"Musee d'Orsay" Musee d'Orsay Tip by Erin74

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

  Inside the Musee d'Orsay
by Erin74

There are a lot of museums in Paris and most everyone heads to the Louvre on their first visit. But if you have time for more than one musuem, or you're in Paris for a repeat visit, I highly recommend the Musee d'Orsay.

The Musee d'Orsay is located in a converted train station. The physical space is quite impressive: tall ceilings made of windows, a light, airy and open feeling-- and most of all, the great clock that dominates the wall at the south end of the building. It is an excellent and inviting place to view art.

Musee d'Orsay is dedicated to 19th Century art, including a large collection of Impressionist paintings, sculpture, photography, graphic art and some abtract works. There are some wonderful pieces here, and Musee d' Orsay is not as large (or overwhelming?) as the Louvre. You don't need to spend all day here to see the collection. I highly recommend a visit to this musuem while in Paris.

Address: 1 rue de Bellechasse
Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

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  • Written Dec 4, 2003
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