The Musée d'Orsay houses a superb collection of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist works, making it a must-see for any art lover. The museum displays France's national collection of paintings, sculptures, objets d'art produced between 1848 and 1914, including the fruits of the Impressionist, Post Impressionist, and Art Nouveau movements.
The Museum fills the chronological gap between the Louvre and the Musée National d'Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou. Austerely housed along the Seine in a former railway station built in 1900, it was re-inaugurated in its present form in 1986. Upstairs the grand salon still dazzles and there is an elegant tearoom and restaurant with a good view over the river.
This is the fourth time we have visited Paris and used the Paris Pass to explore the city and visit our old favorites (L'Orangerie, Musee D'Orsay, Espace Dali).
Review by Zelko R, October 2012
Doing what: Skip the Line: Musée d'Orsay Small-Group Walking Tour
We had a great guide for this tour and we just loved the Musee d'Orsay
The Musée d'Orsay is next to the Seine River opposite the Tuileries Gardens. The Batoboat stops nearby and RER train line C stops at Musee d'Orsay or métro line 12 to Solferino.