Musée d’Orsay is a converted train station once it became obsolete with the electrification of trains in the 1930s. It’s known for its collection of Impressionist art, housing the finest art from the mid-1800s to the early 20th century; including Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Matisse, Whistle’s Mother, and more.
Unlike the Louvre, you can see everything at Musée d’Orsay in a few hours, so you can fit your travel plans even under a short time. The museum also has a restaurant, tea-room and a cafe, and in summer you can enjoy a great view of Paris from the rooftop terrace. There is also a bookshop, card shop, and boutique.
Address: 1 Rue de Legion d’Honneur
Closed on Mondays
Opening hours: 10:00h-18:00h
On Thursdays, open until 21:45h.
This content is part of Matt Barrett’s A Paris Guide, follow the link to see images of Musée d’Orsay.
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