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Musee d'Orsay, Paris: 275 reviews and 558 photos

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by breughel


"A couple of hours" at the Musée d'Orsay is much better than no time.

The questions of highlights is most difficult. All paintings and sculptures are of great quality but the style varies with the period and school of art.
Most popular are certainly the "Impressionists" on the upper floor. Start with them.

On the website of www.musee-orsay.fr you should consult "Collections" and then "Works in Focus" to get a first idea but there are 500 what does not simplify the choice for a first visit.
You will also find on VT pages Paris "things to do" "Musée d'Orsay" about 300 reviews by VT members. They will give you personal appreciations of the works liked by other visitors.
Of course this are most subjective reviews, you should not like "Dances" from Renoir or the "Magpie" from Monet because an amateur here on VT likes them.

Here I come to the basics of visiting Musée d'Orsay, one of the best painting museums in the world. Walk around, stop at what attracts you, look at it and get a "coup de foudre".
Now if you have no time to see and admire it all, come back. Once you will have fallen in love with the Musée d'Orsay you will come back to Paris just for this museum.

Bon voyage.

Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station
Phone: +33 1 40 49 48 14
Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

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  • Updated Jul 30, 2008
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