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Musee d'Orsay, Paris

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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. Musee d'Orsay is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Beautiful architecture due to its history of a Train station as seen from the exterior. Start on the 5th floor…find all the small spaces for wonderful surprises. Plan the day around lunch or tea... 
    Beautiful architecture due to its history of a Train station as seen from the exterior. Start on the 5th floor…find all the small spaces for wonderful surprises. Plan the day around lunch or tea...  more »
  • A great place to visit if you love impressionism art. I'm not sure if I missed it but I didn't see any at the Louvre. It wasn't as crowded as the Louvre. 
    A great place to visit if you love impressionism art. I'm not sure if I missed it but I didn't see any at the Louvre. It wasn't as crowded as the Louvre.  more »
  • D’Orsay in the evening wasn’t rushed, less crowded and beautifully breathtaking. Gorgeous building with more beautiful pieces to see, and a dramatic building to enjoy. Many wonderful pieces to view.....  more
    D’Orsay in the evening wasn’t rushed, less crowded and beautifully breathtaking. Gorgeous building with more beautiful pieces to see, and a dramatic building to enjoy. Many wonderful pieces to view.....  more »
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  • Hands down the most dramatic and impressive art museum I have ever been to. In my opinion, better than Louvre. It has some of the largest and most gorgeous paintings I have ever seen. Sculptures everywhere. Recognizable art even for a novice. Impressionist collection is breathtaking. A unique experience!! Museum is built in a former train station so there are gorgeous super high vaulted ceilings. Priceless collection. A must-see when in Paris. The upstairs restaurant is both darling and an artwork itself. Fabulous meal, setting, and views. Expensive but not overpriced.
  • A concerted train station that is a museum now. Really enjoyed seeing the art. Some classics are here that will really take your breath away. Even outside of the art, the architecture of the building itself is breathtaking. Much less crowded than the Louvre and much easier to do in a day. Recommend to any tourist in Paris.
  • Amazing collection of art. More impressionist and post impressionist works such as Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne. Many of their best works. The restaurant and cafe are very nice too. The setting in an old train station makes the architecture wonderful too. We actually preferred it to the Louvre. Great place to spend 1/2 to a full day while in Paris.
  • Of one of the over 50!!! museums that Paris has to offer, I'd suggest you not miss the Musée d'Orsay. What used to be the old train station Belle Époque, Gare d'Orsay, this converted museum is mesmerizing. With its two huge clocks & view located on the Left Bank overlooking the Seine you can almost forget you're there to look at art. From Monet to Manet, Whistler's Mother, there's many well-known (& of course lesser known) artists to experience while strolling the gorgeous halls of this fabulous museum. On a side note, if you're coming to Paris & are planning on visiting multiple museums, invest in the Museum Pass - it's worth it. Please be safe in your travels & take care.
  • One of my favorite museums in Paris, definitely a must-visit, I even prefer it than the well known Louvre. It has impressionism art, and the interior architecture of this huge vault that once was a railway station will leave you speechless. The restaurant at the top floor at the big clock level is delicious. A true gem.

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