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
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Marvelous collection of art and relics from a wide swath of history. It takes time to see. Be sure to take in the splendor of the building itself. more »
When you think of Art in Paris you naturally think of certain other world famous galleries, maybe one that’s notable for its pyramid features (or I did anyway) and not the Musée d’Orsay but having visited recently I now know what a mistake that is! Out of all the museums and galleries I’ve been to, the Musée d’Orsay might now be my favourite! Not only is the gallery beautifully presented and well laid out but it’s also a manageable size. Easy on the step count and not such an art fatigue risk as some others that I’ve struggled with. The current impressionist collection is fantastic if you’re into that kind of thing and if visited off peak-time there’s plenty of room to sit back and actually take it in. Overall a great and varied collection on a digestible scale. Highly recommended.
A beautiful space with a stunning collection. This museum is not too big and not too small. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there two years ago. Earlier this month we went on the first Sunday of the month when there is free admission. It was far too crowded at that time and was not nearly as enjoyable. It's important to be able to see the art and to be able to feel the vibe of the collection in the space. I highly recommend this museum on any other day but the free entry day.
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