Musée d’Orsay

Musée d'Orsay

This spectacularly beautiful museum is located right along the left bank of the Seine river. Formerly the Gare d’Orsay, a railway station built between 1898 and 1900, the museum contains French 19th century art, sculptures, paintings, furniture, and photography. It is most well known for its collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces – actually the largest in the world.

berth morisot painting musee d'orsay

The museum officially opened in July of 1986, after the initial delivery of its 2000 paintings, 600 sculptures, and other items. Some very important artists’ artwork is featured in the museum, such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. For instance, over 86 paintings by Monet are held here, including the Blue Water Lilies painting. Vincent Van Gogh has 24 paintings here, and Degas 43 paintings.

For more information and ticket prices, please visit www.musee-orsay.fr. Tickets usually run about €5.50