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Musèe d’Orsay

Join the world’s largest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art at the Musèe d’Orsay, Paris’ majestic tribute to 19th-century French art.

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If The Louvre is home to the great classics and the Georges Pompidou Center contains the most important contemporary artworks, then the Musèe d’Orsay is the place where modern art is paid tribute to.

The sprawling former train station found on the Seine’s left bank is mainly dedicated to 19th century paintings and sculptures, as well as an impressive collection of Impressionist art. The Musèe d’Orsay houses works by Ingres, Millet, Gauguin, Renoir, Delacroixe, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Monet, among other greats. Make sure you don’t miss the rooms dedicated to decorative arts and movements, such as the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts exhibits.

Again, the Musèe d’Orsay is another perfectly executed example of deluxe French architecture, although very different from the classic structures present all throughout Paris. The building itself, of enormous proportions, deserves to be closely examined, with its noble glass arched ceilings and intricate, crested walls. The simple layout makes it a less intricate journey than the Louvre, meaning you won’t get lost amid the exhibits and objects.

The Musèe d’Orsay is proof that Paris holds more than classicism and embellishment. Any moderate art lover will delight in its collection and the fresh, modern building it is housed in. Yet its proximity to the Louvre and the Île de la Cité mean you never stray far from that old-world allure so natural of Paris.

For more information about the Musèe d’Orsay or other Paris cultural attractions, contact us and we will gladly send you further material about any subject of your interest. We will e-mail this information at no cost within 72 hours and it will be specific to your requirements.



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