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Musee d'Orsay, Paris

4.7
#2 of 3,143 in Museums in France
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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  • I love this museum! I can’t believe it used to be a railroad train track/station. You could easily stay here for 2 hours and not notice it. A lot to see if classic favourite works of Van Gogh, Degas.....  more »
  • Purchased tickets in advance it was a quick admission process. Love the art and it’s a more intimate museum. Worth the time and amazing things to shop in the store and a nice Café as well. Always a.....  more »
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  • This museum is gorgeous. The art is interesting (and of the periods I like, so this is a personal thing for you to decide as well) and the building itself is cool to look at. Entrance fee is not that much even if you decide to buy online to skip the extremely long line outside. Be aware that they close technically 15 min before the posted time. They will heard you out quick quick quick.
  • This is probably my favorite museum in Paris. The buildings design and interior are as magnificent as the artistic gems within. Without a doubt, the section that blew me away the most was that of the impressionists. Also probably the largest reason tourists traffic the site. Seeing some of Van Gogh’s work only a foot from your eyes is truly something to behold as was the rest of the exhibit. Monet also steals some of the show but you will be wowed by the number of impressionists with such other worldly talent. Take at least 3 hours out of your schedule if you don’t want to leave half finished.
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