor plan in English that you can access to create a personalized, printable tour of your very own. A visit to Musee d'Orsay represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris day trip planner to plot your vacation.
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Musee d'Orsay Reviews
Lo abbiamo visitato per qualche ora ma è bastata per capire che bisogna tornarci con più calma e starci tutta la giornata. Per quel poco che ho visto, dopo 45 minuti di fila, molto bello. more »We visited it for a few hours but it was enough to understand that you have to go back more calmly and stay there all day. For what little I saw, after 45 minutes in a row, very nice.
le plaisir de contempler les tableaux d'une femme impressionniste qui a eu du mal à s'imposer dans cet univers de "mâle" et qui nous comble par l'intériorité des scènes peintes et leur lumière. Un pla... more »the pleasure of contemplating the paintings of an impressionist woman who has struggled to impose herself in this universe of "male" and which fills us with the interiority of the painted scenes and their light. A pleasure not to be missed: no crowds and time to get closer to each work A true delight
Beautiful art in a beautiful building, which used to be a train station. Entry for EU citizens under 26 is free, like all state museums, which is amazing. It's very well-visited, but still better than the Louvre I think. The cafe on the top floor is also cool, we got to sit right behind the huge clock, which has a glass face so you can see outside (there's another one on that floor, if you don't want to visit the cafe). Also don't miss the beautiful Klimt piece in the art nouveau section, no one was there!
Absolutely love this museum. The building itself is beautiful, and the art collection is amazing. My personal favorite is the top floor. They have quite a collection of impressionist paintings and the large clock is absolutely stunning. The main restaurant on the second floor had tasty food, reasonable prices, and a beautiful dining hall.
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