MUSEE D’ORSAY

Opening Hours:

09:00am – 18:00pm
09:00am – 21:45pm on Thursdays

 

Excursion Details:
  • The Musée d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.
  • The Musée d’Orsay has the single most important collection of Impressionist art in the world with works. Famously housed in a former railway station, the open space is complicated. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe.
  • There are also some magnificent decorative arts, graphic arts and sculptures. Major sculptors represented in the collection include Alfred Barye, François Rude, Jules Cavelier and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.
  • It also holds collections of architecture and decorative arts and photography.
  • The station was put on the supplementary list of Historic Monuments and finally listed in 1978. The suggestion to turn the station into a museum came from the Directorate of the Museum of France. The idea was to build a museum that would bridge the gap between the Louvre and the National Museum of Modern Art at the Georges Pompidou Centre.
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