Musée d’Orsay (Orsay Museum)
For visitors interested in learning about French art, especially paintings, sculpture, photography and furniture from the late-1800s and early 1900s, the Musée d’Orsay is a must-see attraction in Paris. It was originally built to be a railway station, and only a few decades ago was it transformed into a museum to display art created between 1848 and 1914. The museum’s founders wanted to bridge the artistic gap between the works featured in the Louvre, the Georges Pompidou Centre, and the National Museum of Modern Art.
Today, over three million people visit the museum each year. Musée d’Orsay is located on the Left Bank of the Seine at 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur and well-known for its exquisite collection of Impressionist and Post-impressionist paintings. Some of the most famous featured artists are Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Renoir, and Cézanne. Sculpture artists, like François Rude and Jules Cavelier, are prominently featured here too. Graphic arts, like drawings and pastels, architectural drawings, and decorative arts are popular exhibits at the museum as well.
Visitors can also enjoy a leisurely stroll through the bookshop, museum store, and on-site cafes. Car parking is available nearby, and the museum can also be accessed by Metro line 12 and several bus routes. You can map your route to the museum at 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France. Even if you’ve visited Musée d’Orsay in the past, there’s always something new here to see and explore.
Daily except Monday (9:30am until 6:00pm)
Thursday (9:30am until 9:45pm)
Assemblee Nationale (line 12)
Musee d’Orsay (RER C)