Musée d’Orsay

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Located on the left bank of the Seine, within walking distance from the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, from Monet and Manet to Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

Paintings such as Olympia and Luncheon on the Grass, by Manet or Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, by Renoir, are displayed since the museum’s opening in December 1986.

The building itself, a beaux-arts railway station built in two years for the 1900 World’s Fair, is impressive and the huge clock in the main terminal housing the museum is a reminder of those days, even though it didn’t last much as a railway station: by 1970 the building was already supposed to be demolished, but later Georges Pompidou accepted the plan of using it as a museum that would bridge a gap between the Louvre and the National Museum of Modern Art.

Contacts & Details

1 Rue de la Légion d`Honneur 75007 Paris

Sunday:

09:30 – 18:00

Tuesday:

09:30 – 18:00

Wednesday:

09:30 – 18:00

Thursday:

09:30 – 21:45

Friday:

09:30 – 18:00

Saturday:

09:30 – 18:00