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Overview

Description
The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe.

Architecture

The Musee d'Orsay is housed in an old train station (Mitterand bought the building in 1986). The building is pretty amazing!

Impressionism

The Musee d'Orsay houses art which does not chronologically fit into the Louvre - in other words after mid 19th century. The impressionists are here "en masse"...

Use the right entrance

Standing in the wrong line will cost you time, so choose wisely. For individual visitors, you should use entrance A along the Seine. Prepaid priority tickets should use entrance C. Also keep in mind that the museum is free for children under 18. 

Great works!

See the most known works by Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Seurat. They're all here, and since it's a small museum, you can squeeze them in on an hour!
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