Photo of the Day: Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay (in English: The Orsay Museum) is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine, housed in the former Orsay railway station. It holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography, and is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by popular painters such as Monet and Renoir. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume previous to the museum’s opening in 1986.

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One response to “Photo of the Day: Musée d’Orsay

  1. ahem…

    I’ve actually been to this Museum, it’s a nice contrast to the city sized Louvre. Also don’t miss Invalides , the military museums.

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