Close to about 2.5 million people per year visit this splendid museum. It dates back to the 19th century and is primarily ... More
Close to about 2.5 million people per year visit this splendid museum. It dates back to the 19th century and is primarily known for its impressive art collection, both impressionist and neo impressionist. Originally this museum was a station which later was transformed into this awe-inspiring structure. It not only has a gallery but also restaurants, cafes, seminar and meeting rooms, exhibition halls and much more within its premises. They also hold film festivals, concerts, and shows and guided tours for students as well as adults of all ages. It basically strives to revive and promote art and infuse it in our daily lives. Works by famous and prominent artists are on display throughout the year. So come and be enthralled!
If you like Van Gogh, Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec you will love this museum. The building is, by itself, a work of art. The collections include paintings, sculptures, objets d'art, photos, maquettes. It takes quite long to visit the whole place but it's more interesting and less tiring than the Louvre museum. It is totally worth the time an the money.
A stunning collection in a dramatic building.
My personal favourite is the Impressionists collection, but there is so much more to see & enjoy. Take time to look @ the building. So much beauty in one location. Plan about 2 hrs. to absorb as much as possible. You will!!, want to return as I do, 2X/yr. An outstanding value for money. The gift shop has good "sales" from time to time
Musee d'Orsay shows the ingenuity and creativity of the French art museum world - as a brilliant remodeling of a train station into a world-class museum with a great collection of well-known (Van Gogh, Matisee, Renoir) and less well known painters of the late 19th-early 20th centuries, in addition to photography, sculpture, and decorative arts of the period. A must-see! We took three teenagers and they liked the fact that they were seeing paintings by familiar artists. Tip: if you are faculty at a US university, most Paris art museums will let you in free on showing your faculty i.d. - thank you to the French!
Musee d'Orsay is a wonderful museum. We had Thanksgiving Dinner at the Restaurant on the top floor behind one of the large clocks that adorn the building. We then just browsed their collections. If you are a Degas lover then this is a must see (there are numerous Ballet Dancer works). There were a great number of Monets as well .
The Musee d'Orsay used to be a train station. In 1980, I visited Paris for the first time, spending days in the Louvre. I did not learn about the Musee d'Orsay until I went back with my daughter in 2004. She had read about it in French class. We took the Metro from Bv. St. Michel and stood in line in the rain. It was worth the wait. My favorite piece was the Van Gogh room. Second favorite was the pointillists. My daughter liked Courbette's "Origin of the World", but I thought it was a little racy.
I've been to Paris 3 times and I always go to the Orsay. It is wonderful, easy to get around and a great value.
The Van Goghs, Reniors, Monets & Sisleys are arranged to an advantage that allows you to enjoy each one.
The first time I saw the Van Gogh self portrait that he completed shortly before he committed suicide, it almost overwhelmed me. But you are also given the time to study each painting.
I will visit the Orsay each time I visit Paris!
If you are interested in art at all, you will love it. I was at awe throughout my visit. Seeing Renoirs, VanGoughs, etc in it's originality is beyond words. I was more amazed by Musee d'Orsay than I was at the Louvre. The building as a whole is beautiful.
Any Museum is a matter of personel choice, this is number One with both my grown children and myself. I come to Paris for only one reason, to dine, yet the Orsay never fails to attract and hold my interest.
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