Musée d’Orsay - Musée d’Orsay information and pictures
(The Orsay Museum) is one of the finest art museums in Paris
. It used to be a railway station (Gare d'Orsay) built in 1900s but was abandoned in the 1930s.
In the 1970s, Gare d'Orsay was scheduled for demolition but the Parisians objected that decision and the building was saved and turned into one of the most popular museums in Paris.
During the transformation much of the original architecture was saved and now Musée d’Orsay houses art works from the 19th and 20th centuries. It has unrivaled collection of impressionist masterpieces, art nouveau, sculpture and symbolism.
The works of Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Seurat, Paul Signac and Edouard Manet are on display at Musée d’Orsay.
Where is Musée d’Orsay
: Rue de Bellechasse 1, arrondissement 7, St-Germain-des-Pres; Situated on the River Seine across the Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries
How to get to Musée d’Orsay
: By metro line 12 to Solférino station
: Daily from 9.30AM to 6:00PM; Thursday to 9.45pm. Closed on Monday.
The Orsay Museum, Paris
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