The Musée d'Orsay

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The Musée d'Orsay is one of the biggest museums in Paris, France, which holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It is located in the 7th arrondissement on the left bank of the Seine. It is among world`s top ten museums and is considered famous and often visited.
It houses the largest collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and Stile liberty masterpieces in the world. The museum building was originally a railway station, Gare d'Orsay, constructed for the Chemin de Fer de Paris à Orléans and finished in 1900 to the design of three architects, including Victor Laloux. Later, it was extended by the Hôtel Drouot. It was the first all-electric railway station. The railway station was the terminus for the railways of southwestern France until 1939.
In 1970, permission was granted to demolish the station, though the idea was introduced to turn it into a museum, and the plan was accepted by Georges Pompidou. Seven years later, it has been registered as a historic monument. The museum officially opened in 1986 after its restoration.
Address: 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris
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There is nothing to compare to it
USCGCaptainBob , Los Angeles, 2015-05-21
Buy your tickets online or at the Tourist Aid booth at CDG. Take your time seeing, allow as much time as you can. The restaurant on the 5 th Floor has very good food and service at reasonable... read full review
Diverse accessible museum
JFMMBCanton_Georgia , Canton, Georgia, 2015-05-21
The d’Orsay is probably one of the better art museums in the world. The collection is diverse enough to contain something that will appeal to almost anyone. It is often described as a museum of... read full review
You should do it if you even "think" you like impressionist.
PlayaBluff , Amelia Island, Florida, 2015-05-21
The building, itself, is impressive being an old train station. I recommend having an audio guide that is current. Ours was out of date and many articles were on loan to other museums. Overall it was... read full review
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  • Helena, 19-08-2013

    Если у Вас ограниченное время и нет возможности прийти несколько раз,начинайте с 5 уровня,а затем на второй в левое крыло,где Ван Гог и Гоген,и берите обязательно аудио-гид,есть на русском, 5 евро.

  • Katrin, 23-06-2013

    Режим работы: вт-ср, пт-вс 9:30-18:00, чт 9:30-21:45, пн выходной Вход на постоянную выставку — 7,50 EUR; для лиц до 25 лет вт-ср, пт-вс с 16:15, чт с 20:00 — 5,50 EUR; в первое вс месяца свободный

  •, 29-05-2013

    This was a train station once, now housing the most loved art works inside.

  • Mary-Margaret, 27-04-2013

    Van Gogh to Monet.... Don't expect to see your fave they rotate their permanent collection.

  • S Marks The Spots, 01-04-2013

    The museum, which is located in an old train station, holds an extensive collection of artworks by Delacroix, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cézanne, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and many others.

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